How do I adjust my PC so it’s running more efficiently?

1. Ensure your PC has the latest updates. Check for any available software or security updates for your operating system, drivers, and applications.

2. Delete unnecessary programs. Uninstall any programs you don’t use on a regular basis and remove any extraneous files from your hard drive.

3. Increase available RAM. Upgrade your RAM to increase the amount of memory available to your PC.

4. Add an SSD. Replace your existing hard drive with a solid-state drive (SSD). This will dramatically improve the speed of your PC by decreasing boot times and loading times.

5. Clean up your start-up list. If you have too many items set to launch when you start your PC, it can cause your PC to slow down. Disable unnecessary start-up items or consider using a third-party app like Soluto.

6. Close background applications. Close any apps or programs running in the background that you aren’t using. This can free up resources and help your PC run faster.

7. Stop scheduled tasks. Check your task scheduler for any tasks that are set to run at specific times. Disable any unnecessary tasks.

8. Reduce visual effects. Visual effects can take up a lot of processor power. Reduce the number of visual effects by switching to Windows’ basic theme or by disabling them altogether.

9. Use disk clean-up. Use the disk clean-up tool to delete temporary files, empty the recycle bin, and defragment your hard disk.

10. Install an anti-virus program. Install a reputable anti-virus program to protect your PC from malicious software.