1. Check your system’s Resource Monitor. Use Windows Task Manager, click the “Performance” tab and then click “Open Resource Monitor.” This will provide you with an overview of your PC’s performance.
2. Your computer may be running slow due to a virus or other type of malware. Run a full scan of your system using a robust antivirus program.
3. Check your hard drive for errors. Go to the Start button, type in “cmd”, right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator.” Type “chkdsk /f” and hit Enter.
4. Your PC may need an update, especially if you haven’t done so in a while. Update your system from Windows Update in “Settings”, or manually download and install hardware and software updates.
5. Close any unnecessary programs that may be running in the background, such as streaming media. Also, check your list of start-up programs and disable any you don’t need running immediately after startup.
6. Clean up your hard drive. Delete any temporary files, and uninstall any programs you no longer use.
7. If you still experience problems after trying the above steps, it may be time to consider upgrading your system’s hardware.