How do I clean up and optimize my PC?

1. Run disk cleanup – To get rid of temporary and system files that are no longer needed, open the Start menu, type in “Disk Cleanup” and click on the result to run the utility.

2. Uninstall unnecessary programs – Go to Control Panel, search for the list of programs installed on your computer, and uninstall the ones you don’t need.

3. Disable startup applications – Open the Task Manager and disable any programs that automatically start on your PC.

4. Defragment your hard drive – This will ensure that data stored on your hard drive is properly arranged for faster access. To do this, open Computer, right-click on the C: drive, and select properties. Then click the “Tools” tab and click on “Defragment Now.”

5. Update drivers – Outdated drivers can cause compatibility issues and slow down your machine. To update your drivers, go to Device Manager and search for your device, then right-click on it and select “Update Driver Software.”

6. Clean up your desktop – Remove any icons and shortcuts that you don’t need. This will free up system resources and make your desktop look nicer.

7. Scan for malware – Malware can cause your computer to slow down, so use an antivirus program to scan your system and remove any malicious files.