1. Try disabling unnecessary startup programs:
2. Uninstall unused programs:
Open the Control Panel and search for “uninstall a program”. Here you will be able to uninstall any programs that are no longer needed.
3. Run disk cleanup:
Open the Start menu and type “disk cleanup” into the search bar. Click on the utility to open it and let it scan your system for temporary files and other unnecessary files. Clean these up to free up space and improve performance.
4. Check for Windows updates:
Open the Settings window, click on “Update & Security”, and then click “Check for updates”. Keeping your system up to date is important for performance.
5. Free up hard drive space:
Check your hard drive (called Drive C: on Windows) to see how much space you have left. If you have less than 20% of your drive space available, consider deleting some large files or uninstalling programs that you no longer need.
6. Adjust Windows visual effects:
Open the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab, and then click on the “Settings” button in the “Performance” section. Here you can adjust the visual effects that Windows uses. Consider turning off the more intensive options for a performance boost.
7. Use an SSD if possible:
Using a solid-state drive (SSD) instead of a traditional hard drive can significantly improve performance on a Windows 11 system.