What are some best practices for speeding up my PC?

1. Close Unnecessary Programs and Processes – Check your task manager for programs and processes that are taking up a lot of memory or processor power, and close them if they’re not needed.

2. Update Your Operating System – Make sure your OS is updated to the latest version, as this will often get improved performance and security.

3. Clear Unused Space on Your Hard Drive – Make sure you have at least 15-20% of free space on your hard drive, or it can slow down your PC.

4. Choose Performance-Enhancing Settings – Turn off visual effects, such as animation and shadows, as these can take up computer resources.

5. Add More RAM – If you don’t have enough RAM, your system can slow down. Consider upgrading your RAM if you’re running out of memory.

6. Use Disk Defragmenter – Disk Defragmenter rearranges pieces of data on your hard drive to make them easier for your computer to access. Run a disk defragmenter every few months to keep your system running smoothly.

7. Regularly Scan for Viruses and Malware – Viruses and malware can use up system resources and slow down your PC. Make sure to regularly scan for viruses and other malicious software.

8. Disable Start-up Items – Many programs are set to start up when you turn on your computer, which can take up system resources. Go through your start-up items and disable anything you don’t need.