What can I do to improve computer performance?

1. Close Unneeded Programs: Close any programs you are not currently using to free up RAM and processing power.

2. Check for Viruses and Malware: Regularly scan your computer using anti-virus and anti-malware programs; delete any malicious files that are found.
3. Clean Up Your Hard Drive: Delete any unnecessary files, temporary files, and large/old files that are taking up space.
4. Adjust Your Power Options: Change your power settings to “High Performance” or other settings that will maximize performance.
5. Update Your Operating System & Drivers: Make sure you keep your operating system and device drivers up-to-date to ensure maximum performance.
6. Increase RAM: Adding more RAM can help your machine to handle multiple tasks at the same time, making it faster overall.
7. Clean Your Hardware: Over time, dust can build up in and around important hardware components, causing them to run slower. Be sure to clean out any dust or debris regularly.
8. Change Your Startup Programs: Check your list of startup programs and disable any that you don’t need running all the time.
9. Keep It Cool: Make sure your computer is properly cooled, as overheating can cause it to slow down.