1. Free up disk space: Run disk cleanup to delete temporary files and other unneeded data that can be safely deleted.
2. Disable unnecessary programs from starting automatically: Go to ‘Start > Settings > Apps > Startup’ and disable any programs that you don’t need launching at startup.
3. Upgrade outdated software: To avoid compatibility issues, make sure you’re updating your software regularly.
4. Upgrade your RAM: More RAM means more applications can run simultaneously and requires less loading time for each application.
5. Install an SSD: Install an SSD to help speed up boot times and improve overall performance.
6. Regularly scan for viruses and malware: Use a reliable anti-malware/virus program to scan for any malicious software on your PC.
7. Make sure you’re running the latest version of Windows: Check for updates in ‘Settings > Updates & Security’.
8. Regularly clean your hardware components: Dust and debris can clog up fans and decrease the cooling efficiency of your system, leading to increased temperatures that can affect performance.
9. Uninstall unused programs: Uninstall any programs that you don’t need or use to free up hard drive space.
10. Run regular maintenance tasks: Use Windows’ Task Scheduler to automate maintenance tasks such as defragmenting your hard drive and removing unused software.