What can I do to keep my computer running as fast as possible in the long run?

1. Keep your computer free of junk files and programs. Delete old files, uninstall any unnecessary programs and delete browser history regularly.

2. Run regular scans of your computer with an anti-virus or anti-malware program to detect any potential threats to your system.

3. Make sure you have installed the latest security updates and software patches. Many security patches provide important bug fixes and performance improvements.

4. Close any programs you don’t need and turn off services you don’t use. This will help conserve resources such as memory and processor power.

5. Defragment your hard drive. Regularly defragmenting your hard drive helps it run more efficiently by rearranging stored files in an easier-to-access order.

6. Increase RAM and upgrade your processor if needed. By increasing your RAM, you can improve the speed of your computer. If you’re running an older processor, try upgrading to a newer model for more powerful performance.

7. Reduce the number of startup programs. Many applications launch at start-up, which can slow down your computer’s boot time. You can easily disable any unnecessary startup programs in the Task Manager.

8. Clean up your desktop. Keeping your desktop free of icons and files can help to reduce the amount of memory needed to operate it.