What settings and services should I turn off to speed up my PC?

1. Disable unnecessary startup programs: Unused programs that start up automatically can slow down your computer’s boot time and performance. To disable these programs, open the Task Manager, click the Startup tab, and then disable any programs listed that you don’t need.

2. Uninstall unused programs: Old and unused programs can take up a lot of space on your hard drive and can slow down your PC. To uninstall them, open the Control Panel, click on Programs and Features, and then select the program you want to uninstall.

3. Limit visual effects: Visual effects such as animations and transitions can cause your PC to slow down. To limit them, open the Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click System. Click Advanced System Settings, then click the Advanced tab. Under Performance, click Settings, and then turn off any visual effects that you don’t need.

4. Turn off unnecessary services: Services running in the background can take up resources and slow down your computer. To turn off services, open the Control Panel and click Administrative Tools, then open Services. Find the services that you don’t need and select “Disable” from the drop-down menu.

5. Disable features in web browsers: Web browsers typically come with various features that are enabled by default. Disabling unnecessary features can help speed up your browser and improve your computer’s performance. To disable features in Chrome, go to the Settings menu and select Advanced Settings. In Firefox, go to the Options menu and select Advanced. From there, you can turn off any features you don’t need.