What settings can I change to increase the performance of my PC?

1. Close unused programs and processes: Having a lot of open programs and processes running in the background can slow down your system and use up precious memory and computing resources. Make sure to close any programs you are not actively using.

2. Disable startup programs: Some applications automatically start running when you turn on your computer. This can reduce your computer’s speed because it takes time for these applications to start and load into memory. Disable any unnecessary applications from starting when your computer boots.

3. Adjust Visual Effects: Changing your visual effects can improve your computer’s speed. Under the Performance tab of the System Properties window, you can adjust how Windows displays fonts and colors on the screen. You can also adjust the resolution and choose not to show shadows or animations.

4. Install available updates: Installing Windows updates can help improve performance as they often include fixes for common issues and security updates.

5. Clean up disk space: Delete unnecessary files, free up disk space, and increase your computer’s speed.

6. Defragment your disk: Fragmented files on your disk can slow down your computer’s speed. Windows includes a disk defragmenter which reorganizes the data on your disk so that it can be read more efficiently.