What should I do if Windows is running slowly?

1. Check your disk usage. To do this, open Task Manager (right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager). Go to the Performance tab. If your disk usage is unusually high, you should investigate further.

2. Clean up your hard drive. Delete any unnecessary programs, files, and folders. Consider moving large files such as photos or music to an external hard drive.

3. Run a malware scan. Install and run a reliable anti-malware program such as Malwarebytes to detect and remove any potential threats.

4. Check your system for viruses. Install and run a reliable antivirus program such as Avast or Kaspersky.

5. Adjust your power settings. Open Control Panel and go to Power Options. Select High Performance and click Apply.

6. Disable startup programs. Open the Task Manager and go to the Startup tab. Select any nonessential programs and click Disable.

7. Reset your PC. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and click Get Started under Reset this PC. Select Keep my files to preserve your personal files.