What steps can I take to ensure my computer runs smoothly?

1. Run regular updates: Make sure you update your operating system (Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc.), drivers, and applications regularly to ensure you’re running the most up-to-date versions.

2. Delete files/uninstall unused programs: If you don’t use certain programs or files, delete them to free up space on your computer.

3. Clean up your hard drive: Use a disk cleanup tool to remove unnecessary temporary files and other unneeded items that take up storage space.

4. Run a malware scan: Download and run a reputable anti-malware program to check for viruses, worms, and other malicious software.

5. Close background programs: Close any non-essential applications that are running in the background of your computer and taking up memory.

6. Upgrade your hardware: If your computer is struggling with basic tasks, consider upgrading its RAM or other hardware components to make it more capable.

7. Use a solid-state drive: If you have the budget for it, replace your spinning hard drive with an SSD for faster read/write speeds.