What steps can I take to optimize my PC’s performance?

1. Uninstall Unused Programs: Go through your list of installed applications and remove any programs that you no longer use or need.

2. Update Your Software: Make sure to keep all your software up-to-date, including your operating system, drivers, and applications.

3. Run a Disk Cleanup: Use the Windows built-in disk cleanup tool to free up space on your hard drive by deleting temporary files and other items.

4. Empty Your Recycle Bin: Empty your recycle bin frequently to free up space on your hard drive.

5. Defragment Your Hard Drive: Use the Windows defragmenter to move related pieces of data closer together on your hard drive, making access faster.

6. Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs: Use the Windows Task Manager to disable any unnecessary startup programs that are using resources while your computer is starting.

7. Change Your Power Settings: Adjust your power settings to maximize performance.

8. Configure Visual Effects: Configure your visual effects settings to improve performance.

9. Increase Your RAM: Adding additional RAM can help your computer run more efficiently.

10. Perform Regular Maintenance Tasks: Run virus scans, registry cleaners, and other maintenance tasks to keep your computer running in peak condition.