1. Delete temporary files: Temporary files can build up over time and cause performance issues with your computer. To delete them, open the Start menu and type %temp% in the search bar and hit Enter. This will open your temporary files folder and you can select all files and delete them.
2. Stop startup programs: Too many programs running when your computer starts up can slow down the boot process and have an effect on overall performance. To stop them from running, go to the Start menu and type msconfig in the search bar, then open System Configuration. On the Startup tab, uncheck any programs that are not necessary and restart your computer.
3. Defragment your hard drive: A fragmented hard drive can cause slow performance as files get scattered around your disk. To defragment your hard drive, open the Start menu and type defragment in the search bar and open the Disk Defragmenter. Select the disk you want to defragment and click the Analyze button to find out if it needs defragmenting. If it does, click the Defragment button to start the process.
4. Update your drivers: Outdated drivers can cause various performance issue on your computer so it’s important to keep them updated. To update your drivers, open the Start menu and type device manager in the search bar and open Device Manager. Expand each category and right-click on any devices that need updating and select Update Driver Software.
5. Uninstall unused programs: Unused programs can take up unnecessary disk space and can affect system performance. To uninstall them, open the Start menu and type Control Panel in the search bar, then open Programs and Features. Select any programs that are no longer used and uninstall them.