What steps should I take to optimize system performance?

1. Check your system for malware and viruses.

2. Make sure to keep your operating system, applications and drivers updated.
3. Uninstall any unnecessary programs or apps.
4. Disable startup programs and services.
5. Perform an in-depth disk cleanup and defragment your hard drive.
6. Make sure your computer has adequate amount of RAM, processor and storage space.
7. Upgrade outdated hardware components whenever possible.
8. Manage resource-intensive programs.
9. Use power settings to adjust power usage.
10. Adjust the visual effects for best performance.