Which programs should I disable or uninstall to speed up my PC?

1. Uninstall Unneeded Programs: Look through your applications menu or programs folder and uninstall any programs that you don’t need.

2. Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs: These are programs that start when your computer turns on. Use Windows Task Manager or other tools to disable unnecessary startup programs.

3. Delete Temporary Files: Temporary files take up unnecessary space on your hard drive and can cause your PC to run slower. Cleaning up your temporary files can significantly improve system performance.

4. Defragment Your Hard Drive: Disk fragmentation occurs when data is scattered over different parts of a hard drive. Defragmenting the hard drive helps make sure the operating system can access the data it needs more quickly.

5. Disable Visual Effects: Windows includes a variety of visual effects like animations and shadow effects. These can take up extra resources and slow down your system. Go to the Advanced tab in System Properties and disable any unnecessary visual effects.

6. Clean Up the Registry: The registry contains settings and options related to the operating system. Over time it can become cluttered with old and corrupted entries that can affect performance. Use a registry cleaner to scan and remove these entries.