1. Keep your computer’s hard drive clean and organized
One of the easiest ways to keep your computer running faster is to keep its hard drive clean and organized. If your hard drive is cluttered with old, unused, or temp files, it can slow down your computer’s performance. To clean your hard drive, you can use a free program like CCleaner.
2. Close unused programs and tabs
If you have programs or tabs open that you’re not using, they’re taking up valuable resources that could be used by other programs. To close programs, right-click on their icons in the taskbar and select ‘Close program’. To close tabs, click on the ‘X’ in the top-right corner of the tab.
3. Disable startup programs
When you turn on your computer, a lot of programs start running in the background. These programs can slow down your computer’s startup time and performance. To disable startup programs, go to the ‘Task Manager’ (press ‘Ctrl+Shift+Esc’ keys together), click on the ‘Startup’ tab, and disable the programs you don’t want to run at startup.
4. Adjust your computer’s power settings
Your computer’s power settings can also affect its performance. If you have your computer set to ‘Power saver’ mode, it will run slower than if it’s set to ‘High performance’ mode. To change your power settings, go to the ‘Control Panel’, select ‘System and Security’, and click on ‘Power Options’.
5. Use a lightweight antivirus program
Antivirus programs can sometimes slow down your computer, especially if they’re constantly scanning your computer for threats. To help speed up your computer, you can use a lightweight antivirus program like Microsoft Security Essentials.