11 Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Slow Windows 10 PC

Update Windows and Drivers

Windows Update: Ensure your operating system is up to date by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. -Drivers: Update your device drivers, particularly graphics, network, and motherboard drivers, through the Device Manager or the manufacturer's website.

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Clean Up Disk Space

- Disk Cleanup: Use Disk Cleanup (search for it in the Start menu) to remove temporary files and system junk. - Storage Sense: Enable Storage Sense in Settings > System > Storage to automatically free up space.

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Uninstall Unnecessary Programs

- Apps & Features: Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features and uninstall programs you no longer need.

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Defragment and Optimize Drives

- Defragmentation: Open the Defragment and Optimize Drives tool (search in Start menu) and optimize your HDD (Note: SSDs don’t need defragmentation but can be optimized).

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Adjust Visual Effects

- Performance Options: Right-click This PC > Properties > Advanced system settings > Performance Settings. Choose "Adjust for best performance" or manually disable specific visual effects.

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Increase Virtual Memory

- Virtual Memory: Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > Performance Settings > Advanced tab > Virtual Memory, and adjust the paging file size.

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Run a Virus and Malware Scan

- Windows Security: Use Windows Security or another reputable antivirus program to scan for malware or viruses.

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Disable Background Apps

- Background Apps: Go to Settings > Privacy > Background apps and disable apps you don’t need running in the background.

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Reset or Reinstall Windows

- Reset This PC: Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and select "Reset this PC" to refresh your system without losing files.

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