Slow PC? Boost Its Performance with These Tips

April 2, 2024

In today's fast-paced business world, productivity is key. Your team's efficiency relies heavily on their tools, particularly their computers. Slow and sluggish PCs can hinder their workflow, impacting not only their performance but also the overall success of your business.

However, before you reach for your wallet to replace those seemingly outdated machines, there are several steps you can take to enhance your computer's performance, particularly for Windows 10 and 11. Here are some effective methods:

Restart Your Computer

Ah, the classic IT advice: Have you tried turning it off and on again? Believe it or not, a simple restart can work wonders. Over time, computers accumulate background processes and data in memory, bogging down performance. A restart clears these, often resolving common issues and revitalizing your PC.

Manage Startup Apps

Your computer takes ages to start up? It could be because of the numerous apps that launch simultaneously with Windows. To speed things up, consider disabling unnecessary startup apps:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on Apps
  • Select the Startup page
  • Sort apps by their "Startup impact"
  • Disable toggles for unnecessary apps
  • Restart your computer

You can speed up startup times and free up system resources by preventing these apps from automatically launching.

Turn Off Restartable Apps

Windows 11 has a feature that saves and restarts certain applications when you reboot your computer. While this can be convenient, it may not be ideal for performance.

Disable this feature for a potential speed boost:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on Accounts
  • Go to the Sign-in options page
  • Turn off the "Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in" toggle switch

This simple adjustment can enhance your computer's speed, especially if you have many applications you don't use regularly.

Uninstall Unnecessary Apps

Unused apps clutter your system, hogging resources and slowing it down. Tidy up by uninstalling what you don't need:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on Apps
  • Select the Installed apps page
  • Choose the app to uninstall
  • Click the Uninstall option
  • Follow on-screen instructions if needed

You'll optimize your PC for better performance by freeing up space and resources.

Be Mindful of Your Software Choices

Always exercise caution when installing software on your computer. Poorly designed or outdated applications can negatively impact performance. Stick to reputable apps (preferably those available in the Microsoft Store) as they undergo thorough reviews for both security and performance.

Before installing any software, conduct online research to check for user experiences and potential issues. Trustworthy sources and well-known companies are your safest options.

Take the time to optimize your existing Windows computers before considering upgrading your devices.

Of course, if you'd rather not do all of this yourself, why not let our team handle it for you? They can check every aspect of your computers and network to uncover other hidden problems. Feel free to get in touch!

Remember, a little maintenance can go a long way in improving your computer's performance and extending its lifespan.


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