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Before you replace your slow PCs…

Before you replace your slow PCs…

To ensure your team remains efficient and productive, it’s crucial to tackle the challenge of slow and sluggish computers that can hinder their work and, by extension, impact your personal efficiency and your business’s overall performance. Rather than immediately considering the costly option of replacing your PCs, explore various strategies to optimize Windows performance on your Windows 10 and 11 computers.

Here are just a few…

Restart your computer

Yes, it might be our favorite advice as IT support professionals, but a basic shutdown and restart can work wonders. Restarting your computer clears background processes, applications, and memory data. This often resolves common performance issues, especially if your computer has been running for a while.

Manage startup apps

Many apps register themselves to start automatically with Windows 11, and this can slow down your computer’s startup process. To regain some speed, consider disabling unnecessary startup apps:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on Apps
  • Select the Startup page
  • Sort apps by their “Startup impact”
  • Turn off the toggle switch for any unnecessary apps
  • Restart your computer

This will prevent these apps from launching automatically during startup and save valuable system resources.

Disable restartable apps

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

  • 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

Disabling this feature can help improve your computer’s speed, especially if you have many applications that you don’t use regularly.

Uninstall unnecessary apps

Unused or unnecessary apps can clutter your system and slow it down. To remove them:

  • Open Settings
  • Click on Apps
  • Select the Installed apps page
  • Choose the app you want to uninstall and click the Uninstall option
  • Follow the on-screen directions if necessary

By uninstalling unnecessary applications, you not only declutter your system but also free up essential space and resources, enhancing the overall performance. When aiming to optimize Windows performance, it’s critical to exercise caution with the software you install on your computer. Poorly designed or outdated applications can significantly hamper your system’s efficiency. Prioritize installing reputable apps, ideally those vetted and available through the Microsoft Store, as they undergo rigorous security and performance reviews.

Before adding any new software, conducting online research to gauge user experiences and potential issues is advisable. Opt for software from trustworthy sources and renowned companies to ensure quality and reliability.

Before contemplating an upgrade to your hardware, consider fully optimizing your existing Windows computers. If the process seems daunting, our team is ready to assist. We can meticulously evaluate every aspect of your computers and network to identify and resolve hidden issues. Contact us to enhance your Windows performance and ensure your systems run smoothly.

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