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Boost Your PC's Performance: Simple Tips Before You Buy

Efficiency and productivity rely on your team's ability to work seamlessly. But when computers run slow, it's like trying to swim with weights tied to your ankles – it drags everyone down, including you, and puts a dent in your business's performance.

But before you reach for your wallet to replace those sluggish PCs, take a moment. There are simple steps you can take to revitalize your computer's performance, especially if they're running Windows 10 or 11.

Restart Your Computer

It may sound cliché, but it works like magic. A simple shutdown and restart can clear out all the digital cobwebs that slow things down. Think of it as giving your computer a refreshing break – it closes all those unnecessary background processes, apps, and clears memory data that might be weighing it down.

Manage Startup Apps

Ever noticed how your computer takes forever to boot up? That's often because a bunch of apps sneakily set themselves to launch automatically with Windows. Take back control:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click on Apps
  3. Select the Startup page
  4. Sort apps by "Startup impact"
  5. Toggle off any unnecessary apps
  6. Restart your computer

This simple tweak prevents those sneaky apps from hogging resources at startup, giving your computer a much-needed speed boost.

Disable Restartable Apps

Windows 11 has this nifty feature that saves and reopens certain apps every time you restart your computer. While it seems convenient, it can drag down performance. Here's how to disable it:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click on Accounts
  3. Go to the Sign-in options page
  4. Toggle off "Automatically save my restartable apps and restart them when I sign back in"

By doing this, you'll notice a snappier performance, especially if you're not using a ton of apps regularly.

Uninstall Unnecessary Apps

We're all guilty of hoarding apps we never use. Time for a digital declutter:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Click on Apps
  3. Select the Installed apps page
  4. Pick the app you want to uninstall and hit Uninstall
  5. Follow any on-screen directions

By shedding the deadweight of unused apps, you'll free up valuable space and resources for better performance.

Be Mindful of Software

Not all apps are created equal. Stick to reputable ones, preferably from the Microsoft Store. They've been vetted for security and performance. And before installing anything new, do a quick online search for user reviews and potential issues.

Optimize Before You Upgrade

Before splurging on new devices, optimize your existing ones. And hey, if you'd rather leave it to the pros, our team can swoop in, check your systems, and uncover any hidden gremlins. Just give us a shout!

Remember, a little TLC can go a long way in keeping your computers running smoothly without breaking the bank.

Until next time, keep fit and have fun!

(TYYV) The Yada Yada Version:

Before splurging on new PCs, optimize your existing ones and yada yada yada simple tips like these can greatly impact performance!

Mitch Redekopp
Article Written by Mitch Redekopp

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