To clean up your Windows PC and improve its performance, you can follow these steps:

  1. Remove Unnecessary Programs: Go to the Control Panel and uninstall any programs that you no longer use or need. This will free up disk space and reduce clutter on your system.

  2. Delete Temporary Files: Use the built-in Disk Cleanup utility to remove temporary files, system files, and other unnecessary data. You can access this utility by typing "Disk Cleanup" in the Windows search bar.

  3. Clear Browser Data: Most web browsers accumulate temporary files, cache, and browsing history over time. Open your preferred browser's settings and look for options to clear browsing data. Select the data types you want to remove, such as cookies, cached images, and files.

  4. Organize Your Files: Sort through your files and folders, deleting any old or unnecessary files. You can create a folder structure to better organize your data and make it easier to find what you need.

  5. Disable Startup Programs: Some programs automatically start when you boot up your PC, which can slow down the startup process. Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, go to the "Startup" tab, and disable any programs that you don't need to launch at startup.

  6. Run Disk Cleanup: Open File Explorer, right-click on the drive where Windows is installed (usually the C: drive), and select "Properties." In the Properties window, click on "Disk Cleanup" to remove unnecessary system files, including old Windows update files.

  7. Update Windows and Drivers: Keeping your operating system and drivers up to date can improve performance and security. Go to the Windows Update settings and check for updates. Additionally, visit the websites of your hardware manufacturers to download and install the latest drivers for your devices.

  8. Scan for Malware: Run a full system scan using a reliable antivirus or anti-malware software to detect and remove any potential threats. Feel free to try some of our Security and  AntiMalware software by clicking here.

  9. Optimize Power Settings: Adjusting your power settings can help optimize performance. Go to the Control Panel, search for "Power Options," and choose a power plan that balances performance and energy efficiency.

  10. Upgrade Hardware: If your PC is still sluggish after performing the above steps, consider upgrading your hardware components, such as adding more RAM or replacing your hard drive with a solid-state drive (SSD).

If you want to automate most of the listed tasks above. You can try CCleaner for Windows.

Remember to back up important files before making any significant changes to your system.