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Tips to try to get your PC out of the slow lane…

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Tips to try to get your PC out of the slow lane…


Consider these steps before deciding to replace your sluggish PCs – an essential move for maintaining your team's productivity. Lags in computer performance not only hinder your team's efficiency but also impact your overall business performance.

Rather than immediately opting for the costly replacement of your PCs, explore several strategies to enhance computer performance on both Windows 10 and 11.

1. **Restart your computer:**
   While it may sound like a cliché, restarting your computer is a fundamental piece of advice, often overlooked. This simple action clears background processes, applications, and memory data, frequently resolving common performance issues that arise over time.

2. **Manage start-up apps:**
   Numerous applications automatically set themselves to start with Windows 11, causing delays during your computer's start-up. Regain speed by disabling unnecessary start-up apps:
   - Open Settings
   - Click on Apps
   - Select the Start-up page
   - Sort apps by their "Start-up impact"
   - Disable unnecessary apps using the toggle switch
   - Restart your computer to prevent these apps from automatically launching during start-up, preserving valuable system resources.

3. **Disable restartable apps:**
   Windows 11 introduces a feature that saves and restarts specific applications upon rebooting. While convenient, this may impact performance. To deactivate this feature:
   - Open Settings
   - Click on Accounts
   - Navigate 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 notably boost your computer's speed, particularly if you have numerous applications that aren't regularly used.

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 removing apps you don’t need, you’ll free up space and resources for better performance.

Always be cautious about what software you install on your computer. Poorly designed or outdated applications can have a negative impact on performance. Stick to reputable apps (preferably those available in the Microsoft Store) because they have thorough reviews for both security and performance.

Before installing any software, do some online research to check for user experiences and potential issues. Trustworthy sources and well-known companies are your best bet.

Take the time to optimise your existing Windows computers before you consider upgrading your devices. Of course, rather than doing all of this yourself, why not get our team to do it for you. They can check every aspect of your computers and network to look for other hidden problems.

At Jibba Jabba our IT Support covers both MAC and Windows PC so whichever you choose you can be sure you can get the help you need.

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