Improve my PC performance in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

If your Windows 10 PC is running slowly, there are some solutions you can try to help make it run better. Here are the tips in order of what you should try to fix the problem. To get more information about each tip, use the Tips to improve PC performance link at the bottom of this topic.

  • Check your updates for the latest updates for Windows and device drivers.

  • Restart your PC with only apps you need.

  • Check your memory and memory usage.

  • Check your disk space and make room if needed.

  • Restore your PC from a restore point.

  • Disable unnecessary programs that run automatically on startup.

  • Check for viruses and malware, and remove them.

  • Check for corrupted files.

  • Turn off visual effects, such as animations and shadow effects.

  • Turn off the syncing to OneDrive.