DMV TECH — Here are some computer maintenance tips for Windows PC users. This includes recommendations that you delete programs you never use, limit how many programs run at startup and clean up your hard disk.

Delete programs you never use

Many PC manufacturers pack new computers with programs you don’t need or want. These bundled programs often include trial editions and limited-edition versions of software PC manufactures and their partners hope you’ll try, find useful, and then pay to upgrade to full versions or newer versions. If you decide you don’t want them, keeping the software on your computer might slow it down by using precious memory, disk space, and processing power.

It’s a good idea to uninstall any programs you don’t plan to use—both manufacturer-installed software and software you installed yourself but don’t want any more—especially utility programs designed to help manage and tune your computer’s hardware and software.

According to Microsoft, utility programs such as virus scanners, disk cleaners, and backup tools often run automatically at startup, quietly chugging along in the background where you can’t see them. Many people have no idea they’re even running.

It’s never too late to remove old programs you no longer use and get rid of the clutter and wasted system resources. Uninstall programs you no longer use and see if your PC runs faster.

Computer checkup and maintenance
Computer checkup and maintenance

Limit how many programs run at startup

Many programs are designed to start automatically when your Windows computer starts. Software manufacturers often set their programs to open in the background, where you can’t see them running, so they’ll open right away when you click their icons. That’s helpful for programs you use a lot, but for programs you rarely or never use, this wastes precious memory and slows down the time it takes Windows to finish starting up.

Clean up your hard disk

Unnecessary files on your hard disk take up disk space and can slow down your computer. Disk Cleanup removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need.

Computer Maintenance - Windows PC
Computer Maintenance for Windows PC

These are Computer Maintenance Tips For Windows PC as of 2017.