DMV TECH — If your laptop or desktop computer is running slow or acting sluggish, you can use Windows Troubleshooter to optimize your Computer for better performance.
This help article is based on Windows 7 computers, but works similarly in other Windows versions as well. This is an easy optimization task you can DIY at home or office.
The first step Microsoft recommends when your computer is running slow is that you try the Performance troubleshooter in your Windows PC, which can automatically detect and fix performance problems with your laptop or desktop computer.
Windows Performance troubleshooter checks issues that might slow down your computer’s performance, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.
How To Check For Performance Issues
Open the Performance troubleshooter by clicking the Start button and then clicking Control Panel.
In the search box, type ‘troubleshooter’, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click ‘Check for performance issues’. The Windows troubleshooter adjusts settings to help improve overall speed and performance.
If after using the Windows Troubleshooter and your computer’s performance is still sluggish, you might want to consider upgrading your computer’s hardware—especially upgrading the RAM (memory).