My Computer is running slow

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There’s a variety of steps you can take to improve performance on your computer and make it run faster. First off, I would recommend checking your hard drive space – you should have at least 15% free space available, preferably more for best performance. If you have a lot of large media files (movies, photos, music) stored on your hard drive, moving those to an external hard drive can help speed things up. Also, empty your recycle bin to free up space.

Here are some other tips:

Update software and drivers using HP Support Assistant and Windows Update
Update the BIOS
Defragment the hard drive (do NOT defrag if your computer has a solid-state drive [SSD], because this can damage it)
Run a virus scan and remove viruses/spyware
Close any apps you aren’t actively using, and try not to leave a lot of things open at once
Use Task Manager to identify what is using the most system resources
Clean the computer fans and vents to reduce heat
Upgrade memory

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