Greetings, friend! You’re not alone. It seems that over 90% of computers slow down to a crawl after just a couple years of use. Don’t worry though – that doesn’t mean you need to buy a new PC. There are many ways to boost your computer speed and optimize it for maximum performance. In the following steps, we’ll walk you through some of the best ways to optimize your PC, including removing unwanted software and applications, uninstalling programs, freeing up disk space, shutting down background applications, disabling startup applications and upgrading your hardware.