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Gather all of the supplies you will need for this guide

Gather all of the supplies you will need for this guide

Make sure EVERYTHING is unplugged from the front and back of the computer

Make sure EVERYTHING is unplugged from the front and back of the computer

Turn the computer so the back of the computer is facing you

Turn the computer so the back of the computer is facing you

At the back of the computer there should be one or more screws.  Unscrew EVERY screw

At the back of the computer there should be one or more screws. Unscrew EVERY screw

Once you have removed all of the screws flip the computer onto left side so the right side is facing the ceiling.

Once you have removed all of the screws flip the computer onto left side so the right side is facing the ceiling.

Remove the cover of your computer

Remove the cover of your computer

Once the cover is off, get the air canister ready

Once the cover is off, get the air canister ready

Once the computer is on go to the control panel

Once the computer is on go to the control panel

Search for 'performance'

Search for 'performance'

Click on 'performance information and tools'

Click on 'performance information and tools'

You should see a window with an option for a speed test. I already did speed tests. In the lower right-hand corner click on 'run the assesment' (or whatever it says)

You should see a window with an option for a speed test. I already did speed tests. In the lower right-hand corner click on 'run the assesment' (or whatever it says)

If you already ran the assessment you may not notice any changes .  However, it's always good to run this assessment and know your computer's speed

If you already ran the assessment you may not notice any changes . However, it's always good to run this assessment and know your computer's speed

Now search for 'speed' in the control panel

Now search for 'speed' in the control panel

Click on 'adjust the appearance and performance of windows'

Click on 'adjust the appearance and performance of windows'

I selected 'let windows choose what's best for my computer' but if you have a slower computer you will want to choose 'adjust for best performance'

I selected 'let windows choose what's best for my computer' but if you have a slower computer you will want to choose 'adjust for best performance'

Thank you for viewing my guide! I hope these steps helped you to get better performance from your desktop pc!

Thank you for viewing my guide! I hope these steps helped you to get better performance from your desktop pc!

  • 1.0 Screwdriver
  • 1.0 Pressurized air canister
  • 1.0 Windows 7 or 8
  • 1.0 Desktop computer