Give your PC a burst of speed with this col­lec­tion of tools to tweak, op­ti­mize, and re­in­stall Win­dows

Maximum PC - - SPEED UP WINDOWS - By Max­i­mum PC Staff

When it comes to out­right speed, your PC never seems to have enough. Or to put it an­other way, it doesn’t mat­ter how smoothly it’s run­ning, your PC could al­ways do with be­ing that bit faster. Armed with the right know-how, you can fine-tune your PC to squeeze more per­for­mance from it, but the ef­fort in­volved can be more than it’s worth.

Which is where we come in. In this fea­ture, we’ve dug out the finest free tools we know of that can help speed up your ma­chine. We kick things off by re­veal­ing our fa­vorite tools for fine-tun­ing your sys­tem. Your hard­ware could use some op­ti­miza­tion, too, so we’ve col­lected the best over­clock­ing and tun­ing apps for push­ing it be­yond its lim­its. And fi­nally, when you next bite the bul­let and re­in­stall Win­dows, we re­veal five tools that can help safe­guard and speed up the process, be­fore run­ning you through the steps you need to take to re­store Win­dows to its pris­tine, like-new form, unen­cum­bered by bloated apps and col­lected de­tri­tus.

Your com­puter is ready to take its per­for­mance to the next level with the help of our es­sen­tial apps, so turn the page to get started with giv­ing it a much-needed boost of speed.

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