Welcome to the Performance and Maintenance Forum - Tips

Welcome to the Performance and Maintenance Forum.

In this forum the Microsoft Answers Community will assist you with questions regarding Optimizing the performance of your PC, creating backups, hard disk management, setting and configuring your power settings, and many other subjects.

In order to best help you, it is important that we have as much information as possible.

Here is a good read on how to ask a question.

Don’t leave out any information, the more the merrier.

The biggest question you will be asked is, do you have the latest drivers for your hardware?  If you are having driver issues here are some steps you can take to update a driver for hardware that isn’t working properly.



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A couple of simple troubleshooting steps you can start with are doing a System File Checker followed by a Clean Boot.  If you suspect hardware being the cause of your performance issues, you can try to do a Disk Error Check followed by a Memory Diagnostic.


The community is here to help you, get involved! If you know the answer to someone else’s question we encourage you to post, the next MVP might just be you.







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Last updated March 10, 2019 Views 29,561 Applies to: