One of the more annoying things to see on your computer is the wait icon — that spinning circle that means whatever it is you want to do next will have to wait while the computer catches up.
Fortunately, in many cases, you can take five minutes with these five tips to get some of that PC performance back.
1. Stop the auto-starts
Ever notice how many apps and icons pop up as your computer loads? You need many of them, such as your antivirus software, but some apps ask to run even when you barely use them.