Boosting Performance With Microsoft's PC Manager

Boosting Performance With Microsoft's PC Manager

Boosting Performance With Microsoft's PC Manager

Does your PC run slowly or crash frequently? Do you want to optimize your system and improve security? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you might want to try Microsoft’s PC Manager, a free tool that helps you manage your PC and optimize its performance. In this article, you will learn how to use this app to boost your computer’s performance and fix common issues.

Introducing Microsoft PC Manager

Microsoft PC Manager is a software utility available for Windows 10 and Windows 11-based devices. You can download the tool free of charge directly from Microsoft at Once you download and install the application, you can monitor your PC’s health, performance, and security from the app. You can also use it to optimize and troubleshoot your system.

Improving Your PC's Performance

After downloading and installing PC Manager, you can access the app by clicking on the Start menu and typing “PC Manager” in the Search box. Of course, you can also add a shortcut to your desktop and launch the program from the shortcut.

Once you have the app up and running, you can use it to manage various tasks on your PC, including those listed below.

  • Clean up disk space: You can use the Deep Cleanup tool to delete unnecessary files, such as temporary files, recycle bin items, and downloaded program files, that take up valuable disk space and slow down your PC. Further, as shown below in Figure 1, you can also use PC Manager to search for and identify any large files you might want to delete or move to an alternate location quickly and easily.
Identifying Large Files With PC Manager
Figure 1 - Identifying And Managing Large Files Using PC Manager
  • Manage apps on your device: You can use the Manage Apps tool to identify all the apps installed on your computer. Further, you can use the same tool to delete unwanted or unnecessary apps quickly.
  • Update your drivers: You can use the Device Manager tool to check for and install the latest drivers for your hardware devices. Such devices can include your graphics card, sound card, and printer. Updating your drivers can improve your PC’s compatibility, stability, and performance.
  • Scan for viruses and malware: Clicking Protection in the tool provides access to tools you can use to improve the security of your device. For example, you can use this feature to launch malware scans. You can also use it to ensure your Windows implementation is fully patched and up to date. In addition, this feature allows you to manage browser settings and control disrupting and annoying pop-ups.
  • Quickly access various tools: You can also use PC Manager to access numerous Windows tools quickly and easily. As shown in Figure 2, PC Manager makes it easy to access features such as the calculator, a currency converter, and tools for taking screenshots.
Accessing Windows Tools Using PC Manager
Figure 2 - Accessing Windows Tools Using PC Manager


Microsoft PC Manager is a handy tool that can help you boost your PC performance, fix common issues, and help you access features that are sometimes challenging to find in Windows. Using its features, you can save time trying to find various Windows tools and services and improve your computer’s overall health and performance. Give the tool a try if you want to ease the process of running and managing a Windows-powered device.


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