Microsoft PC Manager - Accelerate the performance of Windows 11 and Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft is currently working on a new app called PC Manager to help speed up the performance of PCs running Windows 11 and Windows 10.
What is Microsoft PC Manager?
Microsoft is continuously improving the performance of Windows 11 and making small improvements to Windows 10. But not many users think that is enough. So, Microsoft is now working on a new app called PC Manager to help speed up the performance of PCs running Windows 11 and Windows 10.
Initially launched for the Chinese PC market, the tool aims to quickly improve performance and disable programs that affect users' health and PC usage.
Outstanding features of PC Manager
Increase PC performance
Once PC Manager is installed, open it from the Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. The app is located in the system tray in the bottom right corner, so you can access it at any time.
Now, to boost your PC's performance, you just need to click on the 'Boost' button. Temporary files will be deleted and memory freed immediately. Basically, click 'Boost' whenever you feel your Windows PC is slow and everything will speed up.
Check PC health
In addition to the performance boost, you also get a 'Health check' feature to find potential problems on your Windows 11/10 PC. This feature searches for all types of junk files (not just temporary files), including Windows cache, system logs, and recent file lists.
Additionally, you are also advised to set Microsoft Edge as your default browser, in case you are using a more resource-hungry browser like Chrome. It seems like this is another one of Microsoft's tactics to market its browser. Finally, the Health check tool in Microsoft PC Manager also recommends programs that can be disabled during startup to improve boot times.
In 'Storage Management' , you can perform a deep clean of your PC. This is basically the drive cleaning feature on Windows 11/10, but can be easily accessed through this application. This tool searches for any disposable files and allows you to delete them all instantly. From upgrade files of previous Windows installations to unimportant Microsoft Defender files, you can delete them and free up space on your Windows 11 or 10 computer.
Besides, you can also find large files that are taking up space on your PC and decide whether to delete them or not. Finally, you can also find rarely used apps and uninstall them immediately.
Stop resource-hungry apps
In the "Process management" section , PC Manager shows applications that often consume RAM while running some background processes. On average, there are about 150 processes running on Windows 11 with no active applications. If there are a large number of processes running on your PC, you also need to use this feature and end the processes that are consuming RAM unnecessarily. Just click 'End' next to the application name to stop the process immediately.
Disable startup applications
In 'Startup apps' , you can quickly enable or disable apps to run after every system startup. Startup applications are one of the most common reasons behind PC crashes. Every time you log into your Windows 11/10 system, these apps launch automatically, which makes things slow. You need to wait at least 2-3 minutes before you can start. So, the best thing is to disable unnecessary startup applications during the boot process.
Security and updates
There is also a "Security" tab in Microsoft PC Manager. Here you can quickly scan your PC for threats and malware. It looks like MSRT (Microsoft Safety Scanner) has been integrated into PC Manager for easier access. Under 'Windows Update' , you can find the latest feature and quality updates, as well as driver updates. You can also choose which updates you want to install on your PC.
With 'Browser protection' , you can enable a new setting to prevent malicious apps from changing the default browser on your Windows 11/10 PC.
Finally, you have "Pop-up management" , which blocks pop-up prompts in the app. It seems this feature was developed to prevent adware from running amok on your PC.
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