The problem is certainly known by all Windows users: the system becomes slower day by day, it takes longer until the computer is ready after it has been switched on. Through numerous software installations, the system is slowly filled, and has more to do. A radical solution to turn a system back to its initial speed lies in formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows. However, this is extremely time-consuming: you need to reinstall all necessary programs, backup and restore your data and have all required drivers ready. A reinstallation of Windows is always very time-consuming.
There is an easier way to re-gain your computer's initial performance. The most common reason why a system slows down over time are too many programs that start automatically with Windows. These programs are located at various places in the system and they are automatically started each time Windows starts. Most of these programs are not needed, but use the processor and hard drive and consume memory, therefore slowing down the system. Some of these programs show up as small icons in the taskbar to the left of the clock. Many are redundant and it is enough to start them when needed. Therefore a first step to tune Windows is to disable all unwanted programs that automatically start with Windows.
WinLube shows a list of all automatically starting programs in the "Tuning" category ("Manage Autostarts"). It is however difficult to decide which program is needed and which can be removed from Autostart. By clicking on "Rate Online", WinLube can go online and get a recommendation for each program. WinLube then shows a recommendation in the "Rating" column whether the program should be kept in Autostart (like Anti-Virus software), be disabled or even is malicious, and must be disabled. After disabling all unnecessary startup entries the system performance will be significantly better and your computer will be ready faster.