Two years later than expected, Microsoft app to boost performance on Windows 10 and 11 PCs finally launches

microsoft surface laptops are pictured opening in front of a screenshot of the new PC Manager app released by Microsoft

After two years of testing, Microsoft has released its PC Manager app for users worldwide

Aaron Brown

By Aaron Brown

Published: 20/02/2024

- 04:30

Updated: 20/02/2024

- 16:28

PC Manager is a one-stop-shop with tools to supercharge your PC

  • Microsoft's PC Manager app has been in beta testing for 24 months
  • It's now available to download worldwide for free
  • App brings together features to clean-up storage and improve performance
  • Anti-virus functionality via Windows Security is baked into app
  • It works on both Windows 10 and Windows 11, Microsoft says

Supercharge the performance of your Windows 10 or Windows 11-powered machine with a clever new app from Microsoft. Known as PC Manager, the software has launched worldwide after two years of public trials.

PC Manager doesn't introduce many new features. Instead, it brings together a slew of existing options — usually buried deep within the Settings app — into an easy-to-navigate new menu. With a few clicks, you'll be able to purge temporary files from your machine to free-up space and quash any viruses.

It's available to download for free from the Microsoft Store today.

Microsoft's PC Manager app first surfaced over two years ago. Since then, the app has only been available to download in certain regions worldwide. And even if you could download it, Microsoft listed the software as a beta version — so you could expect to come across glitches and bugs as the US company tested and trialled the software with users.

Interestingly, the website for PC Manager still lists the app as “coming soon,” but as spotted by the eagle-eyed team at Windows Latest, the app has now launched in the Microsoft Store globally.

screenshots of the pc manager app from microsoft that promises to cleanup your pc to improve performance

​Microsft's PC Manager offers quick access to several important features, like the ability to clean up temporary files from your machine to improve performance 


As the name suggests, PC Manager is a central hub that combines everything you might need to optimise, manage, and improve the performance of your machine. It bundles anti-virus functionality integrated with Windows Security, clean-up features to streamline performance, and storage management tools to free up space on your internal hard drive.


If that wasn’t enough, Microsoft has also bundled a toolbox of other useful tricks, including a currency converter, voice note recorder, translation and screenshot editing tools, to name just a few. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you could need to improve the running of your PC.

If you’re looking to quickly improve performance on your Windows 10 or Windows 11-powered machine, look no further than the one-click boost option.

This will clean up the clutter on your machine — usually, files left over from uninstalled applications or temporary files used duringasystem update that wasn’tremoved automatically — to free up space on the internal storage. It will also perform a “health check” to ensure that performance hasn’tbeen hampered by malware or other nefarious software under the bonnet.

At the time of writing, it has a solid 4.3-rating in the Microsoft Store from 161 reviews.

While there are third-party applications that offer similar functionality, many of these demand a subscription fee for the privilege. Although it’s taken years for the teams at Microsoft to finalise the PC Manager app, now that it’s here, the app is sure to be popular with those trying to eke the best performance from their machines.

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