The best free programs are made by IObit.
Driver Booster 3.3
Update all the drivers in your computer.
Advanced System Care 9
Clean up garbage processes and free up memory. If you uninstall
it they'll give you the pro version free for 3 months.
Smart Defrag 5
De-fragment your drives. File transfers will happen faster.
A great backup to your current anti-virus. It always finds something.
Everything File Search
Not made by IObit, but still great.
After upgrading your drivers and de-fragmenting your drives, uninstall
both programs. That will free up memory and prevent them from
running at startup. If you need them again, reinstall them.
Restore HP laptop function keys
Restart the computer > Hit F10 to enter BIOS
Use arrows to open System Configuration
Disable "Action Keys Mode" using F5 or F6
Hit F10 to save and exit.