Windows 10 with all its shiny armor will make you amazed in just a few seconds. But all that special features, updates and tweaks can become a headache for you if you’re running it on an older machine. I know that mine got slow after some time and it was annoying. I mean who wants a slow computer, right?
But all the features are too irresistible. So, how can we speed up the performance of windows 10? Do you want to know? Let’s find out.
Cut the Crap
Best Practices to Speedup Windows
Notice the apps that start along with the system? Yeah, that is a huge cause of making your PC slow. The apps tend to slow down the boot-up process. So, once you disable all the unnecessary apps, the performance will improve. For that you have to:
Uh! I hate those. All those unwanted software’s always making my PC run slow. This is one of the biggest factors that any windows based system starts getting slower. They would just take up memory spaces unnecessarily and make other apps run slower.
That’s why you must remove the bloatware to speed up the performance of windows 10.
To remove bloatware or apps, you don't use, follow these steps:
After using your computer for some time, it gets filled with lots of useless data that lodges space. These can be a headache as they cause a huge amount of performance degradation of windows 10. That’s why you need to get rid of them.
You have to run Disk Cleanup to free up space on your system, and for that, you need to perform these steps:
There are lots of hardware drivers and fonts that load and use resources causing a delay in system startup. Therefore, if you don’t use them, remove them. Your PC will be much better without them.
You can follow these steps:
For removing fonts, follow these below steps:
Some apps run in the background, and they take system resources and heat up the PC. So, it's better to disable them and start them when you need them. This will help you to speed up the system performance.
Follow these following steps to turn off background-running apps:
There are lots of background services always running and slowing down the PC. So, it would be best if you disable them. It will speed things up for your computer.
Just follow the steps below:
All your disks get fragmented over time, and it causes windows for time to fetch any data as they are all spread all over the disk. This leads to slower performance and sometimes disk failure! Oh! We wouldn’t want that, would we?
So what can we do? We can defragment the disks that will clean the disks of fragmentation and speed up the performance of your PC.
To defragment, follow these steps:
This is a cool option. It helps in starting your PC faster after a shutdown by cutting down on boot-up time. But remember as it doesn’t affect the restart process.
Follow these steps to enable Fast Startup option in Windows 10:
If you have a low RAM, it's going to get difficult to run Windows 10 smoothly. Well, you can always upgrade the RAM, but it’s going to cost you some money. So, if you don’t want to pay the extra bucks, then you need to allocate more virtual memory. Though windows 10 control the feature but manually setting the options will end in better performance.
Follow these steps:
The File Explorer has some options that you can disable for speeding up the performances. Once you disable the unrequired options, the overall performance of your Windows improves and gives you a smooth experience.
So if you want a better experience then follow these steps:
Under the same Advanced settings, check the following options:
The extensions and add-ons on your browser slow down your browsers’ performance and overall system resources. So, always try to avoid installing too much add-on’s. So, if you want to speed up the performance you better disable add-ons that you rarely use or don’t use at all.
If you use Chrome, then here’s what you have to do:
If you use Mozilla, then here’s what you have to do:
See, so easy!
There is a useful feature of Windows 10 that you can use for monitoring the performance. It’s called Performance Monitor. It will give you details of system and hardware resources, and one of the best things is that it will suggest solutions for the problems. Cool, right?
Just follow these steps for real-time monitoring tool:
There should be a Warning section for finding out the issues on your PC. Use windows 10’s Troubleshooter or search the web to find the solution. It’s easy and straightforward.
CCleaner helps in keeping your PC clean from unnecessary temporary and junk data that increases file fragments and slow down the system. So, you should get rid of them on a daily basis.
It’s a great way to find and delete temporary and unneeded files, just follow these steps:
To overcome this issue, use the power saving mode when it’s running on battery and go for a high-performance mode when it’s connected to a power socket. If you have to use this mode, then try to use it only on battery. That way you’ll have the best performance on AC power.
For changing power options to high-performance mode, do this:
The effects and animation that we so much like about Windows 10 is slowing down your PC. But if you’re running a high configured PC this might not affect you. But, for older PCs, the animations can be a bitch. So, if you want to speed things up in Windows 10 you just have to disable them. There’s just no other choice. For that you’ll have to:
The dynamic color adaptation automatically picks the color from your wallpaper and matched the color scheme of your interface. Good feature but it’s quite unnecessary. It increases the resources usage leading to an overall degradation of performance.
Just disable it following the steps:
Search indexing improves the search tools responses. It speeds up the overall searching in windows 10. However, it always runs in the background and slows down the performance. So, if you don’t search often then you should probably disable it.
Just follow the steps to disable it:
Windows 10’s tips may be of help to the newbies, but the experienced ones don’t need them. So, disable them to avoid unnecessary problems.
Follow the steps to turn off tips feature:
This feature syncs things like passwords, browser settings, and system and language preferences and much more with your Microsoft account. Thus, consuming resources and slowing down the computer. If you don’t need it, you can always disable it.
Perform these steps to disable sync:
If none of the above tips helps you to fix the performance, then you’re in trouble. Just kidding, you’ll just have to reset your system. Resetting will give a fresh start. Don’t worry your files will be safe but you won’t find your software and configurations.
Do these steps to reset your PC:
Well, that was all the possible tips and tricks to speed up a Windows 10 Performance. It should speed up the performance as it did with mine. Though Windows 10 has adds a slick look to your PC, but still, it can slow down if you have an older system.
But if none of the above works for you then I don’t think Windows 10 is at fault here. It’s time for you to get a new PC or check the hardware for any defects.
Hasib is a born geek and loves tweaking his computer and gadgets for effectiveness and productivity. At WindowsChimp, he specializes in writing Tutorial guides and discovering new hacks to share.