How to speed up Windows 10

How to speed up Windows 10

Do you want to have your computer with Windows 10 faster than before? We will help you. Try our 6 tips to increase your system speed and stability!

1. Disable startup programs.

One of the common reasons why your PC is running slow with Windows 10, is the simple fact that there is running too many applications in the background, often those which either are not using at all or only rarely. Just quit these applications.

Start by running Task Manager. Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc, or right-click to the right side of the taskbar and select Task Manager. If Task Manager runs in the compact, minimalist interface without tabs, then at the bottom of the window, click on the link More details. Task Manager will then be displayed in its full window.

How to speed up Windows 10

Click on the Startup tab. Here you will see a list of all applications and services that starts together with Windows. You can find the name of each application, together with publishers information and information about whether this program starts during system startup and also impact on the operation system startup.

So if you want to disable startup of any program or service, then right-click on it and selecd Disable from menu. After system restart will not be disabled application loaded again and your system will be faster.

 

2. Disable shadow effects, animations and visual effects

Windows 10 operating system has a lot of integrated visual effects, animations and shadow effect. They can decrease speed of your computer, especially if your hardware is not optimized for windows 10.

Fortunately, these effects can be quite easily turned off. Open up Control Panel and head to System and Security and then System, and click the Advanced system settings link. You will open the Performance Options dialog box, where you can see list of various animations and special effects. Or you can right click on Start icon > search > type “performance” and choose “adjust the apperance and performance of windows”.
You can turn off effects, which can be a cause of Windows slowdown.

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Highest influence on system speed has:
Animate controls…
Animate windows…
Animations in the taskbar
Show shadows under windows
Fade out menu…
Fade or slide menus…

 

3. Run Troubleshooters

Windows 10 has some good troubleshooting apps installed that can fix a lot of problems for you automatically. Go to Control Panel, click on Troubleshooting and then click on View all at the top left. Run system maintenance.

Or you can right click on Start icon > search > type “troubleshooting” and choose “troubleshooting” panel. Then click on View all at the top left. Run system maintenance.

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Press Next and then follow the onscreen prompts to run the System Maintenance troubleshooter.

 

4. Destroy bloatware

Bloatware is truly awful. Manufacturers fill your shiny new laptop, phone, or tablet with pre-installed applications to put an extra dollar in their pocket, leaving you a bundle of oft-useless programs taking up space. Adware, a particularly nasty form of bloatware that exists solely to pump ads to the user, either via websites or via popups that come up directly on your computer screen. Adware can do worse than irritate you and/or slow your PC down — it can spy on you as well, or expose your system to other dangers.

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To remove bloatware and adware we suggest to use The PC Decrapifier (www.pcdecrapifier.com). This free application is designed to find common bloatware installed on systems. You can use also Should I Remove It? (http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/) or SlimComputer (http://slimcomputer.com/)

 

5. Reorganize Disk Files By Defragmenting Drives

Defragment the files on the PCs hard-disk in order to store the individual files in the adjoining regions. This process will majorly improve the PC boot speed and the comprehensive performance. So to achieve this, simply go to the “File Explorer” option and right click on the “Local Disk (C:)” and finally click on the option that says “Properties”.

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You will notice a bunch of tabs under the “Local Disk (C:)” from where you need to select the tab “Tools.”

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Under this you need to now click on the “Optimize” button beneath the option that reads “Optimize and Defragment drive.”
Now wait till the defragmentation process is on, as it takes a while. When completed you can reboot your computer and you will automatically notice a modest improvement in the PC boot time and its overall performance.

 

6. Upgrade To Solid State Drive

An SSD-equipped PC will boot in less than a minute, and often in just seconds. A hard drive requires time to speed up to operating specs, and will continue to be slower than an SSD during normal use. A PC with an SSD boots faster, launches and runs apps faster, and transfers files faster. SSDs are more expensive than hard drives, but usage of SSD instead of HDD is highly recommended.

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