How to make Windows 10 run faster
With the decrease in performance and issues with speed, is it time to streamline your Windows 10 experience? We explain what things you should consider to make Windows 10 run faster.
Of course, it is a wish of every Windows 10 user to get the best software experience! But sometimes, Windows 10 may lose some of its luster which will be troublesome to its users. Well, here are few easy, quick ways to improve its working speed without changing any hardware.
#1. Stop the applications that run on Startup
There are many programs that you can access through Windows Startup. That is where the problem arises and your computer slows down. But, you can stop Windows launching the apps at Startup by navigating through some folders in settings.
Begin with launching Task Manager. To do this, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc. One more way you can employ is, right-click the lower right corner and choose Task Manager. Navigate to Startup tab. You can see a list of applications that launch when you start Windows.
To stop a program from unnecessarily launching at startup, right-click on it and choose the option ‘Disable’. Well, it is not permanently disable the program, you can Enable it again at any time.
#2. Ditch the programs that are of no use
Actually, the unused applications don’t do any harm your computer, but yes they consume a lot of hard drive space and make Windows to work harder than it needs to do. Not only this, they also make a room for bugs and incompatibility issues with other apps and devices.
Go to search box, type ‘uninstall’ and select Change or remove a program, which will list all the program installed on your Windows 10 PC. Select the app that you fell it is no more needed and select Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions for completing the process.
#3. Put off the background applications
Windows 10 lets some of the applications to run in background even when you haven’t launched them. But, it is simply a waste of system resources if you are not using the programs on a regular basis.
To change the settings of the programs running in background, navigate to Settings, then click n Privacy and Background apps. Disable the toggle switches next to the apps you don’t want to have running all the time. And yes of course, you can still launch these programs manually if you need them.
#4. Modify the Power settings
You are definitely slowing down your PC if you are using a Windows 10 Power saver plan. To save energy, the plan will reduce the performance of the PC. Switching your power plan from Power saver to High performance or Balanced will give you an instant performance boost.
For doing so, open Control Panel, then select Hardware and Sound > Power Options. You’ll see two options: Balanced (recommended) and Power saver. To see the High performance setting, click on Show additional plans. To change your power setting, simply choose the one you want, then exit Control Panel.
#5 Clean up your disks
Microsoft’s Disk Cleaner utility is a great way to sweep out some of the temporary data and unnecessary files taking up room on your hard drive. Even better, now it’s mostly automatic and easy to navigate.
Right-click on any drive in File Explorer, then choose Properties and Disk Cleanup (under the General tab) to find the program. It targets files including system memory dump files, temporary internet files and more, and you can review its findings before clicking on the OK button to confirm.
#6 Take help from Performance Monitor
Performance Monitor is a great tool that create a detailed performance report about your PC, detail of any system and performance issues, and suggest fixes.
To get the report, type perfmon /report into your search box and press Enter. (Make sure there's a space between "perfmon" and the slash mark.) The Resource and Performance Monitor launches and gathers information about your system. It will say that it will take 60 seconds, but I've found that it takes several minutes. When the Monitor finishes, it will launch an interactive report. It also tells you how to fix each problem -- for instance, how to turn on a device that has been disabled.
On trying just some of these tips and tricks, you'll find that you've got a faster Windows 10 PC and the one that is not having any reliability problems.