Windows 10 is perhaps the most impressive, stable and user-loved Operating System ever released by the tech giant, particularly after a not-so-good take with Windows 8! And, no other OS upgrade from Microsoft has been received in such a crazy manner! It’s certainly because the brand-new Windows 10 has a lot to offer, both in terms of design and productive features. That having said, continuous use may make your Windows 10 PC slow down, up to an extent it’s hard to use the device. While the main reason is with your PC usage habits, a few good tips can be used to speed up Windows 10.
In this article, we have a collection of a few hand-picked, effective tips that will make your Windows 10 faster, in the end.
Lower Visual Effects = Better Performance
Although not a total visual overhaul, Windows 10 has brought some superb visual tweaks to Windows interface. It is to be noted that these effects can be a boon and curse at the same time. For instance, these effects are consuming a lot of resources, which is a reason why your Windows 10 PC lags a bit. So, if you are not a hardcore fan of such visual effects, it’s better to disable them. To have an impressive boost of performance, you should disable following stuff.
This can be disabled by going to Desktop -> Right Click -> Personalize -> Choose Color. There, you have to disable the option named ‘Make Start, Taskbar and Action Centre Transparent. By doing so, it is possible to cut down the use of some useful resources.
Shadows and Animations:
These may some other reasons why your Windows 10 PC is lagging like hell. If it’s okay, you can turn them off, by following the steps
- In start button, Right Click
- Select the option named ‘System’
- Choose Advanced System Settings
- Go to the Advanced Tab
- Under the Performance tab, there’s a button named ‘Settings’
- In the coming window, check the button ‘Adjust for Best Performance’. Or, if you know which effects are using more resources, you can disable them one by one.
During Startup, Load Programs You Really Want
As you go forward using your computer, some programs you have installed tend to open during startup. It means, all such programs will be loaded during your startup, thus making the whole process longer. To know if there are some useless programs in the startup list, you should take frequent checks and choose the only ones you really need. To do that,
- Go to Task Manager
- There is a section named ‘Startup’; open that tab
- You can see a list of programs that are loaded during startup
If you find the un-used or less-used ones, just clear them off — it will make Windows 10 faster, we bet. This is a well-trusted and tested method of speed boosting.
Choose the Services Wisely to Speed Up Windows 10
It’s a matter of fact that Microsoft Windows comes with a lot of useless services — useless, at least from a common user’s point of view. So, finding and disabling the services you don’t use is an effective way to speed up Windows 10 PC of yours. For instance, Background Intelligent Transfer Service is used for Windows Updates & other background data usages; if you don’t use both of these, you can disable the service, thus boosting performance as well as minimizing the bandwidth used. Similarly, you can find the Windows services that are not actually useful — and disable them all, permanently or temporarily. If you want a list of services worth disabling, you can add in IP Helper, Diagnostic Policy Service, Portable DEVICE Enumerator Service, Offline Files, Distributed Link Tracking Client, Remote Registry etc.
Find the Unused Apps — and, Kill’em
When you get an all-new laptop or system — particularly from a renowned brand —, there will be a lot of bloatware in it, we bet. And, all these bloatware will be combined with some seemingly-useful apps, which becomes far more useless in the course of time. Even in the current scenario, even without you using a bit of it, these programs will be eating your resources, stealing your bandwidth and thus slowing down your computer.
So, when you need a faster Windows 10 experience, it’s inevitable to find and remove the unused apps. And bonus is that you will able to save some storage space as well. In most cases, these damned bloatware take up GBs of storage space to just exist, and more data to run. So, this would do the job.
Find if There’s a Virus
Despite the fact that Windows 10 may be one of the most stable OS upgrades from Windows, we’ve to admit that it is vulnerable. So, there are chances of the presence of some malware, which is using your resources and thus boosts the process of slowing down. So, at least once in a while, it’s necessary to check your computer with an up-to-date antivirus solution — you can try Windows Defender, the in-built one, if you don’t like to go third-party. Well, it does not matter the solution you choose, a scanning is a must!
Conclusion- Speed Up Windows 10
Apart from these commonly effective tips to speed up Windows 10, you can try some modifications based on some of your usage habits, such as shifting from the RAM-hungry Chrome or so. Anyway, these will help you optimize Windows 10 a lot.