10 tips to speed up Windows 10
You have to disable a lot of “decorations” and secondary functions, but the result is worth it.
1. Simplify the interface
A nice translucent “Start” may well affect the speed of the system, especially if you have an inexpensive laptop with a budget processor. Disabling transparency will free up some of the resources that can be directed to more priority tasks.
To do this, you need to go to “Start” → “Settings” → “Personalization” → “Colors” and there switch the “Transparency Effects” switch to the “Off” position.
2. Turn off visual effects
Animation effects, smooth scrolling, and various shadows, even more, affect the performance of the system. You can literally disable all this with one click.
To do this, open the “Control Panel” (it can be found through the search) and then follow the steps: “System and Security” → “System” → “Advanced System Settings” → “Settings” on the “Advanced” tab. Now in the section “Visual Effects” it should be noted, “Ensure the best performance.”
There you can simply remove the checkmarks from the least important effects for you, leaving only the ones you need.
3. Unload the Start menu
If you do not use live tiles in the Start menu, you can completely refuse them, since they also consume resources. To clear the “Start”, leaving only a list of programs, you need to sequentially unpin all the tiles. To do this, right-click on each one and select “Unpin from Home Screen”.
4. Turn off notifications and tips
Notifications from applications and other senders can load the system upon the first launch of certain programs and especially browsers. To turn off all annoying Windows 10 notifications, go to “Start” → “Settings” → “System” → “Notifications and Actions” and there, turn the top switch to the “Off” position
Unloading system resources will also allow the rejection of Windows tips, tricks, and recommendations. You can disable such help in the same section of the parameters a little lower.
5. Clean the disc
Disk cleanup and garbage removal from memory must be performed systematically. This is a mandatory procedure to maintain a high level of system performance, especially in conditions of lack of free space on your hard drive.
Cleaning can be performed by third-party programs such as CCleaner , or using the standard utility. To start the latter, you can simply type in the Windows search “Disk Cleanup” and open the proposed option. Further, you only need to note what you can delete.
6. Remove unnecessary from startup
If when you turn on the PC, the system boots up for a long time and even after the appearance of the desktop continues to think about something, you should check the list of programs in the startup. It is likely that there is something that can be removed, facilitating the initial launch.
To do this, open the “Task Manager” combination Ctrl + Alt + Del or Ctrl + Shift + Esc, then go to the “Startup” tab. To identify the heaviest components, you can sort the list by the “Impact on Launch” column. It remains to select unnecessary programs and disable them.
7. Troubleshoot your system
Windows 10 provides a standard tool for troubleshooting. With its help, it is quite possible to fix some pop-up errors that slow down the entire system.
You can go to such a debugger through “Settings” → “Update and Security” → “Troubleshooting”. In the window that opens, start checking from any section where any errors were encountered.
8. Configure antivirus
If you do not have a top-end computer with powerful hardware, it is worth lowering the level of protection of your antivirus by preventing it from performing a systematic check of the PC memory. You can also search for potential threats in manual mode when the computer does not perform other tasks.
Two anti-viruses installed on a PC for maximum reliability can exert a particularly high load on the system. Make a choice in favor of one remedy and abandon the less useful.
9. Change privacy settings
Windows 10, by default, monitors some user actions and sends reports to Microsoft. These background actions cannot but consume system resources, which is especially noticeable on weak computers.
Such monitoring is disabled in the privacy section in the system settings. There you need to turn off the first three functions in the “General” section, as well as select the main amount of data to send and the frequency of generating feedback “Never” in the “Reviews and Diagnostics” section.
10. Change the power plan
In the case of laptops, the selected power management scheme can also affect system performance. When working from the network, a circuit with a high or at least balanced performance should always be selected. The “Energy Saving” option is designed for stand-alone use of a laptop when it is important to maximize battery power.
You can go to power management through “Control Panel” → “System and Security” → “Power Supply”.