Best Settings Ever How to Speed Up Your Windows 10 Performance
Hello there guys what’s going on, today we gonna be show you, how to speed up your Windows 10 performance.
Windows 10 is ever-evolving so we have to bring you another one, by doing this you expect an increase in your windows 10 system performance, better responsiveness, a lot more free space on your storage, a better boot time, and much better overall system stability.
And we are not using any third-party programs to achieve this. All you have to need is your Windows 10 computer and some patience to follow these steps.
1. Power Option
The power option will let you adjust your power plan on windows 10. Basically, every power plan is set to balance by default. So we’re gonna go ahead a change it to a better power plan which favors performance above all. So go to your search box on the taskbar and search ‘Choose a Power plan’. As I told you, you can see it’s set to a balanced power plan by default, but we’re going to change it to the High-performance Power plan, which you might not see here yet. Anyway, before choosing any of those, let me give you a shot brief on these power plans.
There are three power plans available on Windows 10
Power saver power plan
which saves energy by reducing your computer’s performance, Then there is the default one
Balanced power plan
which automatically balances performance with energy, then there is the High-performance power plan which favors performance above all. So we are going to enable that if you don’t find the
High-performance power plan
power plan by yourself, which also you can do easily. Just click on the create a power plan hyperlink, now choose High performance, and name it high-performance as well, click next, and there you go, now it will show up here, so choose it to enable it. If you want
you can tweak your power plan furthermore by going to the ‘change plan settings option’ on that particular power plan.
2. Cleanup C Drive
If you don’t know C drive or where you usually install your windows 10 OS is very sensitive towards being out of space. If your C drive gets full or kind of full you will experience serious lag or unresponsiveness on your windows 10 system, It’s very true if you don’t believe me feel free to check it from the official source.
So in this step, we are gonna show you how to clean up your C drive to boost your system performance on Windows 10.
First, go to the file explorer
- Now right-click on your C drive or System drive, and choose properties.
- Now under the general section, you will find Disk clean up, click on it,
- Now it will scan the drive, and once you're here click on the cleanup system files which will run a deep scan and show you the unwanted files you can delete under these categories
- I don’t mind choosing all of them because it’s nothing important, for example, the old updates or the files from the previous windows builds.
But if you found anything which you wish to keep, just uncheck them. Anyway once you selected them, click on ok and you will be asked for confirmation, so click ‘delete files option’ and there you go, you have just freed a huge some of your system drive space, and it will definitely boost your system performance.
To clean furthermore, you can consider cleaning up you recycle bin as well, because recycle bin is also using your c drive storage to keep the file you have deleted without pressing shift delete, in other words, the files you haven’t permanently delete.
And the default space allocated to the recycle bin is about a hundred GB, so think if you forget to clean your recycle bin for a long time, all the things you’re temporarily deleting will end up on your c drive. So go ahead and clean your recycle bin. Also, I recommend you do that more often.
3. Disable Unwanted Startup Programs
And the fact is that a huge number of programs that are behaving this way will cost your computer a lot of its value system resources and it will cause you a very laggy and unresponsiveness windows experience as well as the slowest boot times possible.
Don’t worry you can do something about this, head over to your taskbar and right-click on an empty space, which will bring you this menu, now click on Task Manager.
On task manager go to the startup tab, and here you can find all that apps which are starting when your system boots and stay running in the background forever. so let's go ahead and disable all the rarely-using programs or the programs which you don't need to be startup when your system boots.
Just select a program and click on disable, continue this until you disable all the unwanted. Once you did that just restart your pc, and let me bet you, you can feel the freshness of your windows once again.
4. Defragment and Optimize Drives
In this step we ganna show you how to optimize your drives or local disks on your Windows 10 for better performance, actually, the benefits of optimizing your drives are incredible. By doing this your programs can run much faster and more efficiently because the data will be grouped together for easier access, as well as it can extend your hard drive's life, gives you more efficient security and it will reduce errors overall.
And if you're using an SSD or Solid-state drive I recommend you to skip this step entirely, because with SSD's however, it is recommended that you should not defragment the drive as it can cause unnecessary wear and tear which will reduce its life span.
- Go to your search box and search ‘Defragment and Optimize drives’ click on it and you will get to
- the Microsoft Drive Optimizer utility.
- Now select your C drive and click on Optimize, as you can see C drive is, unfortunately, an SSD, don't worry it will be fine.
- Now select each and every hard drive one after another and do the same for all of them.
- Once your done click close
5. Ready Boost
This step is especially helpful if your running low on your RAM, ReadyBoost enables NAND memory mass storage devices, including CompactFlash, SD cards, and USB flash drives to be used as a cache between a hard drive and random access memory in an effort to increase computing performance. For this we are using a high-speed USB flash drive, you can use anything beyond a USB 3.0 speed which has at least a capacity of 256MB
So if there is a free flash drive laying around you can use 4,8,16 GB and beyond for this. And make sure you have backed up the drive if there is anything important before doing this.
- Insert the USB flash drive into a USB port on your PC,
- Now go to file explorer, and right-click on the flash drive, click on formant and change the files system to NTFS,
- Now click start and it will format your flash drive to NTFS filesystems.
- Now close this and right-click on the flash drive again and these times select properties
- Now go to ready boost and it will show you an option called Use this device so click on it.
- Now it will act as an additional emulated ram on your windows 10
By following the instructions you can easily succeed.
6. Windows Update
It might sound silly to you but an outdated windows 10 OS will definitely drag your system behind, So to increase the performance and stability of your system you must get the latest updates or updated version of windows.
In case if you don't know, this is how it's get done, head over to the search box and search ‘Check for update’ click on it and it will open the windows update on windows settings, and show you if there any update available,
You can start the scan for the latest updates if it's not already started and install the updates when they are downloaded. You have to restart your PC in order to see the updates in their full effect.
7. Delete Unnecessary Temporary Files
Whenever you open a program your windows will create tons of temporary files, and as it's been named these files are only for temporary use, the next time you open the same program it didn't need that, and it will create a new set of temporary files for its use.
And fortunately, on Windows like any other OS, we are using it to use the programs, so this will be continued forever as long as you use it, don't think it's a bad thing, it is indeed a necessary thing.
But the bad thing is keeping these files because we will lose our valuable storage and guess what temporary files are also stored in your C drive, so cleaning it will give your C drive a lot more free space is eques to naturally more performance.
So let me dive in and show you how to delete unnecessary temporary files on windows 10
- Head over to your taskbar and search Run,
- Now click on it and it will open the run box,
- Now type in temp and click ok,
- Which will open this folder, so simply select them all, ctrl + a
- Now hit shift + delete keys on your keyboard.
- If there is anything undeletable leave it there, it might be the temporary files of the program you are currently running.
- Now go to the Search box, and type run again,
- Open it and type in %temp% hit ok, and delete these files as well.
Now you have successfully cleaned up the junk.
8. Page Files
The paging file is an area on your hard disk that Windows uses like memory. There's an option in Windows 10 that manages the page file size automatically, which can help improve your windows performance.
So we are gonna go ahead and enable that setting if it's not enabled already.
- Go to the search box and search advanced system, now click on view advanced system settings, which will bring you to the system properties,
- Now navigate to settings under performance section,
- Go to Advanced tab, and click on change under the virtual memory section,
- Now go ahead and enable the automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
- And once you did that click ok, which will prompt a warning,
- Which says the changes you have made require you to restart your computer before they can take effect,
- Now close the popup, and click on apply.
- This will show you another popup asking you to restart your computer,
- Click restart now
But make sure to save all important open files or programs before hitting it, or choose restart later if you're doing something important which you can't stop at the moment. but the effect will only take place once your system gets rebooted.
9. Uninstall Unwanted Apps or Programs
Because such a huge library of unwanted apps or programs can affect your system performance, because they are using your system resources in other cases the same system resources should be used by your programs in need.
So in this step, we gonna show you how to uninstall any unwanted apps or programs which you might not need anymore and hopefully will increase your Windows 10 performance. So let's get started.
- Go to the start menu, click on the Settings gear icon
- Now from the windows settings go to the apps and navigate to the apps and feature menu and you will find each and every app or program installed on your Windows 10
- Look through them and find every unwanted app or program, but do not uninstall the programs you do not recognize that much, for example, it might be a driver. So make sure you're aware of what you're uninstalling.
- Uninstall an app is pretty simple, just click on the particular one, now click uninstall,
- Now you will see a warning popup, click uninstall again, and you're done.
- If it's a program after you click the uninstalled buttons twice you will be greeted with that particular program's uninstall wizard, in that case, follow the on-screen instruction and uninstall it.
Now you can go ahead and uninstall the rest of those unwanted programs which you have found.
10. Auto Disk Cleaning
By enabling this, even if you forget to clean your windows once in a while, it will clean up most of the unnecessary junks automatically, which will naturally speed up your windows 10 performance.
- Go to your start menu
- Click on the Settings gear icon, which will bring you to the Windows settings,
- Now go to System settings and navigate to the storage menu.
- Now go ahead and toggle the on-off switch which will enable the storage sense.
- If you want to run the storage sense immediately or to configure the task to run on a specific interval which you choose, you can click on the 'configure storage sense or run it now hyperlink',
- Now Set it the way you want and it will do the job automatically.
11. Reduce Run-Time Services
The runtime services are background tasks that Windows runs, even when no user account is signed in. They're controlled by the Windows operating systems.
Depending on the service, it may be automatically startup at boot time or only when necessary. which is an essential thing, and they are using your system resources such as your RAM and CPU. but there are some unwanted Runtime services as well which you don't have any reason to keep, these services also take up memory, waste CPU time, and make your computer take longer to start.
So in this step, we are going to disable all the unwanted or rarely useful runtime services, which will definitely improve your boot time and systems performance. So let's get started
- Go to your start menu and right-click on the Windows icon, which will bring you this menu
- Now click on run and type in MSConfig, click ok and you will get to the system configuration
- Now navigate to the services tab and here you will find all the run time services on your system, before you do anything, enable this 'Hide all Microsoft services option' because we don't want to accidentally disable any of the Windows services which are necessary for the flawless operation of your Windows 10 systems.
- Now look through them and uncheck any unwanted services, these services are may not be the same for us both, so you can kinda look at their name, and if you found it familiar to a program's name you're rarely using, uncheck that.
- And I recommend, do not disable anything from your CPU and GPU manufacturers, for example, services from Intel, AMD, or Nvidia.
- Once you uncheck the unwanted, click apply and Ok.
Now you have successfully disabled the unwanted run time services.
12. Pause One Drive Syncing
Your windows 10 is automatically syncing files with One Drive by default for purposes such as backup or accessing files remotely from any device.
But these syncing activities can slow down your PC. So if you're not considering using it as a backup, You can pause OneDrive syncing temporarily and see if it helps improve your Windows 10 performance furthermore.
- To do that you can go to hidden icons on your taskbar and right-click on One Drive.
- Now click on pause syncing and choose a temporary period
- If you feel a change in the performance you can make it permanent by going taskbar, startup,
- Now disable the One Drive from the startup
The next time you reboot there no One Drive anymore.
13. Check for and Remove viruses and Malware
We know computer virus is a threat to our valuable files, but it also makes your windows 10 OS painfully slow if your computer is infected, so in this step, we are going to show you how to find and remove virus and malware from your Windows 10 using its own baked-in anti-virus program the Windows security. So let's get started,
- Go to your search box and search Windows security,
- Now click on it, and you will get here.
- Now go to virus and threat protection, navigate to scan options, choose full scan and click
- on scan now.
- Now it will scan your entire system and find and remove virus or malware threats if it found any.
14. Adjust Visual Effects
Now, this is the last and fine thing we can do to increase your Windows 10 performance in terms of software tweaking, I will not gonna force you to do this, but it is a necessary sacrifice if you're dealing with a very limited machine in terms of hardware capabilities. As I told you it will definitely increase your Windows 10 performance, but it will affect your Windows 10 visual appearance.
Try and if you don't like how it treats your Windows U I, you can always go back by doing the steps in reverse order. So let's get started
- Go to your search box and search advanced system
- Now click on view advanced system settings which will bring you to the system properties
- Now navigate to settings underperformance section and you will reach the visual effects tab
- Now choose the option Adjust for best performance, which will disable all these visual effects,
- which you see on your Windows 10 user interface.
I recommend taking a look through them and if you found anything which you can't live without, you can enable them individually.
If you can sacrifice all of them and all you care about a smooth windows experience on limited hardware. Disable them all, and it will definitely squeeze that last bit of performance out of your Windows 10 system.
So follow The Best Settings Ever How to Speed Up Your Windows 10 Performance above, I make sure your Windows 10 will be very fast
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