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10 tips to speed up Windows 10

Here are 10 ways to boost your PC’s efficiency by optimising Windows 10.

If your PC is running slowly, there can be a number of reasons behind it. To optimise Windows 10, here are some ways that’ll speed up your PC and get a better performance.

  1. Restart Windows: For every gadget issue, restarting the device can be the first thing everyone recommends. But, in this case, it’s helpful. When you restart your PC, its memory gets cleared off and it shuts down processes that might be consuming the resources. So when you restart, it starts afresh.
  2. Update Windows: You might at times get notifications about new updates for Windows. Also, since Windows 10 is the most advanced operating system, it keeps updating to fix bugs. So all you have to do is, go to the main menu and click on Update and Security. Then select Check for Updates. Make sure you backup your data before commencing the update.
  3. Troubleshoot: Troubleshooting may give you the exact cause for your Windows slowdown. Manually finding any issue in the system could be difficult, so troubleshoot and fix the issues automatically. Go to Control Panel from the Start menu. Search for System and Security option and select Security and Maintenance. Then, click on Troubleshoot computer problems.
  4. Defrag hard disk: This will help Windows 10 increase the fetch data time. It not only improves the speed but increases the life of the system as well. Follow the steps to defrag your hard disk. Go to File Explorer from Start menu and then click on Local Disk (C:). Then, right-click on it to select the option Properties. A box would appear on your screen. Select the Tools tab and select the Optimize button under the Optimize and Defragment Drive, to open Optimize Drives. One by one select the drives to defrag the hard disk drives.
  5. Disable transparency: To turn off the transparency all you have to do is select the Start button and go to Settings. Select the option Personalization. A box would slide in your screen. Click on Colors and scroll down to More Options and toggle off the Transparency effects.
  6. Disable special effects: The special effect is to give you a fun experience. But you may not want it as it can be one of the root causes for your Windows slow down. Follow the steps to disable the special effects. Select the Start button and go to Control Panel. Click on System option out of all the options from the list. A box would pop on your screen. Select the Advance button from the top bar and click on Settings. You will get two options: First, you can opt for Adjust for best Performance and then you can manually disable the special effects.
  7. Opt for high-performance battery/turn off battery power saver: The power management control of your PC can also be responsible for the slow performance. Therefore, you should opt for a higher power plan. To do so, go to Control Panel from the Start menu and select Power Option and then select High Performance or Balanced option for an increase in overall processing speed.
  8. Discard bloatware: There might be many preinstalled apps which you might not be using. It would be better to discard them. Go to Control Panel from Start menu and click on the Program option from the list and then click on Uninstall a program. A list of programmes will appear on your screen. Manually select the program that you don’t require and then click on Uninstall. This will create more space for the OS to perform faster.
  9. Disk cleanup: This method should be done quite often. It is a built-in Windows utility and filters unwanted junks. Click on Start and go to This PC. Then right-click on Local Disk (C:) and select Properties. A box would appear on your screen. In that box, first, select General option from the second bar and then click on Disk Cleanup below. After it scans the system, select the category of files you want to delete and then click on OK.
  10. Switch off search indexing: This option speeds up the search tool responses in Windows 10. As indexing utilises a lot of the system resources, here’s how you can disable it. Go to computer management from the Start button and then select Services and Applications. After that, select Services option and you will get a list of services appearing on your screen. Find Windows Search from the list. A box would appear and there you can click on Manual or Disabled. Then, select the Ok button below to save the changes.
Sampurna Maity
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