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10 Ways You can Speed up your Windows 10 PC #1

Posted on Dec 17, 2016 by in Technology | 0 comments

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Note: This post is part 1 of two-part post, 10 Ways to speed up windows 10 PC. You can read the second part here.

Are you one of those guys who thinks that with every update, windows becomes more slow and laggy as it asks for more and more system resources?

Are you one of those guys who thinks that with every update, windows becomes more slow and laggy as it asks for more and more system resources?

Well, you are not alone.

A lot of users have trouble with this. I’ve been a windows user for more than a decade now. Would you believe that I switched back to windows 7 from windows 10?

I did it because of two reasons, windows 10 has a heavy breach of my privacy. I don’t know why Microsoft needs to know about everything that I do on my laptop and secondly, it asked for a lot of resources which made my laptop slow.

Nevertheless, I have windows 10 on one of my desktop PCs. So, in this post, I am going to talk about how you can speed up your windows 10 computer.

#1. Disable animations & effects

Animations and effects look fancy, no doubt! but they need a lot of system resources and thereby slow down the system. This isn’t an issue in the new systems because they are made to handle those animations, but in older PC’s, this is an issue to take care of.

So, it’s good to rather turn off these animations and effects.

To turn off your system, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Right, click on Start and select system.
  • Go to the advanced tab, click on settings under the performance section
  • There, in the visual settings, click on Adjust for best performance.
  • Also, you can select custom and uncheck all the fancy options.

#2. Disable startup applications you don’t need

There are dozens of apps that start on their own and most of the times you don’t really need them. These are likely to slow the boot process and make a huge impact on the performance of your PC.

  • To turn off unnecessary startup applications, follow the steps mentioned below.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc, it would open the task manager.
  • Under the task manager, click on the startup tab to check out the list of startup programs.
  • This would show the list of all programs that run when you turn on your system. Right, click and disable the ones you don’t need. When I did this, I turned off all the programs other than my cloud storage software.

#3. Enable and use the hibernate mode

In the hibernation mode, your computer sleeps and whatever you were doing, that moment is written to the hard disk. This way your computer doesn’t need to boot again and again, it just continues from where it left.

If you have a lot of startup programs, hibernating would be a boon for you.

To turn on Hibernation mode, follow the steps mentioned below:-

  • Press windows key together with I and select “system”
  • Then you need to click on “change settings that aren’t available”
  • Now, enable the option of hibernate and finally click on save settings.
  • Now, you can hibernate from the start button when you want to.

4. Disable search indexing

This feature is meant to be for users who have tons of data on their hard drive, so much so that they can’t remember where a specific file is kept.

This whole indexing thing is done in the background so it takes a big slice of system resources.

If you don’t use search function very often or maybe not all, it is a good idea to turn off it all together.

Below are steps to turn off search indexing:-

  • Right click on start and open computer management
  • Open services and applications and then move to services section.
  • In this section, you have to look for “windows search” and open it.
  • In its window, for startup type, select either disabled or manual and then click on the “OK” button and save your changes.

5. Defragment your hard drives

Over the time, your hard drives get fragmented, so it takes more time for the operation system to fetch and execute a file. This, of course, makes your computer slow.

Defragmenting them cleans up your hard disk and combines these bits and pieces of data to speed up the overall execution time. This would also increase the life of your system and improve its performance if you do it on a regular basis.

Follow these steps to defragment your drive.

  • Click on File explorer from the start.
  • Open the disk you want to defrag first. You have to defrag every disk one time, pick up the one you want to defrag first.
  • Right, click and select properties, under its tools tab, click on optimize and defragment the drive. Now, click on optimize button and open optimize drives tools.
  • Now, click on optimize button for defragmenting the drive.

Conclusion : – The second part would be published soon. I decided to make it a series post as I know users sometimes get bored when they see long posts.

So, let me know your feedback once you apply these steps.
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