Many people nowadays adapt to the new Operating System release Windows 10, but some users encountered some problem like lagging issues resulting to slow performance of computer aside the having high specifications unit. So here are some tips on how to improve the speed or performance of your Windows 10 OS.
1. Disable Transparency of Start Menu, Taskbar and Action Center
Windows 10 got an awesome design of Start Menu but its transparency will cost you some resources which is also one factor that slows down your OS. You need to disable the Transparency in the Start Menu, Taskbar and Action Center:
Go to SETTINGS menu > Personalization > Colors > Toggle Off “Make Start, Taskbar, and Action Center Transparent
2. Disable Best Performance
Windows 10 has a built-in special effects that adds the beauty of OS but it is one of the reason why your computer is slow, here’s what you should do:
Go to ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS > Open SYSTEM PROPERTIES menu > On the ADVANCED Tab under PERFORMANCE > click SETTINGS and it will open PERFORMANCE OPTION. In Visual Effects Tab, choose Adjust for Best Performance in order to Turn Off unnecessary animations and special effects, or choose Custom to manually deselect the visual effects you think you can live without. After, click OK to apply changes in your computer.
3. Disable Start up Applications
Already enabled fast start up but still encountering long time boot up? You might have too many programs starting up upon turning on your computer that result to long time boot up. To get rid of this, follow this procedure:
Go to TASK MANAGER > click START UP tab (click More Details if you can’t find the tab) > then you see a list of applications that start up together with your computer
– If you see unnecessary programs that starts up with your computer, RIGHT CLICK > DISABLE
– You may also arrange the start up list of programs by STARTUP IMPACT, if you want to see the programs that takes most time to start
4. Find and Fix the Problem
Windows 10 Operating System has a built-in performance troubleshooter that may help you find and suggest solutions for any problem that might be affecting your computer speed. Open the Troubleshooter:
Right Click on Start Button > Control Panel >Under SECURITY MAINTENANCE at the top > click TROUBLESHOOT COMMON COMPUTER PROBLEMS, next under SYSTEM AND SECURITY, click RUN MAINTENANCE TASKS
5. Reduce Boot Menu Time-out
When you computer starts up, the boot menu will be displayed for certain time before the operating system loads, you can lessen the boot menu time out by changing the boot menu time out settings, which is default set to 30 seconds. Here’s how:
Right click START BUTTON > CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM > ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS > under START UP AND RECOVERY > click SETTINGS
There will pop up “Startup and Recovery” then you can read “Default Operating System”, below that there is “Time to display list of operating systems”, change the value from 30 seconds to 10 seconds then click OK.
6. No to Computer Tipping
Windows 10 gives you tips on how to use the most of your operating system; it scans your computer in order to give you tips, that process can affect performance. So turn this off; how to
Go to START > SETTINGS > SYSTEM > NOTIFICATIONS & ACTIONS > Toggle off GET TIPS, TRICKS AND SUGGESTION AS YOU USE WINDOWS
7. Run Disk Cleanup
One big factor that slows down your computer is not having a routine of cleaning up your Disk, your disk will be full of load that also contributes in slowing your computer’s performance. There is various application for clean up but you may also use DISK CLEANUP that is trusted utility of Windows that helps to clean out temporary files, installers and other junk files eating much space to you hard drive. To run it, just search for DISK CLEANUP, run it and click the button labeled “CLEAN UP SYSTEM FILES”
Also don’t forget to backup your files that maybe affected during disk clean
8. No to Bloatware
If you see that your computer have preinstalled applications upon OS installation which you don’t need, remove it from your computer. Installing various application that is not always used also contribute to bloatware problem, you can either use OS built-in Uninstaller or other applications like CCleaner Uninstaller function; for Windows 10 OS here’s how to do it:
START > CONTROL PANEL > PROGRAM > click UNINSTALL A PROGRAM
Be sure to install the applications that you only frequently use and uninstall application that are not in use, you may have set up installer by the time you need to use the application it is always available.
9. Computer Power Plan
Power Plan is efficient only for laptops that requires battery upon usage, but not recommended on Desktop units.
Open CONTROL PANEL > HARDWARE AND SOUND > POWER OPTIONS
You can see what is your current Power Plan recently used. For better performance, you must use HIGH PERFORMANCE or BALANCE option (or a plan recommended by manufacturer) . These will help your computer to run fast and save
10. Computer Restarting
It’s not a good thing to continuously open your computer for a long period of time (e.g. 1 week) unlike other hardware that requires 24/7 up time just like servers. Restarting your computer clears out the memory and stops the processes that is using high resources. Shut down is different from restarting; shutdown saves snap shots of your computer and its processes for a faster boot up, restart is not affected by Fast Boot up. Restarting your computer the the only way to fully clear the memory and shutdown processes of your computer.
So that would be all, I hope it helps to improve the speed and performance of your computer.
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