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Speed Up Windows 10 with 10 Easy Ways (2020)

    Speed Up your Windows 10 PC in 7 Minutes.

    If you started losing the performance of your new windows 10 PC, there are few easy ways to Speed it up. You don’t have to upgrade the expensive hardware or an SSD for your PC. You just need to follow a few easy ways to improve your performance.

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    1. Color Styling

    The start menu of the new windows 10 is cool and transparent but at the same time that cost you some resources. To get the resource back you need to disable this effect: Open the Settings menu and go to Personalization > Colors and toggle off the transparency effects to Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent.

    toggle off the transparency effects in windows 10

    2. Speed Up System Performance

    Other than transparency effects there are many preset styles slowdowns the windows. To optimize these special effects, Right-click on My Computer and click on Properties > Advanced system settings.

    Windows 10 system performance tune up

    On the Advanced tab under Performance, click Settings…

    Adjusting the windows virtual effect for best performance.

    This will open the Performance Options menu. In the Visual Effects tab, either choose Adjust for best performance to turn off all unnecessary animations and special effects, or choose Custom: and deselect the visual effects you think can live without. When you’re finished, click OK to apply your changes.

    3. Disable Startup Programs to Speed up PC

    If your PC taking more time to boot/ start then you need to check for the unnecessary programs that start along the PC starts. You can speed up your pc by disable those programs. To fix this right-click on Taskbar and click Task Manager. Click the Startup tab and go through the list of programs. If you find a program that need not to be there (Skip the one you are not sure about) right-click on it and Disable. You can also arrange the list with Startup impact to analyze the one with more impact.

    Disable the startup programs in windows 10

    4. Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems

    With Windows built-in performance troubleshooter you can find and fix the problems that may affect your PC’s speed. To open the troubleshooter, click on the Start button and then scroll down to the Windows System folder > Control panel. Click on Security and Maintenance > Security and Maintenance > Troubleshoot common computer problems. Sometime it may fetch nothing if there are no issues found.

    Troubleshoot Common Computer Problems in Windows 10

    5. Reduce Boot Menu Time for Speed

    At the time of windows start the boot menu is displayed for a certain amount of time before the OS loads. This allows you to select the boot options or start windows in safe mode. you can speed up your PC and save a few seconds by changing the boot menu time-out. By default it sets to 30 seconds can be reduced by 20 seconds.

    To do this Right-click on My Computer and click on Properties > Advanced system settings.

    System startup time setting for windows 10

    Change the value from 30 seconds to 10 seconds in the box next to Time to display list of operating systems and click OK.

    Windows 10 boot menu time out setting

    6. No Tips

    Windows will send you tips on various windows 10 features depending on your usages. And to do this Window scan your PC in the background. It impact slightly on your system performance. To turn off these tips go to Start > Settings > System > Notifications & actions and uncheck the option Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.

    Turning off the Windows 10 tips, tricks, and suggestions.

    7. Disk Cleanup

    This is the most important feature bu Windows 10. It will free up space in the hard disk and improve the performance. This is with us for a long time and the most useful tool of Windows. It helps delete the temporary files and clean up the junks stored at many places of the hard drive resulting in increase the speed. To run it click on the Start button and then scroll down to the Windows Administrative Tools folder > Disk Cleanup.

    Select the one you want to clean from your hard disk then click on the Cleanup system files and wait for the tool to complete the task.

    8. Unwanted Apps Cleanup

    Windows 10 comes with many pre-installed applications and many you have installed by yourself. There will be many out of it used rarely or never at all. So now it’s the time to uninstall those apps to give your PC a fresh breath. Click on the Start button and then scroll down to the Windows System folder > Control panel > Programs > Uninstall a program. Check the list from time to time and select the programs you no longer use and click Uninstall at the top of the list.

    Uninstall Windows Programs.

    9. Power Plan Optimization

    Check for the power plan you are using for your PC. Make sure you aren’t using a Power saver plan which is not required which doesn’t do you any good unless you are trying to conserve battery life. Go to Start > Settings > System > Power & Sleep > Additional power settings to check the plan you are currently using.

    Additional power setting for Windows 10

    Change the wait time of your PC for charging mode & battery mode as per your convenience. If you are not sure about it just click on Restore default setting (plan from the PC manufacturer) for optimized performance.

    Restore default setting for Windows 10.

    10. Restart Your PC

    Restarting your PC clears out its memory and stops any processes that might be taking up resources. Restarting the PC will not solve the issue if you have activated Fast Startup. You have to shut down the PC is the only way to clean up the temporary memory and resources uses that might causing slow down your PC.

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