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How To Speed Up Windows 10 – Powerful Tips

How to speed up Windows 10

Windows 10 is no doubt the best operating system for computers built by Microsoft till now. Windows 10 comes with tons of great features and customizations and customize PC according to our needs. Windows 10 is an efficient operating system and it manages most of the things on its own. Though with a period of time our system becomes a bit laggy and slow. This can be due to many reasons like a lot of bloatware, outdated security, less powerful hardware, and many more.

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So today in this article we will be discussing some of the factors due to which system gets slow and laggy and also discuss solutions of how to speed up Windows 10.

 How to speed up Windows 10 Computer:

1) Restart your computer:

If you feel that your computer or windows 10 is working slow then the first thing and the most simple one you can do is restarting your computer. If you have been using your computer for a long time and you haven’t restarted it or turned it off then that can be the reason for the slow performance of the system. When you don’t restart or shut down your computer for too long then most of the unwanted applications keep on running in the background and use most of the resources of the system. (How to speed up your computer)
So it is advisable to restart or shut down your computer after an adequate interval of time. It will kill the unwanted processes that were using the resources of the system and make the system fast.

2) Remove the bloatware/unwanted applications:

There are always some of the applications in our systems that we call bloatware or unwanted apps that we rarely use. These applications keep on using our system’s resources and our main applications that we use most don’t get enough resources. Many of the vendors ship their products with a lot of bloatware which is not good for smooth user experience.
So we should always delete the unwanted programs that don’t use to free up the resources so that other programs can get adequate resources for better functionality and to make the system fast. 

3) Getting Updated:

Updates are regularly released by Microsoft to fix the bugs and loopholes in the operating systems. Keep an eye on the updates and regularly update you Windows to experience a smooth experience of the Windows 10. The company also releases security patches to enhance the security on the Windows 10. If the updates don’t get automatically downloaded then go to the settings and click on Check for Updates.

4) Keep fewer programs at startup:

Programs at startup are those programs that get started automatically when the system starts. When you keep a lot of startup programs then it increases the load on the system and they use the majority share of the resources of the system making your system laggy and slow. So to ensure that there is not too much burden on the system during the boot keep the startup programs as minimum as possible. This is the solution to how to speed up windows 10 startup.
Keeping fewer programs on startup will boost your booting time and increase the overall performance of the PC.

5) Add more RAM to your PC:

If the hardware of your PC is not powerful enough then no matter what you do to speed up Windows 10 or computer you will not get the desired results. Adding more ram to the computer or PC will definitely give a boost to your system’s performance as it is trusted as an applied method. You can easily buy a ram according to your budget and fix it to your computer or PC on your own if you have a little tech knowledge. Although if you don’t know anything about the computer then you can easily take it to a tech shop and ask them to fix the ram inside the PC or computer for you. (How to speed up Windows 10 for gaming)
After installing the ram you will see a huge change in the performance and speed of your PC or computer.

6) Having an SSD storage:

There are basically two types of storage comes in PCs. They are SSD and HDD. SSD is comparatively faster than HDD and SSD is preferred over HDD. SSD is short for Solid State Drive and it can handle the pressure of the processor more easily and to the higher limits that HDD can’t do. If you have an SDD as a startup drive then your system will boot faster and will increase the speed of the system.
SDD also increases the rendering speed of the system while a video or photo editing and playing games.  (How to speed up windows 10 laptop performance) 
So if you have an HDD in your system then you should change that to an SDD, this will surely increase the performance. If you don’t have an internal SDD then you can always use an external SDD using USB 3.0.

7) Cleaning your Disks:

A slower Window 10 or PC can be a reason of unwanted and trash files that you don’t want anymore present on your disks. You should run a Disk Cleanup to clean the unwanted file that is just using the space and resources of your system.
A Disk Cleanup will release space and resources from your system and those resources can be used on more significant work. This will surely boost your PC’s performance and speed.

8) Disabling animations and effects:

Although Windows 10 is well optimized still there are many animations and special effects that can make your system a little laggy and slow. You can turn then off if you want a smooth experience. 
How to speed up Windows 10
1) First open your control panel
2) Then click on “Advanced System Settings” present at the left side of the screen.
3) Then under the “Advanced” tab click on setting.
4) Then click on Custom and choose which Visual Effect you want and which one you don’t want.

9) Transparency Effect:

The transparency effect is on by default and uses a portion of your system’s resources. You can turn it off to increase the system’s performance and speed. To disable this :
How to speed up Windows 10
1) Open your settings.
2) Click on Personalization.
3) Choose the Colors tab.
4) Then uncheck the Transparency Effects.

10) Having an eye on malware and viruses:

Malware and viruses are a major threat to user’s privacy and also to the performance of the system. Its more obvious to get attacked by malware and viruses as we spend most of our time surfing on the internet. You can use builtin windows defender to have a security form the malware and viruses. Windows Defender will not allow any application to install that is malicious and harmful.
For an extra layer of security, you can use Anti-Virus software like Quick Heal, Avast, and many more.

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