If you are using Windows 10 operating system on a relatively weaker computer, you may have faced slow performance. To improve the performance and speed up your Windows 10, mobileselector.com has brought a full tutorial with easy-to-understand screenshots about how to speed up Windows 10. And that too without any software. So, let’s dig in the quick tutorial. Stay tuned!
STEP 1: POWER OPTIONS
A) Click on the Windows Start Menu and search for power. You will see the Power and sleep settings on the result. Just click on it.
B) You will get to this window. Click on the Additional power settings link at the upper right corner.
C) You can see that my default power plan is Balanced (recommended). Click on the down arrow.
D) You will see the option called High performance. Click the radio button beside it to change it to High performance.
STEP 2: DISABLE UNWANTED STARTER PROGRAMS:
A) Click on any empty space on your taskbar and choose Task Manager from here.
B) Once you’re at the Task Manager, you may need to click the More Details option to see the details of the programs.
C) Now go to Startup tab.
D) Here you will see all the programs that start up automatically when your system start. When you install a program in Windows 10 it may add a small program that runs when Windows starts. After installing a lot of software you may experience your computer could begin slow as well as these programs run in the system background forever and it causes your system performance slow down.
If there are programs you don’t use much they probably don’t need to start every time Windows starts. So, I will show you how to disable unwanted programs to achieve a better start of speed and system performance. You can see here many programs that we regularly use as well as many programs that we never used on a daily basis.
Identify them. For example, if you are not using Avro keyboard frequently, you can disable it from the automatic start once your system start. Make sure not to disable your programs published by Microsoft Corporation because maybe these programs are running on your Windows operating system. Don’t disable the antivirus. That’s it. We’re all done. Now close the Task Manager and let’s move on to some other things.
STEP 3: DEFRAGMENTATION
A) Go to start menu and search typing defragment and click on Defragment and Optimize Drives.
B) Now you will see this window. From here you’re gonna want to select your system drive (usually it is C Drive). So, let’s select C and click on Optimize now.
C) You will see your system drive is optimizing. Once it is finished you can Close the window.
STEP 4: DELETE UNNECESSARY TEMPORARY FILES
A) Head over to the Start menu and right-click on windows icon then choose Run.
B) Now type %temp% and click OK.
C) Now you will see this folder. Select everything in it and delete.
D) Now you can close your folder and go to the Run box again by right-clicking on the windows icon and choose Run.
E) Now type temp and click OK.
F) Now again a folder will up here and here you may see a dialog box called You don’t currently have permission to access this folder. If it appears, click on Continue button. Then select all the files in it, right-click and delete.
G) Now again go to Run.
H) Type prefetch and click OK.
H) If the previous dialogue box comes again, just click the Continue button. Then select everything and delete. After that, you can close the folder.
STEP 5: CLEAN UP MEMORY
A) Go to your File Explorer. Right-click on your System Drive or C Drive or more specifically saying where your windows 10 is installed and choose Properties.
B) Now in the General tab here, you will see the Disk Cleanup option. Just click on it and allow it to scan the files.
C) After scanning, you will see the following window. Now click on the Clean up system files and it will scan again.
D) Once the scan is finished you will see this window.
E) Now check all the boxes and click OK.
F) It will ask you are you sure you want to permanently delete this files. Click on Delete Files to complete the process. Don’t worry. It will only delete the unnecessary files and what this is doing right now is cleaning all the unnecessary files in your system.
STEP 6: REDUCE RUNTIME SERVICE
A) Open the Run box by right-clicking on the Windows icon and choose Run.
B) Type msconfig. Then click OK.
C) You will see this and from here go to Services tab.
D) Click Hide All Microsoft services option.
E) Now click OK.
STEP 6: REGISTRY TWEAKS
Now I’ll show you how to do some registry tweaks to speed up your Windows 10.
A) The first thing you’re gonna want to do is launch your Run box again. For that head over to the Windows icon, right-click on it and choose Run.
B) Then type regedit and click OK.
C) Now you will see this window. Click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
D) Click on Control Panel.
E) Double click on the Mouse folder.
F) Now double click on the MouseHoverTime option.
G) Change its value to 10. Then click OK.
H) Now, double click on Desktop folder.
I) Scroll down a little bit, then double click on the MouseShowDelay.
J) Change its value to 10. Then click OK.
Now we just increased the mouse respond time. To experience all these changes you should want to restart your system.
Let’s restart it a little bit later because I have to show one more thing to speed up your Windows 10.
STEP 7: VISUAL EFFECTS
In this final step, we’re gonna show you how to disable your Windows 10 graphical performance to boost your system performance.
Please note that it will not affect your gaming graphics or your program graphics. It will only reduce the graphics performance of your Windows 10 OS.
For example, after you do this you may feel a reduction in your visual effects on your Windows 10. But, it will improve your system performance to the maximum level.
So, the final decision is up to you. Let’s try it. If you feel disappointed you can always change it back to the normal stage later. So let’s start.
A) Click on the Start button and search for system. Now hit Enter.
B) You will get to this window. Now click on the Advanced system settings hyperlink on the left side.
C) Then you will get to this small window. Here you will find this Settings button under Performance: Visual effects, processor scheduling, memory usage, and virtual memory. Just click on the Settings button.
D) You will get to this Performance Options window. These settings are basically everything that makes your
Windows 10 look beautiful as well as these are the main things that use your computer resources like your ROM,
processing power and graphics as well. I only recommend this if you want the extreme performance that possible with your machine. So, let’s do it.
E) Click on Adjust for best performance option and you can see it will automatically uncheck all these settings.
F) If you want you can select some of the options that you can leave it up. For example, in my case, I would like to keep this option Show thumbnails instead of icons and Smooth edges of screen fonts. Click on the Apply button.
That’s it. Once you’re done, take a proper system restart.
That’s how you can speed up your Windows 10.
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