speed up Windows 10 slow PC

1. Change your power settings

Windows 10 power saver plan slows down your PC. It reduces PC’s performance to save energy. If you change your power plan from Power saver to High performance, it will give you an instant performance boost.

For that go to control panel, then choose hardware and sound. Select Power Options. There you will see two options: Balanced and Power Saver.

To change power setting, choose one of your choices and then exit Control Panel. Power saver option does everything, and it gives you as much as battery life as possible.

2. Disable programs that run on startup

Reason for the slow performance of your windows ten pc could be many programs running in the background. Stop all those programs that you don’t use.

Begin by launching the Task Manager: Tab Ctrl-Shift-Esc then choose Task Manager.

Hit the Startup tab. A list of programs and services will be seen when you start Windows. Included on the list is each program’s name with its publisher. It slows down Windows 10 when the system starts up.

To stop a program from starting  at startup, right hit and choose “Disable.”It only prevents it from starting at startup. The user can always run the application after launch

3. Turn off search indexing

Windows 10 search indexing slow down the Pc performance. To get maximum benefit in Windows 10. It is recommended to turn to index off completely.

To do, first type services.msc in the Start Menu search box and hit services result in the show-up. The service’s app then appears. Move to either Indexing Service or Windows Search. Double click it and when the screen appears, hit Stop. Then reboot your system. Your searches might get slower. But overall performance will boost.

4.Clean Your Pc hard disk:

If your hard disk is filled with files, you don’t require. These files might be slowing down your PC. If you clean all unnecessary files, it will give your pc a speed boost. Windows 10 has a built-in tool for doing this. It is called Storage Sense.

Go to Settings >System>Storage. In the Storage Sense section-select, the toggle from Off to On. After doing this windows monitors your PC and deletes old junk files that are not in need.

Windows 10 has a surprisingly useful built-in tool for making this called Storage Sense. Go to Settings > System > Storage and at the top of the screen – in the Storage Sense section – move the toggle from Off to On. When you do this, Windows continually monitors your PC and deletes old junk files you no longer need.

5. Disable shadows, animations, and visual effects

Shadows, animations and visual effects don’t usually effect system performance on new PCs.But on old Pc’s they should be turned off. It is very easy to turn them off. Type sysdm.cpl in the windows search box and press enter. It will launch the System Properties dialog box. Hit the advanced tab and click”Settings” in the performance section. You will see a big list of animations and special effects. Turn all these off.

Although it is alot easier to select”Adjust for the best performance” at the top of the screen and then tap OK. Windows 10 will turn off all the effects that are slowing down the system.

speed up Windows 10 slow PC

6. Launch the Windows troubleshooter

To launch it, run Control panel, select System and Security>Security and Maintenance>Troubleshooting>Run maintenance tasks. A screen”Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems” will show. Hit Next.

It(troubleshooter) will locate files and shortcuts user don’t use, identify performance and many other issues on your PC, report all these to you and then fix them.

Note: You can get a message like this:”Try troubleshooting as an administrator.”Suppose you have administrative rights to the computer, hit it and the troubleshooter will launch nd do its work.

7. Get help from the Performance Monitor

There is an excellent tool in Windows 10. It is called Performance Monitor. It can make a detailed performance report about your computer.t also suggest fixes too.

To get the report, write perfmon/report in the search box and hit enter. The performance monitor launches and collects information about your system. After monitor performance finishes, it will launch an interactive report.

8. Kill bloatware

Sometimes Windows is not slowing down your PC. But bloatware and adware that takes up CPU. You will be amazed that how more fast your Windows 10 PC can run if you get rid of bloatware.

To do this, first, run a system scan to find adware and malware. You can use Windows 10’s built-in anti-malware application.

Just write Windows Defender in the search box, press Enter, and then click Scan Now.

There is also the second opinion, So, consider a free tool like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It scans for malware and removes what it finds; the paid version offers always-on protection to stop infections in the first place.

Now check for bloatware and get rid of it. Many free programs will do this for you. It is best to run several because no single one will locate all the bloatware on your system.

Good choices are the PC DecrapifierShould I Remove It? and SlimComputer.

9. Shut down and restart Windows

The last tip is to shut down the pc and restart it. It clears out any excess use of RAM which otherwise cannot be cleared

If your Windows 10 PC has turned slow with the passage of time for no apparent reason, you will be surprised at how much more quickly it will run when you do this.

Try these tips, and you will see that your pc runs faster than before.

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