Today we are going to show you how to speed up your Windows 10 performance. Please note that we are not using any third party software to achieve the boost. It is a totally free and effective way. The results are so quick that you will feel the change immediately.
We are going to cover 10 major steps in this post. So please ensure your window is updated to the latest version. So let’s begin with the steps.
Table of Contents
1.Power Option Setting
In this step, we are going to show you an important thing to boost your system performance using control panel power option settings.
Go to settings and now navigate System settings and open ‘Power and Sleep‘ tab, then click on the ‘additional power settings‘, which will launch the control panel power options window.
It will allow the PC hardware to achieve its maximum performance without compromising energy usage.
Now, click on ‘Change Plan Settings‘ then ‘Change advance power setting‘ and you will see a new window.
Go to Hard disk and change the ‘Setting Minutes‘ from 20 to 0. Now scroll down and go to ‘Process Power Management‘, and go to ‘Minimum Process State‘ and change it to 0. Also, change the ‘Maximum Process State‘ to 100.
Click on Apply and then OK.
In this step, we are going to disable every unwanted features or rarely use settings. And by doing that the PC can retrieve a good amount of system resources free. Which will naturally cause better system performance.
All we need to do is go to settings and then navigate each sub settings and disable those features which we don’t use often. It is really hard to tell each selective settings. Thus follow the screenshots.
The above image is small example. You can disable all those things which you don’t use more often. Like camera access, microphone access, location, gaming etc.
3.Defragment and Optimize device
Only follow the steps if you have installed your Windows on HDD or Hard Disk. If you are using SSD or Solid State Drive please avoid doing the steps.
Go to start menu and search ‘Defragment and optimize driver‘ click on it and a new window will open.
Select C drive and then optimize.
Mechanical drives need defragmentation because on a regular hard disk, data is stored in different sectors on the platter and mostly the read head had to reach multiple locations on the platter to read a single file.
This will result in faster load file and better performance.
On the other hand, a solid state drive doesn’t read or write a file in a similar manner because it doesn’t have any moving part inside. So there is no need to defrag the SSD.
Also, make sure to defrag all the other partition if your PC has multiple partitions.
4.Disable Unwanted Start Up Programs
For this, all you need to do is go to Task Manager and disable all the unwanted Startup Programs. Disable all those applications which you don’t need to start when your system starts.
These causes boot time slower and decrease system performance because once it starts up it stays running forever in the background until your system shut down.
Simply go ahead and select a program, then click on the disable button. Which will disable the program to automatic startup when window boot.
5.Delete unnecessary files
This is the way to free up some hard drive space and reduce some system load.
Hit window key + R shortcut and run box will appear on the screen. Now type in ‘temp‘ and click on OK.
It will open a folder and it will have a huge number of files. These are only created for temporary storage purpose. Select all the files and delete them.
Now, we have to go to run box again so hit window key + R and then type ‘%temp%‘. Similarly, we will see huge files and folders. Select all and delete it.
6.Disk Clean Up
Disk clean up is a feature that available natively on every Window 10 Systems. It uses to clean junk files on the System.
Go to My Computer or This PC, now right click on the System drive or C Drive then choose properties. Under the General tab, you will find the ‘Disk clean up‘ option. So click on it. Then select ‘Download Program file’, ‘Internet Temporary files’, ‘Thumbnails’, ‘Temporary files’ and ‘Recycle bin’. Then click on ‘Clean Up System file‘. It will clean all the junk files.
In this we are going to tweak the registry for better performance.
Hit Window key + R and run will pop up. Type in ‘regedit‘ and Registry window will pop up.
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> CONTROL PANEL -> MOUSE
Double click on ‘mouse hover time‘ and change it value from 400 to 10.
Now go ahead and select the desktop folder and look for an option called ‘MenuShowDelay‘. Double click on this and change its value from 400 to 10.
8.Reduce Run Time Service
It is a great way to achieve even more performance by cutting some of the unwanted services.
Open the run box by Window key + R shortcut and type in ‘msconfig‘. Now open the System Configuration window. Once it is opened move on to the service tab and there will be a list of active services.
It is important that before we do anything click on the ‘hide all Microsoft Services‘. All the remaining services can be disabled all by one by clicking Disable all.
It might ask you for a restart in that case just give permission. You can always redo this stuff so in case you mess up with something it is totally fine.
9.Empty Recycle bin
It might not sound an effective way but keeping files on Recycle bin is not for system performance. As it stores unwanted data for long time. If you don’t want those data then it’s much better to clear it up.
10.Reduce Visual effect
I personally won’t recommend this option as it changes the graphics and GUI and you may find it annoying so just don’t use this.