7 Ways to Improve the Speed ​​of Your Windows 10

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Do you Want Windows 10 to run faster? From Computer World give useful information about you. In just a few minutes you can try the tested tips below and then your machine will be with much better performance and without the usual system problems.

7 Ways to Improve the Speed ​​of Your Windows 10

1. Change the power settings

If you’re using the Windows 10 Power saver plan, you’re slowing down your computer. This plan reduces the performance of your computer to save energy. Changing this setting from “Power saver” to “High performance” or “Balanced” will give an immediate increase in performance.

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To do this, launch the Control Panel application, then select Hardware and Sound -> Power Options. However, you should see two options: “Balanced (recommended)” and “Power saver.” However, depending on the make and model of your computer, you may see other plans here, including some marked by the manufacturer. ”Click the down arrow next to“ Show additional plans. ”Select the desired setting, and then exit the control panel.

2. Disable the programs that start when you start your computer

One of the reasons your Windows 10 computer slows down is that you have too many programs running in the background – programs you rarely or never use. Stop them and your computer will run smoother.

Start Task Manager: press “Ctrl-Shift-Esc”, right-click on the lower right corner of your screen and select “Task Manager” or type “manager” in the Windows 10 search box and press “Enter”.

If “Task Manager” starts as a compact application without tabs, click “More details” at the bottom of the screen. Click the Startup tab. You’ll see a list of programs and services that start when you start Windows. To stop a program or service from starting when you start your computer, right-click it and select “Disable.”

This does not disable the program completely; it just won’t start when you start your computer – you can always change this setting if you decide something else later. To do this, repeat the steps described above and select “Enable” instead of “Disable”.

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Many of the programs and services that start when you start Windows 10 may be familiar to you, such as OneDrive or Evernote Clipper. But there will certainly be some that you do not recognize. Task Manager helps you get more information about unknown programs. Right-click an item and select “Properties” for more information about it, such as its location on your hard drive, whether it has a digital signature, and other information, such as the version number, file size, and last time it was changed.

You can also right-click on the item and select “Open file location”. This opens File Explorer and takes you to the folder where the file is located, which can give you a different idea of ​​the purpose of the program.

You can also select “Search online” after right-clicking. As a result, Bing will show you links to sites with information about the program or service.

Is it good to know about the existence of the Reason Software site called “Should I Block It”? Where you can search with the file name. You will usually find very solid information about the program or service.

3. Turn off Windows tips and tricks

While you’re using your Windows 10 computer, Windows keeps track of what you’re doing and offers tips on what you might want to do with the operating system. If you don’t find these tips useful, and you’re worried about your privacy, Windows is still “watching” you. On top of all that, this Windows help slows down your computer. So if you want to speed things up, tell Windows to stop giving you advice. To do this, click the Start button, select the Settings icon and go to System -> Notifications & actions. Scroll down to the “Notifications” section and uncheck “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.”

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4. Stop OneDrive synchronization

Another way to speed up your computer is to stop syncing. However, before you turn it off permanently, you’ll need to check if it’s actually slowing down your computer, because OneDrive is a useful backup tool, and if your computer or hard drive gets damaged, you’ll be able to recover your files.

Right-click the OneDrive icon (looks like a cloud) in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, and then click the More button at the bottom of the screen. On the screen that appears, click on “Pause syncing” and select 2 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours, depending on how long you want the pause to be. During this time, consider whether you see a noticeable increase in speed.

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If so, and you decide you really want to turn off syncing, right-click the OneDrive icon and select Settings -> Account from the pop-up menu. Click on “Unlink this PC” and then on the screen that appears click on “Unlink account.” When you do this, you’ll still be able to save your files to your local OneDrive folder, but it won’t sync to the cloud.

If you find that OneDrive is slowing down your computer, but you prefer to continue using it, you can try to troubleshoot OneDrive. For information on how to do this, see the Microsoft page titled “Fix OneDrive sync problems.”

5. Turn off search indexing

Windows 10 indexes your hard drive in the background, which in theory allows you to search your computer faster than if no indexing is performed. To turn off indexing completely, type services.msc in the Windows 10 search box and press Enter. The Services application will open. Scroll down to Indexing Service or Windows Search in the list of services. Double-click the option, and from the screen that appears, click Stop. Then restart the computer.

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6. Clean your hard drive

If your hard disk is full of files that you do not need, delete them. Cleaning the hard disk will improve the speed of your machine. 

7. Clean your registry

The Windows Registry tracks and controls almost everything about how Windows works and looks. This includes information about where your programs are stored, which DLLs are used and shared, what types of files need to be opened by which program, and almost everything else. But from time to time the information in the Registry needs to be cleaned up, because over time it can be filled with countless outdated settings of any type. Which in turn slows down the system.

However, to clean the registry you will need the right tools, it is impossible to do it yourself. There are many available, some free and others paid. But don’t rush to spend money, first try the free Auslogics Registry Cleaner, it does a good job.

Before using Auslogics or any other registry cleaner, you should back up your registry so that you can restore it if something goes wrong. To back up the Registry, type regedit.ext in the search box and press Enter. The Registry editor will start. From the File menu, select Export. From the screen that appears, be sure to select the “All” option in the Export range section at the bottom of the screen. Then select a location and file name and click Save. To restore the Registry, open the Registry editor, select Import from the File menu, and then open the file you saved. Now download, install and run Auslogics Registry Cleaner.

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