How To Improve PC Performance on Windows 10

Shutting down or restarting the PC 

This helps the PC to clear its background running tasks that are not necessary. 

Steps to Shut down the Pc 

  • Open the Start section on the left-side bottom Corner
  • And then, Select the Power button
  • Click Shutdown
  • Then press the power button to boot up when the user needs to utilize the pc.

Disabling Startup Apps on the PC

Steps to Disable Startup Apps 

  • Search Settings on the search tab 
  • Subsequently, Click on “Apps” in the settings
  • Then select “Startup”
  • Go to sort by and select “Startup Impact”
  • Restart the app

By doing so, unwanted apps that register themselves to startup automatically as the PC starts are now disabled. Therefore, they won’t continue to run in the background and thereby won’t waste any system resources that can slow down the experience.

Disabling apps that relaunch on startup 

Steps to do so,

  • Search Settings on the search tab 
  • Thereafter, Select “Accounts” 
  • Click on “Sign in options” in Accounts Section
  • Go to “Restart Apps” and turn off the toggle switch

Earlier as you are on your PC, it starts up the apps beforehand and resumes where you paused your operations before you shut down your computer. It takes up RAM space and used the CPU heavily causing performance issues even though it’s convenient.

Uninstall non-essential apps on your PC 

How to Uninstall non – essential apps on your pc

  • Search Settings on the search tab 
  • And then, Click on “Apps” in the settings
  • Select “Apps and Features”
  • Subsequently, Select the apps you would like to Uninstall and click the Uninstall button next to it.
  • Thereafter, Again, click the Uninstall button if necessary or go with the directions that are shown with the uninstaller of the app.

Installing new apps from the Microsoft Store

  • Search Microsoft Store on the search tab on the taskbar and select it
  • And then, Use the search tab in the top corner.
  • Select the desired app from the Store

Restoring the PC to get a fresh system  

Make sure to back up any important files and login details to sites as all data will be deleted therefore you won’t be able to recover once the pc is reset.

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • Afterward, Select “Update and Security”
  • Click on “Recovery “
  • And now, select “Get Started” under “Reset this PC”
  • Now select “Remove Everything”
  • Subsequently, Click “Local Install”
  • Thereafter, Now Select “Next” 
  • Finally, click “Reset”

Cleaning up the hard drive on the PC

  • Search Settings on the search tab
  • Subsequently, Click on “System” in the settings
  • Click on “Storage”
  • Select “Temporary files “, however, if you can see it then click “Show more categories”
  • Afterward, select whatever files you feel comfortable with, and erase
  • Click “Remove Files” 

Checking For Malware 

  • Search Settings on the search tab 
  • Search “Windows Security”, click the top result and open the app
  • Go to “ Virus and Threat Protection”
  • Select “Check for updates”
  • Click on “ Virus and Threat protection”
  • Under current threats, click “Scan options” 
  • Select “Full scan “
  • Click “Scan Options”
  • Select “Full scan” 
  • Click “Scan Now”

Configure Ready Boost

  • Open “File Explorer “
  • And then, Select “This PC” on the left side.
  • Below “Devices and Drives”, right-click the USB flash drive and select the “Properties” Option
  • Thereafter, Click on the “Ready Boost “Tab
  • Select the “Dedicate this device to Ready Boost”
  • Next, click “Apply” 
  • Click “OK 

Disabling Backgrounds Apps on your PC

How to Disable Background Apps on your pc 

  • Search Settings on the search tab 
  • Next, Select “Privacy”
  • Click on “Background Apps”
  • Click on the Toggle Switch on apps that are unscary to run in the background.

Checking For Windows Updates

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • Click on “Update and Security”
  • Select “Windows Update”
  • Click “Check for updates”
  • If updates are shown, update them
  • Restart the PC afterward

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Update drivers of the devices

You can go online to download the latest software thus preventing the pc from lagging. 

  • Search “Device Manager” on the search tab on the taskbar and select it
  • Subsequently, Expand the “device drivers” that causing the issue. 
  • Afterward right click for options and select the “Update Driver” option.
  • Select “Browse my computer for driver software” 
  • Under the “Search for drivers in this location” section, select “Browse”.
  • Select the folder consisting of the driver installations files.
  • And now select the “Ok” button
  • Next, Click the “Next” button
  • Click the “Close” button

Switch to the high-performance power plan in your PC

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • And next, Click on “System” in the settings
  • Thereafter, Select “Power and sleep”
  • Afterward, Below Related Settings, select “Additional power settings”
  • Select the “ Show additional plans” option 
  • Select the “High-Performance Power” plan

Disabling System Visual effects on your PC

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • Afterward, Click on “System” in the settings
  • And then, Click on “About”
  • Subsequently, Below Related Settings, select “Additional System settings”
  • Click the “Advance “Tab
  • Below the “Performance” Section, click the “Settings” button
  • Click the “Visual Effects” tab
  • Select the “Adjust for best performance” option to disable all effects and animations.
  • Click “Apply”
  •  And now, Click “Ok”

Disable Transparency Effects 

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • And now, Click “Personalization”
  • Next, Select “Colors”
  • Turn Off “Transparency Effects”

Disable Search Indexing on your PC

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • And then, Search” Search Windows” in the Search Tab 
  • Under “More Search Indexer Settings “, click “Advance search Indexer Settings”
  • Afterward, select “Modify”
  • Click “Show all locations”
  • Thereafter, Under the “change selected locations”, clear all selected locations.
  • Next, Click “OK”
  • Click “Close”

Increasing Page File Size 

  • Search “Settings” on the search tab 
  • Subsequently, Go to “System”
  • And then, Select “About”
  • Afterward, Select “Advancement Settings”
  • Go to “Advance Tab”
  • Thereafter, Select “Settings” under Performance
  • Select “Advance Tab”
  • Now select “Change” under “Virtual Memory”
  • Next, Deselect the “Automatically manage paging files size for all drives” option.
  • And now click “Custom size”
  • Specify the “initial size” and the “maximum size” in “MB”
  • Select “Set”
  • Click “Ok”
  • Again Select “OK”
  • Restart your PC

Defragmenting Use Drive 

  • Search Settings on the search tab 
  • Next, Click on “System” in the settings
  • Thereafter, Click on “Storage”
  • Go to “More Storage Settings “and click the “Optimize Drives” options.
  • And then, Select the drive you need to defragment.
  • Finally, Click the “Optimize” button

Upgrading System Drive 

If your PC is still running on a SATA Hard drive, it’s worth upgrading to an SSD drive which will increase the speed of the PC. Therefore, going with an SSD is a great alternative that will enhance the PC’s performance in terms of loading times and prevent the PC from getting stuck most of the time. 

Upgrading the RAM 

If your memory on the PC is fully utilized often, then upgrading the RAM will thus improve the PC’s performance.

To check the usage of the RAM

  • Search “Task Manager” on the search tab on the taskbar and select it
  • Thereafter, Go to the “Performance” Tab
  • Next, Click on “Memory” on the list on the left side
  • And then, Below the graph, you will be able to see how much RAM is utilized and how RAM is available. 
  • If the RAM that is utilized is almost close to what’s available it’s better to upgrade the RAM to boost performance. For example, if you have 4 GB ram, upgrading to around 8 GB will have a big impact on Performance.

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