The new Windows 10 seems to stay for a longer period and many users already updated to it. In case your computer is not running fast as it supposed, try the following methods to make windows 10 faster and use fewer resources. This dramatically improves the performance of your computer, so you can play heavy games and browse the internet with 50 Tab open in Google Chrome. This tutorial teaches you about windows 10 performance tweaks that actually works.
Windows 10 is way better than any of its predecessors, some people still using Windows 7 for many reasons. One big reason is, they’d have to buy expensive machines just to run windows 10 on it. (while many people do use alternative operating systems) Apart from forced ads and pre-defined settings, Windows 10 is the best operating system the world has ever seen.
Windows 10 Performance Tweaks
Follow these top 10 checklist and make sure you computer is running the Windows 10 as it supposed — faster.
1. Remove Built-in ads (Apps & Games)
Microsoft suggests apps and games in the start menu, and sometimes installs them automatically; it’s covered under Microsoft terms, so there is nothing wrong with it. Since you own the computer and have a reasonable choice whether or not to let Microsoft decide what to install on your computer.
When you finish installing Windows, open your Start menu and right-click and remove all the tiles (game and apps) than you don’t want Microsoft to install.
2. Disable Animations & Visual Effects
There is some setting in Windows 10; tweak them and take advantage by limiting animations and visual effects which directly affects system performance. This dramatically increases system performance, although you’ll be missing beautiful animations. Disable windows animations and visual effects; from Performance Options. Click on the start button and type
performance optionsand select the “Adjust for best performance” option under the very first tab Visual Effects. An another option to open those settings is through the Run box, press Win + R key, type “SystemPropertiesPerformance” hit the enter key.
As you can see in the image, I choose to have a few settings turned on. Turning them all off is going to hurt the UI. Another way to reduce system level animation: Head to Settings > Ease of Access > and turning off the following
Show animations in Windows
Show transparency in Windows
Automatically hide scrollbar in Windows
There is also option to remove the desktop background, but I don’t recommend blacking out your desktop screen, it won’t look great either.
3. Color Settings
Settings > Personalisation > Taskbar and disable the taskbar transparency or custom colors. Use a solid color instead of a transparent accent color. This is very useful to increase the performance and to speed up your Windows 10. Check the following guide to disable the transparent colors in the taskbar and from the start menu.
QuickTip: Disable all the options under the “Colors” settings.
It will not impact much or save lot of RAM or increase performance. However, disabling search options will make them function smoothly.
4. Increasing Virtual Memory
In the case, your computer has not-enough RAM to handle windows 10 increase the Virtual Memory so your apps won’t crash and the system won’t lag or freeze the next time. To increase or adjust virtual memory follow the below guide.
5. Removing Temporary Files
It’s very basic, the more garbage will be on your computer, the slow computer will work. Though, defragmenting should be enough to run your computer as fast as it could be with your hardware spec. But when your computer does a Windows Update it increases the number of temporary files. This can indirectly affect your computer’s speed, and this is advised that you clear these temporary files once a month. Or twice in a year.
Windows + R and enter
%temp% and delete everything inside these two folders.
There are multiple ways to delete temporary files, follow the below-detailed guide. How to Delete Temporary Files in Windows 10 – Quickfever
6. Disable Features
If your concern is RAM consumption, you can literally disable programs and features to save ram whenever possible. Please note that disabling program might interrupt other applications or features. It is unlikely that we are recommending you to disable all those Windows programs and features. Use your common sense and disable programs that you rarely use.
6.1 Windows Update: Well you can disable automatic updates to save both bandwidths and avoid processor stress when apps are being updated, very often. But you should know that you won’t be able to download apps from the Windows store, neither purchase music nor TV shows, you’ll have to re-enable Windows update to make them work.
- How to Completely Disable Automatic Windows Update in Windows 10
- How to reinstall windows store and other Built-in Windows Apps
- Windows 10 Store App Stuck and Not Working? Here’s how to Fix
6.2 Cortana: Cortana is no doubt useful, even funny and funnier sometimes, and understands loads of commands and questions. Update: Do you know in a new leaked Windows 10 build, the Cortana is hard wired to work from the beginning, such while Windows 10 is installing.
- How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10 in One-Click – Quickfever
- Top 60 Funny Question and Commands You can Ask Cortana
- Funny Things To Ask Cortana We’ve list of 300+ Commands and Q’s
- 20 Funny Cortana Commands you Won’t believe until you Ask Cortana
6.3 IE11: Internet Explorer shouldn’t be there when an advanced Edge browser is there. IE 11 can be uninstalled using the “add or remove windows features” app.
7. Removing and disabling programs
 Uninstalling Programs: You should remove all those installed programs such as rarely used programs.
 Disabling startup programs: You can save some RAM and CPU stress by disabling the programs when windows start. To do that open Task manager and from the “startup” tab and see if there are unwanted programs you can disable. Disabling driver related program has not advised either program those publishers is Microsoft or Google.
8. Refresh your Computer.
A fresh installation is required when your Windows 10 is totally messed up, here are a few guides that will help you from Downloading a Windows 10 iso to Installing on your computer.
- Download Windows 10 ISO
- How to Install Windows 10 From USB
- 20 Best Software to Install On Windows 10
- Quickfever’s List for Windows: Best Essential Windows Apps
9. Make Windows 10 boot faster.
However, if you do all the above steps regularly your Windows 10 will boot as fast as it can, a normal Windows 10 Boot is 30 Seconds. Ensure that the “Fast startup” option is turned on. To check search “Power Options” > what the power buttons do > under shutdown Settings, tick the “Turn on fast startup” option. Also, note that you won’t be able to toggle the fast startup option unless you click on the top button that reads ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable.’
10. Choose accordingly
You don’t have to follow each and every step. You do not need to follow all the steps precisely. Just use common sense, analyze your computer and apply methods according to them in order to make your windows 10 faster.
- Windows 10 Performance Tweaks