If your PC is running slow, use these tips to help speed up and increase the performance of Windows 10. Here we provide 4 Things You Must Do To Increase Your PC’s Performance.
In this blog, we’ll walk you through 4 different ways you have to do to speed up, optimize, and improve the performance of your device whether it’s using older or modern hardware.
1.Disable startup apps.
Many of the apps installed on your computer can configure themselves to launch automatically during startup and continue to run in the background.
However, if you don’t use those apps on a daily basis, or you don’t have a powerful device, they can waste valuable system resources, which can significantly slow down the experience.
To disable apps at startup on Windows 10, use these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Click on Apps.
- Click on Startup.
- Click the Sort by menu and select the Startup impact option.
- Turn off the toggle switch for any application that’s not a priority (especially those marked as “High impact”).
- Restart your computer.
Once you complete the steps, your device should now start faster than before. Of course, levels of improvements will vary depending on the applications you’re disabling and your hardware configuration.
2. Disable Background Apps
Alongside the ability for apps to run at startup, certain apps can continue to perform a number of task in the background even if you’re not using them.
If you want to increase the performance of Windows 10 as much as possible, you can disable the apps that you don’t want to work in the background, or you can disable the feature entirely.
To disable background apps on Windows 10, use these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Click on Privacy.
- Click on Background apps.
- Turn off the toggle switch for the apps you want to prevent from running in the background.
- (Optional) Turn off the Let apps run in the background toggle switch to disable the functionality for all Store apps.
Once you complete the steps, apps will not waste system resources when you’re not actively using them to improve performance.
Using the Settings app, you can only manage Microsoft Store apps. If you have traditional desktop apps running in the background, you’ll need to adjust the settings in those programs.
3.Change Power plan
Windows 10 ships with three power plans, including Balanced, Power saver, and High performance to optimize the power usage on your device. If you’re looking to boost performance, you should be using the “High performance” option, which allows your computer to use more power to run faster.
To choose a different power plan on your computer, use these steps:
- Open Control Panel.
- Click on Hardware and Sound.
- Click on Power Options.
- Select the High performance power plan.
If the power plan you want to use isn’t available, you can create a custom power plan to improve performance using the “High performance” settings.
On laptops, you can also change the “Power mode” to improve performance by tapping or clicking the battery icon in the notification area and setting the slider to the Best performance option.
4.Reset Your Device
If nothing seems to increase performance, you can reset your device to start fresh with a clean copy of Windows 10 to improve startup and shutdown, battery life, and overall performance.
Warning: If you’re choosing not to keep your files, it’s recommended to create a full backup of your PC or at least make a copy of your files to an external drive before proceeding.
- Open Settings.
- Click on Update & Security.
- Click on Recovery.
- Under the “Reset this PC” section, click the Get started button.
- Click the Keep my files button. (You can also click the Remove everything button to erase everything and install a clean copy of Windows 10.)
- Review the apps that will be removed, and click the Reset button.
After you complete the steps, Windows 10 will be reinstalled removing previous configurations, settings, and apps to help you boost system performance.
In the case you selected the option to remove everything, the last thing left to do after the reset is to restore your files from backup.
If you’re looking to install Windows 10 from scratch, check out our in-depth guide to performing a clean installation.
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5. Upgrade to faster drive(Bonus)
If after spending the time tweaking and re-tweaking settings and resetting your device to the factory state, you’re still not seeing any improvements in performance, perhaps it’s time to upgrade that old rotating platters drive to an SSD.
Upgrading to an SSD is one of the best things you can do to increase system performance. In part, it’s because unlike mechanical drives, Solid-State Drives are built without moving parts, which means data can be read and written a lot faster.
On older devices, when replacing the HDD with an SSD, you’ll notice that Windows 10 will start more quickly, demanding apps will show noticeable improvements, and the overall performance will feel faster and snappier.
If you’re looking to make the leap from an HDD to an SSD on your desktop PC, we recommend the Samsung 860 EVO because of its fast performance, reliability, and a five-year warranty. Also, you can check our guide highlighting the best drives the money can buy, and the steps to upgrade the slow drive on your laptop.