How to speed up Windows 10: In Windows 10 computer or laptop lagging is very irritating while doing the work. Sometimes it takes too long to boot up. Or take too much time while opening an application in Windows 10 there are too many factors due to which the computer is lagging. If you are also facing such type of problem then you are at right place. Here we going to discuss how to overcome such types of errors or problems.
But before solving a problem in Windows 10 we going to see what is the root cause due to which all this happening. The first step is to check your computer configuration such as your RAM, computer processor, or compare it with windows 10 compatibility Configuration. if that does not fulfill that requirement then you have to upgrade your hardware first. But if your computer or laptop is good enough or still facing such type of error then you have to do the following steps to speed up your Laptop. how to speed up my windows 10 computer?
1. Remove Unwanted Applications.
In Windows 10, the first work you have to do is check unwanted applications that you dos not use but they are still on your PC. Or taking your hard disk space or ram memory in the background due to which other applications tacking time to load or having a problem in multitasking. By uninstalling these applications your computer will speed up. But other factors you have to check more after these. To Remove These applications the Simplistic way is the search Control panel in the search bar clicks control panel app. Then right-click on these applications which you want to uninstall or click on Uninstall.
Follow These steps to uninstall these applications.
- First, click on Start.
- Then click on File Explorer.
- Click on This PC.
- After that, you can see options called Uninstall or change a program.
- Right-click on that Applications or click Uninstall.
2. Disable startup programs.
After uninstalling unwanted applications in Windows 10 there are still some applications remains which you need some times. But these applications still running in the background or tacking your processing power or making your running application slower. To solve these types of problems you have to disable these applications. or also disable them at startup. disable on startup means some of your applications automatically start on your system boot up or when your computer starts. That’s why your PC tacking too much time after a restart or when you start it. The people who have technical information about the computer they can understand these type of problems. But some people do not have good knowledge of computer system or they are very irritated by computers due to such behavior. But if you are using antivirus or any type of firewall which starts on startup don’t disable them.
To disable startup programs Follow these steps.
- Click Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10. Or use Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Then select Task Manager.
- Then click on Startup.
- Right-click on program
- Then click disable.
- Restart your PC to take effect.
3. Optimize and defragment the drive.
To speed up Windows 10 after uninstalling and disabling your programs do optimization or defragment your hard disk. The first work right-click on your system partition such as C: then click on properties, in General, click Disk Cleanup. After that click on Tools, then click Optimize >> Analyze >> Optimise. These features are inbuilt in Windows 10. But if You want a good result then there is a free software called Iobit Defragment This is a very good tool or its free of cost.
What basically it does or What is Defragmentation ?
After the use of so much data, our Os write data on disk in a fragmented way some times when less data or uneven data on the hard disk. Due to this data is fragmented on the user’s hard disk due to this there is not enough contiguous data space in HDD to hold the complete file. To store data on HDD when storage space is less OS break our data in part or store on various data addresses (locations on HDD. due to this HDD take a long time to load applications or PC works slow. So the process of defragmentation is basically putting those file parts together making it one file due to these applications load faster in RAM.
Follow these steps for defragmentation in Windows 10.
- Go to File Explorer.
- Click on This PC.
- Right-click on Drive.
- Click on Tools.
- Then click on Optimize.
- Again click Optimize.
4. Cheak For the system is managing the page file size.
To speed up Windows 10 The page file is also impotent factor for computer speed management in Windows 10. In Windows 10 this is managed automatically but some times this function can be disabled or page file size is very low. due to which programs load very slow or some times PC hangs.
What is the Page file? Windows uses hard disk space as a memory like RAM. This is very good for those computers who have a low ram on their computer. When we enable these feature it helps PC to load programs faster or helps to speed up processes. To check this function enable or not go to the search box on the taskbar, Then type advance system, Then select View advanced system setting. In System, Properties click Advanced tab and select Settings in the virtual memory section. Please ensure that the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox is selected. Then Restart Your PC / Laptop.
- Go to the search box type advance system.
- Select View advanced system setting.
- In System Properties, select the Advanced tab.
- Then select Setting.
- In Performance Option Select Advance tab.
- Select Change in the Virtual memory area.
- Check for Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox is selected.
- Restart your PC.
5. Free up disk space and Cheak for low disk space.
In Windows 10 sometimes when your Hard disk has a low disk space due to this your PC cant create a page file. Due to this, your all processes are taking your full RAM and due to this, your PC works slow. But how to know that your PC has a very low space to work. Check under your partition the percentage bar is always blue but when your Disk critically full then the color changes to Red. Specially check these drives where your program files are stored.
To free up HDD space remove unwanted data from that drive such as old movies, Videos, Remove Unnecessary data form desktop. Clean Recycle bean Remove Temporary files.
How to remove temporary files?
- Type %temp% in search in windows 10.
- Select Temp folder.
- Delete all files in Temp folder
6. Remove Viruses or Malware.
In Windows 10 or also other OS if we complete the above mentions things after that also it works slow. The reason behind that is so many Virus, Malware can slow down your PC. In Windows 10 they provide an inbuilt security system called Windows Defender, but some times it is set to disable you have to enable it for security reasons. If you want to add more features for security then add antivirus software on your computer. There is so many free of cost antivirus available to download these are some you can check Malwarebytes, IObit Malware Fighter, Panda. These free antiviruses help you to stay your system virus free.
7. Install more RAM.
IF your computer use very heavy or you use multitasking. Or use more big programs at once then you need more RAM to speed up your PC. the heavy multitasking is also one reason behind a slow computer. If you use a computer for video editing, animations, game development then you need more RAM the easiest way to increase PC speed is to install more RAM. your motherboard has alternative ports or RAM slots to attach more RAM. I especially suggest adding DDR4 Ram if your motherboard supports it.
You can change or add RAM in Your system easily you not need any special knowledge for that but you can search a little bit on YouTube or do it your self. But if you hesitating to do that then any computer service center will do that at a very small price. I sure you feel a huge difference in computer/Laptop speed performance. (How to speed up Windows 10 computer? )
8. Migrate your Windows 10 Os on SSD.
In HDD hard disk the reading and writing speed is low compare to SSD hard disk. HDD takes approximately 5,000 to 1000 microseconds to access the hard disk data. due to this installing Windows 10 on HDD is an old strategy in HDD there are mechanical parts such as platters reader head e.t.c. due to the mechanical part, it consumes much power or also works slow and the lifetime of that HDD drive is also low. You don’t need big size SDD you can get small size SDD and install your OS on that.
And to store other media data you fairly use such as Movies, Images, Backups, you can put that on secondary HDD drive. Yes, you can use two hard disks at a time on the computer. There also has the technique to use to the hard disk on a laptop but I will discuss that on another topic or separate topic. but if you have a good configuration computer or laptop then I suggest using SDD after that you can see the difference. In Application loading speed the speed will increase because of your computer load program into RAM faster from SDD. SDD does not have any mechanical parts such as platters or any magnetic parts to store data it uses electronic chips to store data. SDD can store data for a long time without power. and Due to no mechanical parts, the life of your SDD is very good.
9. Disable Animations or Effects on windows 10
The animations and effects take so much system resources of your computer that why your computer runs slow. If you have the latest configurations laptop or PC then there is no problem. They can handle this extra load but what about the older configurations computers people install Windows 10 on older PC and think there is nothing on my computer but why this is working slow. If you want to use windows 10 on the older computers properly then you can disable these options from settings easily or use basic features or graphics on your computer.
How To Disable Animations Effects on windows 10?
- Go to search or type Advance system settings.
- Select Advance Tab.
- Then select Settings in Performance.
- select Custom And disable all these options.
- Click Apply.
- Restart Computer.
10. Check resource uses.
After all these processes you can check which application getting so many computer resources on your computer. Such as CPU uses, Memory uses, Disk uses Network, Power usage, Power usage trend e.t.c. here you can track all the system uses and also disable applications that are running in the background. This is the better way to calculate which resource we have to improve in our system such as RAM, Processor, SDD. In TAsk manager, you can also check overall performance, App history, Startup applications, Users…
How to use Resource Uses?
- Click Ctrl + Shift+ Esc.
Conclusion: I hope These solutions will work for you, I shear this information from my one experience. And try to deliver my best information to solve the problem. You not only use these techniques with windows 10 but also other OS such as Windows 8, Windows 7, XP. If you still have any problem relented to computer speed you can contact me or comment I will replay. It takes so much time to write such a technical article I hope you like these content or article Good luck!
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