How to speed up windows 10

how to speed up windows 10

What happens when you stuck in the middle of the game or can’t move the cursor in word file? This undoubtedly an embarrassing situation when you have a PC with the latest Windows 10. Windows 10 comes with the efficient coding that definitely makes the PC so fast. But over time, your Windows 10 can’t retain its former shine. It may become too slow and make the user so tiresome. Many suspected issues may trigger such a slowness problem. This article comes up with some easy ways on how to speed up Windows 10. As a user, you can easily solve some problems but here you need to know how to do it. So read attentively and act accordingly what we say herein. 

Speed Up Windows 10 PC

When a user faces the slow nature of a PC it seems ridiculous for him. Here on, we enlist eight ways that will get rid of the slow performance of Windows 10. Let’s see the ways on how to speed up Windows 10

  • Make sure that Your Windows and Drivers are Up to Date

As you know, Microsoft brings little updates frequently and the major update publishes about every six months. So, why this update release from Microsoft for Windows? Over time Windows becomes vulnerable to virus attacks and many bugs created in its system.  So, Microsoft brings an update where they solve such problems and boost up performance than the previous version.  Besides, you may see some latest features after taking the updated version. 

So, first thing first, you have to check and update the existing windows. You may do it whenever you feel that your Windows 10 lag behind from past performance. Also, you can regularly check your windows update information.  

Let’s see how you can update your existing Windows 10. 

  • At first, click on the Start button => go to Settings menu => find out the Update & Security=> go to Windows Update => click on Check for updates.
  • When you see a message like Updates are available, select Install now and restart the PC afterward.
  • Restart the PC

Sometimes, we need to open many programs, apps, and tabs in the browser- this will make the PC too slow.  Sometimes the PC will be stuck and retard us to continue our work. Here you have to close your unwanted program to make the PC fast. When you face the problem to close, go for the restart process. Albeit, it seems a silly task, but it works well when you are stuck with too many programs. After restart and open, you have to ensure minimal programs on your PC. 

Restarting is not a complex issue. Besides, all PC has a little button to do that. 

But if you have a problem on that button then follow this path-

Click on the Start button and select Power then click on the Restart icon.

However, some old version apps which run on Windows 10 seem to slow down the PC. So, to detect those culprits, you have to check the version of the app or run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter. To check through Program Compatibility Troubleshooter, you have to- 

  • At first, type troubleshoots in the search box from the taskbar. Now, select Troubleshoot settings and it has System settings listed below it.
  • From the list (troubleshooters), you have to select Program Compatibility Troubleshooter => then Run the troubleshooter.
  • Finally, select the problematic program and click the Next to continue through the troubleshooter.
  • Change the Existing Power Plan

Some settings look so attractive and we use those for the betterment of our PC. In your Windows 10, the Power saver plan is an example in this arena. When you run your PC having Power saver enabled, it will stop some function to save energy. Meanwhile, those stopped function may lead to slow down PC performance. You will find options like High performance or Balanced plan, and you can choose any instead of Power saver. Hopefully, those will give you satisfactory results like enhance performance.

To do that, you have to =>

  • At first, click on the Windows icon and type power & sleep => then go to Power & sleep settings. Alternatively, you can navigate like Start => Settings => System => Power & sleep. 
  • After that, click on the Additional power settings that you may find on the right side.
  • Lastly, click on that to see the plans and choose the power plan.

High Performance: It will provide you better performance by consuming more energy.

Balanced:  It like the neutral person in a dispute who takes both sides. But herein, this plan maintains a balance between high performance and power saver. 

Power saver: This plan tries hard and soul to save energy here no matter how many systems it forcefully shut off.

  • Wipeout Unnecessary Programs or Apps

When we go to the shopping mall for shopping, naturally we make a list of what we buy. But how many times we can confine ourselves to this list. Frankly speaking, we can’t because many attractive names, packaging force us to purchase. Likewise, when we visit Cnet, Softpedia, etc to get any software, we download and install beyond our expected. We usually motivated by name and the eye cache description, but we need not those. You may know that your installed program occupies RAM space.

However, if you install unnecessary programs and you need not those now, then uninstall instantly.

To do it: go to  Start menu=> Settings => Apps & features => then check and uninstall which you want.

  • Disable Unnecessary Startup Programs or Apps

Some apps are developed to start with PC automatically. These types of programs are liable to prolong the computer’s boot time. You may experience such issues when you install Skype, Utorrent, etc like apps. They work in the background like transferring data so that it will create pressure over RAM. Eventually, the PC becomes slow in starting and also in running condition. Besides, some may prolong the shutdown process also. 

So, to get rid of such a problem, you have to follow the following path to disable those programs.

  • Firstly, click on the Start icon => select Settings = > Apps = > Startup.
  • In the Startup Apps, select the program you rarely use or that you don’t need but a startup program. Now, to wipe out your selected programs, you have to set it off.
  • Defragment or Optimize Drive

When you see materials are unorganized in your office room undoubtedly, it will hamper your work. Likewise, in the computers hard drive when files are unorganized, it will slow down the computer’s performance. To organize the file, you can use the disk defragmentation feature.

Let’s see, how to speed up Windows 10 by using this process-

  • Click on the Windows key =>type defragment and chose the Defragment and Optimize Drives option.
  • Once you enter into the option, now choose the drive (especially the C drive) which you want to optimize.
  • Run Disk Cleanup or Clean Up Disks

Disk defragment helps the user to rearrange the file from disk and disk cleanup helps to clean unwanted files. To do it, you have to follow the following steps.

  • First of all, go to Properties by right-clicking on the system drive. After that, click on the Disk Cleanup (you can understand the occupied space from the General tab). 
  • Now choose Cleanup system files (if you want then you can scan 2nd time to know the disk space) => click OK. Then you will get a message named Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files? => click Delete Files.
  • Check out the Windows Appearance and Performance

Windows 10 make attractive by using some visual effects, for instance, shadow effect and animation. Albeit, these make your PC eye cache but it slows down your PC. Because those effects require additional system resources like RAM space. Especially, the user who has low RAM space is supposed to suffer much.  

To remove such effects form PC, you have to-

  • Go to the search box from the taskbar and type performances => from the result select Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.
  • Now, on the Visual Effects tab, choose Adjust for best performance and click on Apply. Afterward, restart the PC and see the result.

FAQ of How to speed up windows 10

How do I speed up my computer Windows 10?

There are several ways to boost up the performance of Windows 10, such as-

  • Make sure that your windows and drivers are Up to Date.
  • Restart the PC.
  • Change the existing Power plan.
  • Wipeout unnecessary programs or apps.
  • Disable unnecessary startup programs or apps.
  • Defragment or Optimize Drive.
  • Run Disk Cleanup or Clean Up Disks.
How to Speed up windows 10 for free?

Undoubtedly, the slow nature of a PC will make any user bored. Luckily, you can solve such problem for free by following some hacks, such as-

  • Ensure the Windows and Drivers are updated.
  • Restart the PC.
  • Bring change in the existing power plan.
  • Uninstall unnecessary programs or apps.
  • Disable unnecessary Startup Programs or Apps.
  • Defragment or Optimize Drive.
  • Run Disk Cleanup or Clean Up Disks.
How to speed up Windows 10 faster?

As a PC user, we always want our PC to run fast. But some unexpected issues make our PC too slow and make us bored. Thankfully, some free hacks will make our PC fast slightly. Those are –

  • Ensure the Windows and Drivers are updated.
  • Restart the PC.
  • Bring change in the existing power plan.
  • Uninstall unnecessary programs or apps.
  • Disable unnecessary Startup Programs or Apps.
  • Defragment or Optimize Drive.
  • Run Disk Cleanup or Clean Up Disks.
Why is my PC so slow?

Slow behavior of a PC is a natural phenomenon and almost all users face such issues in their computing experience. Although many things lie behind the slow nature of a PC, here we enlist some.

  • An old version of Windows.
  • Unnecessary programs or apps.
  • Too many startup programs
  • Too many junk files.
  • Virus and malware problem.

Is there a free program to clean up my computer?

Once you install Windows OS, you will find some built-in free programs, like Disk cleanup, etc. Apart from this, you will find much free software like Ccleaner, iolo System Mechanic, PC Booster, SlimCleaner Free, etc. 

 Final Thought

Now, it’s time to wrap up this article, and hopefully, we will deliver all the best hacks. Today, we have not enough time to wait to get a result from the computer. Therefore, the OS Company regularly updates their product by solving existing bugs to make the PC fast. Likewise, Windows 10 is a recent updated OS from Microsoft. But it also becomes slow over time and makes the user too bored. This article on how to speed up Windows 10 will help you to overcome the slow issues. Last but not least, if you find this helpful, share with your friends who also face the same problem.