If you are sick of your formerly brighter and faster Windows 10 for being slower now, there may be different factors contributing to make it slower. Well! Whatever is the reason.
You need to make it faster as it was earlier when you installed it. Here is how you can make it faster by putting a little pep back to its former shine.
Use Disk Cleanup Utility (Most Working Solution)
Disk cleanup utility improves the performance of your system and also gives you more space on the drive. It deletes all of the junk files, delivery optimization files and other temporary files littering the drive. It is how you can run this utility.
Go to the “Control Panel” and select “Administrative Tools” from here.
In the list of tools, double-click “Disk Cleanup” to choose the drive you want to clean. Usually, it is “C” drive where you install Windows. That’s why you need to select “C” drive from here.
Disk Cleanup will start calculating the space you can free up. Wait for a while until it completes the process of calculating the space it will free up.
Once the Disk Cleanup window opens, you need to check all of the checkboxes delete these files from the C drive and select “OK.”
A confirmation message appears on the screen where you need to select “Delete Files” to delete them permanently.
It’s amazing! You will experience a better performance of Win 10 now. Isn’t it cool?
Disable the Transparency of Colors
When the transparency is toggled on, it occupies some disk resources. Hence, by toggling it off, you can make Win 10 a bit faster. Do the followings to disable it.
Go to the “Start” menu and select “Settings” from here.
In the Settings Menu, click “Personalization” to move ahead.
Here, in the left pane, choose “Colors” to display its menu in the right pane. Scroll down the page and turn off the “Make Start, Taskbar, and action centre transparent” option.
Disable Special Effects
The Special Effects is a built-in feature of Windows 10. This feature is by default enabled. You need to disable it for a faster Windows 10.
Right-click the Start to launch its WinX menu. Select “System” from here.
Select “Advanced system settings” from the left pane.
In the System Properties window, select the “Advanced” tab and click “Settings” under the Performance category.
The Performance Options window appears on the screen. Here, in the “Visual Effects” tab, you need to select the radio button “Adjust for best performance” and choose “OK” to save your preferences. (If you think that you cannot live without the special effects, just uncheck the visual effects that do not make a difference to you and click “OK” finally)
Turn Off Startup Programs
When you activate the system, some programs start up automatically. These startup apps can make your system a bit slower.
You need to turn these programs off so that they could not start up automatically and thus; you could enjoy a faster Windows 10. It is how you can do so.
Right-click the “Start” button and select Task Manager from here.
Choose “Startup” tab to view the Startup programs. Here, right-click one application and select “Disable” from the context menu. You need to observe the programs taking up Drive’s massive resources and disable all of them.
If you want to improve the performance of Windows 10, you need to run “Troubleshooter” for this purpose. The troubleshooter utility will detect and fix any problem that is causing to slow down your Windows.
So, it helps make Win 10 faster. Follow the instructions below to run a Troubleshooter.
Right-click the “Start” button and select “Control Panel” from the WinX menu.
Click “Security and Maintenance” category from Control Panel.
Here, you need to select “Troubleshoot” as shown in the image below.
Now, choose “System and Security” from here to launch “Troubleshoot” window.
Lessen the Boot Menu Timeout
The boot menu is basically the menu that appears for a few seconds when you boot the system. It gives you a few moments if you want to run Windows in Safe Mode.
You need to lessen this duration to make a difference to Win 10 speed. It is usually set to half a minute, but you can make it like 15 seconds.
Go to the “Control Panel” and select “System” category. Here, go to the “Advanced system settings” option that lie in the left pane.
The “System Properties” window appears now. Here, you need to select “Settings” under “Startup and Recovery” section.
You need to lessen the time from 30 to 15 seconds for “Time to display a list of operating systems” and click “OK” to save the changes.
(You can reduce the time as more as you want. It may be 10 or 5 seconds only depending on your choice)
Don’t Allow any Tips & Suggestions
Another useful step to make Windows 10 faster is that you should turn off the “Tips and Suggestions” option. I know that it leaves only a little impact on performance, but little drops make a great sea. So, turn it off by following the steps below.
Go to the “Start” menu and select “Settings” from here.
In the Settings menu, choose “System” to view its content.
In the left pane, you will see the category “Notifications and actions.” Click to see its menu. In the right pane, turn off the option “Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows.” That’s all.
Everything you see online, you install to your system so that you could use it later. But that moment never comes. So, the said bloatware needs to be uninstalled from the system now.
May be some apps are corrupted or did not installed correctly. Due to these apps, you will face a slower system. That’s why uninstall them and make your Win 10 speedier.
Right-click the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel” from there.
In Control Panel menu, choose “Programs and Features” category.
It will take you to the “Uninstall or Change a Program” feature. Here, select the unwanted program and click “Uninstall” option above.
Now close the window, and that’s all.
Change Power Plan
If you are using a Power Saver plan, that will also cause some extra Disk usage. So, you need to change the Power Plan. The Windows will ultimately show good performance.
It is how you can do so.
Go to the “Control Panel” and choose “Hardware and Sound” category from there.
You need to select “Power Options” from the next window. Now check which plan you have recently selected.
If it is “Power Saver,” you need to change it with High-Performance plan. You can also select “Balanced” plan.
Reboot the System
If Windows 10 has become slower or it is stuck, you need to restart the system. There may be a temporary glitch that is causing this issue. So, a simple reboot resolves many temporary errors.
So guys! Try these methods to make your Win 10 faster and let me know how helpful my tips were for you.