How To Speed Up Your Windows 11, 10 And 8 PC
On newer PCs, Windows 10 runs smoothly. But if your computer is a few years old, or you just want Windows to run even faster, there are several ways to improve the performance of your operating system . How to speed up your computer? Here are a couple of tricks on how to make Windows 10 run faster.
How to speed up Windows 10?
The first thing you can do to speed up Windows 10 is adjust the settings in System Configuration . To do this, right-click the Windows logo on the taskbar and select the System (System). Click Advanced system settings (Advanced system settings) on the left and click on the tab Advanced in the window System Properties .
In the Performance section, click Settings . You will be taken to a new window. Discover here the tab Visual Effects (Visual Effects) and do not forget to set the radio button next to Customize for the best performance (Adjust for best performance). Remember to save your changes by clicking OK .
Speed up Windows with msconfig
Another effective way to speed up Windows 10 is with the msconfig command . You can open Command Prompt by pressing the Windows and R keys at the same time . Now enter msconfig and click OK to open the settings.
In the resulting window, click the Advanced tab Load (Boot) and check on without loading a graphic interface (No GUI boot). This will disable the Windows 10 startup graphical interface, which will allow your system to boot noticeably faster than before.
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Improve hard drive performance in Windows 10
Certain files on your hard drive, such as temporary installation files, can significantly reduce the performance of your PC. The free CCleaner app offers a fast and reliable way to get rid of all unnecessary files on your computer.
Another way to clean up your hard drive is to use the native Disk Cleaner in Windows 10. The fastest and easiest way to open this tool is to press the Windows and R (Command Prompt) keys at the same time . In the dialog box, enter the cleanmgr command and click OK .
Adjust power settings in Windows 10
Windows 10 is designed with energy in mind . By default, Microsoft installs a balanced power plan on all computers. This plan automatically balances performance with energy consumption. If you have any problems with the performance of Windows 10, you can try to change the power plan to High performance (High performance). It works like this:
In the search box on the taskbar, enter power options, and then click the corresponding search result. A new window will appear where you can choose from three different power management schemes: balanced, energy efficient, and high performance.
Remove malware and viruses from PC
Last but not least, if you notice that your Windows 10 PC is running slower than usual, it could be the result of a malware or virus infection. In this article, you can learn more about how to protect your computer from viruses.