With the passage of time, our operating system usually begins to give us some speed problem, either due to its prolonged use or due to problems derived from the components of the equipment.
We should not worry too much, as this has been quite normal. But this does not stop it from being quite annoying when what you want is to work fluidly with the computer.
In this article we are not going to give you a magic recipe for fix speed issues with Windows 10, but yes a series of tricks and tips that will come from pearls to improve its performance. You will see that by touching certain options you will notice substantial changes. Go for it!
Disable startup programs
One of the most widespread tips among Windows users since ancient times is to reduce the list of programs that automatically run when booting our PC. You would be surprised at the number of programs that slip into this list without realizing it and that are absolutely unnecessary.
To deactivate them, you only have to press the right button of your mouse on the Windows start button, and select the “Task Manager” option. Then, you must click on the “More details” drop-down option. Finally, select the “Start” tab, where you will see all those programs that slow down startup. With the right button it disables all those that are not essential.
Make Windows 10 look less
Another classic is to disable the visual effects of Windows 10, that nobody doubts that they are very attractive, but if you have a limited graphics card or little RAM, you had better do without all these additions.
From the Windows 10 search box we enter sysdm.cpl, and in the popup window, we follow the path “Advanced options> Performance> Configuration”. From here we can fiddle with the visual options available, deactivate them one by one or remove them all at once with “Adjust to obtain the best performance”.
Delete temporary files
It is practically impossible to avoid accumulating files from past installations or residual documents from badly uninstalled programs. Although they do not pose a danger to the team, yes they can affect Windows performance when executing certain tasks.
Fortunately, Windows 10 has a problem solver that you will find inside the “Control Panel” or through the search box. This option basically performs maintenance tasks to free up space on our disk.
The Windows 10 voice assistant also consumes resources from our system to function. If you don’t get enough performance, better be dispense with Cortana and go to the old Windows search box.
To do this, just click on the circle just next to the taskbar, to activate the wizard. Then click on the gear on the right to display the options, and so proceed to deactivate everything we deem convenient.
Activate quick start
You may have this option disabled by default, but Windows 10 has a quick sign-in mode that you may want to have enabled. To do this go to “Power Options” well through the path “Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> Power Options ” or by right-clicking the mouse and accessing “Power Options”.
Access the menu “Choose the behavior of the start / stop buttons”. Once inside, first click on “Change the currently unavailable configuration” and below, then on “Shutdown configuration”, you will see the option to activate the quick start of the system.
Get the juice out of Windows 10
By default, Windows does not render 100% of its capacity, so if you think you need to accelerate your operating system, you just have to follow the path “Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> Power Options ” or by right-clicking the mouse and accessing “Power Options” (yes, again).
Once there, you will see the different energy plans available. Tap on “Change plan settings” and then “Change advanced power settings”. In this last section, you can click on each of the energy plans (Recommended and Balanced), the different configurations available to manage power consumption.
Of course, depending on the options you have activated, it is more than likely that you notice an increase in the temperature of the equipment.
Change system virtual memory
This option is specially designed for those teams with a RAM somewhat scarce and they have little storage space.
To do this, follow the following path: Control Panel> System and Security> System> Advanced System Settings> Advanced Options> Configuration (Performance)> Advanced Options, and finally we look for Virtual Memory and click on the “Change” button.
Next, you must activate the “Custom size” option, and proceed to its configuration. The most common is to set in initial size, the value below as recommended, in our case, 1,906 MB.
As for the maximum size, it is advisable to put a value equivalent to double or triple the maximum capacity of RAM.
Install an SSD disk
If you make the decision to change the hard drive of a lifetime for an SSD. You will notice a real change in performance both at startup and system execution that laugh at the advice we’ve given you so far. And without the need for the SSD to have a lot of GB of space.
Up to here our advice so that your Windows 10 run faster. If none of these tricks works for you, perhaps it is time to spend the money on some component, and change the graphics card or the RAM of the device. It may even get you a new laptop, although hopefully not that bad.
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