Speed up boot time, processes and events on your Windows PC. Some many tricks and tweaks help you to speed up Windows PC. These ways can be tried out by intending users and comment on the one that works out for you.
How To Speed Up Your Windows PC
1. Disable Startup Programs. Disabling startup applications will make them not load on Windows startup. The applications can be launched manually. Right-click on your Taskbar (the horizontal bar on your screen where there is Wifi, battery icons…). Click on “Task Manager“. Accept any pop-up dialogue window. Click on the “Startup” Tab. You can disable any startup application from there. You can download a third-party application like Glary Utilities for this task.
2. Disable Background Apps. Background apps are Windows apps that run in the background to receive notifications and updates. While messaging and email apps may require background sync, apps like Candy Crush and Calculator don’t need it at all. These apps constantly run in the background and make the computer slow, besides draining the battery. So to speed up Windows 10, first disable the background apps.
3. Uninstall Multiple Antivirus Programs. It is a bad idea to install multiple Antivirus programs to secure your PC. Antivirus checks file integrity in the background which in turn eats disk usage. Having multiple antiviruses will further make your computer slow. In fact, installing an antivirus on Windows 10 is completely avoidable as it comes with Windows Defender pre-installed. And frankly, it’s pretty good and reliable. If your PC is attacked by some rogue virus and Windows Defender cannot remove it, we recommend you install Malwarebytes to clean up your PC. Malwarebytes will speed up Windows 10 and also remove the viruses.
4. Change Power Plan to high performance. You can do this by Right-click on the battery icon on the Taskbar. Click on “Power Options“. Click on the “Show additional plans” dropdown. You can then select the “High Performance” option. NOTE!: Higher performance is Power intensive. It can affect your hardware in future. It is not recommended for everyday usage. Be warned about how you use this option.
5. Disable Windows UpdateBlock Telemetry Service. Windows are increasingly tracking users with its various tools and techniques. It constantly sends and retrieves data to its server in the background. All these background telemetry services hog down crucial computer resources which further makes your PC slow down. So to block these telemetry services from running in the background, you can use a personalized host file. It blocks the server and the PC from establishing a communication.
6. Disable Indexing on Older Windows 10 PCs. In simple terms, Indexing means keeping a list of all the files located on your PC. It helps Windows in finding the file quickly when you hit the search button. However, on older PCs, the indexing process eats up too many resources and makes the PC remarkably slow. Note that if you are using a Windows PC with powerful configurations, then disabling indexing will not make a considerable difference.
7. Debloat Windows 10. Windows Operating System has become incredibly bloated with useless apps and services. These apps take up crucial RAM, processing power and disk space. It significantly slows down the system and you are left with a laggy mess. The sad part is that you can’t even uninstall these apps through the Control Panel. You can find a simple tool online that deletes unnecessary windows apps and files. You can boot Windows PC from USB using this method.
8. Use an Efficient Browser. Most of us use a web browser on our Windows 10 PC to browse the internet. In my case, I use Chrome all the time because I am deep into Google’s ecosystem. However, Chrome Browser is a resource hogger. It really eats up most of my computer resources, making it slow and overall laggy for a few seconds. You can search google for lightweight browsers on PC. Delve in, and start using the one most efficient for your computer.
9. Switch to an SSD. Solid-State Drive (SSD) performs faster than Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Using a computer with SSD can increase boot time and make the PC fast.