It is very normal when you buy a new computer to be performed quickly, but all computers slow down over time. It is easy to restore the performance of the device with some simple tricks and you will not need to spend more money to change some components, we will show today some tricks to help improve the performance of Windows 10, which will improve the overall performance of your device.
The only exception to these tricks is if your laptop or PC has a HDD-type hard drive and not an SSD- type hard drive . Although our advice will help improve overall performance, but replacing the HDD with the SSD will be a better solution to enhance and accelerate performance, here are a set of tips and steps to make Windows 10 faster without upgrading your hardware:
1. Remove startup programs
One of the main reasons computers take a long time to start up is all installed applications and utilities, many of which run automatically when you start Windows.
On the right side of the taskbar, click the up arrow to display notification icons. You’ll find each program is loaded with the start of Windows basic, some such as anti-virus programs but others may not be important, so right-click on each click, and open the menu Settings menu settings, and which turn off the option to start automatically with Windows start automatically with Windows.
Some programs, such as Google Drive, can be started manually when you need them instead of running them all the time.
To disable all other programs and utilities that start working with Windows 10 running, there are two methods,
- From the keyboard press Windows + R
- Type msconfig, and then click OK.
- Click the Services tab
- Select Hide all Microsoft services and see what’s left.
Right-click on the taskbar , select Task Manager in Windows 8 and Windows 10, and then click on the Startup tab. There are many programs that start with Windows startup, but What should be disabled is not easy, so you can use Google to search for items and see if they are necessary and useful or not.
In the following picture, Windows 10 tells you how useful each program is to performance:
For programs that have a significant impact on startup, you can right-click and disable it.
2. Defragment your hard drive Disk Defragment
The latest versions of the Windows operating system automatically defragment the disk, but the Microsoft Disk Defragmenter tool built into Windows can be used to solve the problem of hard drive fragmentation and speed up the performance of the device, and there are better fragmentation tools that enhance performance even more, including O & O Defrag , but Smart Defrag 5 from IObit is a good and free tool.
The purpose of the hard disk defragmentation process is to speed up the device by rearranging files and erasing empty spaces.
3. Check for malware
It’s best to check your operating system to make sure no malware is causing your device to slow down. If you rely on Windows Defender for security, you’ll need to do these steps:
- Press Start Menu
- Then select Settings
- Select Update and Security, and then choose Windows Defender
- And then scroll down in the right panel down until you see Windows Defender open
- In the next window on the right side there are options for running a quick, full or custom scan.
- Then, click Scan Now.
If Windows finds anything unwanted, it will help you find out and suggest ways to deal with the problem.
If you use another antivirus package such as AVG, Norton, McAfee, or others, you’ll need to run the program and find the option to perform a system scan, and it’s usually very easy to detect these malware with famous anti-virus software.