Want to speed up Windows 10 without buying and installing any software on your PC? Discover the 3 tricks to optimize Windows 10 in minutes.
If you have noticed slowdowns while using the PC or simply looking for a way to speed up Windows 10 without spending money on expensive software, then you are on the page for you. Optimizing the operating system without installing programs to increase PC performance is possible. What we’re going to do is make some simple changes to the settings to help increase computer speed.
When I need to optimize a PC running Windows 10 I usually use in-depth cleaning programs like Advanced SystemCare (which I strongly suggest you install. You’ll thank me!). But most of the time I perform three easy operations that allow me to speed up Windows 10 without wasting too much time. Now I’ll explain how to do it.
1) Speed Windows 10: Disable The Services At Start-Up
It might surprise you to find out how many programs are automatically loaded every time you start your PC. Each of these slows down the operating system for a certain percentage, and some can continue to occupy useful Windows resources even after switching on.
To get a general overview and remedy follow these steps …
- Click with the right mouse button on the taskbar (the one below) and select Task Manager
- Click on the Startup tab. (If you don’t see the tab at the top of the window, click More details in the lower left corner)
The Startup tab will show you all the programs loaded automatically. Look carefully at the list and think about what programs are really necessary so that they need to be loaded at every start. In general, I suggest you leave the antivirus program enabled. But some programs, even if useful, it is better not to let them work in the background without stopping.
To disable the execution of a program, right-click on the name and select Disable. Otherwise, select the program that interests you and click Disable in the lower right corner (as in the image above). After completing this simple operation to speed up Windows 10, you will also notice a much faster startup of the operating system.
2) Speed Windows 10: Change Energy Saving Options
Windows, by default, uses an energy-saving combination based on a balanced balance between performance and energy consumption.
If you use a laptop perhaps, the best option is Balanced or Energy saving for low energy consumption despite the speed.
If yours is a fixed PC then the speech changes because to speed up Windows 10 you will not need to select Energy Saver. Here’s what you need to do …
- Click on the Start button and in the search bar write “Control Panel”
- In the window that opens, select Power Options
- Now you will see a tab with various options to choose from. If only two appear, click on “Show additional combinations” and select “High performance”. You will use more energy, but you will significantly improve your PC’s performance.
You will also notice an entry that maybe will be absent on your computer: Samsung High Performance. This option is selectable if, instead of the classic mechanical hard disk, you use a solid state disk.
The difference in terms of speed, responsiveness and performance is abysmal. The advantages of an SSD are innumerable and the 850 EVO model of Samsung is the top. It also includes two software for simple migration of data from the old hard disk to the new SSD. Some users waited 2 minutes to start Windows, now it takes 5-6 seconds.
Personally, I use a PC with Windows 10 for work; the transition from an HDD to an SSD 850 EVO was a blessing. The programs start in 2 seconds net even if they work simultaneously Photoshop, Gimp, Illustrator, Thunderbird and some open browsers. If you want to speed up Windows 10 radically, I definitely recommend this purchase.
3) Speed Windows 10: Disable Any Visual Effects
On Windows, there is also a lot of code that makes the system more user-friendly by activating a series of graphic effects such as the transparency of some windows, the rounded corners with a slight shadow, etc.
If, however, you are not interested in aesthetics and only want to speed up Windows 10 to the maximum, perhaps you prefer to disable these effects by freeing up memory that the PC can use to make the system more responsive. Follow these steps …
- Click on Start at the bottom left and type “This PC” (Before Windows 10 it was called “My Computer”)
- Click at the top right on “System Properties”
- Now on the left bar select “Advanced system settings”
- The System Properties dialog box appears
- Click the Advanced tab, then the Settings button located in the Performance box (the first of the three panes)
- Select the option you prefer based on your needs.