The boot of Windows 10 has been quieter than previous versions of the system. There have been no serious bugs or problematic bugs. It has its merit, taking into account the millions of different configurations that can present a PC. Complaints have focused on your privacy issues.
Also under certain configurations, Windows 10 may show performance issues, running slower than the previous versions. Luckily, in most cases, it can be solved by adjusting the settings.
Let’s show you some tips and tricks to speed up Windows 10 performance. Your system will boot faster, load programs in less time, and work a lot little better. Do not expect a miracle, especially on an old PC, but nothing is lost to try.
* How to make Windows 10 startup faster
Many Windows 10 users have complained that their PC running Windows 10 takes a long time to boot. In some cases, even several minutes. This problem is identified because the start screen is black, and the mouse cursor appears. After a waiting period, the system starts up.
Let me show you the fix. The following tips and tricks in Windows 10 also serve to speed up the boot even though it works well and does not give you problems.
Virus or similar bugs
Before changing the settings, make sure that a virus or Trojan do not cause the slowdown of the computer. It requires an antivirus and anti-malware software like Malware Bytes Anti-malware to eliminate this.
Issues with Drivers
Some drivers connected in RAID, Sound Blaster sound cards, and network cards are known to cause incompatibility problems that can cause startup delays while Windows 10 attempts to start them. Update all the drivers of this type of devices that you have in your equipment.
Hidden Quick Start Mode
Windows 10 has a fast boot mode that, that enable Windows to start and shut down quickly. In some configurations, it is hidden and disabled.
In the search engine or Cortana write “Power & sleep setting.” To the right column select “additional power setting.” then select “choose what the power buttons do.” Select Enable Fast Start, if available. You must restart the computer. In some configurations, this option does not appear and only shows Suspend and Block.
Lighten the load of startup programs
In the Cortana write “Task Manager.” Access the “startup” tab to see the programs that start automatically when you start Windows 10. In the Start Impact column, search for programs marked High or Medium. This means they slow down the start. Those you do not use often, you can deactivate them. You do not need to boot them every time the computer starts up. Eg., Adobe Reader, document scanner, tune-up utility, or some games, etc. To disable them, right-click the Enabled word in the Status column, and select Disable. Do not worry, when you need them they will work without problems.
****I have already deactivated them, so screenshot looks clean. Also note that some programs with the High value need to boot at startup, for example, the graphics and sound card driver. Turn off only what you know or do not use often. If something goes wrong, you just have to go back here and select Enable****
Delays system services
When you start Windows, Windows 10 activates some system services. Many of functions you need to control your computer. Some of them may be slowing down the boot, so let me explain how to delay their startup so that it does when Windows 10 is already running, so you will not have to wait.
***Note that this option is for advanced users only. Do not change anything if you do not know what you do because you could alter the correct operation of Windows 10.***
In the Cortana, type “Run.” In the window that begins, type services.msc. It will open a screen with all the local services of Windows 10. Examine them and read the Description to know what each one does. If you suspect that one is slowing down the boot select it, right click on the field in the Type of Start column, and enter Properties. In the Startup Type section, choose Automatic (Delayed Start). When you have finished making the changes, restart the computer to take effect.
* Improving the performance of Windows 10
Now you already know how to speed up the boot time. It’s time to improve the performance of Windows 10.
Let Windows Helps you
The OS has a system in place that performs system checks and detects performance problems.
Right-click on the Start Button and select Control Panel. Click on Troubleshooting. You will see a menu that enables you to look for problems in different areas: programs, hardware, networks, security, etc. Choose depending on what happens to you or try them all. Go doing the various checks that you are being suggested.
Adjust Virtual (Cache) Memory
If you notice that Windows 10 slows down for a second or two when opening windows or accessing the apps menus, you may have a problem with the hard disk cache. Do the following:
Right-click on the Start Button and select Control Panel Enter System and security > system > advanced system setting. On the Advanced Options tab, find the Performance section and tap Settings. Touch the Advanced Options tab to find the Virtual Memory section, and click on Change. Uncheck the box Automatically manage file size. Select the hard drive and partition where you have Windows 10 installed and check the custom size option. At initial size put 1.5 times the amount of RAM you have, in MB. In maximum size, put three times the RAM. For example, on a computer with 4 GB RAM for an initial size of 4×1.5 = 6 GB = 6000 MB, and as maximum size 4×3 = 12 GB = 12,000 MB
Perform a hard drive cleanup
Through use, Windows 10 accumulates installation files, cache folders, temporary files, orphan entries in the registry and other junk content that is useless and slows down performance. Perform a system cleanup with a program like CCleaner Free or similar app. Make sure you clean registry too.
Defragment the disks
Over time many programs are installed and uninstalled, or copies and erased files, and other operations that leave holes in the hard drives and compel to disperse the files of a program to fit them in those holes, delaying the start of the application. Defragment a disk is to move the files to place followed ones that are related. This will read faster.
It is suggested to defragment at least once a month, but only on hard drives and traditional external drives. Solid SSD disks – which you can buy at a discount on PcComponents thanks to this coupon – do not need defragmentation.
In the search engine or Cortana write Defragment. The Optimize Drives window opens. Select non-SSD disks, and click Optimize.
Turn off Cortana (if you hate to use it)
The Cortana assistant offers constant help, which means that it consumes resources that are not too high on a modern computer but can reduce the performance of older computers.
Evaluate if this wizard is useful, and if it is not, you can disable it entirely:
In the taskbar finder or in the Cortana itself, it enters in Notebook or Configuration and clicks on Disable Cortana
Restarts whenever you got time
If you have 4GB or lesser RAM, it will fill up quickly, and Windows will use the hard drive instead, slower, reducing performance. Many programs when closed do not disappear entirely from memory. Restart the computer often (especially after closing a robust program or a game) to free up all memory and improve performance.
With these tips to speed up Windows 10, you are likely to notice an improvement in the use of your PC. They are simple to apply, so it’s worth a try….