Speed Up Window 10|How to Speed Up Window 10

Recently, Windows 10 1903  Outrun  Windows 7 and became the most popular desktop OS in the world. However, even though its demand, the old Windows issues remain there and users are always sly. However, on older PCs, the performance is nothing.
 In this post, we want to share Some hacks which can speed up Windows 10 considerably. Now if you are interested in Speed Up your Windows 10 faster, This Article will help you a Lot.

 Easiest Ways To Speed Up Window 10:-

1. Disable Startup Programs:-
              Startup programs are basically computer applications that start running the moment when you turn on your PC. Even if you have not opened it by hitting double-click on it or right-click on it manually, these programs run in the background even Pc is Switched Off. These apps can destroy your computer resources (Ram) in the background and slow down Windows significantly. 
      Now stopping these programs from automatically running when the computer starts, follow these steps to disable auto startup programs. 
  •  Open Task Manager By using these shortcut keys CTRL+ALT+DEL or either right-click on task bar at the bottom of desktop.
 Task Manager

  •   Switch to the “ Startup” tab and check for unnecessary apps with a higher impact on the system. 
  •  Next, right-click on applications and click on “Disable”. 
  • Do this for every unnecessary app. This tip will speed up Windows 10 all the time when you turn on your PC.
  •  Note:  Over the passage of time, with the installation of new programs, The Latest apps are added to this list. So keep always checking the startup program disable unnecessary apps right away. 

2. Disable Cortana:- 
           Cortana may also effect window 10 performance they would be run in the background all the time and waste your computer resources.
    However, if you don’t use Cortana then it’s better to disable it at once. This will save you a lot of computer resources as Cortana keeps consuming memory and important resources in theb background.
 Follow these steps to Disable Cortana and increase Windows 10 performance 
Open Windows settings and click on Cortona 
here You will see 3 Other options
Now simply turn off All these options and you're able to disable Cortana temporary.
Permenantly Disabled Cortana:-

  • Open Run Commands(Win+R) And Type regedit command on it.
Run command to Disable cortana

  • Now here Expand HKEY LOCAL MACHINE --> Software --> Polices -->Microsoft->Windows
  •   You  Need To highlight Window option 

  •  Right-click on anywhere in Blankspace. New -->Key and Give it a name( Window Search)
  •  Now Highlight it and Right-click on anywhere in Blankspace. New -->DWORD(32Bit) and Name it AllowCortona.  
  • After double tap on it. set a value " 0" to disable Cortana.
  • Now, After Restarting, changes may be saved. 
3. 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, These all apps continuously run in the background and make the Windows 10 slow, besides draining the battery. Now to speed up Windows 10, disable the background apps. Follow these steps to Disable Background Apps.

  •  Open Settings and hit on “Privacy”.
privacy settings

  •  Now scroll down at the bottom You find "Background apps" open “ Background apps ” by clicking on it. On the top, disable “ Let apps run in the background” altogether. If you want to customize the settings as per the app, you can do so as well on your choice. 
 Disable Background Apps

 4. Speed Up Windows 10 by Managing Windows Settings:-

       There are a few Windows settings that you should change to maximize the performance on your Windows PC. Follow these steps 

  •  Open Settings and hit on “ System ”. 
  • Now click on the “Power & Sleep” menu on the left sidebar.
 Power and Sleep

  •  After clicking, “Power & Sleep” click on “ Additional Power Settings” on the right sidebar. A Control Panel dialog box will appear. 
Additional Power options

  • Now select “High Performance” as your power plan from the Control Panel.  Here You should see a performance jump from now on.

5. Disable Windows Update:-
Disable Windows Update is not Good advice as there can be security implications. However, Windows is extremely terrible at taking care of updates and makes the PC slow all together. For example, if you are running an old PC with low specifications, you don’t want to install feature updates. Yet, Microsoft shoves down every Windows update user ’s throat. Additionally, Windows continues downloading and moving large files in the background which causes to slows down your PC. So it’s better to disable the update and turn it on, only when you want to update your Windows 10 machine. It will offload your PC from unnecessary background processes and will notably speed up Windows 10. For disable Windows update, follow these steps.

  • Press Win+R  key from your Keyboard. A Dialog box will appear on the bottom-left corner. Type "services.msc" and hit enter.
  • The Services dialog box window will open. Here, scroll down and search for “Windows Update”. Right-click on it and open “Properties”.
  •  Here, click on the “Stop” button and then also change the Startup Type to “ Disabled”. Finally, click on the “ Ok” button.
  6. Disable Indexing on Older Windows 10 PCs 
        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 consumes too many resources and makes the PC remarkably slow.
Note:-  if you are using a Windows with powerful configurations then disabling indexing will not make a considerable difference. The reason I am recommending to disable indexing is that having good performance all the time outweighs searching quickly once in a day. So the bottom line is, if you are using an old PC with low configs then go ahead and disable indexing to speed up Windows 10 PC.
     The popular myth is that disabling indexing turns off Windows search. But that is simply not true. You can still search in your Windows PC, however, it will be a tad slower. 
follow these steps to perform these tasks.

  •  Open “ This PC” and then right-click on the “C” Drive. Here, You need to select “Properties”.
  •   Now, Here you found “ Allow files in this drive to have contents indexed ” at the bottom uncheck it. After that, click on the “Apply” button. 
  • Now the next screen appears You need to select “ Apply Changes to drive C:\, subfolders, and files ” and click on “Ok”. 
  •  The C drive will start deindexing and will take some time to complete the task. The time will depend on how long you have been using your PC. It may vary from 5 to 30 minutes.
  •   Now to completely disable indexing, open the Services window by pressing Win+R key. Here, type services.msc and hit enter.
  • On the Services window, look for “Windows Search” and right-click on it. Choose “Properties”.
  • Here, click on the “ Stop” button and then change the startup type to “ Disabled”. Don’t worry, this will not disable Windows search, but only stop further indexing of files. Now, click on the “ Ok” button and congrats you are done.
7. Use an Efficient Browser 
                   Using of web browser also affects Windows performance Most of us use a web browser on our Windows 10  to browse the internet. In my case, I use Chrome all the time because I am deep into Google’s ecosystem. However, it is quite popularly known that Chrome is a resource consumer. It really consumes most of my computer resources, making it slow and overall laggy for a few seconds. If you are facing a similar situation then you can use a better browser, well suited to Microsoft ’s ecosystem.
           Recently, Microsoft unveiled Chromium-based Microsoft Edge and it looks really awesome. The performance is on par with Chrome and unsurprisingly, it consumes less power and resources than Google Chrome. The best part is that you can install Chrome extensions on the new Edge so you are not missing out much. I have written a short guide on how to install the Chromium-based Edge on Windows 10 so check it out. I am pretty sure that you might like it.
 8. Switch to an SSD 
    Most of us use Windows 10 on a  hard drive(HDD) which is quite slow and further results in slow performance. However, swapping it with the modern-age solid-state drive(SSD) speeds up Windows 10 to a far greater degree.
   Due to the Flash memory chip in SSD, it is much faster than HDD. The difference between SSD and HDD is simply day and night. If you have done everything that is mentioned in this article and still your Windows PC is slow, it’s simply because of the old hardware. As they say, you can ’t replace the hardware with software. You should consider replacing HDD with an SSD.
I Hope this Last Tip will really help you a lot to increase Your window 10 performance.

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  1. Super helpful, I'm going to try this out to see if it can help me. Thank you!

  2. I just followed what you said here - background apps, but I dont know how to disable cortana.

  3. It was actually what everyone needs right now...... (World in Eyes)

  4. It was actually what everyone needs right now......The easy way to speed up window 10 are very much useful for me, I face some times the problem in my laptop, I will try it today to reset my windows 10… (World in Eyes)

  5. Good tips to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is a great list. I saved it so I can go through it when I get a chance.

  7. I didn't even know that it was possible to speed it up. I learned a lot again.

  8. This is so helpful! I know it can make such a big difference when things are working quicker and more efficiently.

  9. Thanks a lot for the info! I am on a mac but a friend of mine has a windows computer, not sure which version though. I will flip him your post, thank you.

  10. Nice, thanks for sharing this.

  11. These are such great tips! I always try to disable background and startup apps. And I don't use Cortana so why do I need her?

  12. Thank you for the valuable information.It is more relevant in this time.

  13. nice post, important for everyone

  14. I am definitely going to try this when I get in from work and see how this does. Thank you!