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Windows 10 is a fast operating system, but sometimes performance will start degrading at some point due to many factors, including compatibility issues, bugs, viruses and other types of malware, hardware problems, and more.

So, If your computer slows down, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to change to a new system. Simple software and hardware tweaks can dramatically speed up your windows 10 experience. This article will guide you through a long list of ways to speed up, optimize, and improve the performance of your computer whether it has older or modern hardware.

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Tricks in windows 10 increase your PC performance 

1.  Restart the computer

Shutting down and starting again your computer is likely one of the first things you can do to speed up your system. So (this may be noticeable, but it’s not the first thing that usually comes to mind.)

Computers often remove applications and processes when the device restarts. Because data loaded into memory is also cleared, which helps with day-to-day performance and stability issues caused by keeping the operating system running for long periods. 

To shut down and restart your PC to speed up Windows 10, use the following steps:

1. Open Start.

2. Click the power button.

3. Select the Close option.

3. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

After completing these steps, Windows 10 will restart, this time with significantly improved performance. 

2. Disable startup application 

On Windows 10, many applications can register themselves to launch automatically during startup and continue to run in the background, wasting system resources and thus degrading the experience.

When you’re trying to speed up Windows 10, it’s recommended to disable all applications that run on startup, or at least those that you don’t use regularly

To speed up your system by disabling apps at startup on Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open settings.
  1. Choose “Application.”
  1. Click Start.
  1. Select the “Sort by” menu and choose the “Launch Impact” option.
  1. Turn off the toggle switch for any unnecessary apps (especially those pointed out as “high impact” by the end of the system).
  1. Restart your computer.

After completing these steps, your computer should start up faster than before. Of course, the improvement gain will vary depending on the applications you disable and your hardware configuration.

3. Disable application relaunch on startup 

Windows 10 has a feature that restarts applications from the last session after a reboot or even before logging in. While this is a convenience feature that speeds up the process of quickly recovering from an interruption,because it can also impact system performance.

If restarting applications on startup is enabled, you can disable it by following these steps:

  1. Open settings.
  2. Click Account.
  3. Click on the login option.
  4. Under the “Relaunch app” section, turn off the toggle switch.

After completing these steps, applications running on the desktop will not reopen on the next reboot, thus speeding up overall system performance.

4. Disable background applications

So, windows 10, some applications can continue to perform tasks in the background even if you’re not using them. So If you want to speed up your computer as much as possible, you can decide which apps can run in the background or disable the feature to block all apps.

To stop apps from running in the background to speed up Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open settings.
  2. Click Privacy.
  3. Click on Background Apps.
  4. Turn off the toggle switch to stop apps from running in the background.

After completing these steps, the application will waste no more resources when you are not actively using so, it to improve system performance.

5.clean up hard drive space 

If your device has relatively new hardware and you find it difficult to complete applications, manage files, and other tasks, so it may be due to insufficient disk space. Because typically this becomes more noticeable after the drive is filled to about 70% of its total capacity.

So, one way to prevent storage from impacting performance is to use storage settings to delete temporary and unnecessary files to reclaim space.

To free up space to speed up Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open settings.
  1. Click System.
  1. Click Save.

Under the “Local Disk” section, click the Temporary Files choice. (If you don’t see this option, click the “Show more categories” option to see the remaining items in the list.)

  1. Check for files to delete to reclaim space and improve system performance.
  1. Click the Delete File button.

So,After completing these steps,if the system can reclaim enough space, becausethe performance of the device should improve significantly.

6. Perform malware scan

When a device starts functioning very slowly, so this may indicate a malware infection. Often, viruses, spyware, and other malware types consume many system resources and render the device unusable.

So Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Defender antivirus software, because it does not guarantee that malware will enter the system. If you suspect that your device is infected, you should try performing a full virus scan.

To perform a complete virus scan on Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open Start.
  1. Search for “Windows Security” and click on the top result to open the app.
  1. Click Virus & Threat Protection.
  1. Under the “Virus & threat protection updates” section, click the “Check for updates” option.
  1. Check for updates button.
  1. Click Virus & Threat Protection in the left pane.
  1. Under the “Current threats” section, click the “Scan options” option. 

7. Install latest update 

So, Microsoft proactively releases updates to resolve issues, add features, and patch security vulnerabilities. While updates are sometimes the cause of not functioning properly, maintenance updates can speed up your computer.

Install cumulative updates

So Windows 10 updates come automatically, but depending on the update or the device’s configuration, because they don’t always download and install as soon as they become available. but If your computer is running slower than usual, it may need an update to improve performance.

To manually install updates on Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open settings.
  1. Select Update & Security.
  1. Click “Windows”.
  1. Click the Check for updates button.
  1. Optional) Under the “Available optional updates” section, if a cumulative update is available, click the “Download and install now” option.
  1. Click the Restart Now button.

After completing these steps, the new update should help improve system performance.

8. Take advantage of dark mode and night light

So if you work late into the night or early into the morning? Monitors that are too bright can cause headaches and eye strain.

Dark Mode – under the Settings > Personalization > Colors

So you can select dark as the default Windows and/or app mode. so this darkens a bright white screen, causing most Windows apps and features to display white text on a black or gray background. so you can try it at different times of the day to see what works for you.

Night Light – Now that we spend most of the day on video calls like Zoom,you may have noticed that when sitting upright in front of a giant monitor, all the white light hitting your face can make you look overexposed. 

So Just go to Settings > System > Display and turn on Night Light. Nightlight is a “blue light filter” designed to make your display use warmer colors at night to help you sleep better and reduce eye strain – but turning it on throughout the day will help you watch uninterrupted videos. Looks better on the phone.

9. Disable search indexing

So Windows 10 Search is an important trick for finding apps, settings, and files, the indexing process can sometimes consume resources but that negatively impacts the experience – especially on lower-end devices. Because If you want to maximize system performance, you can exclude specific locations to prevent the indexer from overusing resources.

To set up an indexer to improve system performance on Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open settings.
  1. Click “Search.”
  1. Click the search window.
  1. (Optional) Turn on the “Respect device power mode settings” toggle switch.
  1. Under the “More Search Indexer Settings” section, click the “Advanced Search Indexer Settings” option.
  1. Click the Show All Locations 
  1. Under the “Change selected locations” section, clear all selections.
  1. Click the OK button.

After completing these steps, Windows Search will continue to run on your device, but Windows 10 will no longer index the specified location, improving overall performance.

10.  Restore previous working state

Sometimes your device slows down after installing a new system update, driver, or application. If you can’t determine the cause of your computer’s slowness, you can undo any changes by using a system restore point to restore a previous working state.

To apply a restore point to fix performance issues on Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open Start.
  1. Search for Create Restore Point and click on the top result to open the System Properties app.
  1. Choose the System Protection tab.
  1. Click the System Restore button.
  1. Choose the nearest restore point to resolve performance issues.
  1. Select  the “Scan for affected programs” button to identify applications that will be removed if they were installed after creating a restore point.
  1. Click the Done button.

So after completing these steps, the computer will be rolled back to its previous state, and returned to the state it was in when there were no performance issues.


As Windows 10 becomes popular around the world, and it is necessary for you to master some tricks to use Windows 10 smoothly. So the Microsoft said that windows 10 may be the last operating system to be always updated, so users need to be familiar with Windows 10. This article explains some of  tricks. now its your turn to have try if you happen to have such as the  needs.

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