Windows 10 offers improved speed & system performance as it is equipped with various useful features & functionalities. It offers various built-in features & utilities to keep your system performance intact. Using certain built-in utilities, you can find and clean all unnecessary files to recover disk space for improved performance. Apart from built-in utilities on Windows 10, you can also use third-party apps for instant and accurate results. In this article, we have discussed top 5 tips to improve Windows 10 performance using some built-in utilities.
Bloatware comes pre-installed on your system when you buy it. Bloatware includes manufacturer based and third-party apps & programs for some sort of free trials or other lucrative plans. Most of these apps & programs include items which you rarely use on your system.
Thus, bloatware remains idle on your system occupying valuable disk space. Many of these items also run in the background occupying precious system resources and cause slow system performance.
You can consider finding and removing all bloatware items to improve Windows 10 performance. To do this, go to Start menu > Control Panel > Programs > Programs & features and select a program you want to remove and uninstall it.
Turn off tips & tricks
Your Windows 10 system keeps on sending you various tips & tricks related to different performance related issues on regular intervals. It sends you tips to get most out of your system. You may find these tips useful initially but over time when you receive same tips, again and again, it proves no worthy.
It affects system performance as Windows 10 scans your complete system to offer you these tips. You can disable all such tips for improved system performance. To do this, go to Start menu > Settings > Notifications & Actions and toggle off “Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows“.
Reduce the Boot Menu Time-Out
When you start your system, it displays boot menu for a specific period of time before the operating system loads. This is in context to give you some time to do other things like booting system in Safe Mode etc. This time is usually set at 30 seconds by default.
You can reduce your total system startup time by reducing boot menu time-out. To reduce this time, go to Start menu > Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings. Now under Startup and Recovery, tap on Settings and reduce time values from 30 seconds to 10 seconds next to “Time to display a list of operating systems“.
Press Ok to apply changes. This simple trick will avoid unnecessary startup delay.
Launch Performance Troubleshooter
All Windows versions come with built-in performance troubleshooter utility to help you find and fix various performance related issues. It can help you attain improved system performance effortlessly. To launch this utility, go to Start menu > Control Panel > Security and Maintenance > Troubleshoot common computer problems.
Now under System and Security tap on “Run maintenance tasks“. It will perform a necessary action to keep your system performance intact.
Disable Special Effects
Special effects enhance the aesthetic value of your system but it consumes a lot of system resources. Special effects load every time you turn on your system or screen and consume RAM and CPU cycles thus it affects system speed & performance negatively.
To disable special effects, go to Start menu > System > Advanced system settings and open System Properties. Now on Advanced tab under Performance click on Settings. It will open Performance Options menu. Here, under Visual Effects tab select “Adjust for best performance” to turn off all unnecessary special effects.
You can also choose “Custom” to manage special effects the way you want. Click OK to apply changes.
Clean Unnecessary Files
Apart from built-in utilities on your system to improve Windows 10 performance, you can also try to find and clean unnecessary and junk files on your system. Your system disk houses lot of unnecessary files in the form of temporary files, log files, temporary Internet files, system files, duplicate files and much more.
You can remove most of these files using a built-in utility called “Disk Cleanup” on your Windows 10 system. To find and clean duplicate files you can use third-party apps including duplicate file remover and duplicate photo finder apps (as a big chunk of duplicate files includes duplicate photos).
Using these tools, you can instantly recover a lot of valuable disk space and boost system performance.
Using certain built-in utilities on Windows 10, you can find and fix various performance related issues seamlessly.
Apart from above-mentioned tips, you can also try to use Disk Cleanup utility, increase RAM, use SSD, disable transparency, use better power plan, get rid of dynamic color adoption, disable background services, disable unnecessary startup items, and do much more to improve Windows 10 performance.
Following these simple steps, you can instantly boost the system speed and performance significantly.