Your Windows 10 PC is getting slower.
Everything is taking longer. Your patience is being tried as your frustrations grow.
Do you just accept that’s what happens over time, or do you do something about it?
The answer is the latter, and we have five handy hints to help you speed things up.
This is so obvious you may have already tried it. However, if you haven’t it’s time to reboot.
Putting your PC to sleep helps save power, but it does little else to enhance performance. A reboot will spring clean Window’s brain to give is a fresh lease of life. You can do it every day is your machine is exceptionally slow.
Today, everything is about saving the environment, which is why your PC wants to work as energy-efficiently as possible.
However, it is possible to trade electricity for speed. All you have to do is right-click Start and then select Power Options. Pull down the Show additional plans option and select High performance.
The drawback is that you’ll use more electricity and it will have a detrimental effect on your battery’s performance.
Adjust for best performance
Trading a few aesthetics will also give you a bit more speed.
Right-click Start, and select System. Then in the Control Panel’s left pane select Advanced system settings. In the resulting System Properties dialogue box click the Settings button in the Performance box. In the next box uncheck some of the options or select Adjust for best performance.
When your PC fires up some programmes will automatically start, slowing down performance. Usually, there is a number that aren’t required immediately and therefore can be prevented from autoloading.
To check which programmes are autoloading, right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager. Click the Startup tab. This will show you all the autoloading programmes. Just right-click any you don’t need on the Startup tab and select Disable.
Bin the tips
Windows 10 likes to helpful and loves to provide you with tips on how you can better use it. The problem is, to get this information, it’s keeping a beady eye on how you’re using your PC, which slows it down.
To turn this feature off click Start > Settings > System > Notifications & actions. At the bottom of the Notifications section, turn of Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows.