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How to Speed Up Windows 10 PC

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2016-08-11 14:48:33 Posted by Judie to Manage Partition

Windows 10 computer can gradually become slower and slower for various reasons. Want Windows 10 to run faster? We can help. Here are some quick, easy ways to speed up Windows 10 computer. Just take a few minutes to try out these tips to improve your PC's performance with ease.

Restart your Windows 10 PC

Is speeding up your computer as simple as...restarting it? Maybe. Restarting your PC clears out its memory and stops any processes that might be taking up resources. So, please don’t be afraid to give your computer a reboot if something’s not working properly. This can fix quite a few problems and is faster than attempting to manually troubleshoot and fix the problem yourself.

Find and stop resource-hungry programs in Task Manager

Sometimes your PC is running slow because something is using up those resources. To check which programs are monopolising your system resources and leading to stuttering performance, open the Task Manager. You can do it by opening the Start Menu and type Task Manager.
Pick the top result and then when the window appears click More Details and you’ll see a list of all the processes running on your machine. Look in the CPU and Memory columns to see if there is one in particular that dominates the statistics. If you want to stop any program just click on it then click the End Task button in the bottom right corner.

Disable programs that run on startup

One reason your Windows 10 PC may feel sluggish is you’ve got too many programs running in the background. And you'll often find things you don't actually want automatically turned on. Stop them from running, and your PC will run more smoothly. Here’s how to do:

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Task Manager
3. Click Startup
4. Highlight a program and click Disable

Free up disk space or extend C drive

If your hard drive is almost completely full, your computer may run noticeably slower. You first uninstall programs you don’t use. It is a workable way to speed up Windows 10 computer. It’ll also save your hard drive space and improve system security. And second you can perform disk cleanup to free up disk space using Windows 10 built-in Disk Cleanup tool.

1. Click the Start button, then click the File Explorer link
2. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties
3. Under the General tab, click the Disk Cleanup button
4. Click "unnecessary files (temporary internet files, etc.)," then click OK
5. Note there’s a “Clean up system files” button for advanced users

And if it is not helpful, you can try to extend C drive with third-party partition magic tool. It is the most efficient way to speed up Windows 10. You can do this job by using EaseUS partition software.

Extend C drive with EaseUS partition tool to speed up Windows 10 PC

Disable Unnecessary Services

Disable the unnecessary services running in Windows 10 background can help you take your system one step ahead and get better performance.

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Task Manager
3. Click Services
4. Right-click a specific service and choose “Stop”

Shut off Shadows, Animations

Extra effects and animation increase CPU and RAM loads, which results in slow system performance . The situation became worse if you have got no great power CPU and and have minimal RAM. But fortunately, Microsoft has added few options to disable shadow and animation effect.

Open System > Properties > Advanced system settings. Now click on Settings available under Performance group in Advanced Tab. Click “Adjust for best performance” or manually disable each effect. 

Note: there’s also a switch in Settings / Ease of Access / Other Options that turn off animations.