Optimise Windows 10 for performance

There are several ways to optimize Windows 10 for performance. Here are a few tips:

  1. Make sure that your computer is up to date. Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs updates, but you can manually check for updates by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

  2. Close any unnecessary programs that are running in the background. These programs can use up valuable resources, such as memory and processing power, which can slow down your computer.

  3. Adjust your power settings. You can change your power settings to give your computer more power when you need it, or save power when you don’t. To do this, go to Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings.

  4. Enable Fast Startup. Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 10 that allows your computer to start up faster after a shutdown. To enable this feature, go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Choose what the power buttons do.

  5. Use a solid-state drive (SSD) instead of a traditional hard drive. SSDs are much faster than hard drives, which can improve the overall performance of your computer.

  6. Turn off visual effects. Visual effects, such as animations and transparent windows, can make your computer look nice, but they can also use up valuable resources. To turn off visual effects, go to Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Performance > Settings.

  7. Use disk cleanup. Over time, your computer’s hard drive can become cluttered with temporary files and other junk. You can use the built-in disk cleanup tool to free up space and improve performance. To access this tool, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Disk Cleanup.

  8. Defragment your hard drive. When you save a file to your hard drive, it is stored in fragments scattered around the disk. Over time, this can slow down your computer. You can use the built-in disk defragmenter tool to consolidate the fragments and improve performance. To access this tool, go to Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Defragment and Optimize Drives.

  9. Consider disabling startup programs. Some programs are set to automatically start when you turn on your computer. These programs can use up valuable resources and slow down your startup time. To disable startup programs, go to Task Manager > Startup.

  10. Use the Performance Monitor. The Performance Monitor is a tool that allows you to view detailed information about your computer’s performance. You can use this tool to monitor your computer’s resources and identify any areas that may need optimization. To access the Performance Monitor, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Performance Monitor.

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