Windows 10 is very easy to use, but it has a lot of additional configurations that most users are not aware of and that can improve the user experience and more importantly, improve system performance. Let’s see what you can do about it, as it only takes a few minutes in the end and you get a better user experience in return.
Update Windows and configure updates
It is very important to keep your operating system up to date in order to have the latest drivers and be protected by security updates. However, by default Windows is configured to update automatically, which may interrupt your computer, force you to restart your computer, or use your computer’s bandwidth when downloading updates.
Imagine that you are playing and all of a sudden things start to go really slow because Windows downloads and installs updates. Fortunately, this can be avoided by going to Settings -> Update & Security.
To get started, select “Change active hours” and set the time when you do not want to Windows checking for updates or doing something. Then go to Advanced options and uncheck all update options.
So the Update Center Windows will only be activated when we are not using the PC (if you leave it turned on overnight) or when we do it manually.
Remove unnecessary software
Unfortunately in Windows there is not enough software installed that is not suitable for most users, it takes up space and, most importantly, runs with the operating system and consumes system resources, reducing its performance, so it is a good idea to get rid of this software in order to improve the performance of your computer …
To do this, right-click the Start button and select Applications and Features. Here you will find all the applications that you think are unnecessary, such as Onedrive, OneNote, the trial version of Office, games, integrated applications such as Camera or Contacts, etc. Just click on each of them and click Uninstall …
Besides uninstalling unneeded applications, it is also helpful to control what starts up with the operating system. To do this, right-click an empty space on the launcher and select Task Manager. In it, go to the “Home” tab.
Here (like in the screenshot above) just right-click the ones you want to disable and click Disable.
Optimize your meal plan for better performance
Especially if you have a laptop, your power plan can have a lot to do with the performance of your computer. If what you want is better performance, then you have to check that everything is in order, and for that you have to click “Start” and enter “Change power scheme” to access this menu. Once inside, select “Change advanced power settings.”
In the window that opens, click the drop-down list and select “High Performance”. Also, you have to tweak all the settings one by one to make sure they are the way you want them to be.
Update your graphics card drivers
Whether you have dedicated graphics or using built-in graphics, it’s always a good idea to keep your drivers updated to ensure you get the best performance right from the start. To do this, knowing the model of your video card, go to the manufacturer’s website and download and install the appropriate drivers.
Tune your SSD to improve its performance
Especially if you have an SSD Your computer needs some basic tweaks to improve its performance as well as extend its lifespan. An SSD is a critical part of a system’s performance, so it’s one of the first things you should set up properly.
Here are the tasks you should do with it:
- Please update the firmware to the latest version.
- Enable AHCI in BIOS.
- Make sure TRIM is enabled.
- Disables indexing on SSD.
- Activate optimization Windows…
- Disable Prefetch and Superfetch.
- Deactivate Windows Search.
- Set up write cache.
- Disables cleaning up the paging file.
All of these tasks may sound daunting, but they are actually very simple and will only take you a few minutes if you follow our guide to optimize the performance of your SSD, and this is something you will appreciate because the SSD will perform to its best. opportunities and longer. Weather.