1. Switch to High Performance
This is very simple to do to improve the performance. Instead of balanced settings for your Batter switch to High Performance. This setting can be found under Settings >> Systems >> Power and Sleep >> and choose High Performance (or create a power plan).
2. Privacy settings:
Why send unnecessary information anywhere else just taking up the resources? Go to settings > privacy and turn everything off:
- Let app use advertising ID to make ads more interesting to you based on your app activity – Turn OFF
- Let websites provide locally relevant content by accessing my language list – TURN OFF
- Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results – TURN OFF
- Show me suggested content in the Settings app – TURN OFF
Once it’s done, go to Diagnostics and Feedbacks and turn off Improve inking and typing and also tailored experience. You can also delete the diagnostic data..
3. Updates and Security:
Go back to your settings and navigate to Updates and Security. Click on Delivery Optimization and turn off “Allow Downloads from other PCs.” If you have to turn this on, like if you are on a network then you can go to Advanced options > and then limit the bandwidth speed and Bandwidth uploads. If you have turned this off you don’t need to worry.
3. Turn on Indexer Performance
Head up to the settings again and go to Search >> Searching Windows and turn on the Indexer Performance. So basically this will respect the device power mode settings which were turned to high performance (in the beginning).
4. Background Apps:
Go back to the settings and in the search bar type Background apps. You will see loads of apps there running around, which are not required. Please look at those apps and turn them off as accordingly.
After this go to the start menu and click on RUN. Type MSConfig and press enter. Go to BOOT > and tick on NO GUI BOOT – this basically removes unnecessary animation of the windows. Then navigate to services and hide all Microsoft services. Once this is hidden, choose the apps you don’t need and select and disable them. You will then be asked to restart your computer.
Then right-click on the taskbar and go to tasks manager go to Startup and again disable the apps you don’t need.
5. Adjust for the Best Performance
The final step for this tutorial is to adapt the settings for Best Performance. For that, search This PC on windows 10 (or pro), right-click on it and go to properties and go to advanced system settings >> performance settings, and choose the best performance. Please note when this option is chosen the appearance will effect, thus, we suggest going by ticking the following options:
- Show Shadows under mouse pointer
- Show thumbnails instead of icons
- Smooth Edges of Screen fonts
So adopting all these you should be able to improve, optimize and speed up your Windows 10 computer. If you are using HDD then try switching to SSD this will make a massive improvement in terms of your laptop speed. Additionally, you can also increase the RAM of your computer.