Using an antivirus that consumes few system resources, clearing the desktop, or reducing the number of programs that start when you turn on the computer helps it work much faster.
Does your desktop or laptop have Windows 10 installed and have you noticed that its performance is not like before? Is it slower, does it have trouble opening files and certain tools, does it get ‘hung’ for no apparent reason or does it slow down when you want to switch from one program to another? Don’t worry, you can speed up Windows 10 with these tricks so that everything runs much faster.
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The best tricks to speed up Windows 10
Deleting programs that are not used, freeing up the desktop, or using regular cleaning problems are some of the main measures that can be taken to improve the performance of the computer.
Uninstall unused programs and apps
The performance and speed at which the computer goes can be affected if many programs and applications have been installed that are no longer used later. Therefore, it is convenient to review them and uninstall those that are of no interest. You have to go to ‘Control Panel and within the ‘Applications field choose the ‘Applications and Features option: once listed, just click with the right mouse button on those you want to remove and press ‘Uninstall’.
Free up disk storage space
This trick is very useful because it makes the computer go faster, especially if it tends to accumulate a large number of temporary files. To apply it you have to use the ‘Disk Cleanup’ tool; those users who do not know its location should go to the search box on the taskbar and type the name of this tool. Next, the drive to be cleaned is selected and the ‘OK’ button is clicked.
The cleaner the better the desk
This recommendation is not only useful for Windows 10 but also for other operating systems. If a lot of icons and folders tend to accumulate in this workspace, it is most likely that as time passes the computer slows down when starting it because it cannot load all this content well. For this reason, it is recommended to have it as clear as possible.
Check the antivirus program you have installed
Although Windows 10 computers have their antivirus program (it’s called Windows Defender and it’s also included and enabled by default in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 11), some users choose to strengthen the security of their computers with third-party antivirus programs. . It must be taken into account that this type of tool, in addition to running in the background, consumes a significant amount of resources. Thus, another of the tricks to speed up Windows 10 is to review it, and if it “consumes too much” look for other alternatives.
Get a faster boot by freeing up Windows startup
Some certain programs and applications start at the same time as the system when the computer is turned on, and this can mean that it takes a long time to do so. To disable these tools you have to use the task manager, an application installed by default that provides information about the processes and programs that are running. To access it, press the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination. Once inside, select the programs and applications to skip at Windows 10 startup, right-click and then press ‘Disable’. This task manager is also useful for freeing up RAM.
Goodbye visual effects
The visual effects on the menus, tabs, and windows produce attractive results, but if the computer does not have advanced configuration or powerful hardware, it could affect its performance. And they can be disabled. All you have to do is go to the ‘Adjust the appearance and performance of Window’s option and follow the following path: ‘Performance options/Visual effects/Adjust for best performance.
You use cleaning programs regularly
They are very useful because they allow you to delete useless files. One of the most popular options is CCleaner.