How to speed up windows 10 laptop
Did you notice Windows computer, Laptop Running slow or unresponsive after upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903? Here are some useful Tips & Tricks to improve and Speed up Windows 10 May 2019 update performance without swapping out any hardware
Disable Startup Running Apps
Most commonly you may notice Windows Running very slow / Not responding at startup if there is a huge list of startup programs (apps that start along with the system). These startup apps slow down the bootup process and degrade the device’s performance. Disabling such apps speeds up the performance of the system and improves the overall responsiveness.
To Disable These Startup programs, Right Click on Taskbar and select Task manager. Then move to the Startup tab, to Display list of startup programs. If you see a program that doesn’t need to be there, right-click it and click Disable.
Turn off Windows Tips and Suggestions
In an effort to be helpful, Windows 10 will sometimes give you tips on how to get the most out of the OS. It scans your computer in order to do this, a process that can have a slight impact on performance. To turn off these tips, go to Start > Settings > System > Notifications & actions and toggle off Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.
Disable Background Apps
Again Apps running in the background take system resources, heat up your PC and reduce its overall performance. That’s why it’s better to disable them to speed up Windows 10 performance and start them manually whenever you required. You Can Disable Background Running Apps From Settings click on privacy. Then go to the last option in the left panel Background apps. Here switch off toggles to turn off background apps you don’t need or use.
Again the unnecessary installed unwanted software, aka bloatware are One of the biggest factors that slow down any Windows-based system. They use unnecessary disk space, use system resources which cause windows running slow.
That’s why Removing such apps boosts the system’s performance, especially if you download lots of programs but don’t or rarely use them. To remove bloatware or unused apps, Right Click on start menu select control panel. click on Programs > Programs and Features. Select Uninstall/Change to remove unwanted programs, one at a time. Follow the instructions in the uninstall dialog boxes to uninstall the software
Optimize Virtual Memory
Virtual memory is a software-level optimization for improving the responsiveness of any system. The operating system uses virtual memory whenever it’s short of actual memory (RAM). Though Windows 10 manages this setting, yet configuring it manually gives much better results.
To manually optimize Virtual memory press Win + R, type sysdm.cpl and hit the enter key. On System, properties move to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Performance. On performance, options move to Advanced tab click on the Change button under Virtual Memory.
A new virtual memory window appears, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Select the C: drive and then click the radio button for Custom size. Then set the Initial size (MB) to the size of your RAM and Maximum size (MB) to double the size of your RAM (for ex., if the size of the RAM is 4GB, set the initial size to 4000 MB and maximum size to 8000 MB). click the Set button and then OK (and restart when asked for)
Turn On Fast startup and Hibernate option
Microsoft Added Fast Startup Feature, helps in starting your PC faster after a shutdown by cutting down on boot-up time, using caching for some necessary resources into a single file on the hard disk. At the time of startup, this master file is loaded back into the RAM that speeds up the process manifolds.
You can enable or disable Fast startup From Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound and look under Power Options in a new window -> click on Change what the power buttons do -> Change settings that are currently unavailable. Here Tick the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended) and click save.
Run Disk Cleanup Tool
Over time, your computer gets filled with lots of useless data that occupies space which could be utilized by programs. Which may slow down overall read/write operations. Windows 10 has a built-in Disk Cleanup tool which is extremely useful when you want to get rid of unnecessary files. To launch the tool, click on the Start button and then select the File Explorer link. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties. Navigate to the General tab and then find the Disk Cleanup button. Once there, click “unnecessary files (temporary internet files, etc.)” then hit OK.
Check Disk Drive Error
Again with regularly read/write operations, power failures and various other reasons, your computer’s disks may get corrupted or damaged at some of the places. This would result in slow down the system and can even cause hangups and freezes. That cause you can run the CHKDSK utility to Check and fix disk Drive errors.
Run system file checker
Also corrupted, missing system files sometimes cause Different startup problems and Slow down the system performance. Especially after recent windows upgrade if system files get damaged or corrupted which may result buggy system performance. Run The System file checker ( SFC utility ) to make sure corrupted damaged system files not causing the issue.
Open Command prompt as administrator, then type sfc /scannow and hit the enter key. This will scan for missing or damaged system files if found any the sfc utility restore them from a special folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache. After 100% complete the scanning process Restart windows, If SFC failed to repair the corrupted system files then RUN The DISM command. Which repair the system image and allow SFC to do its job. continue Reading…..