Tips to Improve PC Performance on Windows 10

These powerful tips to optimize Windows 10 performance are going to turn your computer as good as new and boost your computing experience. All these tips are useful to speed up Windows PC.

Sluggish PC performance has always been a problem for Windows users. The excitement of using a computer fades away once it starts accumulating junk files and the dip in performance is observed. Microsoft is continuously thriving to enhance the performance of the operating system. Weekly Windows updates bring in advancement in the performance however we still need to manually optimize Windows 10 to keep it as good as new.

Before you decide to replace your computer, it's recommended to perform these powerful tips to optimize Windows 10 performance. Cleaning up junk files, cache, temporary internet files, malware, infection, and other threats can be cleaned manually or by using an Advanced System Optimizer software or Outbyte PC Repair software.

Clear Cache & Temp Files

As and when we browse anything on the internet, the operating system accumulates a lot of junk files, temporary internet files and cache files. It is important to regularly clean your system.

Step 1. Press Win + R and type 'Temp' and hit enter.
Step 2. On the new window, press (Ctrl + A) to select all and press (Shift + Delete) key combination to permanently delete these files.
Step 3. Press Win + R and type '%Temp%' and hit enter.
Step 4. On the new window, press (Ctrl + A) to select all and press (Shift + Delete) key combination to permanently delete these files.
Step 5. Press Win + R and type 'Prefetch' and hit enter.
Step 6. On the new window, press (Ctrl + A) to select all and press (Shift + Delete) key combination to permanently delete these files.

Run Disk Cleanup

Run Disk Cleanup
It should be a regular exercise to perform Disk Cleanup to eliminate temporary files, unwanted system files, and residual of Windows updates.

Step 1. Type Disk Cleanup in the search box and select the 'Disk Cleanup App' from the search results.
Step 2. A new window of 'Disk Cleanup' utility will open up on the screen.
Step 3. Select the drive that has your windows installed on it and remove the temporary files. Generally, it's the C: drive is used to install the operating system files. It will have a small Windows logo on the drive label. Click on 'Okay' to proceed further.
Step 4. The utility will scan and check for the temporary files that need to be removed. Ensure that you put a check on Temporary Internet Files, Thumbnail, Recycle Bin, Delivery Optimization Files, Temporary Files and click on the 'Ok' button to remove these files from your hard drive.
Step 5. On prompt, click on the 'Delete Files' button. It will erase all the selected files permanently from your computer to free up hard drive space.

Disable Unwanted Startup Items

Disable Unwanted Startup Items
Every new program or software that you install automatically adds up in Windows startup list. Some programs are not useful all the times and are not necessarily require to load with every startup. Navigate to the Windows Task Manager by right-clicking on the Task Bar and select the 'Task Manager' option. Click on the 'Startup' tab to list out all the installed applications and software. Click on the startup item that you wish to disable from the startup list and click on the 'Disable' button.
Startup Apps
You can also type startup in the search bar and click on the 'Startup Apps' option. The settings window will open with the option to toggle Off unwanted startup items.

Perform Disk Defragmentation

Creating and deleting files increase fragmentation on the hard drive that slows down the PC. Performing Disk Defragmentation can rearrange the files in a systematic order and free up a lot of space on the hard drive.
Perform Disk Defragmentation
Step 1. Type Disk Defragmentation in the search box and click on the 'Defragment and Optimize Drives' option.
Step 2. Select a Drive and click on the 'Analyze Disk' option to analyze fragmented percentage on selected drives.
Step 3. Click on the 'Optimize' button to defragment the fragmented portion of the hard drive and optimize Windows 10 performance.

Disable Background Apps

Disable Background Apps
You might not be aware but there are a lot of background apps that run secretly and slow down the PC performance.

You can perform these steps to disable background apps on Windows 10:

Step 1. Right-click on the Start button and click on the 'Settings' option.
Step 2. Click on the 'Privacy' section.
Step 3. Click on 'Background Apps in the left-hand side panel.
Step 4. Toggle off the options that you don't want to run in the background. You may also turn off the 'Let apps run in the background' option for enhanced performance.

Uninstall Unwanted Apps

Uninstall Unwanted Apps
We install apps that may be of one-time-use but we forget to uninstall them after use. Unwillingly, we end up accumulating a lot of unwanted apps installed at a time. Cleaning them will free up space and enhance PC performance.

Step 1. Click on the 'Start' button and search for 'Apps and Features' in the search bar.
Step 2. Click on the 'Apps & Features' system setting option in the search result.
Step 3. On the new Window, sort all the apps by size and scroll through them to identify the unwanted apps that can be uninstalled.
Step 4. Click on the app to expand options and then click on the 'Uninstall' button.

Install Windows Updates

Install Windows Updates
It is important to keep the latest Windows Updates on our computer for a perfect computing experience. Microsoft Windows release these patches to fix security bugs, add new features, update drivers and optimize Windows 10 performance on your system.

Step 1. Click on the 'Search Bar' located on the Task Bar.
Step 2. Type 'Windows Update' and click on the 'Windows Update Setting' option from the search results.
Step 3. Click on the 'Check for Updates' button to start searching for the latest Windows updates. All the latest available updates for your peripherals and devices will be installed automatically. You will need to restart the computer once you are done with all the above steps.

Summing Up

These quick tips are efficient enough to optimize Windows 10 performance and get the most out of your Windows 10 performance. Several other steps that can be performed to make your system as good as new however not all the steps are user-friendly. These quick steps are more than enough to optimize Windows 10 performance for happy computing.

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