8 Things you can do to help speed up Windows 10….

Now that you’ve got Windows 10 installed here are 8 things you should do to help speed up the system even more.

 

Perform Disk Cleanup

1. Click the Start button, then click the File Explorer link
2. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties
3. Under the General tab, click the Disk Cleanup button
4. Click “unnecessary files (temporary internet files, etc.),” then click OK
5. Note there’s a “Clean up system files” button for advanced users

Defragment Your C: Drive

Defragment drive only if it is a mechanical spinning hard drive and not an SSD. SSDs do not need to be defragmented. Windows 10 works with SSDs very well and has vastly improved management features.

1. Click the Start button, then click the File Explorer link
2. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties
3. Click the Tools tab
4. Click “Optimize and Defragment Drive”

Uninstall Unused Programs

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Programs and Features
3. Select the unwanted software and click “Uninstall/Change”

Disable Transparency Effects

1. Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize
2. Choose Colors
3. Turn off “Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent”

Disable Programs at Startup

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Task Manager
3. Click Startup
4. Highlight a program and click Disable

Shut off Shadows, Animations

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Choose System
3. Click “Advanced system settings” on the left
4. Click the Advanced tab
5. Click the Settings button under Performance
6. Click “Adjust for best performance” or manually disable each effect
7. Note: there’s also a switch in Settings / Ease of Access / Other Options that turn off animations

Enable Fast Startup

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Choose Control Panel
3. Click System and Security
4. Click Power Options
5. On the left, click “choose what the power buttons do”
6. At the bottom, click “Turn on fast startup” under Shutdown settings
7. Click “Save changes”

Disable Un-needed Services

1. Right-click the Start button
2. Click Task Manager
3. Click Services
4. Right-click a specific service and choose “Stop”

 

By doing these steps you can improve the performance of your system.

If you have any questions or would like for us to perform these steps or look at your system for other ways to help improve its performance please call us at (734) 838-9700 Livonia or (734) 981-6600 Canton or you can bring your system into either location and we will be glad to look at it.

 

 

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