4 Easy Ways to Speed Up Windows 10

Windows 10 generally works well, but it can get cumbersome over time. Especially if used with many files, heavy programs, or frequently installed applications. System maintenance can be easy and there are several convenient ways to speed it up without major changes.

The results of these methods will be different for each user. The reason is that each computer is used differently and the reasons for its slower operation may be varied. Still, it's worth a try when your computer starts running slower.

Stop unnecessary programs

Windows 10 does a much better job managing system resources and open applications than its previous versions. However, it is not a wizard, and if too many applications are constantly open, this will affect the system resources significantly.

The easiest way to check how busy the system is through Task Manager. It is accessible by right-clicking on the start button and selecting the Task Manager option. It can also be opened by pressing the CTRL + Shift + ESC key combination.

When the Task Manger opens, you must click the More details button at the bottom of the window. A larger window will open that has real-time data on CPU, system memory, and hard disk load. It also shows how many resources each app uses. They can also be sorted by clicking on CPU, Memory, Disk, etc.

From here, you can understand which applications load the system the most and be turned off if not used. If an application is blocked and does not close normally, it can click on its name in Task Manager and click on the End task button at the bottom of the window.

Stop startup programs automatically

Also, Task Manger can stop programs that start automatically every time Windows starts. This is from the Startup tab. A list of all applications that start automatically will appear.

It is important to note that there will be many system applications such as video card drivers, sound drivers, etc. among them. They need to stay in order for everything to work well. But additional applications such as Netflix, Spotify, etc. may be stopped. To do this, right-click on the name of the application and select Disabled. This way it will only be launched at the command of the user in the normal way - by clicking on its icon.

Free up disk space

Using a computer with a nearly full hard drive is not a good idea. Although the most important files are stored in the RAM module at some point in time, Windows also uses a portion of the hard drive to generate and store temporary files. Blank space is also used in streaming, application installation and many other situations.

Therefore, it is a good idea to always have at least a dozen gigabytes of free disk space. Especially in the partition from the disk where Windows itself is installed. Most often it is C :.

A convenient tool for this is Disk Cleanup. It is built into Windows and can be opened by pressing the start menu and typing disk cleanup with the keyboard. Select the result of the same name and the partition in which Windows is installed. Wash the file types to be cleaned and click OK.

Files such as documents, photos, videos, etc. will not be deleted through Disk Cleanup unless they are in the selected directories. To clean such files, the easiest way is simply to look at what's in the drive and delete it.

Uninstall unnecessary applications

Very often a person installs an application, uses it several times, and then forgets it. However, it does not disappear, but remains in the system and takes its place. It can also continue to work by collecting data and taking system resources.

Therefore, it is a good idea to delete any applications that are no longer in use. This can be done from the Apps & Features section of Windows 10. It is most easily accessible by clicking the Start button and entering the word apps. Then click Add or remove programs in the popup menu.

A new window will open listing all applications installed on the system. There are even dates when they were last used. From here, unnecessary programs can be deleted.

It's important to note that there may be programs unknown to most users, such as DirectX, Microsoft Runtime Library, Visual C ++, and driver names for video cards (Intel, Nvidia, AMD), processors (Intel, AMD), as well as the sound card and peripherals. All this must remain.

Applications that were previously used but no longer used as well as unnecessary games can be uninstalled. This will free up space and system resources and help make Windows better overall.