How to optimize Windows 10

Optimize Windows 10

Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's popular operating system, was developed for use on almost any device, although more and more users are complaining that the software becomes slow over time, even on relatively new computers. This is mainly due to the enormous number of functions that the operating system has and that often affect the performance of the operating system.

So that your Windows 10 works normally again, that is, quickly and without stopping at any time, today we are going to explain you in a simple way how to optimize Windows 10 to work better, and do not make your life impossible.

Remove Windows 10 startup programs

One of the main headaches of many users happens every time we start the computer and is that the list of programs that start simultaneously with Windows 10 tends to grow worryingly over time. This only delays the boot process so it is important to eliminate most of the problems that start when you turn on the computer.

In addition, this list usually incorporates problems that in most cases we do not need when starting the computer, but that for some reasons or other, in most unknown cases, end up starting at the same time as Windows 10.

To remove programs from the list of simultaneous startup with Windows 10 you just have to press the right button of the mouse on the Windows 10 Start button icon and select the Task Managers. Now hit the tab Home and you should see a screen similar to this one;

Windows 10 Startup Apps

The list informs us of all the programs and applications that start simultaneously with Windows 10, and also the impact they have on startup. Obviously this impact will be much greater when the computer is older and much less in newly acquired computers.

You can disable all the programs you want so that it does not start simultaneously with the operating system and it is that almost no element of this list is indispensable. Also, if the next time you start your computer you miss something, you can always go back.

Say goodbye to Cortana

Cortana It is Microsoft's virtual assistant and it was one of the great novelties of Windows 10. Unfortunately, it has not had the success that Microsoft expected and there are not a few users who end up deactivating it, to save resources and above all to maintain our privacy. safe-keeping.

If you stopped using Cortana for a long time and it bothers you more than it helps you, you can deactivate it from the assistant settings.

Image of voice assistant Cortana

Windows 10 design can be a problem

One of the strengths of Windows 10 is its design, much improved compared to other versions and full of eg animations that most of the time consume some interesting resources. If you don't have a very powerful computer, you should deactivate these animations now and take the design to the background.

To be able to disable animations, among other things, right-click on the Windows start icon and access System. Once there we must access the Advanced System Settings and in the advantage that will appear select Advanced. Within the Performance section click on Settings and finally within Performance Options, go to Visual Effects.

Image of Windows 10 visual effects

One of the most tempting options is to Adjust to obtain the best performance, with which you will undoubtedly gain a lot of speed, but you may be quite surprised by the design of Windows 10. Perhaps the best option is that you choose options and deactivate everything that you are sure you do not need.

Restarting can be a great idea

Another trick to optimize Windows 10 is to restart. Sometimes the simplest solutions work the best, and with Windows 10 the restart usually works more than well. And is that if, for example, you have been using a game with full graphics, closing said game does not release all the memory that it has occupied, so the computer can become really slow.

Restarting clears these problems and possibly gets everything back to normal. Also, if you use a laptop, keep in mind that if you end your activity by lowering the lid, you are suspending it, so it will not turn off with what this entails.

Finally, if you are one of those who always leaves your computer on, changing user or suspending your user session, perhaps as the days go by you will notice that Windows 10 becomes slower and slower. Our recommendation, as obvious as it may seem, is that you always turn off your computer.

Use the Windows 10 Quick Start

If your main problem with Windows 10 happens when starting it, maybe it happens because you have the Quick Start of the operating system active. Do not worry that you have read it correctly, and that is that this start sometimes turns against the user, doing the opposite effect.

To fix this problem we must once again click with the right mouse button on the button. Home and then choose the Energy options. Now look in the menu on the left for the option Choose the behavior of the On / Off buttons and in the new advantage click on Change settings not available, and now you can mark the function of Iquick start, or uncheck it in case it is checked and is making your life impossible.

Windows 10 Quick Start

If this option does not appear, do not worry, since your computer does not support it, so do not go crazy looking for it.

Defragment, an option more than necessary

One of the great advantages that Windows 10 offers us is that the operating system itself takes care of almost everything to the point that it is in charge of carrying out the much-needed defragmentation of the hard disk.

You can check for yourself by accessing the system tools from where you can check that there is no pending defragmentation. In the event that you could program it, do it as it can be very interesting to optimize the system.

Freeing up space is always an interesting option

Another very simple way to optimize Windows 10 is to free up disk space. Running out of storage space on our hard drive can affect our computer in a detrimental way, and therefore the proper functioning of Windows 10. For all this Using the Free space option, which by default we find in all versions of Windows, can be an interesting option.

To free up the space on any disk that we have operating, it will be enough for us to place ourselves on it in the file explorer and access its Properties.

Windows 10 Properties

Once there we must choose the option Free up space that will show us the amount of space that we can free from the disk immediately. In our case we can free up space from the Recycle Bin.

Windows 10 Cleanup Image

Do not share your Internet connection with anyone

One of the most common mistakes that almost all of us make is to attribute Internet speed to our operating system. In most cases they have nothing to do with Windows 10, something a bit peculiar happens with the update system that can slow down our connection to the network of networks.

And is that The new Windows 10 update system can make you download content both from the network and from other computers, in turn making it possible for other computers to connect to yours, even acting as a server. The result of all this, as you were already imagining, is that your Internet connection can slow down to unsuspected limits.

To avoid this, it will be enough to go to the Windows configuration, as we have already explained previously, and within the Update and Security menu, choose the way in which you want the operating system updates to be delivered, deactivating the option of Updates of more of a place.

Get Windows 10 up and running

Surely you did not know but Microsoft takes care of us and cares about us to the point of making Windows work at a level where consumption and especially the health of your computer benefit. If with this mode you think you don't have enough and you notice, for example, how everything is going too slow, you can always choose to put your Windows to work at full speed.

To do this, you must right-click on Windows 10 Start and access Power Options. Once there you can choose between the different possible energy management plans. Keep in mind that the high-performance plan is hidden, but you can access it by choosing the option to Show additional plans.

Image of Windows 10 power options

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