How to Speed Up Your Windows 10 Performance! (New)
What’s going on guys, welcome back. today
we gonna be show you how to speed up your windows 10 performance. Please note we are
not using any third party software to achieve this performance boost, and it’s totally
free as well, You may wonder why I’m making this video since I have already made a video
on a similar topic in the past. The old video is still relevant to the topic but I think
I have to add a lot more things to it, which will dramatically increase your system performance.
As well as Windows 10 itself changed or evolved a lot since we have made that first video.
So I think it’s time for a remake. We are covering this video in 10 main steps,
and before we starting I suggest you, please update your Windows 10 to the latest version, and
regularly check for updated as well. Because an outdated system may cause performance issues,
and there is no doubt in it. Step Number 1, Power Option Settings.
In this step, we gonna show you an important thing to boost your system performance using
control panel power options settings. So let’s go to start menu, and click on
this gear icon, and you will see the windows settings, Now navigate System settings and
open ‘Power & Sleep tab’, then click on the additional power settings, which will
launch the control panel power options window. Normally windows default choice will be ‘Balance
power plan’ but I recommend you to choose High-performance power plan, because of its
favors performance over the energy usage. It will allow your pc hardware the energy
that is required to achieve its maximum performance without compromising for energy usage. If
you didn’t find the ‘High-performance power plan’ up here, make sure you always
check it on the Hidden additional plans tab! Now click on the change power plan settings,
and you will get here, now click on ‘change advanced power settings’, and you will see
this new window, Now go to Hard disk and change this ‘Setting Minutes from 20 to 0’,
Now scroll down and go to processor power management, and go to Minimum processor state
and set that to zero percent, then go to maximum processor state and make sure you set that
to hundred percent. Now click apply then click OK, and you are pretty much ready to close the
window. So let’s jump to next one! Step number 2, Windows settings.
In this step, we gonna be disable every unwanted or rarely using settings or features from
the Windows Settings, and by doing that you can retrieve a good amount of system resources
free, which will naturally cause better system performance. So pay close attention and follow
me! First, you need to go to the start menu and
click on this gear icon, or you can also search settings on the start menu as well. As you
can see the windows settings is just launched, and once you are here first you gonna need to navigate to privacy settings, now disable let apps use advertising ID, Let websites provide locally relevant
content, let windows track app launches, and finally disable show me suggested content
option as well. Now navigate to location tab, and I recommend
you to disable the location service if you don’t use it that often.
Now click on change, and disable ‘Location for this device option. As same as we deal
with the location service only disable it if you don’t use it.
Now navigate to Camera tab, and disable everything which uses your camera, except Skype or similar
apps, because some people use it very often. And once you have done that, Navigate to Microphone
tab, and disable every app from using your microphone expect skype or voice recorder
in case you’re using it. Now navigate to Contacts tab, and disable
it for every other option other than Email and accounts, If you have a different preference,
you can leave those apps enabled. Now navigate to Calendar and disable let apps
access my calendar, then navigate to call history, and as same as the Calendar, disable
let apps access my call history. Now navigate to email and disable let apps
access and send email, then Navigate to radios tab, and disable let apps control radios.
Now navigate to feedback & diagnostics, Now choose ‘Basic’ option from here. Then
navigate to background apps. Now disable everything accept Alarm, Mail, Settings, and Windows
Defender. Or you can leave any other app as you prefer if you think it’s important for
you. And that’s all you can disable in the privacy settings.
Now let’s go back to home, then navigate to system settings. And once you are here
go to notification & action tab, now disable “Show notifications on the lock screen,
Show reminders and incoming VoIP’s, hide notifications when I’m duplication my screen” Option.
Now disable notification from all unwanted or rarely using application, I’m disabling
everything except, Mail and Skype. If you have a different preference, you can enable
those apps for notification. Now go back again and this time let’s navigates
to ‘gaming setting’ now on the game bar tab disable the option, Record game clips
screenshots and broadcast using the game bar, Now disable Show Game bar when I play full-screen
games options. Now navigate to the Game DVR tab, and from here turn of Record in the background
while I’m playing a game option, then turn of recorded audio when I record a game, and
finally disable Capture mouse cursor in recordings option.
I have disabled these options because game bar is the worst solution for gameplay recording,
and I think most of the people don’t ever use it. Hope Microsoft will make it better
in near future. Now navigate to Broadcasting tab, and disable
Record audio when I broadcast option, then disable capture mouse cursor in broadcasts
option. Now go to true play tab, and make sure you are disabled that as well, it’s
basically an anti-cheat feature for games, And we don’t really need it, and that’s
all you can do on the windows settings. Step Number 3, Defragment and Optimize Drives.
Only follow this step if you have installed your windows on your HDD or hard disk, If
you are using an SSD or Solid State Drive Please Avoid doing this step.
So let’s begin, Go to start menu and search Defragment and Optimize Drives, and you will
see it on the result, so click on it and this window will open, once you are here select
your ‘C’ drive or system driver, which you have installed your windows 10 OS on.
Now click on optimize, and that’s it. You may wonder I have installed my windows
on an SSD, and still, I’m doing this defragmentation on it? I’m only doing this for the sake
of the video, I don’t recommend you do this to your SSD. In case you do,
it will not cause anything serious to your SSDs, but defragmentation will Wright unnecessarily
data to your SSD, And Windows 10 itself do defrag your SSD’s Automatically in certain
periods. So it’s not a big deal if you’re accidentally done it.
If you’re using a conventional hard drive, definitely follow this step, Because Your
mechanical drives need defragmentation, because, on a regular hard disk, data is stored in
deferent sectors on the platter, and mostly the reading head had to reach to multiple
locations on the palter to read a single file, so by doing this optimization, Your hard drive
data will sort out and place everything where they belong to, so the read head doesn’t
have to move to different locations to read a single file, may result in faster load times,
and better performance. But in the other hand a solid-state drive doesn’t read or Wright files in a
similar manner, because it’s don’t have any moving part inside. We can say, It’s
more like a memory card, so it’s not necessary to defrag an SSD if you can avoid it.
Also make sure you have defrag all your other drivers, in case you have multiple
partitions. As well as I recommend you to replace your
Hard drives with SSDs if you can afford it because SSDs had incredible read and write
speeds comparing to your conventional hard drives as well as they can load thing really
faster as well. So I think it’s an additional way to gain even more performance. You can
upgrade it to any kind of PC’s which has the space to accommodate a
common Hard Drive. So i think that’s pretty much here, so let’s jump to the next step! Step Number 4, Disable Unwanted Start Up Programs.
For that all you need to go to the Task manager, just right click on the taskbar and choose
task manager. Once you are here, go to Startup tab, and you will see these apps, which are
the one that will atomically start when your system starts. We don’t need most of these
programs start automatically when our system start, because we don’t really use them
all on a daily basis as well as they will cause your boot time go slower, and decrease
in system performance, because once it startup when your system start, it will stay running
in the background forever until you shut down your computer manually. So let’s go and disable every
unwanted program from starting up automatically when your system boot. Simply go ahead and
select a program, then click on the disable button, which will disable the program from
automatic startup while windows boot. It seems we have a bunch of them here, so
let’s go ahead and disable them one by one. If you have a preference for a particular
app, then you can leave that one enabled for startup. As well as I highly recommend to
don’t disable your antivirus program and windows defender.
As well as please note, the changes will only effect once you restated your system.
By doing this process your windows 10 boot time will become much faster than ever before.
As well as it will increase your Windows 10 performance by not allowing unwanted programs
to run in background. So let’s go to the next step! Step Number 5, Delete Every Unnecessary File.
This is the way to free up some hard drive space and reduce system loads. We can call
it a cleaning process if you want. But we are not using any tools to do it, because
of most of the third party tools it self’s cause slower system performance for a variety
of reasons. We have to do a couple of things, so let’s
start by clearing the temporary files, hit windows key + R, shortcut and you will see this run
box, now type in ‘temp’ and click on ok, now it will open this folder, and you will
see a huge number of files here. These files are only created for one time use, Programs
sometimes store temporary information in Temp folder before a program closes, it usually
never uses again by the program, so we can get rid of them. Select them all, now hit
shift key + delete and it will delete the fills forever. Now we have to go the run box
again, so hit windows key + R again, and then type %temp% now click on ok, and similarly,
we will see another folder with bunch of unwanted files, select them all and hit shift
key + Delete on your keyboard. Now you close the folder. And Before we left for next step, I have to share
you one more tip, it maybe simple but believe me it’s very effective when it comes to
reducing some system lag. it none other but your recycle bin, Go to your recycle
bin and delete everything you have there, I have to remind you about it even if it’s
so silly, because I noticed there are people who never clean their recycle bins, Please
note whenever you delete a file from your system by choosing the right click delete
option, or by pressing the delete key on your keyboard, it will not actually deleting
forever from your computer, unless it will keep the files in your recycle bin for a certain
limit, and the windows 10 default recycle bin limit is some were around a hundred GBs,
and all those space are acquired from your ‘C driver’ or system driver, the drive which you have
installed your windows 10 OS on. So if you have a lot of things in your recycle bin, it
can actually cause a system lag! So make sure you have cleaned your
recycle bin as well as make sure your ‘C driver’ is never full or near full, always keep it
around 40 – 50 percent, otherwise it will cause, system lag, unnecessary performance
issues and so on. And I think that’s pretty much it, so let’s go to the next step! Step number 6, Disk Cleanup.
Disk Cleanup is a feature that available natively on every Windows 10 PC’s, it uses to clean Junk
file on your system. So let’s get started, Go to start menu and search “This pc or my
computer” Now open this pc. And once you’re here, right click on the system drive or c drive
then choose properties, under the general tab you will find the ‘disk cleanup’ option,
So click on it. Now select “Downloaded program files, Temporary
Internet files, Thumbnails, Temporary files and Recycle bin”. Then click on ‘Clean up
system files’ button. And it will clean all the junk files and free up some disk space. I recommend
you to do this to all your local disks, or partitions. You can use the same
step to do the process on any other system partitions, so let’s jump to the next step! Step Number 7, Registry Tweak. In this step we gonna show you how to tweak
your Registry to speed up your Windows 10 Performance! Hit windows key + R on your keyboard and
launch the run box, now type in ‘regedit’, (r e g e d I t), then click on OK, and you
will see the Registry window. First you will need to go to the ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
Now Go to Control Panel, Then click on mouse folder. Now double click on ‘mouse hovertime’
and change its value from 400 to 10, and click on ok. Now go ahead and select the desktop
folder, and look for an option called “Menu Show Delay”, once you have found it, double
click and change its value from 200 to 10, then click on Ok. Now you have to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE tehn Software folder, then Find Microsoft, now find Windows NT folder, and to the Current Version folder, Now scroll
down a little bit and find Multimedia folder, and finally go to System Profile, Now click on
system responsiveness, and change the Hexadecimal value to Zero and click OK Now we need to go to the same ‘System profile
folder’ then go to Task and finally go to Game folder, Now you have to open the file GPU Priority,
and make sure you have set the Hexadecimal value to 8, then click on OK, Now open priority
file and change its Hexadecimal value to 6, then click OK, and that’s pretty much it. and you can close the registry
editor. Now let’s go to the next step! Step Number 8, Reduce Runtime service.
Its a great way to achieve even more performance by cutting some of the unwanted services.
Let me show you how to do it, first, you gonna need to open the run box by hitting windows
key + R Shortcut on your keyboard. Now type in ‘msconfig’ and click on OK, Now it will
open the system configuration window. Once you are here move over to the services tab,
and you will see all these services which are always active in the background. Before
we doing anything with the services, I want you to check this box Hide all Microsoft services,
to make sure we’re not messing up anything accidentally. And once you have done that,
you can see it’s selected every services other than Microsoft service. So let’s proceed,
you can disable them all at once by clicking on the Disable all button, or your cross-checks
them and see if is there is anything particularly important for you. Don’t worry you can always
restore everything back to default order if you have messed up something accidentally.
So once you’re ready you can click on the disable all button, now click apply and it
will disable all the unwanted services on your Windows 10 PC.
And it might ask you for a restart, in that case just give it the permission. Step Number 9, Reduce Visual Effects.
In this step, we are doing something really crazy to get the maximum performance from
your computer and let me warn you, only follow this if you need the extreme level of performance
that your windows 10 can ever offer you. And we are achieving this performance boost by reducing the visual effects and your windows 10 UI graphics. May result better performance, but you might find
your windows 10 interface less graphically attractive than before, and please note it
will not affect your gaming graphics and program graphics quality. If you don’t mind then
I suggest you have tried, because if you didn’t like it, you can always set everything back
to default, by applying the same things in reverse order.
So let start, first you need to go to the start menu, and search This PC, now right
click on it, choose properties, and you will get here. now click on “Advanced system
settings hyperlink” and you will see this little window. Now on the advanced tab you
will find the performance settings, click it and you will see another window with all
these options. So go ahead and uncheck every option other than your preference, I’m going
to leave the option ‘ Smooth edges of screen fonts and Show shadows under mouse pointer’
untouched. If you have a personal preference like this. I suggest you leave that untouched and uncheck
all the other options. And once you have done with that, you can click on apply, and that’s it. Step number 10, Additional Performance Tips.
In this final step, we gonna show you, everything else that can boost your system performance
even in a graphical level. As well as this step is equally useful for both for gamers,
or users of graphically demanded software like Premiere, aftereffects and so on. First I will show how to optimize your graphics settings for better graphical
performance, it’s both applicable if you’re a user of a graphically demanded program
like I mentioned earlier or a pc gamer who expecting better frame rates.
And I know there are two main graphical powers, so I created two separate videos to cover
both the Nvidia and AMD users. You can watch the video and optimize your Nvidia control
panel settings or AMD Radeon settings for better graphical performance. You may wonder
the videos are mainly title for gaming performance but believe me, it’s the same settings to
boost your graphically demanded programs as well. Because we know games them self’s
are graphically demanded programs. And will you find links for all those videos in the
video description as well, so make sure you have check them out.
So that’s how we can speed up your windows 10 performance, hope at this point all of
you’re experience a better performing windows 10 and don’t forget to comment your experience
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