Are you using a slow computer with Windows 10? Do you feel like your PC is just not performing the way it used to? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone! In this blog post, I’m going to share 10 tips and tricks that should help increase PC performance on Windows 10. Let’s get started!
1. Latest updates for Windows and device drivers.
Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
- Perform one of the following actions::
- If the status says “You’re up to date,” go to the next tip.
- If the status says “Updates are available,” select Install now.
- If the status says “Restart Required,” Restart now
- Select the updates you wish to install, then select Install.
- Restart your computer and see if it appears to operate smoother.
In the end, check for updates again until you see “Your device is up to date.”
2. Use the latest version of Windows 10.
Go to Start > Settings > System > About, and look under “Windows specifications.” If you don’t see “Version 21H2” listed, your PC needs an update.
3. Check for storage space and free up disk space if needed.
Go to Start > Settings > System > Storage, and look under “Local Disk.” If you’re running low on storage space, consider deleting temporary and unused files, or moving files to an external drive.
4. Optimize your PC for better performance.
In the search box on the taskbar, type performance, then choose to Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows under the Visual effects tab from the list of results.
You can easily disable some visual effects that can slow down your PC.
5. Make sure your security software is up to date.
Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security, and select Virus & threat protection. Then, under “Current Threats,” select “Quick Scan“.
6. Reduce the number of programs that start automatically when you turn on your PC.
Go to Start > Settings > Apps > Startup, and select the programs you don’t want to start automatically.
7. Schedule regular restarts of your PC.
Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and select Advance options under “Adjust active hours to reduce disruptions,” select a time when you’re not using your PC to resume auto-update.
8. Use a lightweight browser.
Some browsers, like Google Chrome, can use a lot of your PC’s resources. If you’re looking for a lighter-weight option, try Microsoft Edge or another browser.
9. Use a lightweight antivirus
Choose an antivirus program that won’t weigh down your computer’s resources. Some good options are Microsoft Defender, Avast Free Antivirus, and AVG Free Antivirus.
10. Use a solid-state drive (SSD)
If you have a hard drive, consider upgrading to a solid-state drive. These are much faster than traditional drives and can significantly improve performance.
While we’ve covered ten different methods to increase PC performance on Windows 10, it’s important to note that not all of these tips will work for everyone. It’s also worth trying a variety of methods to see which one works best for your system and your needs. With a little trial and error, you should be able to find the right tweaks to make your computer run like new again. Thanks for reading!