It's frustrating to have the latest & best of operating system and software but still feel that lag in your system. Well here are some of the tips that would help you optimise your Windows 10's functionality & speed.
1. Disable Start Up Programs
Programs that automatically start as soon as you turn on the PC are the ones that make the starting process slow. Good for you that Windows 10 has a startup manager in the Task Manager. All you got to do is right click the taskbar and select the Task manager > Startup Tab.
2. Check for Malwares & Adware
Malwares and Adware can be the real problem behind your lagging PC. They interfere with the system's normal running and create an extra baggage in the background. Adware makes your browsing process slow too by adding extra pop up ads. So its better you scan your computer with Anti-Virus and Malwarebytes which specializes in detecting 'Potentially Unwanted Programs' PUPs. You can also use windows in-built anti-virus programme called Windows Defender.
3. Disable Animations, Visual Effects and Shadows
It may seem pleasant to look at the Windows 10 interface but as Spidey says 'With great Power comes great responsibility', the same applies here. The animations and visual effects can make your PC run slow if you don't have enough RAM. So disabling these features is a wise option if you want your PC to run smoothly. Right click on Start Button > Settings > Advance System Setting > Performance > Settings > Adjust for better performance or Custom.
4. Performance Monitor
Well good for you that Windows 10 has an in-built Performance Monitor programme that can make a detailed performance report which points out the issues and helps fix it. Go to your search menu and enter 'perfmon / report ', it will automatically start the report process. Now once the report is complete, go to the Warnings section and checkout the issues.
You can also use the Troubleshooting technique to find out if there is any issue in the system which might be making your PC to lag. You can find the troubleshooting icon in the control panel and then click on 'Run maintenance tasks'.
6. Clear Space on Hard Disk
Deleting some unwanted files on the hard drive can also make a significant amount of difference in your computer speed. As more files on the hard drive means more time to process, it's as simple as that.
7. Upgrade your Hardware
If despite all your efforts you are not able to speed up the process of your PC, well then it is time to upgrade your hardware. A better processor, a higher RAM and/or a bigger Hard disc can solve your problem instantly.
So it just doesn't take latest software to run the PC smoothly but a proper knowledge. We hope with this article you have gained enough knowledge to take care of your system and ensure that it Glides..!