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Tips To optimize Windows 10 April 2018 update performance

Flew moths ago Microsoft launch Windows 10 April 2018 update with lots of new features ( such as Timeline, Nearby share, Focus assist, huge improvements on Edge browser and more ) and Security improvements. Also There is no doubt Current Windows 10 runs much faster than previous versions of Windows 8 and 7. As we know While install or upgrade Windows 10 offers its default settings which is well suited for all its users around the globe. With day to day usage, continue to download files and install software, the performance of our systems decreases at a steady rate. However, some users have also complained about their PC performing quite slow than before once they’ve installed the Windows 10 version 1803. However, everyone likes to make the Windows computer faster and more responsive. Here we have some best Tips To optimize Windows 10 April 2018 update performance and speed up windows computer.

How To optimize windows 10 version 1803 performance

If you want a quick boost in Windows 10 performance, try cleaning Windows 10 junk, Tweak system settings, and stop unwanted startup services. It can create a noticeable difference in windows speed.

Disable programs that run on startup

The most Common reason your Windows 10 PC may feel sluggish is you’ve got too many programs running in the background – programs that you may never use, or only rarely use. Stop them from running, You will notice your windows computer will run more smoothly.

To Disable unwanted startup programs first you need to go to the Task Manager. The easiest way to get to the task manager is by Clicking on any empty space of your taskbar and choose task manager option. After opening the task manager, Go to the startup tab. There Identify the programs that you are not using regularly and don’t want to run automatically. Disable them in the status section. Make sure do not disable your programs published by Microsoft Corporation.

Disable Startup Programs
Disable Startup Programs


Disable Unwanted Startup Services

Also After Disable Startup programs disable some unnecessary services which run on windows startup And on background use system resources and cause windows running slow. To disable unwanted startup services press Win + R on Run Type msconfig and hit the enter key. This will open system configuration Windows Here click on services Tab And Select the Hide all Microsoft services check box.

Hide all Microsoft services
Hide all Microsoft services

Now Uncheck all unnecessary services you want to disable and click Apply, Ok To make save changes. This will ask for system restart to make save changes. Save any working data and restart windows. This will help to speed up your windows 10 performance while startup.

Disable shadows, animations, and visual effects

Start with windows vista and 7 Now Windows 10 also have some nice eye candy shadows, animations, and visual effects. Another reason for your PC to be running slow can be visual effects and animations that increase the burden on the system resources. On fast, newer PCs, these don’t usually affect system performance. But on slower and older PCs, they can exact a performance hit.

To tweak visual effects and animations:

Press win key + R, On Run type Sysdm.cpl And Hit Enter key.


This will open system properties with several tabs. Click on the Advanced tab, and under Performance click Settings. Now On the Visual Effects tab, select Adjust for best performance. 

adjust for best performance
adjust for best performance

All of the animations and visual effects that were previously toggled on will all be turned off in one go. Now click apply and ok to make save changes. You will definitely see a visual difference in the system’s appearance including in icons and fonts. If your computer’s performance doesn’t require drastic measures, you could opt for a customized approach, and toggle on only the features you really can’t part with. (If you use Microsoft products like Outlook, you’ll probably want to keep Smooth edges of screen fonts turned on.

Kill bloatware

One of the biggest factors that slow down any Windows computer is unwanted software, aka bloatware. They takes up CPU, system resources,  book disk and memory space unnecessarily hindering other applications to perform at their full potential.

To remove bloatware or unused applications, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click Start > type Control Panel and hit enter key
  2. Select Programs > Programs and Features
  3. Select the unused application and click Uninstall/Change to remove it.
  4. Follow the instructions in the uninstall dialog boxes to uninstall the software
uninstall recent installed application
uninstall recent installed application

Also Virus Infection are the major cause for system running slow, We Strongly Recommend to Install the latest updates Antivirus/ Anti Malware Software And perform a full system Scan.+

Run Disk Cleanup

Occasionally you may need to clean up your computer in order to get rid of old software, temporary objects, and junk files. Some software programs might not be completely uninstalled and the leftover files can cause performance issues. Try Disk CleanUp for this purpose.-

  1. Press Windows Key + E.
  2. Open File Explorer.
  3. Right-click on the C drive and select Properties.
  4. Click the General tab.
  5. Now click on Disk Cleanup.
  6. Select all items from the list box and then click OK.
run disk cleanup
run disk cleanup

Turn on Windows 10 Fast Startup Feature

With Windows 10 there is a new “hybrid” startup mode Called Fast Startup, helps in starting your PC faster after a shutdown by cutting down on boot-up time, using caching for some necessary resources into a single file on the hard disk.  And At the time of startup, this master file is loaded back into the RAM that speeds up the process manifolds.

Note: This option does not affect the restart process.

To enable this, click on the Start menu search, type “Control Panel” and press enter. In the control panel click on Hardware and Sound. A new page should appear, here click on Change what the power buttons do. Then click on Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, tick the box Turn on fast startup (recommended). Now Click the Save changes button to enable the same

Turn off Fast Startup on windows 10
Turn off Fast Startup on windows 10

Disable Background Apps

In Windows 10, lots of background activities happen to collect information regarding your location, typing behavior, account info, etc. This apps run unnecessarily on background And take unnecessary system resources, heat up your PC and reduce its overall performance. That’s why it’s better to disable background apps to speed up your Windows 10 and start them manually whenever you required. This reduces resource usage and helps speed up your windows system performance.

To Disable background-running apps on Windows 10 Fallow bellow:

  1. click on the Start button, go to Settings
  2. Click Privacy, scroll down and click the last option in the left panel – Background apps
  3. Switch off the toggles to turn off background apps you don’t need or use
  4. Also, you can turn off toggle key Background apps ( let apps run in the background ) to turn off all running apps.
turn off background apps on windows 10
turn off background apps on windows 10

Disable Windows 10 Services 

As we told you earlier that in Windows OS, several unnecessary services run in the background and consume system resources. specially on my personal experience Disabling these three services ( Background intelligent transfer service ( BITS),  superfetch and windows update service ) you will notice dramatically speed improvement on your Windows computer or laptop.

To turn off these services in Windows 10, Press Win + R, On Run type “services.msc” and hit enter key. This will open windows services. Scroll down and double click on the services you want to stop or disable. for Ex: To Stop BITS service Double click on Background intelligent transfer service. 

disable windows services on windows 10
disable windows services on windows 10

This will a new pop up window, Here change the startup type Disable and Stop The service under service status. Now click apply and ok to make save changes. Do the same with Superfetch and windows update service, After that restart windows, you will notice this time windows running more smoother and faster.

Disable Search Indexing

Windows Search indexing Feature improves the search tool’s responses and speeds up searching in Windows 10. But It weakens the performance, however, as it runs in the background and utilizes a lot of system resources. Owing to this reason, if you do searches occasionally, then it’s best to disable it.

Follow below steps to disable search indexing:

  1. Right-Click Start > Computer Management
  2. Double-click on Services and Applications > Services
  3. In the services list, look for Windows Search and double-click it
  4. In the new window, for Startup type, select Manual or Disabled and then click the OK button to save your changes

Adjust Virtual Memory

Windows having two types of memory physical memory ( RAM ) and virtual memory know as ( paging file ). With a low RAM, it’s difficult to handle multitask smoothly on Windows 10 computer. The recommended solution for this is to upgrade the RAM or another option is to Adjust the virtual memory allocate more virtual memory ) to optimize the windows performance..

Virtual memory is a software-level optimization for improving the responsiveness of any system. by default windows 10   uses virtual memory whenever it’s short of actual memory (RAM). Though Windows 10 manages this setting, yet configuring it manually gives much better results.

To Adjust the Virtual memory and optimize windows performance fallow below steps

click on start menu search type performance and select Adjust the appearance and performance of windows as shown below image.

adjust appearance and performance of windows
adjust appearance and performance of windows

This will open performance options popup. Next move to Advanced Tab and then click on the Change button under Virtual Memory. In the new window that appears, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives Select the C: drive and then click the radio button for Custom size

Now set the Initial size (MB) to the size of your RAM and Maximum size (MB) to double the size of your RAM (for ex., if the size of the RAM is 4GB, set the initial size to ( 1024 x 4 = 4096 )  4096 MB and maximum size to 8192 MB). Now Click the Set button and then apply, OK  to make save changes. This will Ask for system restart to make save changes effective save any work and restart windows.

adjust virtual memory on windows 10
adjust virtual memory on windows 10

Turn off Windows Tips

Windows 10’s tips feature proves helpful for newbies to understand the system and especially, to avoid changing the unnecessary or dangerous configuration. However, the experienced ones can disable the tips feature and maximize system performance.

Do the following steps to turn off tips feature of Windows 10:

  1. Select the Start button, go to Settings
  2. Select System and from the left pane, select Notifications & actions
  3. Toggle off the option under notifications as shown below image
turn off windows notifications
turn off windows notifications

Launch the Windows troubleshooter

Windows 10 has a very useful, little-known tool that can sniff out performance problems and solve them. . If there are issues affecting your PC but you can’t find them yourself, then it’s easy to find and fix those using the troubleshooting tool. To launch it, open control panel -> small icon view click on troubleshooting ->  Now under system and security click on Run maintenance tasks.

run maintenance tasks on windows 10
run maintenance tasks on windows 10

A screen titled “Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems” will appear. Click Next. The troubleshooter will find files and shortcuts you don’t use, identify any performance and other issues on your PC, report them to you and then fix them.  Also, Run the other tools there fix problems with windows update and improve power usage to fix problems and improve windows system performance.

Update Drivers Regularly

Incomplete driver installation and outdated drivers are serious problems that gradually slow down your computer. Device manufacturers release new updates to fix internal bugs and improve system performance. Regularly updating the drivers can improve your computer’s performance. to manually update drivers

  1. type device manager on start menu search and hit enter key. This will Open the Device Manager and all installed drivers list.
  2. Right-click any device with an exclamation mark (You have to expand each entry to reveal yellow exclamation marks).
  3. Select Update Driver Software.

These are some best working Tips To optimize windows 10 Creators update performance And Fix Windows 10 Running slow After upgrade to windows 10 creators update. Note: This Tips Applicable to fix all windows editions include Windows anniversary update installed computers. Also You can apply this to fast your any windows computer and laptop. Apart of above-mentioned points, also do following things regularly to keep your computer faster and reliable:

  • Keep your Windows updated
  • Install only necessary software programs. Avoid pirated application, Cracks, and patches.
  • Use a good antivirus and keep it updated

Roll back Windows 10 Creators to previous version

If After performing all above solutions still facing slow performance issue on your windows 10 creators update installed computer/Laptop then the last option is Rollback Windows version 1803 to previous version ( windows 10 fall creators update v1709 )  To roll Back the previous version

click on start menu -> settings -> update and security -> Now click on Recovery -> click on get started under Go Back.
Then Fallow on-screen instructions to complete the Windows system rollback process.

I hope these tips help to optimize windows 10 Creators update performance and fix windows running slow, Startup take long time problem on windows 10 computers. Still, have any query, suggestions feel free to comment below. Also, Read from our blog Tweaks to optimize google Chrome performance.

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