Windows 10 May 2019 Update

Windows 10 Performance Tweaks To Optimize System Performance (April 2018 update version 1803)

Windows 10 version 1803 is the best ever operation system by Microsoft,  compared to previous windows versions. It loaded with numerous amazing features, Security improvements, user-friendly interface and the most one it’s faster. Also, Microsoft Regularly updates its OS, with new versions that add and subtract the feature set. Recently Microsoft Rolled out Windows 10 April 2018 update version 1803 To everyone with a number of Features, Security improvements, and Bug fixes. But Some Users Report After Recent upgrade windows Running slow, Not Responding etc. Here we have collected Some Windows 10 Performance Tweaks To Optimize System Performance and make windows Run Faster and smoother.

Windows 10 Performance Tweaks And Tips

As per Microsoft Windows 10 is very fast Operating system compare to previous versions ( Windows 7 and 8.1 ). But sometimes bugs, Virus malware infection, unwanted startup services, background processes, corrupted system files, Wrongly customize setup etc make windows buggy and Run slow at startup, Not respond while open any application etc. If you are also having the same issue Here apply bellow Windows 10 Performance Tweaks To Optimize System Performance.

Note: Before Tweak Windows Performance We Recommend Create A System Restore point.

Check Virus Malware Infection

Before tweak or perform any steps first make sure virus-malware infection not causing the issue. Install a good antivirus or anti-malware Application with latest updates and perform Full System Scan. After 100% complete the scanning process simply Restart windows and check now system Running smoothly.

Make Sure Windows And Device Drivers Updated

Before we begin focusing Windows 10 on performance, let us first make sure it is up to date. Windows 10 is Set to Download And install updates Automatically But you can Check for available updates from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows update. Then click on Check for updates.

As Device driver are the essential part of windows, To perform computer properly make Sure you have installed latest updated drivers on your system. To check and update Device drivers

  1. Right, click the Windows Start button and select Device Manager.
  2. Select your graphics card, audio device, network card and motherboard in turn and check for driver updates.
  3. Update all peripherals if there is an update available.
update wifi adapter driver software
update wifi adapter driver software

Note: You can let Windows take care of driver updates if you like, or perform the check manually. Just visit each hardware vendor’s website and look for newer drivers. Download and install.

Tweak Power Options

Tweak the power Options and Set Highest performance, Which boosts up PC speed without installing or modifying any registry entries and of course, the safest one cause at last Microsoft put this feature by default in Windows. To tweak your Power Options open Control panel -> Hardware And Sound -> Power Options. The Power options setting window in now popped, click on show additional plans. Then Select Radio Button High Performance As shown Bellow image.

Set Power plan High Performance
Set Power plan High Performance

As the name suggests this tweak makes Windows faster. Because it consumes the most amount of power it’s also more appropriate for desktops. Choose it if you want to get the most juice out of your computer.

Disable Visual Effects

Various animation, shadows, transparency and other visual effects may look good on your system but they consume a lot of system resources. These special effects can hamper system speed and performance to a larger extent. You can consider disabling all such effects to improve your system performance. To disable Transparency effect on your system, go to Start > Settings > Personalization > Colors and toggle off “make start, taskbar and action center transparent” option.

To disable other special effects on your system, go to Start > System > Advanced system settings > System Properties. Now select Settings and Performance to open Performance options menu. Now select Visual Effects tan and choose “Adjust for best performance” or choose “Custom” to disable and stop other unnecessary visual effects and press OK.

Adjust Visual Effects
Adjust Visual Effects

Perform Disk Cleanup

With Day to day use, windows Computer gets filled with lots of useless data that lodges space. These can be a headache as they cause a huge amount of performance degradation of windows 10. That’s why you need to get rid of them. You can use Disk Cleanup tool which comes with Windows 10 to find and delete all the unnecessary files contained on your drives. Removing these files can help your PC run faster due to the nature of these files can actually slow PC performance down. Disk Cleanup can delete unnecessary update packages, thumbnail cache, device driver packages, temporary files and system files, empty the Recycle Bin, and remove a variety of other items that you might no longer need.

To Run Disk Cleanup Utility

  • Click Start and then go to File Explorer. After that click This PC.
  • On the right side, under Devices and Drives, select the Local Disk C:  and then click and choose the last option Properties from context menu.
  • Then, switch to the General tab and under Capacity, click on Disk Cleanup.
  • After the tool completes scanning your system for removable files, you can select the category of files you wish to delete and click OK to remove them.
perform Disk Cleanup on Windows 10
perform Disk Cleanup on Windows 10

Tweak Virtual Memory

Virtual memory ( A Combination of System Memory and Hard Disk Drive ) or Pagefile on your Windows system supports PC crash dumps and enables your system to use physical memory (RAM) efficiently. It helps system write some file content on the disk memory if the RAM is near capacity. If you are using the system with larger memory installed, then you can consider squeezing the paging file size. To do this, follow these steps.

  • Go to Start menu and right-click on it. Select System > Advanced system settings.
  • On the System Properties window, go to Advanced tab > Performance section and click on Settings button.
  • Go to Performance Options windows > Advanced tab > Virtual memory and click the Change button.
  • On the Virtual Memory box, uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” option.
  • Now from the available options, select the system drive (usually C:\ ).
  • Click the Custom Size radio button, enter the values in Initial Size and Maximum Size options in MBs as per the physical memory present in your system.
  • Click Set and then OK.
adjust virtual memory on windows 10
adjust virtual memory on windows 10

Apply and ok then Restart your computer to changes take place.

Disable Notification & Suggestions

Microsoft Update New Features Regulatory And sends you notifications related to tips, tricks, suggestions as you used the windows. This is Good For Startups. But this causes the impact on the performance of your system and your ongoing work. And Disabling this feature stop lots background process and boost system performance. To disable these notifications go to settings>system>Notifications & actions> and disable Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows.

Disable Notification & Suggestions
Disable Notification & Suggestions

Turn off Tracking And Reporting

Also Turn off the Unnecessary Tracking and Reporting process running on Background From Windows Privacy Setting.  First Open Settings and then click on Privacy. Now Turn off bellow settings to improve privacy and reduce the work Windows has to do to report back.

  • Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results.
  • Location and location services unless you need GPS or location specific apps.
  • Speech, inking & typing – Speech services and typing suggestions
  • Account info –Let apps access my name, picture and other account info.
  • Contacts, Call history and Messaging – Let apps read or send messages, access contacts etc.
  • Feedback & diagnostics – Set it to Basic. Turn off Let Microsoft provide more tailored experiences…
Turn off Tracking And Reporting on windows 10
Turn off Tracking And Reporting on windows 10

Disable Startup Programs and Services

There are Number of programs and Services that start automatically with every time Windows boots up, you didn’t even need them to start these programs auto. These programs And Services added in the auto startups list at the time of installation and it’s 100% safe to turn them off from this list. Disabling these Startup programs and Services make Huge Difference on Windows Startup Performance. To Disable Fallow Bellow

Disable Startup Programs

To disable startup programs open Task Manager, You Can do this by hold Control+Shift simultaneously and then hit Escape. When the Task Manager is popped up Move to the Startup tab and you will see there are plenty of programs that are enabled, simply select any of the enabled program and then click on the disable button on the bottom.

Disable Startup programs on windows 10
Disable Startup programs on windows 10

Disable Unnecessary Services

To Disable Unnecessary Services Which Run Automatically on Windows Startup open System Configuration. By Press Win + R, Type msconfig And hit Enter key. Now Move to Services Tab then, first of all, make sure the option Hide all Microsoft Services is selected so you can’t stop any important services of Windows accidentally. Now uncheck the running services that you don’t need and click apply to take effect.

Disable All Other Startup Services
Disable All Other Startup Services

When Ask for Restart save other work and Restart or you can Restart windows later to take effect the changes.

Again press Win + R, Type Services.msc and hit enter. Here on Windows Services scroll down double click on background intelligent transfer service change startup type disable and Stop the Service next to service status. Do the Same with Superfetch and Windows update service. Now Restart and Check I am sure you notice windows performance improvement.

Disable Background Apps

On Windows 10 There are tons of Windows Apps that still running in the background, some apps are preinstalled and remains are installed by you and don’t even need to let them run in the background to eat your RAM. To Disable Back Ground Running Apps go to Settings > Privacy > Backgrounds apps and simply turn off Let apps run in the background and you are done.

Disable background apps
Disable background apps

Uninstall Bloatware

When you purchase new Laptop you find a number of unnecessary application installed. All those unwanted software’s always making my PC run slow. This is one of the biggest factors that any windows based system starts getting slower. They would just take up memory spaces unnecessarily and make other apps run slower.

That’s why you must remove the bloatware to speed up the performance of Windows 10. To remove bloatware or apps Which you don’t use, follow these steps:

Click on Start menu Search Type control panel and hit enter. Now Select Programs. And after that, Programs and Features. Now Select the Applications you don’t use and Select Uninstall/Change to remove unwanted programs, do it one at a time. Follow the instructions in the dialogue boxes to uninstall the software.

Uninstall Applications on Windows 10
Uninstall Applications on Windows 10

Defragment and Optimize Drives

Time to Time Windows needs to defrag its drives as you use your PC. Your PC speed will improve dramatically after optimizing Drives. To do that press Windows key and type Defragment and Optimize Drives and hit Enter, select your System Drive probably C and click on Optimize it will take a bit time.

Defragment and Optimize Drives
Defragment and Optimize Drives

Enable Write Caching for Hard Disk Drives

You can boost computer performance by enabling Disk write caching. It boosts performance by using the RAM to collect & store small write commands as opposed to storing them on your hard drive. This allows applications to run faster by allowing them to proceed without waiting for data write-requests to be written to the hard disk.

To Turn Disk Write Caching On or Off

  1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Hardware tab, and then click  Device Manager.
  3. Expand Disk Drives.
  4. Right-click the drive on which you want to turn disk write caching on or off, and then click Properties.
  5. Click the Policies< tab.
  6. Click to select or clear the Enable write caching on the disk check box as appropriate.
  7. Click OK.
Enable Write Caching for Hard Disk Drives 
Enable Write Caching for Hard Disk Drives

Find And Fix Problems

Windows 10 has a built-in performance troubleshooter that can help you find and fix any problems that might be affecting your PC’s speed. To open the troubleshooter, open Control Panel. Under Security and Maintenance at the top, click Troubleshoot common computer problems. Next, under System and Security, click Run maintenance tasks.

Registry Optimize

The Windows registry keeps a manifest of settings for Windows and other programs. Oftentimes, programs make changes to the registry when installing but when uninstalled fail to remove those changes. Over time, thousands upon thousands of registry modifications slow system performance. You Can Use Free Third party utility like CCleaner To Clean junk, System Error files and optimize Windows Registry errors. We Recommend Before Perform Registry cleaner/ optimizer backup Windows Registry.

Run System File Checker

Also Some Time Corrupted, Missing System files Cause different Errors and make windows System running Slower. Especially After Recent Windows upgrade. We Recommend run Windows SFC Utility which Scan missing, damaged System Files if found any the utility Restore them itself from a special cache folder located on %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

Note: If Running SFC Utility Results windows resource found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them then Run The DISM Tool? Which Repair The System Image and Enable System File Checker To Do its job.

Check Disk Drive Errors

Also, Some Times Disk Drive errors, Bad Sectors Cause system not responding, Files and Folders not opening etc. We recommend Running The CHKDSK Utility Which scans and fix Disk Drive Errors. To Run CHKDSK Utility open Command Prompt as administrator then Type chkdsk /f /r /x And hit Enter. Press Y and Restart Windows, Wait for 100% Complete the Scan and repair process.

These Are some Best Collected Latest Windows 10 Performance Tweaks To Optimize system performance And Run Windows 10 April 2018 update More Faster And Smoother. Face Any Difficulty While performing Above Tweaks or any query suggestion on your mind Feel Free to Discuss on comments Bellow. Also, Read Windows 10 April 2018 update Troubleshooting Guide 2018.

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