Why we need to Optimize Windows 10 ? Consequences of surplus amount of processes results in sluggish computer system and is infect awfully annoying for professionals caring too much about time. Most of the people do not Optimize Windows 10, just because they are not even aware of the fact that it can be optimized to the extent of their level of choice.
Too much contemplating system is just a chaos. Buying faster hardware is not always a superlative solution but maintaining a balance between software resource consumption and hardware’s capability to process them is extremely important for non hampering operation. Such an objective can be achieved through installing no more than needed softwares and get rid of those not required. Furthermore the story doesn’t end here. To get maximum of your system, installed applications must further be optimized with the intention that system resources like RAM, Hard disk, System Cache and etc are not affected to their maximum limits.
Some other factors people unknowingly don’t care about also results in a computer lost in thought like a sad buddy. Those contain things like frequent updates to windows, MAC or Ubuntu OS, Icons in the system tray, beautiful graphical desktops intensively burdening graphics memory and processor, startup programs, adware, malware and a lot more shown below.
I am going to explain steps to Optimize Windows 10 and get rid of oppressive windows experience without the use of dedicated premium software. So let’s get to work without wasting time.
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Power Options to Optimize Windows 10:
- Hit start menu button and in the search box below type Power Options.
- After Power Options menu appears, click and it will open a large window where only two options will be displayed.
- By default the first one ->Balanced (Recommended) is selected to save the system power by lowering its execution power, which in turn reduces the system performance.
- Choose second option which is -> High Performance. This option increases the execution power of the system by letting it use the maximum battery or electricity power.
Disable all Unwanted Startup Applications to Optimize Windows 10
Concept: To work as expected the OS need to load some programs on startup. Some of those are necessary for the operating system to run smoothly and some is not that much necessary. Unnecessary applications or process may be related to user installed applications that are not required every time to load at startup. So we will find out unnecessary ones via Task Manager and stop them loading at startup. Steps:
- On blank space on taskbar right click and menu will become visible.
- On the menu select Taskbar Option
- Once Taskbar opens, select Startup Tab.
- From there now it’s time to choose all the applications one by one that are not necessary to load at startup and push Disable button. In my case I selected Skype and Internet Download Manager because I am not active Skype user and also I don’t need IDM every time. It just depends on what you need the most and what you don’t.
Optimize you Drives via Defragmentation to Optimize Windows 10
Concept: Normally computer saves information/ Data chunks randomly spreaded on hard drive. So it’s time consuming for processor to find data from those random locations. Defragmentation is a process through which all the spreaded data is gathered at a single location in a sequential manner. It is just like it will take less time to find files in office if they are placed in a rack in proper sequence.
- In search bar on start menu just type “Defragment”
- Defragment and Optimize option will appear and select it.
- Now the window opens for Defragmentation process. From there select the drive you want and then hit Optimize button. You may select and optimize all the drives one after another.
- In snapshot 4 you can see the progress of optimization process.
Get Rid of unnecessary Temporary and Junk Files to Optimize Windows 10
Concept: Temporary files have a strong purpose for their existence i-e. when MS-DOS based application executes in any Windows based OS it create temporary files on hard drive to create Swap space (Temporary space). They do not load all their files to RAM but only a portion. All other part of the program files are stored on SWAP memory to reduce the RAM utilization to make other application utilize RAM memory too.
In other scenario during documents editing is done, like MS-Word or MS-Excel, it create temp files to accommodate changes momentarily. Also when Spooler services are enabled, the files are stored to temporary files before being finally printed. So you should get them deleted time to time after they are no longer required.
- Right click on Start button, menu opens.
- From menu choose ‘Run’.
- In Run Window type %temp% and push Ok button.
- Temp folder opens in Widnows File Manager containing all temporary files
- Select entire Files list and delete them all.
- Following Step 1 and 2 open Run window and this time type ‘temp’ in it without any percentage sign.
- Another Temp directory will appear containg junk files. Select them all and remove them.
- Now again proceeding with step 1 and 2 open Run window, type small cased word ‘prefetch’ and push Ok button.
- This time ‘prefetch’ folder will open. Same like step 5 select all files and delete them. That’s it.