How to speed up Windows 10 with effective and verified tweaks

Hi tech world! In this How to tutorial we’ll see something it will surely interest you and in particular, some easy techniques to speed up Windows 10 on any computer running it.

PREVIOUSLY, ON SOME FORUMS AROUND THE WEB…

“Oh great, I got Windows 10 upgrade.. awesome, isn’t it?”

 

Sure, it’ll be great for the first weeks, then…

“Oh my! Updates everywhere, hope I won’t have to Reboot and Restart…”

Finally…

“Windows sucks”

Yeah, apart this short&awful comedy, this is what I usually read on web forums, in particular when it is about Windows updates.

Just like Mythbusters, today we’ll see some tweaks and changes in order to improve your PC, speed up Windows 10, and maybe make the “Windows sucks” myth (or fact?), finally busted.

This tutorial, suggest you to start from a clean Windows installation, with your all drivers properly configured. If this isn’t possible, just go straight on!

DISCLAIMER

Every single tweak shown below, has been personally tested by me, so all this is safe at 99.9%. Despite this high percentage, I always suggest you to make a point of restore, so if something goes wrong (almost impossible), it’s all up to you.

WINDOWS UPDATE

Since Win 10, as you probably know, updates are almost automatic and installation is silent and sneaky as well.
This could be kinda frustrating for you, since your hard drive is getting full and also your boot time / performance are getting worse.

Disable its service it’s as easy as drink a glass of water.

  • Click on start icon and search for Services
  • A window will appear within some seconds, scroll down until you find Windows Update entry
  • Double click on it and set boot type as Disabled and set its status to Stopped
  • Click OK and you’re done.

SUPERFETCH / BOOT OPTIMIZATION

This has always been a debated thread. It’s useful, it is not… why all this incoerence? Because both are true.
Its purpose is to cache most important system data, in order to give a faster boot and better performance..but at the same time, when some events occurs, it has to fetch the updated data and put them back on the disk again. This explains the high disk usage. Of course on some machines it is faster, but on others, it becomes slower and self defeating.

Let’s see how to disable it.

  • Click on start icon and search for Services
  • A window will appear within some seconds, scroll down until you find Superfetch or Boot Optimization entry
  • Double click on it and set boot type as Disabled and set its status to Stopped
  • Click OK and you’re done.

WINAERO TWEAKER

Now let me show you a really interesting tool, Winaero Tweaker, capable of lots of interesting tweaks and mods. It can be properly installed, or just extracted in a folder or USB stick.

We’ll use it to disable other painful Windows capabilities.

After downloading it and set it up, open it.

  • Go to Behavior section and set as Disabled:
    • Automatic Maintenance
    • Malicious Software Removal from installing
  • Go to Desktop and taskbar section and set as disabled:
    • Web Search
  • Go to Windows Defender section and disable (only if you have another AntiVirus software or you are :
    • Windows defender (you don’t say?)
    • Defender Tray Icon
  • Go to Windows Apps sections and set as disabled:
    • Cortana
  •  Go to Privacy section and disable:
    • Telemetry

The program will tell you to reboot, just click on “I’ll do my self later”

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We still have something to do, this time little things (I swear).

SOME OLD BUT GOLD TWEAKS

  • Clean up your %appdata% folder, here almost all programs store data and often, after unistall, some waste still be there.
  • Check your booting services via Task Manager -> Boot
  • Clean up the waste on your drive and registry using tools as CCleaner, understimated but really good at its job.
  • Finally, if you have and HDD (not SSD!), do a defragmentation.
  • Now you can finally reboot your system.

Windows will notify you till death some alerts about security and so on. What you have to do is to open notification center, right click on the item and disable all notifications belonging to that sector.

FINAL THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Computers, smartphones and every single digital device, if used frequently, is subject to slow down time passing by. It’s up to you how manage and fix it, I hope that I helped you in your willings.

Has something changed for you after applying all those tweaks? Let us know in the comments below!

That’s it for today, see you next time!

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