- Your Windows PC Boots Slow?
- Your Web Browser lags browsing although you have a high-performance CPU & RAM?
- Does your PC take time in opening and closing applications?
Windows 10 is still supported in legacy hardware. But the default configuration setting of windows 10 lags in older PCs. The minimum Hardware requirement specified by Microsoft Windows 10 is:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
- Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 800 x 600
You might be in dilemma by looking into the minimum Hardware specifications specified by Microsoft to install windows 10. Many articles just suggest you to clear the cache files and hence speed-ups your PC. But it doesn’t work in windows boot-up speed. You feel performance degradation in older PCs because you try to perform multitasking by opening multiple applications at once. Remember, surfing multiple websites in a new tab via browser utilizes too much RAM. So, in this article, we try to bring out multiple steps to speed up your PCs.
- Disable Default Startup Applications
- Open “Task Manager” (ctrl + Alt + Del).
- Click on the “Startup” tab and choose the applications listed then “Right Click on the application” you want to disable startup. And “click on Disable”.
2.Disable Windows Default Running Background Applications
- Open “Windows Settings”.
- Click on “Privacy”.
- Click on the “Background Apps” tab located on the left panel.
- Turn off the “Let apps run in the background button”.
3. Delete Temporary Junk Files.
- Press “Windows key” and search for “Storage Settings” and click on “Storage Settings”.
- Click on “Temporary Files”.
- Select “Previous Windows installation(s)” if available. This option is only available if you have upgraded your Windows 7,8 to Win 10 or 11 or if you reset your PC to original factory settings.
- Select “Delivery optimization files”.
- Select Windows upgrade log files”.
- Select “Windows error report and feedback diagnostics”.
- Click on “Remove Files”.
4. Disable the Windows Default Visual Effects.
- Press “Windows Key” and search “View advanced system settings” and click on it.
- Under the “Advanced tab” there is Performance, User Profiles, and Startup & Recovery sections. Click on Settings seen under the Performance Section.
- Click on “Adjust on adjust for best performance” also tick on “smooth edges of screen font” for better font smoothness.
- Click on OK.
5. If your PC has GPU; Force Applications to use GPU.
- Press Windows Key and search “Graphics Settings” and click on it.
- Now you can see “Graphics Preference”. Under the Graphics Preference choose the “High Performance” option and click on Save Button.
6. Change Power Plan to “High Performance”
- Click “Windows Key” and Search “Settings”.
- Click on the “System” tab located in Settings.
- Click on the “Power & Sleep” tab on the left panel.
- Click on “Additional Power Settings” that lies on the right panel.
- Now you can choose or customize your power plan. By default, your power plan will be on Balanced (Recommended). Choose “High Performance” from the List.
7. Disable Windows Updates (Recommended for Older Pcs)
- Press the “Windows and R” key at once.
- Type “services.msc” and press Enter.
- You will see the service list provided by MS Windows. Scroll down and look for “Windows Updates”. Right click on it and click on Properties.
- You can see the “service Status: Running”. Click on Stop.
- You can see the startup type: Enabled by default. Select the option “Disabled” and click on OK.
8. Disable Indexing on Windows Installation Drive.
Disabling Indexing stops searching unnecessary files, folders, settings, and configurations.
- Open “My Computer” and Right-click on your “Windows Installation Drive”. By default, the Windows Installation drive is C:/
- Under the “General tab” uncheck “Allow files in this drive to have contents indexed” at the bottom.
- Click on the “Apply” button.
- On the next screen, choose “Apply Changes to drive C:\, subfolders, and files” and click on “OK”. This process might take more than 15 minutes depending upon your PC performance.
- After completion of de-Indexing, Press Windows and R key at once and type “services.msc” and click on OK.
- Scroll down and look for “Windows Search”. Right-click on it and select “Properties” Click on Service Status: Stop. And Disable the Startup Type.
- Click on OK
9. Run Automated PowerShell Script to Remove Default Bloatware on WIN 10 (Recommended Steps).
We thank Sycnex ( https://github.com/Sycnex/ ) for this amazing script.
This power shell script removes Windows pre-installed unnecessary applications, stops some telemetry functions, stops Cortana from being used as your Search Index, and disables unnecessary scheduled tasks.
WARNING: We do not take responsibility for the loss or damage of your PC, Please Run this script at your own risk. This script is tested on every version of WIN-10 and has worked successfully.
- Go to link: https://github.com/Sycnex/Windows10Debloater and click on “Code” i.e. Green Button. And Click on “Download Zip”.
- After you download it, Extract the Zip File and Keep it on the desktop for easy access.
- Open the folder, and you will find many files there. right-click on the “Windows10DebloaterGUI” and Click “Run with Power Shell”
- Now you will have to Permit the Execution of the Script. Type “A” and hit “Enter Key” to grant all permissions.
- Now WIN-10 De-bloater GUI will open. Click on the “Remove all Bloatware” Option.
- Click on “Disable Cortana” and “Uninstall One Drive” if you don’t use it often.
- Click on “Disable Telemetry/ Tasks”.
- Click on “Unpin Tiles from Start Menu”.
- Now click on the “Start Button” on Desktop or simply press the “Windows Key”. Now all the default apps installed by Microsoft Store should be uninstalled eg: Spotify, candy crush, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you still see these pre-installed apps you should run the script again. Again Click on the “Remove all Bloatware” option 2 or 3 times until it removes the bloatware apps. And you are done.
10. Use Microsoft Edge Browser based on Chromium to surf websites.
A reminder that Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is better in terms of resource utilization than Chrome Browser which eats too much RAM.