How to speed up Windows 10 computer? Is your Windows PC slow and need to speed up your Windows 10 device?
No one likes a slow computer, but you can damage your computer without realizing it. In fact, the slow speed of your computer affects everything like playing, uploading or downloading a file, and even opening a file.
There are many things that can slow down your computer that you can easily stop. As you can see, the topic of this article from Wironal is to provide five good ways to speed up your Windows 10 device. So if you want to speed up your device, read all five reasons below carefully and follow us to the end of this article.
1) Windows files are corrupted
There are many reasons and possibilities for your system files to be corrupted. If your computer slows down, you may encounter driver errors, a blue or black screen, and many other issues. So you have to solve the problem quickly and fix them and so-called fix them. In the following, we will teach you how to fix these problems from zero to one hundred.
How to repair corrupted Windows files?
Fortunately, Windows 10 has two main tools that you can use to combat this problem: Deployment Image Service and Management Tool (DISM) and System File Checker (SFC).
These tools can automatically detect and recover corrupted files so that you can restore your computer to a safe state. In the following, we will examine how to use these tools together.
1) Right-click on the Start menu and select Windows PowerShell (Admin).
2) Then click Yes.
3) Now in Windows PowerShell you have to type dism / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth.
4) Press the Enter key to DISM to check the status of the image. Also make sure you are connected to the internet for this.
5) After the scan, type sfc / scannow and press Enter. This process finds and replaces corrupted files.
6) Finally restart your computer. If your system speed returns to normal, the reason for the slowness can be called corrupted Windows files. But if the system is still slow, test the following to see if your system is slow.
2) Active antivirus software
If your computer only slows down occasionally, your antivirus software could be the main culprit. Some antivirus programs take up a lot of processing power while scanning the system. Changing your antivirus settings can solve the problem. To solve this problem, follow all the following steps in order. These steps are as follows.
Attention; The following steps may vary depending on the antivirus program you are using. We will use Malwarebytes in this guide.
1) First open your antivirus software.
2) Click on Scanner in the program.
3) Then select Scan Scheduler.
4) Select the Automatic Scan box you want to change and click Edit.
5) Depending on which program is right for you, change the scan time and date. Otherwise turn off auto-scan and enable manual scan. If you do, make sure you still run regular scans on your computer to prevent security breaches.
6) This ensures that your antivirus software does not scan when performing important tasks on your computer. If this program is the reason for the slowdown of your computer, changing the program or turning off the automatic scan is our best suggestion for you.
3) Hard disk space is low
If your computer uses more than 95% of your hard drive storage space, your system will likely slow down. Now you need to check how much space is occupied by the system and remove unnecessary programs. In the following, we will teach you to free up your system storage space in the best condition. To do this, follow the steps below in order.
1) Press Win + S keys to open the Windows search section. Then type Storage and click on Storage Settings from the search results.
2) If your hard drive is not partitioned, the Storage settings window shows the different categories that are using the computer space.
3) However, click on This PC or C drive. This will show you the amount of space occupied.
4) From these categories, identify and delete the sections that take up system space.
5) In addition to deleting files and applications, you can also turn on Storage Sense. This tool will automatically rid you of files that you do not use.
4) Change the Power Plan of the system
Sometimes your computer’s power plan (especially if it is in Battery Saver or Recommended mode) can affect the overall performance of your computer. For example, if you are running multiple programs and tabs at the same time, it is best to set your system to High-Performance mode. In this case, your device’s battery will be discharged sooner than normal. However, we will teach you how to change the Power Plan of the system. To do this, follow the steps below. These steps are:
1) First press Win + S to open the Windows search section. Then type edit power plan.
2) Click Edit plan power from the search result.
3) Then select Change advanced power settings.
4) From the drop-down menu in the left corner, select High performance and click OK.
Attention; In this case, your CPU speed will increase, but the device battery will be drained at a higher speed.
5) Monitor the web browser
A web browser can also cause a computer to slow down. This is likely to happen for users who usually have multiple tabs open on the system. Although your browser is just an application, the same application alone can greatly affect your device’s CPU. Now we need to check which of our browsers are using CPU power. Let’s take a look at three major browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.
A) Google Chrome
First, press and hold Shift + Esc to open the browser Task Manager. This will show you all the tabs and add-ons that use the CPU. At this point, you should end the sections that use a lot of resources and delete them.
B) Mozilla Firefox
Click the three-line icon at the top right (right). Then go to More Tools and select Task Manager. Examine and remove any processes and items that involve your computer resources.
C) Microsoft Edge
In Microsoft Edge, you should do the same with Google Chrome. First, press and hold Shift + Esc to open the browser Task Manager. This will show you all the tabs and add-ons that use the CPU. At this point, you should end the sections that use a lot of resources and delete them.
If your browser usually takes up a lot of computer resources, try using other browsers to speed up your Windows 10 device. You can also note the number of windows you open in a given time period.
Many times people justify the slowness of their system by saying “my computer is old”. But in most cases, following the tips above will help speed up your computer. As a result, it’s a good idea to check all five of the above in your system so they may speed up your device.
What other ways do you know to speed up your Windows 10 device? Share your comments and suggestions with us and other Wironal users below.