How to speed up windows 10 laptop or Computer

How to speed up windows 10 laptop or Computer:

It is possible to speed up boot time for many windows 10 users significantly of their machine by making a few simple changes to the power settings. These changes can improve boot time by more than 50% by following below steps. 

If you bought your PC with windows 10 already installed, it is likely that the fast boot feature is already enabled, so there will be no available time-saving to be had, but if you have upgraded windows 7 to 8 then it may not be.

Change Power Settings:

In the windows 10 search box, type control panel and click on to the top results.

  • Navigate to Power options,
  • You can also open the settings -> System -> Power & Sleep
  • Click on Additional Power Settings on the right handed column.
  • This will open the control panel at the right place
  • Click on choose what the power buttons do
  • If the options are greyed out, click on ‘change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Check the box net to Turn on fast start up (recommended).
  • Save the changes and close the control panel.

How to Speed Up Windows 10 laptop or computer:

Go to start menu and select settings option:

Go to System settings

Navigate to Notification and action settings

Scroll down to option -> Get tips and tricks and suggestions as you use windows option and turn off or disable the option. (they are usually not very helpful and will give you a slight improvement to performance). You can also turn off other notifications as well which are not helpful for you.

Free Up Windows 10 Storage:

If you drives are filled up with files that no longer needed, cleaning them out will give your computer a performance boost. For this one go to settings.

Go to settings and open it

Storage -> Storage sense and click the toggle to turn it on, with this turned on windows will monitor your system to automatically remove temporary files and other junk files to free up space. If you go in to speed up space automatically you can change the frequency in which storage sense will delete your files. You can also change how often your files are deleted in your recycle bin downloads folder and unused content from your computer that is already backed up to one drive.

Changing Settings of Downloading updates in Background:

Processing downloading updates in the background can play a major role in your computer performance plays a major impact on performance. The easy way to reduce the impact is that set your internet connection to metered.

Change Network and Internet Settings

From the settings home screen

Go to Network and Internet


Depending up on your internet connection select WIFI, Ethernet etc

Click on the network you are connected to

Scroll down to metered connections and turn it on.

By following the above steps it will reduce the number of processes downloading updates in the background.

Speed Up Windows 10 laptop or computer by transparency effects:

Windows 10 uses transparency effects in background in the taskbar, action menu, start menu, that uses up system resources to turn those off.

Go to personalization

Click the colours tab

Scroll down to more options

Switch off transparency effects to free up more of your system resources.

Computer by turning on Game Mode:

Turning on game mode can speed up your performance as well gives your better frame rates and reduce the lag of your computer.

Go to windows settings

Go to game mode

Select Game mode and switch it on will reduce the number of background apps running and prevents windows update. There is no harm in turning it on.

When windows update is running in the background installing upgrades can be a resource corner.

Speed Up Windows 10 laptop or computer by Windows Updates and Security:

Go to update and security

On the right hand side -> select change active hours, its best to choose a start and end time when your computer is turned on when you know when you wont be using your computer and set it appropriately.

Click on save.

Control panel settings for speeding up performance:

Go to search settings and open control panel.

Select power options depending on the manufacturer of your you may have different power plans, if you are using the power saver you will save on energy at the expense of your computer overall performance. If you want the biggest performance boost change your power plan to high performance and if you want to strike the perfect balance between saving electricity and performance, select balanced which is still a performance upgrade when compared with power saver.

Turning off Visual effects:

Go to control panel

System -> Advanced system settings

In the advanced tab, click on performance settings

Select Adjust for best performance

After making these changes there are some tweaking changes required from your end as it alters the appearance of windows 10. Just come back here to make adjustments as needed for your computer.

Disable Startup Programs:

When you start-up your system a sluggish feel to improve boot time and free up resource

Right click on the taskbar

Select task manager

Go to Start-up tab

Now you will see a list of programs and services that launch when you launch windows. To stop any of them from launching at start up, just right click and select disable. Only disable those service and programs you know you wont need on your start up.

Turn off Indexing:

If you have indexing enabling on your computer it uses lot of resources for low power pcs, then turning off indexing will speed up your computer.

Go to search box and type Index and select indexing options.

Go to bottom of the window and click on modify now.

Now just untick all boxes listed and press ok when you are done.

Run Disk Cleanup

In Search box run disk cleanup

Click and open it

Pick the drive you want to clean up

And press ok

Put the check box next to the options you would like to clean up.

When you are ready select clean up system files.

Disable Schedule Maintenance:

Disable schedule maintenance is enabled by default in windows 10, by disabling windows 10 schedule maintenance of your drive.

Optimize and Defragment Hard Drive Method:

Go to settings and type optimize.

Search optimize and select defragment and optimize drives.

Now you will the current status of the drive, if your hard-disk crosses a certain level of fragmentation it will run defrag operations on solid state drives and trim used instead.

Click on change settings, for the next step change only do this if you are having serious performance issues as a result of the scheduled maintenance and tick the box or run on a schedule.

Click ok.

Comeback here periodically to manually optimize settings if you are running through performance issues.

How can I improve the performance of my laptop Windows 10?

You can improve performance of your laptops by many ways and few of them are listed in this article and the best one is to make changes for power setting and disabling few default options like graphics and etc explained here.

Why does Windows 10 run so slow?

There are many reasons, it depends up on your system configuration plus defaults apps running on your pc without your knowledge. Disabling them will speed up your computer

How do you check what is slowing down my laptop?

If you want to check why your system is running slow, the quickest way is to run a task manager and see which application is taking too much ram of your computer and kill it.