5 Easy Ways to Speed Up a Windows 10 Laptop (2020)

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Windows 10 comes with a collection of eye-catching features. The list includes animations, special effects, shadows, and others. When you buy a new computer, these aspects don’t affect your system performance. But, when the system starts working along with your desired jobs, the special features of the Operating System makes the computer a bit slower. 

Are you trying to speed up your laptop? Just relax because you can turn these features off to enhance the performance. There are various methods by which you can perform the turning off procedure. Not only, it will help you to increase your system performance but also resist attaching any kind of additional hardware. 

Best Methods to Accelerate your System Performance

Let’s get on to those methods that will help you in triggering your system performance. Make sure that you read and try to learn them correctly. 

1. Turn Off the Transparency Effects

Windows 10 has transparency effects. With the help of these effects, it gives you a great experience for the user interface. But, somehow, it also has major consequences. Sometimes, your system can slow down due to this reason as it consumes a large amount of volatile memory. So, you need to turn it off. 

Open the ‘Settings’ menu and access the ‘Personalization’ section. Then, choose ‘Colors’ and navigate the toggle button. After that, turn it off by clicking on it. It will turn off the Start menu, taskbar, and action center transparency. Close the dialogue box and you will find your system is not lagging anymore. 

2. Disable the Animation and Other Visual Effects

The presence of the animation also gives the user-interface a spectacular look. Thus, resulting in consuming a lot of memory, your system eventually slows down. The turning off process is easy. Click on the ‘Search’ bar and type “sysdm.cpl”. After pressing Enter, the system properties dialogue box opens. Select the ‘Advanced’ tab and access the ‘Settings’ that is present in the ‘Performance’ area. 

You will see the huge list of animated effects with a checkbox present beside them. Untick the animated controls, animated windows, animations in the taskbar, fading of slide menus, tooltips, and menu items. In addition to that, you must also untick the shadow feature. After that, click on OK to save the changes.

3. Turn On Automatic Windows Maintenance 

It might not be possible for you to perform the system diagnostics. That is why Windows 10 has a built-in maintenance tool in it. It will scan your entire system performance. Moreover, it will also fix the errors automatically, so that your system can work at its peak. By default, there is a fixed time when the scanning and diagnosis will take place. 

You can also change the scanning time according to your need. When the exact time approaches, make sure that your computer is plugged in. Several computer experts suggest that you should run it every day. Apart from the automatic process, you can also run it manually. Access the ‘System and Security’ and then click on ‘Security and Maintenance’. From here you will be able to change the timing and also manually run it as well. 

4. Eliminate Malicious Objects 

When your PC is working slow, then there is a high possibility that your system has a virus. Adware and bloatware are those types of viruses that slow down any system. If you have any security software installed, then run a full system scan. 

In case, you don’t have any software installed, then Windows 10 has built-in security software and it is known as Windows Defender. Open the application and run a full scan of your system. This will take time to scan the entire PC. After detecting the virus, the application will eliminate the problem from the system.

5. Perform HDD Defragmentation 

When your secondary memory is running out of storage, the system will slow down eventually. That is why you can defragment your Hard Disk Drive. The defragmentation is actually the process of dividing each and every cluster of HDD sectors. When you store some files, the data is divided and stored into those clusters. This results in fewer memory usages. 

Thanks to Microsoft for creating a built-in defragmenter in Windows 10. Just type ‘defrag’ in the search box and then press Enter. When the defragmentation window appears, you need to select the drive that you want to defragment. Click on the desired drive and hit the Optimize button. 

In case, you want to defrag more than one disk drive, then hold the Ctrl key to select the drivers. Wait for some time until the task is complete. If you want to defragment your HDD automatically, then set a schedule and select a particular frequency. You can select daily, monthly, or weekly according to your preference. 

Finally, Restart your System… 

One of the common solutions that you can try if your system runs slow is to restart the device. Close all the applications that are running on your system. Click on the Start menu and click on ‘Power’. Then, you will see three options, simply click on ‘Restart’.

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