Windows 10 is speedier than the previous versions of Microsoft’s desktop operating system, but you can still optimize its performance.
There are performance factors to consider after you are up and running from a previous version of Windows. Even the latest Windows version isn’t immune to slowdowns.
For people with older, low-power machines who want a speed boost, a few tips towards this end does boost system performance. Lets explore these three tweeks.
This is for devices running Windows 10
Tweak 1 – Check for Viruses
You can run the built-in Windows Defender or a third-party app to do this, but you are best served by a top pick among malware-cleanup programs, the free Malwarebytes app. Click here to download. Just install and run. Refer to below image:
Tweak 2 – Change Power Settings
This tweak could boost your PC’s computing speed but at the expense of electricity. Head to
Settings (press Start, then the gear icon in lower left-hand corner or your desktop icon) > System > Power & sleep
To the right of your screen, click the Additional power settings link.
Now, click the dropdown arrow on the right side to Show additional plans. Next, select High Performance. See below image:
Tweak 3 – Turn Off Notifications
Yes, like your smart phone, Windows 10 has annoying tips and notifications.
If Windows does not need to generate a notification, your computing will go faster. I have over 20 apps that are capable of sending notifications. To turn them off, head to
Settings (press Start, then the gear icon in lower left-hand corner or your desktop icon) > Notifications & actions
Next, you may want to disable the Get, tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows. See following image:
Now, scroll down to the Get notifications from these senders section. You will see a list of individual apps that can send notifications, and you can uncheck those you do not want to hear from. These notifications reduce processing that Windows needs to do to display relevant information for your system. If Windows does not need to generate a notification, your computing will go faster. Refer to below image:
An easy way to pause notifications is to tap the Focus Assist button in the Action Center.
To open the Action Center, do one of the following:
- On the right end of the taskbar, select the Action Center icon
- Press the Windows logo key + A
- On a touchscreen device, swipe in from the right edge of the screen
Just tap through the Focus Assist button to view your options for type of notifications to receive or turn them off. This also makes it easier to re-enable them later.
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