How To Make Windows 10 Laptop Run Faster
If your Windows 10 laptop is running slow then you can make it run faster by applying a few simple tricks. In this article we will discuss some methods to speed up your slow Windows 10 computer.
Don’t worry this is not going to be too technical. Anyone with almost no technical knowledge can understand these methods and apply in order to get a faster laptop.
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5 Ways to Make Windows 10 Laptop Run Faster:
Keep Your Windows 10 Laptop Run Faster:
If you are running an older version of Windows 10 laptop then your system might run slow. If you keep your system up to date then you will be able to get the latest and bug free version of Windows 10 operating system.
Follow these steps to know how to update your Windows 10 laptop:
Step 1: Click on the Windows start button.
Step 2: Here you will see an “Settings” option.
Step 3: After this a new window will open and you will see “Update & Security” option.
Step 4: After this a new window will open. Here you will see your pending updates. Here you can install any pending update.
This process may take some time, usually in minutes. So, just relax you can go and have a cup of coffee and wait for updates to be installed.
Set Your Computer To High Performance Mode
Windows operating system has multiple power options i.e. Power Saver, Balanced, High Performance etc. Most of the PCs have only these 3 performance modes and some have an extra mode like HP computers have “HP Recommended”.
You need to set your laptop to “HIgh Performance Mode” to keep your system in the best performing condition.
Here are the steps to change the power mode on your Windows 10 laptop:
Step 1: Go to the search option at the start button and type “Power”.
Step 2: Now you will see “Power & sleep settings”, click on it.
Step 3: After this a new window will open. Here You’ll find an option of “Additional power settings” click on it.
Step 4: After this a new window will open and you will see all of your power options.
Note: Here you might see only 2 options if so, then you will see a drop down button in front of “Additional power plans” click on it you will see other power plans.
Step 5: After this you need to select the “High performance option” by clicking on the circular radio button.
Now your laptop is in high performance mode, after this you need to restart your laptop. When your laptop turns on you should have a faster performing laptop.
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Turn Off Your Startup Programs:
When you turn your laptop on then you might have noticed that many programs have started by themselves and you will see many pop-ups messages. It is because you have given permission to these programs to run at startup.
Follow these steps to disable the startup programs on your laptop:
Step 1: Go to the search at the start button and type “task manager”.
Step 2: After this, open the app that says “task manager”.
Step 3: After this a new window should open here you need to go to the tab mentioned “startup”.
Note: If you don’t see the startup tab option then you need to click on the “more details” option in the task manager then you will be able to see the “startup tab”.
Step 4: In the startup tab you will see some programs listed. Here find a program that you don’t need at startup and right click on it. After this you will see an option to “disable”, click on it and now the program will not open at the startup.
Follow this process with other programs listed in the tab. So, this was the complete process to disable the startup programs in order to make your Windows 10 laptop run faster.
Windows operating systems have an inbuilt system troubleshooting feature which takes care of most of the problems in your PC.
To Run troubleshooter follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to the start button and search “Control Panel” and click on it.
Step 2: After this click on “System and Security”
Step 3: After this you will see “troubleshoot common computer problems” under “Security and Maintenance”.
Step 4: Now run the “Maintenance Task”. And now Windows will take care of your PC by itself. If you want to know more then read the complete guide on troubleshooting here.
Cleanup Your Disk Space:
It is always recommended that you should keep your PC tidy. Just delete everything that you don’t want on your PC. There are many files which are taking up too much space that you don’t need in your PC like duplicate videos, you need to find them & delete because they take a lot of disk space. Clear your recycle bin because that is redundant.
Along with this you need to clear your C drive. Follow these steps to remove unnecessary files in order to make your Windows 10 laptop run faster than ever:
Step 1: Go to “My Computer” OR “My PC” OR “This PC” whatever is the icon for your main file management system.
Step 2: Here you will see all of your drives i.e. C, D, E.
Step 3: Right-click on the C drive and click on Properties.
Step 4: After this a new window will pop-up. Here you will see an option of “Disk Cleanup” click on it.
Step 5: After this it will scan your computer for temporary files and list them.
Step 6: just select all the files and click on ok. After this a new pop will open asking you to “Delete Files”. Don’t worry, just click on it and you won’t lose any of your important data.
After this your “C” drive will be almost cleaned up and you will have a faster laptop.
So, those were the easiest tips to make your Windows 10 laptop run faster. You can apply them and have a smooth running laptop.