Want your Windows 10 PC to run faster? We’ve here to help. By tweaking some of the operating settings, your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues.
And if you’re already running Windows 11, we’ve got you covered there. Check out our top 12 ways to keep Windows 11 devices chugging along smoothly. Here’s our list of tips for Microsoft’s current OS.
The top ways to speed up Windows 10
Change your power settings
Disable programs that run on startup
Go to a previous restore point
Use ReadyBoost to speed up disk caching
Shut off Windows tips and tricks
Stop OneDrive from syncing
Use OneDrive files on-Demand
Turn off search indexing
Clean out your hard disk
Clean out your registry
Disable shadows, animations and visual effects
Turn on automated Windows maintenance
Defrag your hard disk
Disable game mode
Shutdown and restart Windows
You may notice that that last tip is the most tried-and true way of (hopefully) smoothing out any problems in Windows 10. There’s a reason it’s effectively an internet meme.