Windows 10 is the latest iteration of the Windows operating system created by Microsoft. Yet, the performance of every PC is subject to slow down over time. Yes, including PCs with Windows 10 as their operating system. Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with various built-in features that can help to improve a PC’s performance.
Do you feel that the performance of your PC is slowing down? If you feel that the performance of your PC is slowing down, we got some easy and quick tips that might be able to solve your problem. Don’t worry, they are all easy to do and take no time. Alright, let’s get to it now. Here are things you can try to make your Windows 10 faster.
Restarting the PC
First and foremost, try to restart your PC. This does sound obvious but it is effective in some cases. After all, some users leave their PCs operating for hours and even days without a break. If you use your PC this way and you feel the performance is slowing down, restarting your PC may be able to solve the slowing down problem.
Before restarting the PC, be sure that you already save any files that you are working on. You don’t want to lose any files that you have been working on for hours. Also, make sure that there is no running program. If there is any, close them and resume it later after the restart.
You can make your Windows 10 faster by defragmenting your disk. Defragmenting the disk means the files are rearranged, freeing up some space in the disk and optimizing the PC performance. Here’s how to do it
- Hit the Windows Key button. Type in “defragment”
- Choose “Defragment & Optimize Drives”
- Select the drive you want to defragment (here you will see the fragmentation of each disk on the menu)
- Click “Optimize”
Disk Clean Up
What is disk clean up? To put it simply, disk clean up is a process where the operating system removes any unnecessary data from the hard disk. By cleaning up unnecessary data, there will be less burden for the PC, thus allowing it to perform optimally.
Here’s how to do it:
- Click and open “This PC.” Then, hover the cursor around “System Drive” and right-click. Choose “Properties”
- You will see the “Disk Cleanup” button. Click it. The scanning process will start
- After the scan is finished, click “Clean up” and then “Delete Files” to remove unnecessary data
Other Things You Can Do
There are many things you can do other than the above. For instance, you can try updating your Windows 10. Microsoft keeps releasing updates for Windows 10, some of which fix the bugs of the operating system. If these bugs are the cause of the slow performance of your PC, updating the operating system may be able to fix it.
You can also remove any software that you don’t use. Software takes up spaces in your PC. The more space is used, the less optimal the PC performance will be. If you have lots of unused software, consider removing them to make your PC faster.