Master Tutorial to Make Windows 10 Super Fast
Finally the wait is over! Our exclusive tutorial to make Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 10 super fast is now available for your reading pleasure. Lots of readers were requesting for this guide and now we are pleased to publish it.
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We have posted similar master tutorials to make previous Windows versions super fast in past which can be found at following links:
- Master Tutorial to Make Windows 8 / 8.1 Super Fast
- Master Tutorial to Make Windows 7 Super Fast
- Master Tutorial to Make Windows Vista Super Fast
- Master Tutorial to Make Windows XP Super Fast
Today's tutorial will help you in improving your Windows 10 computer performance and making it lightning fast. After following this tutorial, you'll notice a great improvement in your computer's performance as well as reliability.
So without wasting time lets start our master tutorial to make Windows 10 super fast:
For your convenience we have divided this tutorial is different parts:
STEP 1: Registry Tweaks to Improve Windows 10 Performance
Long time back we posted an exclusive tutorial containing a ready-made Registry script which can be used to tweak a few simple things in all Windows versions. The same Registry script will also work in Windows 10.
So download and run the Registry script given in following article:
This script will tweak Windows 10 to make context menus appear faster, automatic close applications which are not responding and make everything faster than before.
The Registry script ZIP file also contains an uninstallation script to restore default settings if required.
STEP 2: Disable Animations and Eye Candy Effects to Improve Performance
By default, Windows 10 uses lots of animations and other effects such as shadows, etc to provide an attractive user interface but these animations and effects can take your system resources and can effect computer performance.
You can disable all these animations and effects to improve Windows 10 performance with the help of following steps:
1. Press Win+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. It'll open classic System Properties window.
2. Now go to Advanced tab and click on Settings button present under Performance section.
3. It'll open another window. Now uncheck following options:
- Animate controls and elements inside windows
- Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing (Check this)
- Animations in the taskbar
- Fade or slide menus into view
- Fade or slide ToolTips into view
- Fade out menu items after clicking
- Save taskbar thumbnail previews
- Show shadows under mouse pointer
- Show shadows under windows (Check this)
- Show translucent selection rectangle
- Slide open combo boxes
- Smooth-scroll list boxes
- Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop
4. Now apply the changes and close settings window.
STEP 3: Turn Off All Animations at once in Windows 10
There is another way to turn off all animations in Windows 10. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Open Start Menu and click on Settings. Alternatively you can direct open Settings window by pressing WIN+I keys together.
2. Now go to "Ease of Access -> Other options" page and set the option "Play animations in Windows" to Off.
It'll turn all animations off in Windows 10 which will improve your computer performance.
STEP 4: Disable Transparency on Start Menu, Taskbar and Action Center
Disabling transparency effects can also help in improving system performance. If you don't like the transparency effect on Windows 10 Start Menu, Taskbar and new Action (Notification) Center, you can turn transparency effect off using following steps:
1. Open Settings app again from Start Menu.
2. Now go to "Personalization -> Colors" page and set the option "Make Start, taskbar, and action center transparent" to Off.
That's it. It'll immediately remove the transparency effect and make the Start Menu, Taskbar and Action Center opaque.
STEP 5: Disable Unnecessary Features Using Folder Options
You can disable many unnecessary options using Folder Options to improve system performance and functionality.
1. Open This PC and click on "View" tab present in Ribbon. Now click on "Options" button present at the end to open Folder Options window.
2. Now go to "View" tab and uncheck following options:
- Display file size information in folder tips
- Hide empty drives
- Hide extensions for known file types
- Hide folder merge conflicts (Check this)
- Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color
- Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items
3. Apply the changes and close Folder Options window.
STEP 6: Configure Windows 10 Services to Improve Performance
As we told you earlier that in Windows OS, several unnecessary services run in background and consume system resources. You can change those services startup type to manual to stop them from automatically start with Windows. It'll improve your Windows 10 performance a lot.
Check out following exclusive tutorial to learn how to configure Windows 10 services:
STEP 7: Remove Unwanted Programs from Windows Startup
Similar to services, there are many unnecessary software programs which automatically start with Windows and keep running in background. You can disable those programs from system startup to improve performance:
1. Right-click on Taskbar and select "Task Manager" option. Alternatively, you can direct open Task Manager by pressing "Ctrl+Shift+Esc" keys together.
2. Now go to "Startup" tab and select the unwanted program in the given list and click on "Disable" button to remove it from startup.
3. Restart your computer and the disabled program will no longer start with Windows and you'll get a faster running system.
STEP 8: Disable Sound Notifications for Various Events
In Windows whenever a system event occurs such as attaching/removing USB drives or memory cards, pop-up notifications, reminders, battery notifications, UAC prompts, etc, a sound clip is played to notify the users. If you don't need all or some of these sound notifications, you can remove them using following steps:
1. Open classic Control Panel using control command in RUN dialog box or WIN+X menu and then click on Sound icon. Alternatively, you can direct open Sound window using mmsys.cpl command in RUN dialog box.
2. Now go to Sounds tab. Here you can click on desired program event which you want to disable and then select (None) from Sounds drop-down list.
You can also select "No Sounds" from "Sound Scheme" drop-down box to disable all sound notifications in your computer.
3. Apply the changes and close Sound window.
STEP 9: Uninstall Unnecessary Modern Apps and Restore Classic Programs
In Windows 10, several modern (metro) apps come preinstalled and some of them keep running in background. If you don't use modern apps, you can uninstall them using following tutorials:
Once you uninstall unnecessary apps, those apps will no longer run in background and you'll notice improvements in overall system performance.
You can also bring back several classic programs such as Calculator, Paint, Wordpad, Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10 to get classic and faster experience:
STEP 10: Improve Privacy Settings to Stop Background Data Collection
In Windows 10, lots of background activities happen to collect information regarding your location, typing behavior, account info, etc. You can improve your privacy settings and stop Windows from collecting this data which will also improve your system performance.
Check out following exclusive article to customize privacy settings in Windows 10:
STEP 11: A Few Other Things to Note
Apart from above mentioned points, also do following things regularly to keep your computer faster and reliable:
- Keep your Windows updated
- Install only necessary software programs (Check this)
- Use a good antivirus and keep it updated
Also check following Windows 10 guides:
- [Tip] Disable OneDrive in Windows 10
- [Tip] Disable Cortana and Bing Search Results in Windows 10
- [Tip] Disable Notifications and Action Center in Windows 10
Posted in: Windows 10
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