Windows 10 offers enthusiasts a wide range of system options that can be customized to optimize performance.
While some are relatively simple, others are slightly more complex.
Combined, all these tricks could make a big change to your PC.
Adjusts applications that start automatically
Windows 10 allows users to choose which applications will be launched when a PC is started.
The Microsoft Task Manager app allows fans to customize the software that will open at that time.
Intense applications initiated at startup may result in initial slow performance.
However, going to the Task Manager app and pressing the "Startup" tab, the user will be given the option to choose which programs will be started when the PC is turned on.
The Microsoft client also has a "boot impact" section that will tell users if a particular program is having a negative effect on initial performance.
To disable the programs started up, users should click the right mouse button and press the "disable" button, duly named.
Change your energy plan
Windows 10 allows users to choose a plan that manages the way each PC distributes its power.
The three available are "balanced", "energy saving" and "high performance": the first is the setting that Microsoft advises users to choose.
PC owners who use the "energy saving" option hinder performance in exchange for better power management.
While such a feature may be attractive to laptops and is not far from an outlet, even desktops have such options.
Ensuring the use of the Windows 10 computer in "balanced" or "high performance" mode will guarantee much better performance.
To change the power plan in use, Windows 10 fans should go to the system control panel and go to the "system and security" tab.
From there you have to press "Power Options".
This will take you to a screen that will allow you to choose the plan on which your PC sticks.
Get rid of unnecessary system apps
Windows 10 PCs can come with a significant amount of apps that are not useful to most users.
This is particularly present in the instance where some third-party vendors pre-install software on their products.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to use Windows Defender or the scanning functionality offered by security programs like Norton and McAfee.
These will identify malware and other programs that are draining the performance of the PC.
A tool that can also have a negative effect on performance is the "tips, tricks and tips" feature offered by Microsoft.
Basically, this program controls behavior and suggests contextual information to users.
To disable it, users should go to settings > notifications and actions.
From there users should scroll to the switch that reads "get tips, hints and tips while using Windows" and make sure it is turned off.
Ensure that background processes are minimized
The Microsoft OneDrive software is the company's cloud storage service that ensures that files are accessible across multiple devices.
While the function seems incredibly useful, the constant file backup process can slow down the performance for users.
Disabling OneDrive synchronization is as simple as clicking the right mouse button on the icon in the Windows 10 taskbar and pressing the "Suspend Sync" option.
The Microsoft software will then offer users the option to stop the process for two, eight or 24 hours.
Disabling the function at times when optimal performance is needed can be incredibly useful.