Here we have collected various windows 10 20H2 optimization tips, techniques to customize and speed up Windows 10.
Most commonly you may notice Windows Running very slow / Not responding at startup if there is a huge list of startup programs (apps that start along with the system). These startup apps slow down the bootup process and degrade the device’s performance. Disabling such apps speeds up the performance of the system and improves the overall responsiveness.
Disable These Startup programs:
- Right Click on Taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Then move to the Startup tab, to Display a list of startup programs.
- If you see a program that doesn’t need to be there, right-click it and click Disable.
- Press Keyboard shortcut Windows + I to Open Settings.
- Click on System then Notifications & actions
- Then toggle off Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.
Disable Background Running Apps on Windows 10:
- Open Settings and click on Privacy.
- Go to the last option in the left panel Background apps.
- Here switch off toggles to turn off background apps you don’t need or use.
Disable visual effects and animations
- Press Win + R, type sysdm.cpl and hit the enter key.
- Then move to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Performance.
- Next, under Visual Effects, choose the option Adjust for best performance
Remove bloatware or unused apps:
- Right, Click on the start menu select control panel.
- Click on Programs and open Programs and Features.
- Select Uninstall/Change to remove unwanted programs, one at a time.
- Follow the instructions in the uninstall dialog boxes to uninstall the software
Check and monitor system performance:
- Click on Start menu type performance monitor and hit the enter key.
- Then select the last option Reports on the left > System > System Diagnostics option.
- The tool will work on your request and gather all the information about your system and produce a detailed performance report.
- Do look at the Warnings section to find the issues present on your PC.
- Check their descriptions, use Windows 10’s Troubleshooter or search the web for their solution.
Manually optimize Virtual memory:
- Press Win + R, type sysdm.cpl and hit the enter key.
- On System, properties move to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Performance.
- On performance, options move to Advanced tab click on the Change button under Virtual Memory.
- A new virtual memory window appears, uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
- Select the C: drive and then click the radio button for Custom size.
- Then set the Initial size (MB) to the size of your RAM and Maximum size (MB) to double the size of your RAM
(for ex., if the size of the RAM is 4GB, set the initial size to 4000 MB and maximum size to 8000 MB).
- Click the Set button and then OK (and restart when asked for)
Use High-Performance Mode
The ‘High Performance’ mode in Power options helps you make the best out of your PC. The CPU can utilize its full potential, while the high-performance mode prevents various components like hard drives, WiFi cards, etc. from going into power-saving states.
You can Enable High-performance mode from Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound > Power Options to see which power plan you are currently using. For better performance, make sure you are using a High Performance or Balanced plan (or a plan from the PC manufacturer that says it’s balanced).
Turn On Fast startup and Hibernate option
Microsoft Added Fast Startup Feature, helps in starting your PC faster after a shutdown by cutting down on boot-up time, using caching for some necessary resources into a single file on the hard disk. At the time of startup, this master file is loaded back into the RAM that speeds up the process manifolds.
Note: This option does not affect the restart process.
You can enable or disable Fast startup From Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound and look under Power Options in a new window -> click on Change what the power buttons do -> Change settings that are currently unavailable. Here Tick the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended) and click save.
Disable search indexing,
- Press Win + R, type services.msc and hit the enter key.
- On Windows, services scroll down look for service named windows search
- Double click on it to open its properties
- Here change the Startup type to manual or Disabled
- Then stop the service next to service status. Do the same with
Disable the Sync feature on a Windows 10 PC,
- Click on the Start > Settings > Accounts option
- In the left pane, select the last option Sync your settings
- Toggle off the Sync settings
Defragmenting your hard drive is one of the most basic ways to speed up your computer. This consolidates the different parts of your files into the smallest possible sequential area on the disk. This means the read/write heads have to travel smaller distances so will be faster at completing requests.
For those of you with physical HDDs, regular defrags are an essential way of ensuring your computer remains up to speed. To defrag the hard drive, click on the Start button and click the File Explorer link. Right-click Local Disk C: and choose Properties. Select the Tools tab, then click “Optimize and Defragment Drive”.
Fix Registry Errors
Also, Ccleaner having a registry cleaner tool that helps clean various types of problematic entries in the registry and even offers a backup for the registry before executing a cleanup. open Ccleaner, click on Registry icon on the right. Then Select the issues to fix and click on Scan for Issues button After the scan is complete, click on Fix selected issues button.
Run the Troubleshooter
Run Then Windows 10 built-in tool to find problems and solve them automatically without the user’s help. If there are issues affecting your PC but you can’t find them yourself, then it’s easy to find and fix those using the troubleshooting tool. You can troubleshoot your system by following these steps:
Open Control Panel Click System and Security and under the Security and Maintenance, choose to Troubleshoot computer problems option In the new window. look for the option System and Security, click on all three of them, one-by-one, and follow the onscreen instructions