Having a fast & stable Computer is always delight, but can PC run faster even with minimum RAM?. In this post you can apply a few tips that you can try to tweak your Windows 10 to get the maximum performance and speed as fast as possible.
This tips will really useful especially for PC with minimum RAM. We not gonna do some extreme tweak here, we will do it in a “casual way” for home and personal use. Wether you run Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 this method will work great as well.
This Windows 10 performance boost tweak trick is really really good if you are using your computer for Home recording. However, it also good for any purposes too.
Okay! This is things you can do to boost Windows PC performance! So! lets do some tweaks! 🛠
1. Disable Unescessary Effect
Go to Control Panel>System properties>Advance system setting>Performance>setting
Then you can disable unnecessary effect, for example uncheck Enable peak, Slide open combo boxes, Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing and other effect that actually you doesn’t need. But make sure to keep the Windows 10 appearance still looks “easy in the eye”
See example in screenshot below;
When you done disable the unnecessary effect that can slow down Windows loading time. Click Apply button.
2. Set performance to Background Services And Set Paging File
Still in Performance Setting, click on Advance tab and Change Adjust best performance of Program to Background services.
Continue with click Change button to change Virtual memory then uncheck Automaticaly manage paging file size for all drive and select Custom size.
Calculate it using easy math, for example if your RAM is 2 Gb then set the Initial size to 2000 MB and Maximum size is 4000 MB. This very useful if your RAM is below 4 GB. This Paging file will make your Drive as it as a RAM.
When you’re done dont forget to click Apply. When warning message pop up tell you to restart computer. Just click I will restart my computer later. But remember to reboot your computer later for the change to take effect.
See screenshot below for example;
3. Disable Remote Assistance
Back to System properties by go to Remote tab and uncheck Allow remote assistance connection to this computer.
You can enable it again later when it’s needed for work with remote computer. Skip this step if your computer must have to connect with remote assistance.
4. Disable Automatically Sincronize Internet time
Don’t worry this will not effect internet conection. As long as year of the date is not set in January 2005 while the present date was January 2017 :))
To do this go to Control panel > Date and time > Internet time Change settings. Uncheck Synchronize with an internet time server and click Apply.
5. Disable Unescessary Startup Program
By disable unnecessary startup program who really make Windows load slowly when you first log on. It will make a big differences.
To do that, right click on Task bar and select Task Manager. Or you can just type Task Manager in Windows search bar. Then go to startup tab and disable unnecessary startup program/application.
Warning! do not disable any Windows system program.
6.Turn Off Scheduled For Defragment and Optimize Drive (Optional)
This is optional but can really improve your Windows 10 performance in most situation.
Go to Control panel > Administrator tool double click to open Defragment and optimize drive on Schedule optimizon click Turn off button.
After doing this always remember to do it manually at least 3 time a month for drive maintanace. See screenshot below
7. Disable User Account Control Setting
Go to Control Panel > User Account > Change User Account Control setting. Set it down to Never notify.
8. Disable Auto Play
To disable auto play you can go to Control Panel > Auto Play uncheck Use AutoPlay for all media and device. Instead of use auto play you can open the device manually. You can enable some of auto play devices like Music CD’s for example and leave other disabled.
This is also good to prevent virus for spread immediately trough usb drive.
9. Set Power to High performance (Optional Desktop only)
Warning! Never do this on Laptop! this it’s only for desktop PC only.
To do it, go to Control panel > Power options > Additional plans then select High performance. Continue with click on Change Advance Power settings then set Hardisk, Turn off display and Put Computer to sleep, Hibernate, to Never.
See screenshot below
For more safe, you can set the Turn off Hard disk to 120 minute or 60 minute.
10. Delete junk and temp files
Actually you can use some program like CCleaner to do this job for you. But you can do this manually.
To do it manually go to Control Panel > File explorer option > view “tab” > Hidden files and folder.
Select Show hidden files, folder and drive click Apply. This will make all hidden files and folder appear on File explorer. See screenshot
Then open File explorer and navigate it to Local disc(C:) > User > UserName > AppData > Local > Temp. Delete all temp file right there (Do this at least once every week as part of your PC regular maintenance)
When you finish tweaking, restart computer! log on back and you can feel the different of your Windows PC performance.
Other thing you can do especially when you are running Windows 8.1 & 10 is by turn off some of apps on Windows Start menu that’s you are not ‘really’ use.
One more thing, don’t forget to schedule scanning your system with Antivirus software.
And consider to upgrade your PC/Laptop memory RAM size. More bigger more better!
Okay, that is a few things you can do to boost Windows 10 to get a better PC performance. I hope this tips useful and don’t forget to leave your comment below if you not sure with what you’re doing or have other good tips that I have missed.