How To: Windows 10 Optimization Tips, Speed It Up!

There are several common issues that can slow down any operating system, even Windows 10 which has so far been one of the quickest versions of Windows to date. Issues like background applications that clog your computer’s memory, reducing the number of programs that start when the system is turned on or junk files that fill your hard drive are some of the easiest fixes.

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Solution 1 : Uninstall programs that are not used in Windows 10

Removing programs from your system that you no longer use can go a long way to help free up memory and storage for Windows 10 optimization.  Fortunately, Windows 10 makes the process quite simple and if you need some ideas for what programs can safely be removed try going through this list.  Here’s what you can do:

-First type Programs and features into the Windows 10 search field.

-Open the Apps and Features system settings app ( you can also open the “Add or remove programs” app as shown in the screenshot below).

-Choose an app you are sure you no longer need then highlight it by clicking on the program and then click and select Uninstall.

Solution 2 : Reduce the number of Windows 10 startup programs

By default, many programs and apps will load when Windows 10 starts. These startup programs can be waste your system resources.  For some ideas on what startup programs you can do without try this list.  Here’s what you can do:

-First type “System Configuration” into the Windows 10 search field

-Open the System Configuration app


-Choose the Services tab and then check the box labeled Hide all Microsoft services (Shown in the image above with a red arrow)

-Then uncheck the boxes next to the programs you don’t think you need to disable them and click Apply

Solution 3 : Locate and remove junk files to free up space

You can also identify the temporary junk files that programs and apps dump within Windows 10 that are no longer needed.  For further tips on clearing up junk files try these tips.  Here’s what you can do:

-First type Disk cleanup into the Windows 10 search field

-Open the Disk cleanup app

-Choose the hard drive you wish to clean (Typically c:)

-You can now choose the files you wish to clean.  Just check the box next to the item.  Windows 10 will explain in further detail if you’re unsure what it does, just highlight the item and it will tell you. This is an easy Windows optimization you can perform regularly.

-Finally, click on Clean up system files

Automated Windows Optimization Solution DriverSupport (Recommended)

DriverSupport with Active Optimization has some great built-in Windows level optimizations. Active Optimization uses patented technology (US Patent #8438378) to tune your Windows 10 PC. It evaluates the workload, environment, and opportunities then adjusts your Windows 10 OS to yield optimal performance for the settings it configures.

To learn more about Active Optimization click here.

Automatically Optimize and update Windows 10 Drivers  (Recommended)

DriverSupport will scan your computer to detect any problem drivers in your computer.  Drivers can be a cause of a slow machine as well, some devices like video cards and sound cards can receive driver updates from the manufacturer that can increase performance in some cases. It is possible to update the Drivers automatically with the  Premium version of DriverSupport.

1. Download Driver Support and Install DriverSupport

2. Let the software run the free scan for you to detect all your driver problems and any other optimization opportunities
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3. Click the “FIX IT” button and register DriverSupport to get started updating your drivers for  devices on your computer and getting all the Windows 10 optimization benefits

4. Once Registered and in Premium mode the software will walk you through the entire process, plus with your registration, you will receive unlimited tech support with our DriverSupport Signature Service! Just call us toll-free after registration.

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