I am currently exploring Windows 10 performance ‘tweaks’, and I came across this article: 19 best tips to increase performance on Windows 10. It’s a good read, but If you’ve been using Windows for a while, then many of these are commonly know solutions in Window in general (i.e., Xp, Vista, 7, 8, etc.) however, the ever evolving Windows 10, in it’s latest releases, is now providing us with some new ways to address some old problems. I particularly found items #1, #2, #3, #6, and #9 to be very instructional Windows 10 specific methods of improving performance.
Also, there some options (#15, #16, and #17) which are valid repairs, but I wouldn’t get into them unless you are trying to fix a problem, and then I would use my best judgement (i.e., read carefully.)
Here’s a summary list of topics you should look at when you open the article. I think the ones with asterisks * are the most interesting.
* 1. Disable startup apps
* 2. Disable relaunch apps on startup
* 3. Disable background apps
4. Uninstall non-essential apps
5. Install only good quality apps
* 6. Reclaim hard drive space
<<checkout ”Storage” and ‘temp’ and ‘temp’ in settings>>
7. Run defragmentation tool (only HDD – old systems)
8. Enable ReadyBoost (only HDD – old systems)
* 9. Check computer for malware
10. Install latest update
11. Change power plan
12. Disable system visual effects
13. Disable search indexing
14. Increase page file size
(15. Restore previous working state – fixing system)
(16. Repair installation files – fixing system)
(17. Reset your device – fixing system)
(18. Upgrade to faster drive – upgrade)
(19. Upgrade system memory -upgrade)
Let me know if you want to do this as a club topic.