You have recently succumbed to the siren song (it must be said that Microsoft insistently advances to Windows 10) and installed the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 10?
Help, my computer is really very slow since switching to Windows 10!
Microsoft having wanted every computer to be compatible with Windows 10, you may find that your computer was more efficient with your old Windows.
It is not necessarily necessary to improve the speed of your computer to buy hardware (memory, hard disk …) or to use software of optimization (often against productive): there are some settings of Windows to Check in the first place, it could be that these few tricks are enough to speed up your computer greatly.
How to make your computer perform better with Windows 10?
There are a few tricks to optimize your Windows 10 and boost the performance of your computer!
Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows
Type performance in the Windows 10 search box (to the right of the Start menu ) and select the Adjust Windows Appearance and Performance (Control Panel) item.
Note: this is also accessible by clicking the Start menu and then Settings and typing performance in the upper right corner of the control panel search field
On the first tab, Visual Effects, make sure that the Animate windows when reducing and zooming boxes is not checked.
You can also if you wish, let Windows manage these settings by checking Fit for best performance: Windows will manage the display settings on your own to make your computer more efficient.
Then, go to the Advanced tab and in the Virtual Memory section click Modify
If this is not the case, select the Automatic paging file management for drives check box, Windows will best manage the virtual memory of your computer and your computer should be a little faster than before.
Uninstall Unnecessary Programs
There are often programs on your computer that you do not use (often the software that is pre-installed on your computers, such as a trial or trial versions), as well as unwanted software, tools).
So do the cleaning in your software and uninstall these programs!
How to Uninstall a Program?
On Windows 10, go to the Start menu and click on Settings then System > Applications and features.
All you have to do is select the program, click Uninstall, and follow the instructions on the screen.
If the program refuses to uninstall by this classic route (such as some malicious adware), you will need to use third-party software. I advise you in this case to use AdwCleaner which is a free tool tracking advertising programs ( adware ), toolbars grafted to the browser ( toolbar ) etc …
More information: how to uninstall a software in Windows 10?
Clean your hard drive
Unnecessary files are often present on your hard disk (installation files, system files, temporary files, log files etc …), they take up space on your hard disk and tend to slow down your operating system.
Windows has provided a utility that can clean its hard drive and consequently accelerates a little Windows 10. To do this, type clean in the search bar (just to the right of the Start menu ) then click on Disk Cleanup.
Choose the hard disk where Windows 10 is installed, this is normally the C disk, then validate by pressing OK.
The utility will then search for files that can be safely removed from your computer and that can be responsible for the slowness of your PC.
Then check all and confirm the deletion of unnecessary files.
Defragment your hard drive
The fragmentation of your hard disk is an unavoidable phenomenon and it can also make your PC slower than it should (for more information on the subject, see Windows Help ).
Here again, Windows has a utility that allows to defragment your hard disk and makes it more powerful.
Type defragmentation in the search bar (bottom left, right of the Start menu ) and click Defragment and optimize its drives.
Select the hard drive where Windows 10 is installed and then click the Optimize button that will allow you to analyze and then defragment your hard drive, your computer should be boosted!
How do I speed up my computer at startup?
It is quite possible that you have a lot of programs that are unnecessarily loaded when starting your computer, which considerably slows down its startup time.
Fortunately, it is easy to disable these programs and therefore improve the performance of your computer by following this procedure:
Right-click on the taskbar (at the bottom of your screen) and select from the Task Manager menu
In the window of the Task Manager, select the tab Start Here there is the list of all the programs that run when Windows starts 10.
Simply select a program and click the Disable button at the bottom of the window so that this program does not load more when Windows starts.
For example, you can disable the Microsoft cloud service, Microsoft OneDrive, if you do not use it, Windows startup will be faster.
Check the Windows 10 startup options
Your PC may be a bit slow at startup because of a bad startup setting on your Windows 10.
To check your Windows 10 boot settings, type MSConfig in the search (to the right of the Start menu ), and then click System Configuration.
First, click Normal Start in the Select Startup Mode section.
It is possible that this boot mode is sufficient to solve your Windows 10 slow startup problems.
If this is not the case, try booting into safe mode by choosing Startup in Diagnostic Mode, which should allow you to find the source of the slowness of your computer.
To go further in optimizing your computer
If your Windows 10 computer is still very slow to boot, I recommend that you back up your personal data and reinstall your Windows 10 by following our tutorial or using the help provided by Microsoft: https: //support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12415/windows-10-recovery-options