Hello, how are you? In my particular opinion, Windows 10 has been the best operating system Microsoft has ever made (I apologize for the romantic users of Windows XP). In addition, it behaves very stably and generally runs very well on any equipment, both new and old. Besides, driver compatibility issues have been fixed. I still remember when after installing Windows XP or Windows 7, I had to waste time looking for correct drivers. Those problems are things of the past, and now when we install the operating system, we have a team ready to work ideally. However, with the passage of time, we can notice how the performance suffers, and the system is no longer as fast as at the beginning. With this intention, here are some tips for improving CPU performance in Windows 10.

Uninstall unused applications

On many occasions, there are a lot of applications in the system that we never or hardly ever use. Worst of all, they take up space on the hard drive and often run in the background, consuming CPU and RAM resources. With this in mind, we need to type control on the search bar, to enter in Control Panel. Now we just have to choose the application we want to remove, double click on it and the uninstallation process will begin.

Control Panel. Uninstalling programs
Control Panel. Uninstalling programs

Uninstall pre-installed programs

Windows 10 comes with some pre-installed applications, some of them useful, others not so much. In the same way, Windows 10 comes with some pre-glazed applications, some of them useful, others not so much. For these cases, we have to type in the search bar: app and select Add or remove programs.

Entering in Add or remove programs
Entering in Add or remove programs

A list with the applications will be displayed, we only have to click on the one we want to uninstall.

Uninstalling pre-installed apps
Uninstalling pre-installed apps

Disabling startup apps

There are situations where we cannot uninstall an application because it is useful for us. But it is the case that it starts when the system boots, and remains in the background consuming resources. For this purpose, Windows includes a tool that allows you to view applications that start at startup. To activate it, just type startup in the search bar and enter in Startup Apps.

Entering into Startup apps
Entering into Startup apps

The following box contains all applications configured to start when we log in. In addition, we can see the impact they cause in the system and the option to disable them.

Disabling or enabling Startup Apps
Disabling or enabling Startup Apps

Disable Visual Effects

Windows 10 comes with visual effects on windows, tabs, and menus. These are activated by default in the system, and their impact on powerful machines is almost imperceptible. But when we work with more modest equipment, it can become a problem. For that reason, we can disable it by typing in the search bar appear in order to click on Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.

Appearance and performance
Appearance and performance

in the next window select the tab Visual effects, and choose Adjust for best performance. This will disable all visual effects, you can also choose the Custom option to select which effect you want to deactivate.

Performance window
Performance window

Defragment the hard drive

Another option to improve the performance of the system is to defragment the hard disk. To do this, type defragment in the search bar Another option to improve the performance of the system is to defragment the hard disk. To do this, we write defragment in the search bar until it appears to defragment and optimize drive. In the following box, select analyze and then optimize, to improve the performance of the hard drive

Optimizing drives by defragments hard drives
Optimizing drives by defragments hard drives

Delete temporary files, free up disk space, and clean up the desktop

As we use the system, surfing the Internet, installing programs, the disk is filled with unnecessary temporary files. Windows 10 has its own tool that allows you to erase temporary files, and free up space on your hard drive. This tool is called Disk Cleanup, and to activate it just type Disk Cleanup in the search bar. We select the disk to clean and the items that we want to eliminate. This is also the option to clean up system files.

Cleaning the disk
Cleaning the disk

Keep the drivers updated and Windows 10 itself

it is imperative to have always correctly updated the drivers of our PC, as well as the installed applications and the own operating system is going to help us to improve the performance of Windows 10 and to accelerate the system. Any problem, incompatibility or obsolete driver can make certain components not work properly and the performance of our equipment is not optimal.

OK, that’s all for now, with these simple tips we can improve the performance of our team with windows 10. If you want to know more about our favorite system, I invite you to review our tutorial about installing Docker on Windows 10.

With this, you know how to increase the CPU performance on Windows 10.

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