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Make Windows 10 faster and better in 15 steps

It is undeniable: when you start a computer with a brand-new Windows installation, everything goes really fast and smooth. A few months later, however, when everything starts to slow down, you’re a lot less enthusiastic. You do not fancy a completely new Windows installation; there are fortunately a lot less intrusive tweaks that can bring back momentum in your Windows sessions.

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Tip 01: Critical look

On the Internet, circulating masses of tips and tricks that promise to make your Windows PC “faster and better”. But here you have to be careful! The quality of those tweaks ranges namely useful to downright ridiculous, and there are there too that make your system less stable.

Do not be too tempted to buy a tool with one-click optimization. Often operates such a program as a black box in which you as a user have little or no insight into what the application street exactly, so you do not know how to turn back if there go wrong certain actions. We are therefore more faith in procedures where you hold the strings themselves firmly in control. In this article, we give very different tips to the BIOS, and the hardware. Unless otherwise stated, the tips apply, in principle, for Windows 7, 8 (.1) as 10.

Tip 02: AHCI mode

Let’s get kicking down an open door: besides of additional RAM (a memory hungry system) continues to replace your hard drive with an SSD one of the best interventions to make a whole lot faster your system at once. Then it until after the BIOS or SATA mode is set correctly: of course assuming that you have SSDs connected to an SATA controller. Most SSDs work namely faster than on mode AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) is set instead of (Native or StandardIDE. Alternatively, you can activate the RAID mode (if available), but that is of course only useful when you need that functionality (and have at least two disks). An important advantage of the AHCI mode (and RAID mode) is that which supports NCQ. That stands for Native Command Queuing, which means that the controller will optimize the order of read and write commands. Keep an eye on! Not just change this mode in an operating system such conversion presupposes that you will have to reinstall Windows.

Tip 03: SSD optimization

You already have an SSD? Then you already have a solid optimization behind. However, it can not hurt to check some settings that you SSD can work faster. Especially when you have transplanted an existing Windows installation to an SSD, you better go check that the partitioning is correct ‘aligned’. After all, a misalignment reduces the performance and lifespan of your SSD. Such control can indeed be done through a (complex) command line command, but the free Disk Alignment Test makes it easier. Turns out the alignment indeed out of order, you can restore it, for example, the tool Mini Tool Partition Wizard Free. Right click on your SSD and select Align All Partitions.

Also, make sure the TRIM function has been enabled, i.e. which improves the performance of your SSD. For this purpose, open the command prompt and enter the following command: fustily behavior query disable delete notify. Get your DisableDeleteNotify = 0as a result, then TRIM indeed active. If the value is 1, then you can still activate the TRIM command fustily behavior set disables delete notify 0.

Tip 04: Defragmentation

Unless a disk is extremely heavily fragmented, meaning that saved a lot of files in non-contiguous clusters, defragmenting a hard drive will now yield little gain in speed. Ignore all websites that claim today otherwise. You could possibly check your system fragmentation, but such a function, however, is already built into Windows, Windows checks your weekly traditional hard drives. However, defragmentation on an SSD is bad for the hardware, but fortunately to run the Windows versions from 7 and higher so smart no defragmentation on SSDs (or a TRIM operation and that’s fine). Look for safety after optimize the Windows feature window Stations of the Media Type in your SSD drives indeed SSD ( Solid – state drive ) is set. Is not that right, and then make sure the BIOS SSD drive does have recognized correctly.

Tip 05: Car Starter

One of the main reasons why Windows over time slower startup are programs that start automatically with Windows and stay active in the background. Well, a man lets himself sometimes tempted to try all sorts of free software…

Now you can detect such an automatic start-up software via the command MSConfig (Windows 7) or via the built-in task manager (Windows 8 and 10: press Ctrl + Shift + Esc).Open in both cases the tab Startup. A convenient tool is moreover Quick Startup.However, note the installation to uncheck the option Glary Utility installation, or install more than was intended. When you start this tool, you get the tab Startup programs, an overview of these car starters. Are you sure you need an item does not (any longer), then move the slider to Disabled? An alternative is that you click the arrow next to such a button and slow choose, and then you can determine the start of this item should be postponed by the number of seconds (30 to 270). With luck, you read think how fellow users in the window about it, but when in doubt googol you do better also for feedback yourself.

Incidentally, you will find the tab Scheduled tasks, even more, items too. Derived from the Windows Task Scheduler: to find you if you’re looking task scheduler in Windows. Since the Task Scheduler gives you more information on these items, you rule better on Windows. That also applies to the items on the tabs Program services and Windows services (see next tip).

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