Optimize Windows 10 – without additional programs or garbage!

Optimize Windows 10 – without additional programs or garbage!

A good operating system is a stable and fast operating system. We’ll show you how to make your Windows 10 perfect and optimized for productivity – both under and over the hood. And best of all, we leave out additional programs because they often only make things worse.

Not all optimizers improve Windows 10. Sometimes they can do damage if you do not know what they are doing. The good thing: To optimize Windows 10, you do not even need more tools. We show how it works without it.

Optimize Windows 10 – The basics under and over the hood

Go through our checklist below to gradually tweak Windows 10.

  1. Use SSD

If you want to make Windows 10 really fast, buy an SSD and move the operating system to it, if you have not already done so. That brings the biggest speed boost. We recommend at least 256 GB for Windows 10 to have enough space for programs. Do you like and much, are more appropriate 500 GB to 2 TB.

  1. Install Windows 10 cleanly

If you have Windows 10 installed as a (free) upgrade over Windows 7 or 8, you should think about a clean reinstallation. This makes the operating system much more stable and faster. You can save your own files beforehand.

  1. Unnecessary startup programs, background apps and services uninstall / deactivate

By default, Windows 10 starts a whole series of startup programs and apps in the background. This reduces the performance of the operating system.

This gets even worse if you install many programs that often have update managers or similar features that also register for the autostart. The same applies to services: Here, too, can be tidied up properly.

  1. Delete old update files and temporary files

Windows 10 saves all kinds of temporary files over time. We recommend to delete them regularly. The operating system also saves backup data for updates so that Windows 10 updates can be uninstalled if necessary and the old system state can be restored.

Free up disk space and optimize disks:

  • If Windows 10 runs around and there are no problems with updates, you can remove them with Disk Cleanup. By the way, you also delete the memory-hunger folder Windows.old.
  • If you have a hard disk, you can defrag it so that it reads and writes faster again.
  1. Evaluate performance index

Have you followed the above points and Windows 10 is still too slow, the operating system may have a bottleneck such as a slow graphics card, too little RAM or an outdated CPU.

It’s best to start the performance index in Windows 10. Based on its results, you can quickly determine which hardware component an upgrade can handle.

According to the performance index, the “MemoryScore” is especially low at 5.5. So it’s time to upgrade your RAM.

Windows 10: Optimize the user interface for productivity

After the basic hardware and software tuning, it continues with the user interface of Windows itself. Here you can trim your operating system to make it significantly more productive for everyday use. These include changes in the Start menu, logon screen, optics and so on. Have a look at our instructions in the respective categories.


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