How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Power And Startup Settings

How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Power And Startup Settings

In this article you will learn How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Power And Startup Settings.

In a previous article is shared How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Automated Windows Maintenance, today we learn how to achieve maximum speed in windows 10 by controlling the power settings and apps that run on startup.

The Windows 10 is regarded as one of the most efficiently coded operating system from Microsoft, unlike other versions of windows it has a lot of features which require large amounts of system resources.

There settings like the power option is one of those features that are completely ignored when it comes to speeding up your PC. The power options have their pros and cons as well.

A lot of PC users do not control which app runs on startup, and most times there are many irrelevant installs that run as you startup your PC thereby making performance slower. Follow the steps below to make your computer run faster. 

How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Power And Startup Settings

1. Power Settings

Do you know that having your PC on Balanced or High Performance rather that Power Saver boosts the overall performance of your PC? Well, this is because the power saver plan is slowing your PC down by reducing system performance so as to save energy.

To change your power settings all you have to do is, Right click on your battery icon and select “Power Option”. Alternatively, you can launch Control Panel, then head to Hardware and Sound > Power Options.

How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Power And Startup Settings

From here you will see options like “Balanced (recommended)” and “Power saver." you might also see other plans like “High performance” depending on your model. Click the arrow to “Show additional plans.” if the option is available.

High performance uses the most power but gives the most oomph.

Balanced Ideally balances power between power use and better performance.

Power saver basically minimize performance to give much battery life.


2. Startup Settings

A long list of programs run in the background by default on startup of your windows 10 PC, and this can make your performance slower. It is advisable to always check what programs run by default on every startup. Follow the steps below to disable irrelevant programs from running on startup.

How To Speed Up Windows 10 With Power And Startup Settings

1. Right click on the windows icon and select “Task Manager”.

2. From the Task Manager click the Startup tab ( from here you will see all programs that run on startup).

3. Right click on a particular program and select “Disable” to stop from launching at startup.

You can also Enable programs which you had earlier disabled by following the same steps. We hope this article was helpful.

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