Windows 10 is a popular computer operating system (OS) and the most recent version from Microsoft. This OS has a number of features to improve laptop or PC performance. Over time, the performance of a laptop or PC is often felt to decrease.
However, the decrease in performance did not directly lead to the damage of these two elements. That is, it could be because the OS is a problem. Microsoft, as quoted from its official website, provides solutions to restore Windows 10 performance on a laptop or PC as well as maintenance measures to avoid crashes:
1. Performing Windows 10 Updates
Microsoft consistently releases updates for Windows 10 to patch gaps that can slow down system performance. Updates can be done by checking the ‘System Update’ menu and then clicking ‘Updates’ if the latest update is available. When doing so, it must be noted that important data must be stored so that it is not lost during the updating process.
If the latest version of the system update menu is not yet available, system maintenance can be another option. In principle, system maintenance is carried out to maintain Windows performance in order to avoid problems and damage. Enter the System Maintenance menu to perform this process.
2. Restart or Reboot PC / Laptop
Restart is done to restore Windows performance to normal, especially if the computer has been working for a long time or without pauses.
This restart is needed to refresh the OS because all programs that are open at work are closed and starting with a new, lighter working system.
Resting the OS work can also be done by turning off the laptop after use. Don’t leave the laptop in standby with lots of ‘windows’ open when not in use. Better to turn off the laptop so that the system can return to its performance.
3. Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup is a built-in Windows 10 program that is used to delete temporary files that have piled up, thumbnails, downloaded program files, and offline web pages.
How to use it: type ‘Disk Cleanup’ in the search menu on Windows, then select the files to be deleted by checking them, then click the ‘Clean up system files’ option to delete them. The number of deleted files will be accumulated into new storage space which can improve operating system performance because it has more storage space.
4. Controlling the Use of Visual Effects
Windows 10 provides many visual effects that can be used to enhance the appearance of a laptop or PC, ranging from animation to shadow effects.
Visual effects provide a more attractive appearance, but visual effects that are used excessively will require additional system resources, thus slowing down PC performance.
5. Remove Software
is not only a manually installed device, but also a device built-in from Windows itself.
The number of default devices is sometimes only ‘Bloatware’ or devices that are not needed.
If all software is installed and running automatically, it will affect the performance of the operating system. Remove unnecessary software to create more storage space.
6. Turn off the Auto-Starting at Startup.
There are several programs on the PC that run automatically when the PC is turned on. Programs that run automatically can slow down the operating system’s performance processes.
Deactivate these programs by turning off the ‘auto-starting’ menu in the program settings.
7. Increase RAM Capacity
Windows 10 requires a minimum RAM storage capacity of 4GB to work smoothly, without counting other applications installed outside of the default Windows programs.
The amount of capacity is sometimes not fulfilled by the laptop’s default RAM. The solution is to upgrade the PC RAM to increase storage capacity.