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9 awesome tips to improve performance in Windows 10

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Then you can press an Update All button to update the antiquated drivers. There is also the option of updating the drivers individually by checking their corresponding boxes and clicking on the Update button from their right.

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Updating your drivers quickly with DriverFix will definitely improve your PC’s performance.

2. Check the RAM usage and close the background processes

  1. Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.speed up windows 10 task manager
  2. To check RAM usage, select the Performance tab on the Task Manager window as shown below (that includes a Memory graph that shows you the amount of RAM in use).
  3. Click the Processes tab. That shows your software open on the taskbar and background processes.
  4. Select background processes there and press their End task button to close them (do not close the more essential processes listed under Windows processes).
  5. You don’t need any third-party software to close browser extensions and apps; but CCleaner’s Browser Plugin tool lists all Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera extensions, plug-ins, and apps.
  6. Click on Tools, then on Browser Plugins in CCleaner to open that tool.
  7. Now you can quickly switch off browser extensions and apps by selecting them there and clicking Disable or Delete.
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CCleaner

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RAM is perhaps the most crucial system resource. This is the amount of temporary storage a PC has for software. All software needs at least a little RAM, and lots of open programs and background processes will overstretch system resources.

For example, new Windows games are generally the most resource-hungry software; and they will run slower when lots of other background programs and processes reduce the amount of free RAM that could otherwise be allocated for the game.

Running games with the highest graphical settings, which further depletes RAM, will also slow the gameplay down. Thus, there’s an obvious link between RAM and PC performance.

Consequently, it’s not surprising that some Windows optimization software includes RAM optimization that free up RAM. Although Windows 10 doesn’t include a RAM optimizer, you can still free up lots of RAM by manually closing software and background processes.

Don’t forget that disabling browser extensions, apps and plug-ins will also save some RAM.


Windows 10 won’t use all RAM? Check our guide on how to improve RAM usage


3. Remove the Startup Items

  1. Open the Task Manager as before.
  2. Now click the Start-up tab to open a list of your startup software as below. Note than in some earlier Windows platforms the startup manager is in MSConfig, which you can open by entering ‘msconfig’ into Run.
  3. Select startup items and press their Disable buttons to remove them from the Windows startup.

You can further save RAM and speed up the Windows 10 startup by removing startup software. Those are programs that open automatically during the Windows startup.

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