Speed Up Windows 10 With Simple Maintenance and a Few Smart Tricks

Out of the box, Windows 10 is blazing fast — especially if you're making the upgrade from an older operating system like Windows 7 or 8. But, as many people have noticed, that speed tends to falter a bit with time. As you get your PC up and running, you might notice things aren't as fast as they used to be. Your system may still respond quickly, but there's a decline in speed that's undeniable.

Many people try to speed up Windows 10 by trashing larger programs or emptying the cache. And while this might help in some cases, it's not always enough to restore the lightning speed of a fresh Windows 10 operating system. Still more people are tricked into installing bloatware, which makes the problem even worse by claiming it's making it better! In either case, you're still stuck with slow speeds.

Instead of stripping your computer down to restore its speed or relying on suspect programs to magically make it faster, it's better to know more about how your computer works. Understanding what's causing the slowdown involves learning more about the maintenance needed to speed up Windows 10, as well as some tips and tweaks that can keep it running quickly and smoothly.

Get rid of unnecessary RAM hogs

Depending on what version of Windows 10 you have or what brand of PC you're using, there could be a host of stock programs that are systematically slowing down your computer. These so-called "helper programs" aren't actually providing you much utility — they're often installed for the sole purpose of advertising!

The more of these unnecessary programs you have running, the more RAM and CPU cycles they're going to eat up. Identifying these RAM hogs and suspending them will speed up Windows 10 immediately! Pop open the task manager to see which programs are bogging your system down and either disable them or uninstall them completely.

Eliminate scattered trash and defragment

You might not realize it, but each time your computer executes a process or adds a file, it leaves behind fragmented data. This comes in the form of temporary files or "lost bits" that take up space on your drive. You can't always see these fragments, which is why a slowdown can seem to happen randomly or without explanation.

Luckily, Windows 10 — like many of its predecessors — has a built-in disk cleanup tool. Running this tool gives you the option to get rid of everything from temporary files, to cached data, to error logs and more, which might all be taking up space. There's also a trusty defragmentation tool, which can and should be scheduled to run monthly. Paying attention to these intangibles is a great way to speed up Windows 10.

Identify and eradicate viruses

Do you keep getting pop-ups about virus control on your desktop? System errors from Windows? Problems with a super-slow, sluggish computer? Any of these things might signal a virus that needs to be removed.

Viruses have a nasty habit of slowing down your computer because of their cumbersome nature. Adware, Malware and certain types of Bloatware are all contributors to the problem and need to be isolated and removed before they cause serious security concerns. The best part? Once you remove them and run a quick cleanup of your computer, you'll notice a flashier response time from your operating system!

How to speed up Windows 10 easily

If you're a savvy Windows 10 user, you might know exactly how to do things like suspend RAM-intensive processes or defragment your drive. Windows 10 even gives you the tools to do it! Unfortunately, not everyone has the time or expertise to determine exactly what's slowing down their computer and what, specifically, needs to be done to reverse the slowdown.

The smartest way to speed up Windows 10 is to get a program that examines all of the contributing factors to a slowdown and works to set them right. MyCleanPC does it all, offering Windows 10 users a system optimizer, registry cleaner, Adware removal tool and privacy protector. Combined, these tools seek out all of the problems holding your computer's responsiveness down and eliminates them to restore the like-new speed of Windows 10. It takes just a few seconds to scan your computer and a few minutes to diagnose and resolve issues — instead of you having to spend the time manually resolving issues.

Windows 10 was built to be lightning fast. Don't settle for slower-than-average speeds or an underperforming operating system. Let MyCleanPC help you set things right, so your operating system can live up to its true potential!