Windows 10 Runs Sluggish? Learn Tips to Boost its Performance


Though Microsoft Windows 10 is known as a lightweight operating system and brimming with tons of handy new features, web forums are flooded with people facing sluggish PC performance. If you explore the depth of Windows 10, you’ll agree that its large size does not cause this kind of behavior, rather too many startup items and poorly optimized PC Settings and Registry has to be blamed. This tutorial will help you understand factors that make your computer slower and get rid of performance problems on low-end PCs.

Download the Diagnostic

There are certain situations when missing entries in your registry and registry corruption causes this problem. Try running a registry scan to identify if there are any such issues.

  1. Click the button below to download and install the Diagnostic
  2. Perform a Registry scan and fix any problems detected.
  3. Restart your computer.

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Mitigate Shutdown Performance

Some of the newly introduced features in Windows 10 can impact PC performance. Mitigate shutdown speed by disabling such features. Using Search feature open up the Services tool and turn off a handful of services that you don’t need. Stop error reporting, third party application update utilities, networking services, and so on.


Besides, there is a “wait to kill application timeout” in the Registry that determines time interval to wait before terminating applications running before shutting down your PC. This is why your PC takes a longer time to close down especially when you are in a hurry. In the Registry Editor, set “WaitToKillAppTimeout” string value to “1000” under this subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.


Defrag the Registry

Each and every game & program installed in your PC including the operating system uses the Registry to store information. It may include system configurations, user profile, hardware details, and so on. Obtaining and saving information is an on-going. It may result in severe fragmentation and slowdown of Windows 10. Therefore, Registry Defragmentation is essential at least — once a week.

Since there is no pre-built tool in Windows, you need to rely on an external program such as [eafl id=11274 name=”Reginout” text=”Reginout Registry Defrag”].


Turn Off Features you Don’t Need

Windows installs a set of new features during its installation. Some features must be turned off if you don’t use them at all. Remember, it won’t uninstall any features rather they will remain stored on your PC without deleting any files. Use Windows Features dialog box in Control Panel.


Disable Notifications

Windows 10 Notification Center gives an overview of recently plugged in devices, system updates, and email messages. If this area is crowded, it will drain your battery and impacts overall PC speed.


Enable fewer notifications to make a lesser impact on PC performance. Fire up Settings page and customize the settings through Notifications & Actions under System category.


Enable Ending Unresponsive Programs

Sometimes programs take too long to respond. Tweak your PC in the following way to automatically end unresponsive applications and tasks. In the Registry Editor, set AutoEndTasks string value to “1” under following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.


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