Immediately Speed Up Windows 10

Make an instant impact on your Windows 10 PC’s performance with this must do tweak

If there’s one thing that I know, and know pretty well, it’s that Windows machines nearly always operate below their potential. Windows has a tendency to be a bit of a memory pig. One has only to look at Windows Vista and the performance hit that its version Aero brought to the OS to realize this is the case, and that in the last 10 years SINCE Windows Vista, things haven’t changed too much. Unfortunately, Windows performance hits have just changed their area of impact and haven’t been completely eliminated.

Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the end of it. You can have a well performing Windows machine without spending an arm and a leg; and that’s important. To be honest, just because you spend a lot of money on a Windows computer – like on a Surface Book, Surface Laptop or Surface Book – doesn’t mean that you’re going to get a lightning fast machine. Depending on the hardware’s specs – and the way you have it configured – even the expensive ones can suffer from poor performance. If your PC is also maxed out as far as the amount RAM is can support, this is even a bigger problem, because, while more RAM can always make things better, your PC has all that it can handle.

However, there are a couple things that you can do to help resolve this, giving YOUR PC, regardless of its cost or specs, the best chance for optimization. If you follow the steps I’ve outlined below, you WILL see a performance bump on your PC, period.

The biggest performance hit to any Windows machine lies in the settings for the following:

• Performance Settings
• Start Up and Recovery Settings

Performance Settings
To adjust these settings, you’ll need to open up Advanced System Properties on your Windows 10 machine. The easiest way to do this is to

1. Click the Start button
2. In the search bar type, “Advanced System Settings,” and press the enter key. The Advanced Systems Settings Dialog box should appear.

Advanced System Settings

 

This how to is going to assume that you’re going to sacrifice most of the eye candy and frills that Windows provides in order to boost your PC’s operating performance. To adjust performance settings, including visual effects, processor scheduling, memory usage and virtual memory, do the following:

1. Click the Settings button in the Performance section.
2. On the Visual Effects tab, click the Adjust for best performance radio button. All the eye candy is going to go when you choose this option. If you simply HAVE to have a couple things back, go into the list and click the stuff that you can’t live without. Please remember that when you do this, you’re going to burn RAM.

Visual Effects

3. Click the Advanced tab. In the Processor scheduling section you can adjust your PC’s performance to give processor precedence to either programs or background services. This is either going to make your apps run faster, or make the stuff that happens behind the scenes run faster. Both will speed up your PC. You just need to decide what’s more important to you – the apps you run or the services they run in the background.

Click the appropriate radio button to make your choice.

Advanced

4. In the Virtual memory section, you can control the size of your swap file. Click the Change button in the Virtual memory section. Here your best bet is to let Windows manage everything, but if you absolutely HAVE to tweak the settings, this is the place to do it.

5. In the Data Execution Prevention tab, you can configure how DEP works. Data Execution Prevention protects your data and PC against damage from viruses and other malware. You can turn DEP on for all apps except the ones you specify.

DEP

Startup and Recovery
To update settings related to how your computer starts up or recovers after a system failure, click the Settings button in the Startup and Recovery section. The resulting dialog box has two sections

1. System Startup
2. System Failure

System Startup
The System Startup section allows you to set delay times for system startup when the normal startup process is interrupted and errors out. If the system restarts after a bad shutdown, or if you have a more than one OS installed on your machine, you get to determine the amount of time a recovery or boot screen displays. The default time is 30 seconds.

System Failure
When your system craps out and shuts down unexpectedly, sometimes it will auto reboot, especially if the Automatically restart checkbox is selected. If you’re not careful, you can get yourself into an unrecoverable boot loop with this option. Its best to leave this option unchecked.

Startup

Conclusion
It’s not uncommon for Windows computers to run into performance issues, regardless of how expensive or powerful they are. If you want to resolve those issues, it’s really not all that problematic or troublesome. All you need to do is bring up the Advanced System Properties dialog box on your PC. After a few tweaks, you should see marked speed and performance improvement on your computer.

Setting your computer up to run at its best possible speeds is really nothing more than just a few clicks away.

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Too many times I fell asleep…

I know, I’m not the only one who likes to watch a movie on the computer when I get in bed, and very often, the movie is so “interesting” that makes me fall asleep and wake up in the middle of the night more than half-asleep and barely see the mouse cursor to shut down the computer. Sometimes, I just wake up in the morning with the computer turned on, resulting a bad night with a fuzzy sleep and more tired than I was before I got to sleep, and with some electricity waste in vain for the whole night.

Now, let’s talk about power. The more powerful your computer is, the more electricity it consumes. The amount of electricity consumed by a computer is somewhere between 300-600 watts for desktop computers, and 15-60 watts for laptops. And a powerful gaming computer is using 600 watts/hour, left running 24/7 will cost you about 1000$ a year in electricity – and that is only the computer in your house.

Now here comes Auto Shutdown Pro II to help you make a better management for the usage of your computer. It’s not only that it shuts down your computer when you schedule it to do so, it can block your computer at a specific time of the day, so you can keep your computer safe even if you’re not at home. This “Blocked Time” feature is quite handy if you want your children to do their homework instead of playing video games.

As a illustration for you in order to help you make a better picture of this software: Parents do not want their children to play computer games or text endlessly on Facebook and Yahoo Messenger, chat with unknown strangers on social web sites 24/7 especially through the night. Children may believe that they are indestructible, but parents know better. And what parents do know for sure is that their children have to have their sleep at night. With Auto Shutdown Pro II parents can set absolute limits that guarantee that their children will not be on the computer after bedtime. Auto Shutdown Pro II will keep those computers turned off even when parents are asleep. With Auto Shutdown Pro II, parents get their children back.

So, it will save your money, shutdown your computer, save electricity, and while is also a computer management tool, will make your computer “live longer”.

 

Download Auto Shutdown Pro II

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An optimized hard drive isn’t the end of optimizing your PC. Check out this important utility for additional tweaks!

Taking care of your computer isn’t easy. With malware everywhere, bots, bot nets, viruses etc., you’ve got your hands full. Once those risks have been mitigated, you’ve got PC performance to worry about. Keeping your computer running worry free isn’t just about optimizing your hard drive. It should be about your entire PC. This is one reason why I like WinMend’s Registry Defrag. It’s a must have Windows utility.WinMend Registry Defrag is a free registry defragmentation and cleanup tool. It can rebuild your registry index safely; and can clear wasted registry space to make it easy for Windows and applications to find required data more efficiently. After the Windows registry is reorganized, you will notice a marked improvement in system performance. This tool is safe, reliable, and simple to understand and use.

Read the full review | Download WinMend’s Registry Defrag

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Optimize, clean up, maintain and speed up your computer with Windows Winset 2011

Anyone who installs a lot of programs or has been online as often as most computer users are today will bump into performance issues. Caches get full, drives get fragmented, registries get littered with orphaned entries. It can be a real mess in there. Sometimes the only way to fix the problem is to sweep it all out. This is one of the reasons why Windows Winset 2011 could be the best choice for you. It’s an all-in-one system utility to optimize, clean up, maintain and speed up your computer.
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Speed up your PC’s startup times, increase performance and clear out HDD space with Tune Up Utilities 2011

If there’s one thing that I know of, it’s that 90%+ of all people that use a Windows computer, never ever perform any maintenance operations on it. They never empty cache or temporary file folders. They never optimize their hard drive. They never clean out or optimize their registry.  After a couple-three years, people finally start noticing that their computer isn’t as fast as it should be, and they have no idea what to do or even how to start fixing problems that may exist. That’s why I like Tune Up Utilities 2011.

Read the full review | Download TuneUp Utilities 2011

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Keep your Windows PC running at peak performance with Advanced System Optimizer

If you have a Windows PC and like to try out a lot of different software, you’ve likely run into problems or issues with performance over the years. Installing and uninstalling apps throws data and files all over your hard drive. Uninstall routines also don’t always do a good job at deleting those files or removing the data (from your registry, for example) when you pull them out. Thankfully, Advanced System Optimizer can help out here, and keep your PC running factory fresh.
Advanced System Optimizer has a number of different tools for improving your PC’s performance. Smart PC Care can speed and tune up a PC with single click of your mouse. System maintenance was never easier, as this new module handles most of the heavy lifting required to keep your PC running at the performance you’ve become accustomed to.

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Insure your computer is performing the way it should be with PCMark 7

PCMark 7 includes 7 PC tests suites for Windows 7, combining more than 25 individual workloads. Covered workloads include storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. Each workload is specifically designed to cover the full range of PC hardware from netbooks and tablets to notebooks and desktops, PCMark 7 offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7 for home and business use.

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PCMark 7 now available to download and purchase

PCMark 7, the new benchmark by Futuremark that offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, was released and is now available to download and purchase. The program offers complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming.

As you may know, PCMark 7 is available in three versions, including a free version that has a limited number of tests from the benchmarking suite. For those who want access to the all various workloads designed to show particular areas of system performance, the price of the Advanced Editon is $39.95 and and the Professional Edition for commercial use which is $995.

Probably the most important things in PCMark 7 against PCMark 6: it takes into account features such as hardware acceleration for transcoding video and solid state drives (SSDs), and uses real applications and games to generate a system score.

 

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