Windows 10, the latest iteration of the popular PC operating system, has come with lots of features that make it one of the best platforms around. While it comes packed with lots of features, you will need to carry out a few steps to make sure you are deriving the most from it. Here are seven of the best tips for optimizing this OS for great performance.
- Check for Malware
Malware is one of the main reasons a PC will be slow. Use such programs as Norton, Avast, avira, Kaspersky and other antivirus software. Windows defender, the inbuilt antivirus software in windows 10 also does this pretty fine.
- Use the Right Type of Drive
If you want the best speed, go for a solid state drive (SSD) rather than a hard disk drive (HDD). The later will only work against speed and performance.
- Use More and Faster RAM
RAM or rather the Random Access Memory is where the computer stores temporary ‘cache files’ as it works on whatever you are telling it to do. These files ensures that the computer doent fetch them afresh every time they are required. The more the RAM the more files can me temporarily stored and hence the faster your PC will be. Also, use the same type of RAM for the best results.
- Use Better Graphics Cards
Graphics cards allow your PC perform better and faster with better visual results. Look for the best for your particular PC. I can choose one but Nvidia has purportedly been doing good for gamers. I personally use Intel and I cant complain.
- Always Install Windows Updates
Some of us fear updates for the thought of them eating up our storage space or for the sheer fear of the unknown. Storage space shouldn’t be an issue as you can clear the temporary windows update files by hitting the Window key + R then type %temp% then okay. Select all the files in the folder that appears and then delete, choose skip when prompted. Back to business, the updates will fix bugs and help in optimizing your PC for the best results. You can use automatic updates if you are on an unlimited internet plan.
- Use the Latest BIOS and Drivers
With new and better drivers being released every now and again, you need to use them for the best user experience. Also, make sure you are using the latest BIOS for your motherboard as it will make your PC faster.
- Change the Power Plan to “High Performance”
Although it could reduce your battery hours, this power plan is the best for using a PC for the fastest response times and even smoother performance.
With these tips, you will have the fastest PC around. Windows 10 isn’t that heavy on your computer and these tips are to give you the best user experience.