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Speed up Windows 10 OS

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As windows 10 is the most commonly used OS, and assuming a good majority of you use it. Heres some tips to help free some disk space and enhance your PC.

*WARNING*
Please be aware this guide requires changing some settings on your system.
All of the changes presented in this guide will not harm your computer, however, tampering with other system settings that you are not familiar with may damage your pc, and loss of data. if Chosen to follow these steps, you'll be able to notice a slight change in your OS (Operating System).

To start, We will be looking at your Disk usage and trying to fix any issues which cause it to be either very high or always remain at high percentages, significantly slowing down your computer which these can include

Slow application loading
Slow Search Engines and page loading
Mouse cursor Delay
Typing Text Delay
 
Before we start, you will need to open task manager, and theres many ways to open this

 Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select Task manager
 Ctrl + Shift + Escape (opens Task manager)
 Windows Search "Task Manager" and hit Enter

This will bring up all of the processes currently running on your computer.
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If your disk usage is over ~50% or so it will definitely be worth your time to read (This also depends on how old your Computer is and what the PC specifications are.)


Disabling  Peek
What is 'peek'?
Peek is a feature designed to improve your experience with interface when there are multiple windows open. (multi-tasking)


Search for This PC --> Right click --> Properties.
On the left hand side, youll see the windows File Explorer
in the list of icons, find 'This PC' and right click, and select Properties.
On the middle box is a list of System Properties. Select Advanced and locate 'show advanced system settings'.
Under performance and Select Settings.
On the Right hand side you'll see the settings that i currently have Enable peek Disabled, if it is not disabled on yours, go ahead and do so.
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Disabling Windows Search (optional)
 
Press Windows Key + R.
Type in services.msc --> Press enter.
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Search the list for 'Superfetch'
Right click Properties.
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Change 'Automatic' to 'Disabled'
Apply and hit Ok.
Right click again and select Stop
Wait for the program to stop, This should only take a few seconds.

Disable Pesky Notifications (optional.)
Press the Windows Key and select Settings
Click System and select Notifications & action
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Disable Notifications from applications and other senders
Disable Tips, tricks, and suggestions (Optional)
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Hope you will start to see some significant differences if you use Windows 10 and hopefully, better performance.


In addition to this, Kris has given information to further your pc enhancement.  Tuneup Utilities, it will monitor background applications and close them if they are not being used.
You can view this application:

https://www.avg.com/en-us/tuneup-utilities

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This is a great thread, but I have some pointers to make on this:

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If your disk usage is over ~50% or so it will definitely be worth your time to read (This also depends on how old your Computer is and what the PC specifications are.)

It's reasonable to say here that the fixes / changes you've provided most likely would not fix an issue such as this, and even then 50% disk usage can be common, especially if the user had a HDD (relating to your pc specifications remark) so it's not an unreasonable feat. Constant 75-100% usage is where issues really start arising with performance.

Superfetch is another service that essentially doesn't change much on the performance side of things. When Windows boots it catches prefetch data from the launch configuration which helps faster load times and more failover. This prefetch data / folder also maintains itself so there's no need to fiddle with that. All Superfetch does as a service is preload programs before they're loaded for faster load times, it essentially won't effect the disk usage, RAM etc unless you're hauling ass on over 20+ applications on boot and have bad hardware.

Notifications is a great thing to turn off, frees up more space for packets on your network.

Peek is another good thing to turn off as it's using Aero themes which can splooge on the GPU way too much which isn't ideal for low-mid range laptops running on the Intel HD Graphics family. Another tip for this is disabling it permanently in the registry which I always do on client installs:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Change DisablePreviewDesktop to value of 1 instead of 0. Vulalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

For opening task manager, using CTRL+ALT+DEL is pretty obsolete unless used as a last resort since you can just right click your task bar and open task manager, even Start in Windows 10 has most of the features you need without having to navigate through the whole system.

I'm not here to shit on your post at all by the way! It's good and informative, just lacks a few specifications. I'm all for these kinds of posts and don't mind helping out or helping refine this into something more if you like. Hopefully I can teach a thing or two within this comment as well. Nice thread man!

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