When you power on PC and log in to Windows, you will need to disable some of the unnecessary features of Windows if you want to work more smoothly.
That way is that you can smoothly work on Windows by disabling unnecessary features such as animations, visual effects – background transparency, windows shadow – Windows startup programs, and events in the background of Windows.
Fast Startup in Windows 10
Fast Startup(hybrid boot) is a Windows function that helps your PC start up at faster speed after shutting down the PC and is set by default in windows10.
Windows simply can load the hiberfile and start up faster when PC is started again by saving system information in hiberfile(C:\hiberfil.sys) when Windows shuts down.
Turn On or Off Fast Startup
▼ You can set Fast Startup in power options of “Control Panel”. First, presskey to open Run, and enter 1control or C:\Windows\System32\control.exe in the text box. Click 2 button.
After Windows 10 Creators Update(version 1703), Control panel item disappeared from the right click menu of. You can check how to start the control panel from the following link.
▼ You can see Control Panel. Select View by：Large(small) icons, and click 1Power Options.
▼ Click 1Choose what the power buttons do on the left side of the window.
▼ Next, click 1Change settings that are currently unavailable.
▼ Check 1Turn on fast startup.
Then when system reboots again, it simply reloads this hiberfile, enable boot times much faster. To turn off Fast Startup, uncheck the Turn on Fast Startup.
By stopping unnecessary Startup programs, Windows starting will be faster. Right-click 1program you want to stop on the “Startup” tab of “Task Manager”, and choose 2Disable.
Improve performance by disabling unnecessary visual effects
In Windows10, visual effects such as animations are set as default. These visual effects may be in good shape, but overloading may occur in low-specification PCs.
Disabling visual effects
By disabling basic unnecessary functions, you can reduce the load on the PC and speed up Windows.
Select Visual Effects tab, and uncheck the unnecessary visual effects from the list of 2Custom.
Animate controls and elements inside windows
Animate windows when minimizing and maimizing
Animations in the taskbar
Fade or slide menus into view
Fade or slide ToolTips into view
Fade out menu items after clicking
Save taskbar thumbnail previews
Show shadows under windows
Show thumbnails instead of icons
Show translucent selection rectangle
Show window contents while dragging
Slide open combo boxes
Smooth edges of screen fonts
Smooth-scroll list boxes
Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop
Disable Windows Animations
In Windows10, visual effects such as animation are indispensable to express GUI(Graphical user interface) in abundance. But that is also an unnecessary feature that slows down Windows startup.
▼ You can turn off Windows10 animation playback to get a task speedup. First, presskeys, and click Windows Settings > 1Ease of Access.
▼ On selecting 1Other Options tab, you turn off2Play animations in Windows in Visual Options section on the right,
▼ When turn off3Show Windows background, you can see that the background image disappears from the desktop and the desktop becomes black.
While using the computer for a long time, unnecessary files are stored in the computer such as installation and deletion of various applications, accumulation of data files, storage of Temporary Internet Files etc. when browsing the website on the Internet. As a result, the hard disk capacity often tends to become full by increasing it.
Disk Cleanup is useful function increases the free space of the hard disk by deleting unnecessary files, such as deleting temporary files and system files on the drive and emptying the recycle bin.
Disable Windows transparent background
By Turning off the transparent background of Start, Taskbar and Action center in Windows10, it helps to speed up Windows.
▼ Presskeys, and click Windows Settings > 1Personalization.
▼ ON 1Colors tab, turn off2Transparency effects on the right.
▼ Windows 10 sometimes provides a helpful tips on how to use it, for example, Edge pop-up as below.
▼ To turn off these tips, click 1Notifications & actions, and Turn off 2Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows.
Invalidate the sound effects of system events
Windows10 has several system events, such as Notification(warning) popups, sounds for notifying users of battery usage, and User Account Control (UAC).
You can start Windows a little faster by turning off this as much as possible. See the following related articles for starting and setting up your sound.
How to disable the sound used for Windows and program events to be silent
How to record sound from a PC using a voice recorder(sound recorder)
How to disable automatic volume control that increase or decrease the volume of the PC
If you do not need sound, set the following in the Sound window. First, right-click 1Volume icon in the notification area and click 2Sounds.
▼ When the “Sound” window is open, you can turn off sound in the following order.
Clicking 1Sounds tab, select2 Windows Defaults, and choose 3Event to be mute in Program Events, select 4(None) in Sounds. Now, even though the event occurs, no sound.
If you uncheck 5Play Windows Startup sound, Windows Startup sound does not play, no sound.
If you select “No Sounds” in Soudd Scheme, all of “application events” become mute.
Disable unnecessary folder options
Uncheck unnecessary “Folder Options” to improve system performance and functionality. First, open the following Windows Explorer: 1View Ribbon > 2Options.
▼ Check off unnecessary items below under 1Advanced settings.
Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items
Hide folder merge confilicts
Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color
Display file size information in foder tips
Windows collects information related to your actions, such as remote measurements and automatic data collection, location information, and account information in the background. You also disable unnecessary things to improve system performance, as well as personal.
In addition, remove unnecessary application of standard built-in application. We also recommend that you regularly update Windows to stay current.