Is your Windows 10 running a little slower than usual lately? It doesn't surprise me at all.

This operating system in particular has been heavily criticized mainly because after a certain time it begins to behave in a somewhat strange way, making you believe that the fault is in the components of your computer and not in the software itself. 

Windows 10 is a computer program that regulates and manages all the tasks that occur from the first moment the computer is turned on. What it mainly does is check the health and operability of the computer's hardware and software. If the system is not found to be not optimized, its performance will most likely drop noticeably. Namely, starts to process all the processes much slower, it executes tasks very inefficiently and even conflicts with previously installed programs also start to appear.

It is for all this that we want to teach you how to speed up and optimize Windows 10 on your notebook to the fullest. To the mess!

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The best tips to speed up your Windows 10 laptop and optimize its performance without programs

Next we will detail the best tips, about speeding up Windows 10 to the max and fully optimizing its process performance. Keep reading!

Maximize processor performance

To maximize processor performance you can optimize CPU performance by changing its internal power options. To do so, you need to right-click on the bottom left corner of the desktop and go to “Power Options”. On the screen that will be shown next, you have to click on “High performance”.

Clever! This will allow your system's default settings to disable certain limitations, thus maximizing processor performance.

Optimize Windows 10 with Cortana 

Microsoft desperately wants you and Cortana, your personal assistant, to use Bing as your primary search engine, instead of Google. If you switch and force this tool to use a different search engine, your personal assistant will be much more useful and therefore more optimal.

Even if you still want to change Cortana's behavior even more, you can always limit her search parameters:

  • Firstly, click on the Cortana search box on the taskbar. Next, head to its settings screen. 
  • At the bottom of the settings menu you should find the option that says the following “Search online and include web results”.
  • Change this option to “Off” and so Cortana will no longer be able to display web results regardless of the search engine we use, optimizing its performance absolutely to the maximum.

Discover OneDrive Fetch

When you create a Microsoft account, one of the most popular benefits among users is access to its storage cloud called “OneDrive”. Nevertheless, A very useful and little-known feature of OneDrive is "Fletch". 

With Fletch we can improve the performance of our operating system, and even make backup copies to be able to save our most important information on a hard drive within the Microsoft cloud, being able to access it at any time.

Change the location where you install apps

Most computers today are typically equipped with high-capacity Solid State Drives, or SSDs. This is a great idea though. the problem is that it needs a major management job.

If this is your case, I'm sure you want recently installed apps to be installed on the mechanical drive and not on the bottom bootable SSD. Therefore, to change the location where you install the applications and consequently optimize your startup unit, you must do the following:

  • Click “Start” and go to All Apps > Settings > System > Storage.
  • Clever! On this screen you should be able to change the default locations for installing and downloading apps, documents, music, photos, videos, etc.

Create a custom shortcut folder in the Start menu

If you are one of those people who uses the Windows 10 “Start” menu to access programs, This tip is for you.

I'm sure you didn't know that you can create a custom folder for your Start menu that includes all the shortcuts to your favorite apps, your most important documents, or whatever you use the most. On top of that, you can pin this folder to the Start menu itself or to the taskbar itself. 

In order to create this custom access folder, what you have to do is open File Explorer and access the following folder “C: \ Users \ XXX \ AppData \ Roaming \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Start Menu \ Programs”.

Inside the last folder you can create your own subfolder to store everything that interests you most. This is the cane!

By Manuel Garrido

Graduated in Computer Science, passionate about writing and technology. In Digital Guides I am going to offer you the best tutorials of the tools that I master the most, as well as recommendations of apps and programs that will surely interest you.