After several major versions have been continuously updated, Windows 10 has become relatively stable. However, with the same computer and the same configuration, some people’s computers are very smooth, but others’ are often stuck when opening, why these happen? Or, some people can open a browser so quickly while others even can not open it.

In addition, what if your computer turns on slowly when you happen to have no plans to upgrade the configuration? At this time, you have to do some necessary optimization for your computer, such as disabling some things that we do not need to open or use, so that your computer can run more smoothly and improve your user experience.

1. Turn off Unnecessary Startup Items

If there are too many startup items, it will cause the system to start and run in a stuck state. Moreover, there are more and more applications, occupying much room for memory. Therefore,  if these applications are set as startup items, they will seriously affect the computer’s startup speed, as well as response performance of the system operation.


  • Press shortcut key Ctrl, Shift, and ESC at the same time, or right-click the Start icon to open the Task Manager
  • Open the Detailed Information, and look for Startup
  • Right-click to disable unnecessary self-start items

2. Send Frequently Used Icons to the Desktop

After the installation of Windows 10 system, some commonly used icons on the desktop are not available, and we need to manually add them to the desktop.


  • Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize
  • Click Theme
  • Click icon Settings on the desktop
  • Put a in front of the commonly used icons
  • Click OK

3. Turn off the Firewall

Firewall is an in-set security software in terms of Windows 10 system. Due to its long-term open state, system performance will decline for it constantly detect the security of other programs. So, it is necessary to close firewall.


  • Click Settings icon of menu bar on the desktop lower left corner
  • Click Updates and Security
  • Click Security Center to find Firewall and Network Protection
  • Close Domain Network, Private Network, and Public Network in turn

4. Close the IPv6 Protocol

The IPv6 protocol, which is enabled by default in Windows 10, has a usage rate of almost zero for our daily use, but it takes up system resources greatly.


  • Open the Control Panel
  • Enter the Network and the Internet
  • Find the Network and Sharing Center
  • Click the Change Adapter Settings on the left column to enter the network connection
  • Open the Ethernet Properties window.
  • Find the list of Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP / IPv6)
  • Click cancel

5. Turn off Defender

This anti-virus software that comes with Microsoft is really hateful. After testing, it has the greatest impact on computer speed among all anti-virus software, because it constantly scans computer programs when it is working, so that the CPU is increasing. It is large and takes up system resources seriously, so you can choose other anti-virus software instead, or manually close it by yourself. Because of the functional limitations of the Home Edition and Professional Edition, here is a unified recommendation to use the command prompt to completely close it.


  • Press both key Win and key R at the same time to open a run window
  • Copy the contents of the line in brackets into the command prompt and press key Ent (reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsDefender”/v”DisableAntiSpyware” /d 1 /t REG_DWORD)

6. Turn On Excellent Performance

Windows10 actually hides the excellent performance, which are good for its system.


  • Press both key Win and key R at the same time to open a run window
  • Type PowerShell to enter the console
  • Copy the contents of the line in brackets into console and press key Ent (powercfg -duplicateschemee9a42b02-d5df-448d-aa00-03f14749eb61)
  • Turn on the Power option to enable it

7. Turn Off the Disk Defragmentation Plan

Disk defragmentation can improve disk performance without a defragmentation plan. Turning it off can also increase hard disk speed.


  • Select C Drive
  • Right-click Properties
  • Click disk cleanup
  • Click OK

8. Speeds up Shutdown

Usually when we shut down our computers, we always encounter the problem that some programs have not been closed, which affects the shutdown speed. However, these applications will be automatically terminated by the following methods.


  • Press both key Win and key R at the same time to open a run window
  • Enter “gpedit.msc” into the run window
  • Click Computer Management to find Administrative Templates
  • Double-click the right side of the system 
  • Double-click the Shutdown
  • Click enable

9. Change the Temporary Folder

In order to reduce the occupancy and loss of the C drive, you can change the temporary folder to another location


  • Open This PC icon
  • Right-click Properties
  • Click Advanced System Settings
  • Click Environment Variables
  • Click TEMP on the above column and TMP on the below column, and then click OK   respectively.


Up to here, 9 tips for optimizing your Windows 10 system have been introduced. At present, the problem of computer optimization has always been controversial, and excessive optimization that equals negative optimization is not desirable, which will cause system instability instead of fluency. But, the tips mentioned above are moderately optimized methods that you can choose from. Now, it’s time for people who have not done this before to optimize their Windows 10 system, through which they can have a smooth computer.

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