Windows computers, contrary to popular belief, do not have to slow down over time. That being said if your PC has gradually become slower or if it has suddenly started hiccuping, there could be a few reasons for these issues. If restarting doesn’t work, not even the simplest tools, then it’s time to try some things that can improve your computer’s performance.
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Check applications that run at startup
Many apps are configured to launch when you turn on your PC. The problem is that many of them can slow down your PC. So it’s always a good idea to check that there’s nothing that could be compromising the speed.
Finding out is simple. First, use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc key combination.
At that point, Task Manager will open. Then go to the Startup tab. There you will see a series of applications.
If you see that there is an app that you don’t need when you check that tab, you can easily disable it. Just click on the app and then press disable. In my case, for example, and since I don’t need them all the time, I disabled Spotify, Cortana and Skype.
In the meantime the starter impact column appeared to me without measurement everywhere. However, if medium or something higher appeared, that would be what we should deactivate.
Disable unnecessary background apps
First, start by accessing the settings. For this purpose, just click on the Windows 11 search and type Settings. Then on the right click on Open.
Then click on apps on the left side. Then, in the window on the right, choose Apps & Features.
Meanwhile, you will see a large list of apps appear. Then click on the three dots in front of the application where you want to move and then click on Advanced Options.
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There you have three options. Choose Always, Power optimized which is the default option or Never. Needless to say, if you want to stop this app from running in the background, you should choose Never. If for some reason you want it to be running all the time (not recommended) choose Always.
When the process is finished, just close the settings.
Get rid of transparencies
First, open Windows settings. For that, they have to type Settings in the search and then click on Open. Of course, to be faster, you can also use the Windows+i key combination.
Then, with the settings open, choose the Accessibility option in the sidebar. Then click on Visual Effects on the right side.
Now in this setting use the switch to turn Transparency Effects to Off. In this way, the transparencies disappear and the Windows 11 windows become opaque.
When this is already done you can close the settings. Then, when you want to turn the transparencies back on, just follow the steps above again. However, the button must be set to enable transparencies.
The good thing about Windows 11 is customization. In fact, despite coming with various functions and aesthetic improvements, we can still disable some. Everything to make it closer to Windows 10. However, not everything is being so well received. The taskbar, for many, is a downgrade compared to previous versions. In any case Microsoft is trying to develop a very powerful operating system, more consumer oriented and very attractive to the eye.
Disable Widgets in Windows 11
through the settings
The first method you can use is to disable the widgets feature from Windows Settings. The reason this method is first on the list is because it is the easiest to do.
To do so, all you have to do is open Microsoft Windows Settings. So type definitions in the search bar and then open on the right side of the window. Then in the search that appears you can write widgets.
You can also use the menu on the left and choose the personalization option and then the taskbar.
There you will see several options. To deactivate the Widgets just move the button to off.
The widgets button should instantly disappear from the taskbar, which means the functionality is disabled.
Disable via Registry Editor
The second way to disable widgets is to use the Registry Editor. So this method is a little more difficult than the previous one, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.
First, type registry in Windows search and in the right-hand menu click on Open.
Now navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Then search the list for the Taskbarda value. When you find it, double-click it.
Meanwhile, an edit menu will appear on your screen that allows you to change the value. All you have to do is change the Value data digit from 1 to 0. Once done, click OK to confirm the change.
Follow cleaning recommendations
First we have to go to research and then we start writing storage or cleaning recommendations. Then on the right side, just click on Open as shown in the image below.
Now a window will appear that shows the status of our disk. I draw special attention to the temporary files section.
Now look for the cleaning recommendations section. We can see, for example, in the image below that we can recover up to 5GB of storage.
More specifically and when we click on that option we see more specifically what is taking up space. This way we can clean up the previous Windows installation, downloads and what’s in the recycle bin.
Of course, we can still see other information such as large or unused files and unused applications.
Anyway what is most important here is the first part. If you don’t think about going back to Windows 10, then start by cleaning your previous Windows installations. After all, we have 6G busy. The same with transfers and recycling. We gained almost 9GB of space.
However, if you are really worried, we can take a walk through the other sections.
With everything selected, just click on the Clear option.
Then a window will appear to change that the selected files and their data will be permanently deleted. Then just click on Continue.
The process will start and we can follow the process in the cleaning recommendations window. In the meantime we can continue to do things in Windows.