Windows 10 has been, in perspective, one of the best recent Microsoft operating systems, after the bittersweet taste of Windows 8 and 8.1 and the brilliance recovered with 7 after the Vista fiasco. The new system offers, in addition to renewed window management and many visual changes, great performance improvements. However, Microsoft has overloaded the system in terms of processes that are always running in the background, and it is often common to notice a very heavy computer, with a large handicap, disk usage.
If you have an SSD, it will be very difficult to notice these slowdowns, since it is very difficult to saturate your read and write rates in everyday tasks. With a traditional hard drive, it should also be difficult, but it is very common if you have one that the Task Manager of Windows displays the disk usage to 100% and red. It is very shocking because sometimes both the CPU and RAM are barely being used, and even then the performance is poor. Here are some tricks to speed up Windows 10.
Disable Superfetch and BITS
With the Superfetch function, the system tries to get ahead of the user’s next action, for which it performs a file reload that in many cases is counterproductive, like the one mentioned here. To deactivate it, you have to look for services in the Cortana search engine, and within the list that appears, click on the Superfetch properties. Once opened, open the Startup type drop-down and mark disabled. After that, apply.
In the same menu of Superfetch services, look for the option “Background Intelligent Transfer Service” and instead of disabling it, it is suggested to change the Startup type to Manual and apply. After rebooting, changes to speed up Windows 10, should there be any problems, should have taken effect?
Skype and Chrome, two of those responsible
If you have these two applications installed, reaching 100% disk usage is relatively common. To fix the part that depends on them, and speed up Windows 10, it is best to go to the advanced settings of Chrome, and within the Privacy section, deactivate the option “Use a prediction service to make pages load faster”.
In Skype, in turn, you have to search for the executable located in Program Files, called Skype.exe, and in its properties, press the Edit button on the Security tab, with the option of “All Application Packages” selected, and after that mark in the column Allow the writing gap.