Windows 10 PC: Here’s How To Stop Your Machine From Slowing Down

Windows 10 PC: Here’s How To Stop Your Machine From Slowing Down
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With Windows 10 PC, there is one problem for sure, the operating system eats up your battery faster than it used to. If you were using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 before you upgraded to Windows 10, you will understand the difference between the battery lives of the two OS’ quickly.


So, why is Windows 10 PC slowing down? What is affecting its performance? Before smartphones, did we ever complain of our phone’s battery life? We rarely did. Devices’ not being able to accommodate heavy apps and advanced technology is the reason. This case is similar with Windows 10 PC.

Uninstall unwanted applications

If you go to Settings > System > Apps and Features, you will get a list of apps running on your Windows 10 PC. Click on the apps you do not use anymore and you will get two options: Modify and Uninstall. You can uninstall the apps that have not come along with Windows 10. For other apps, Uninstall option will be inactive. Go through the list and get rid of apps that are doing nothing more than eat up space. Another way to delete unwanted apps or programs is: go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. Right-click on the program you want to delete. Click on Uninstall. Follow the instructions.

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Use “Disk Cleanup”

Disk Cleaner is a feature that would help you to quickly cleanup the space in any particular drive you choose. What is Disk Cleanup and how to find it? Thanks to Windows 10 Cortana, this feature is just a search away. Type Disk Cleanup in Cortana and it will appear. Click on it. This window will appear.

Disk Cleanup Windows 10 PC: Here’s How To Stop Your Machine From Slowing Down

From the drop-down, choose any of the drives you want to clean. For more Windows 10 PC tips and tricks, keep watching this space.

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