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How to Optimize Windows 8 to Make it Faster?

Comparing with previous Windows versions, Windows 8 is better with faster speed and low memory occupation, elegant desktop appearance. But there are still some settings you can make to speed up Windows 8 and improve its efficiency. So we give you some useful tips to optimize your Windows 8 to make it have perfect performance.

Tricks to Improve Windows 8 Performance

1. Locate Apps Occupying Many Resources

Windows 8’s new task manager allows you to easily find the programs that make your computer slow. So you can right-click the desktop taskbar and select Task Manager to open it. Click the More details option to see the full interface. You can find apps that occupy a lot of resources easily.

manage task in windows 8

2. Disable programs that start with your computer

The Windows Task Manager now allows you to easily disable programs that start with your computer. Click the Startup tab in the Task Manager to access these options. Windows also analyzes how long each program takes to start and displays this information in the Startup impact column. Choose a program and click Disable to prevent it from starting with Windows, speeding up your startup process.

3. Stop Slik Animations

When you minimize, maximize, open, or close application windows, Windows 8 displays animations. They are glorious but waste time. You can stop these animations and windows transitions to decrease the delay.

You can press the Windows key, type SystemPerformanceProperties, and press Enter to disable the animations. Deselect the Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing option

4. Use Included Security Programs

Instead of using third-party security suites that often slow down your computer, try using the included security applications. Windows now includes a Windows Defender, which’s basically the same as the popular Microsoft Security Essentials application.

5. Optimize Your Hard Drives

Windows 8 contains the standard Disk Defragmenter, now named the Optimize Drives tool. To access it, press the Windows key, type Defragment, click Settings, and press Enter. You can click the Analyze button to find out how fragmented your file systems are.

Some of these tips also can be used to Windows previous version. If you have other useful tips, you can share with us.

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