Everybody wants a faster running computer without spending a lot of additional money. PC & Tech Authority has a post that identifies several things you can do to speed up Windows 10. The first item suggests not requiring a password when starting Windows 10. Sure that will improve start times, but I certainly don't recommend compromising logon security. Another "trick" is to create a shortcut to immediately shutdown the computer. Disabling Startup programs is another good idea, which you should investigate.
The post has some other suggestions such as customizing the visual effects. Essentially, tuning your animation options can help speed things up. Windows 10 has a "fast startup" option too. The faster startup is accomplished by putting the computer into hibernation instead of fully shutting it down. Disabling unneeded Windows services is another good way to speed things up. Why have processes running that you won't use? Don't forget to optimize your disk by running Disk Cleanup to get rid of unnecessary files. Running the defragment tool can help as well, but it is not recommended for solid state drives.
All of the suggestions don't cost you any money. If you have some extra change available, I would recommend adding additional memory and installing a SSD if you don't already have one.
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