How to Speed up Windows 8

Top 3 Tricks to Speed up Your Windows 8

2014-01-15 11:22:25 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"My Windows 8 used to boot really fast. But now it's taking time. It used to take more time even during shutdown. I'm wondering how to speed up my Windows 8?"

Either you have upgraded to Windows 8 or buy a new PC or laptop of Windows 8; you can enjoy the fast boost up speed of new Windows OS. However, the excitement soon turns up into an unpleasant experience when the process is hindered during installation or any of your driver or devices stops working after a successful install. Thus, learn the tricks to speed up your Windows 8 computer, optimize it and get some speed to go a long way.

Note: If you are a Windows 8.1 computer user, you can set it as the same way.

Trick 1: Disable Startup Program

There are many programs that you have installed over the time and forgot to uninstall or disable at startup. Such kind of programs are burden on your OC and you should deal with them as soon as possible. Do this in a simple way.

  • 1. Press Windows + R and type "msconfig" and press Enter.

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  • 2. Move to the "Services" tab. Tick the checkbox of the Hide all Microsoft services. Now the third party software services such as Adobe update, Google update. Uncheck the services you don't need from that list.

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Trick 2: Disable Animations and Increase performance

Windows 8 has some animations that works when you minimize, maximize a window. These animations might reduce your system performance significantly. You really can disable them and get a faster speed.

  • 1. Press Windows + R to open run window. Type "Command" and press Enter.
  • 2. Now type "SystemPropertiesAdvacned" and press Enter. The System properties with Advanced Tab will open. Click the Setting button in the Performance section.
  • 3. Now you can see a performace Option Window. Uncheck boxes on animations that you don't want to see or you can use "Adjust for best performance".

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  • 4. Click "OK".

Trick 3: Stop Windows Indexing

Windows index service automatically monitors all your files and indexes all your files for easy searching. This background service significantly increases the load on your CPU and it might reduce your system performance.

  • 1. Press Windows + R to open run window. Type "services.msc" and press Enter. Then locate the Windows Search service in the list, right-click it and select "Properties".

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  • 2. In the properties Window, set the start up type as Disabled.

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Keep these tricks to speed up your Windows 8 computer. You can also click here to learn more information about Windows 8 tips. Make sure you can have a good experience of your Windows 8.

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