How to increase performance Windows 11 and Windows 10? Faster computer or laptop

We all want computers that run well, not to get stuck when running various applications or when opening files. Plus we like it too the visual effects of Windows 10 si Windows 11. The start menu and taskbar cu transparent effect, animated effects when closing and opening a window in Windows (File Explorer), effects of fade, smooth si shadow of some elements from Windows.

The visual effects of Windows 10 si Windows 11 but they are also large consumers of RAM and processor (CPU) resources. A shadow behind the mouse cursor (shadow mouse pointer), animation present when maximize or minimize a window File Explorer or an application, the transparency effect of Taskbar and other visual, all of which can degrade your computer's performance if enabled. Especially when we do not have a video card, large RAM or strong CPU.

If we have a computer or laptop with few RAM resources, CPU and an integrated video card, it is good that some of the the visual effects of Windows to be disabled. So we will have a computer running faster si without interruptions when we open applications.

How to optimize performance Windows 10 si Windows 11

Deactivation and activation of visual effects

The first options we will stop at are the ones we mentioned above. “Visual Effects“. They can be activated from "Advanced System Settings”→“Advanced”→“Performance".

1. We open “Windows Settings"Then in the"System"Run to the bottom and click on"About".

System About
System About

2. In “About”, at “Related links” we openAdvanced System Settings".

Advanced Settings
Advanced Settings

3. In the window “System Properties"Let's go to the tab"Advanced"Then click on"Settings..." under the "Performance".

System Properties / Performance
System Properties / Performance

4. In the following box, “Performance Options"We have a set of options on the tab"Visual Effects" through we can enable and disable the visual effects in Windows 11, in favor of the better system performance. Of course, we don't need to disable all visual effects and options here. In fact, we can also choose the option default through Windows to choose the best settings for our computer. “Let Windows choose what's best for my computer".

Performance Options
Performance Options

"Adjust for best performance”Will disable all visual settings again The PC will have a longer running life, during “Adjust for best appearance”Will activate all the visual effects of WindowsBut computer or laptop performance will decreaseof. Many of the RAM, CPU and Video resources will also be allocated for visual effects.

It is recommended to leave the first option activated, through which the system can choose which are the best settings. But you can eliminate from the visual effects that do not interest you, by simply unchecking. For example, you may not be interested in the transparency effect of windows (Show translucent selection rectangle), but instead you want the shadow effect behind the cursor (Show shadows under mouse pointer). Select which visual effects you want to remain and the option will be automatically activated "Custom". Click “Apply”After you make the changes so that the changes become visible.

Prioritize the allocation of CPU and Virtual Memory resources to increase performance Windows

We know that the resources of the processor, RAM, video card and disk space are always divided between the needs of the operating system and the applications / programs installed on the system.
If we are in the scenario where we have a laptop with 4 GB RAM and we want to run an application that requires a minimum of 3 GB RAM, we must keep in mind that the 4 GB RAM installed on our laptop or PC will be split between the operating system and the running application.

The same happens with processor. CPU resources will be distributed both for operating system services as well as for the needs of running applications.

In the tab "Advanced"From"Performance Options"We can choose how the processor resources will be allocated. pROGRAMS or system services operation.

Advanced Performance Options
Advanced Performance Options

Being on a computer for productivity in which we run many programs, we prefer that the resources of the processor have priority over the programs we run. Even if at times the services of Windows they will run a little weaker than we want.

Virtual Memory (or paging file) is a very important component of Windows. Do not think that virtual memory is also a kind of RAM. It is not, but it comes to the aid of physical RAM by allocating a space on the hard disk where temporary sequences used by RAM are stored in a (hidden) file. Leaving RAM free for current applications and other operations.

Normally Windows handles virtual memory space fairly well, but sometimes error messages appear indicating "Your system is low on Virtual Memory“. The moment the computer either remains completely blocked or an application cannot be run at all.

In this case it is good to allocate more space for virtual memory. We do this from the settings "Virtual Memory”From the“ Performance Options ”→“ Advanced ”.

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