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  1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    What optimization tips can ya'll share with me to make my Surface run faster?
    04-17-2017 10:57 AM
  2. Si Ko 1's Avatar
    First find out why it runs slow.
    Normally windows (10) latest version (upgraded/updated) should run fastest.
    You might want to limit the amount of apps that startup when you start windows, see task manager/startup.
    Normally no further action is needed.
    04-17-2017 12:11 PM
  3. davidhk129's Avatar
    What optimization tips can ya'll share with me to make my Surface run faster?
    I am just suggesting a few tasks you can do to optimize your computer:

    1. Regularly do a disk cleanup especially AFTER you have patches of updates, just installed.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    2. Regularly do a disk defrag.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

    3. Regularly run a virus scan with your anti-virus program.

    4. Minimize number of programs on Startup.

    5. Scrutinize the programs installed in your computer. Delete the obsolete and the ones you rarely use.

    That is just to name a few that regular users can perform.
    But, if you do the list regularly, it will improve your computer's performance.
    04-17-2017 10:31 PM
  4. davidhk129's Avatar
    If you have time, read this tutorial :

    How to Optimize the Performance of Windows 10
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
    04-17-2017 10:33 PM
  5. matt john2's Avatar
    1.Disable all the startup programs, you don't really need them running all the time.
    2. Observe the Task Manager and see what's hogging most of the resources and scrutinize unnecessary active software and remove it if necessary(DO A THOROUGH WEB SEARCH FIRST BEFORE UNINSTALLING ANYTHING).
    3.Remove gunk files with Bleachbit.
    4. Install firewalls like TinyWall and Peerblock and add only the specific rules you need, don't leave your PC port wide open.
    5. Install only the stable version of the software, some unstable software are resource hog and can cause memory leak.
    6. Make sure everything is up to date.
    7. Make a complete backup of your system and do a system reset.

    And also don't forget to scan your system for viruses and malwares.

    Practice a healthy computing habit and you won't have to worry about anything even running without antivirus software and you'll be fine.
    Last edited by matt john2; 04-17-2017 at 11:50 PM.
    04-17-2017 11:37 PM

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