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5 Easy Ways to Speed up Your Internet on Windows 10

Everybody craves for a fast internet connection. It is quite frustrating when you have to wait for several minutes just for a webpage to load. To get rid of this problem, people often end up buying expensive internet packages without realizing that the issue might be in their computer’s operating system.

In this article, we will discuss some simple tricks that will help you enhance your internet speed on Windows 10, provided that you have an active connection. If you are still looking for a service provider, we highly recommend Spectrum Internet, which is extremely fast and reliable. So, without further ado, let us get started.

1.     Change Your Computer’s Power Settings

The very first step towards improving your internet and computer speed on Windows 10 is to change the battery settings. The Battery Saver feature significantly decreases the performance of your system; therefore, it is recommended that you change the settings from Batter Saver to High Performance so you can take the maximum output from your computer. The settings can either be changed from the Control Panel or directly by clicking on the battery icon, which is situated on the right corner of the taskbar.

2.     Disable the Programs that Run Automatically on Startup

Programs running in the background make your computer sluggish. Therefore, it is important to stop all the applications that you rarely or never use. To stop all the unnecessary programs, launch the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc or by simply typing Task Manager in your Windows 10 search box. Once the Task Manager appears on your screen, select the programs that you do not use and press End Task. You will also see a Startup tab in the Task Manager. This tab will show you the complete list of all the applications that run automatically when your computer starts. Disable the programs you might use sometimes or you don’t use them at all. When you are done with this process, by doing that you can feel quite different in your personal computer performance and in the speed of your internet.

3.     Turn Off Windows Tips, Tutorials and Suggestions

Windows 10 monitors your activities and advises you by offering tips about tasks that you might want to perform on your operating system. These tips and tutorials can also make your system slow. So, to speed things up, turn off the tips and tricks offered by Windows. Go to the start menu, click System, and now Notifications and actions. Now you don’t need the: “Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows”. So, uncheck and disable this notification. This is it! Your computer will run much more smoothly than before.

4.     Disable One Drive from Syncing Files

The cloud-based service by Microsoft is built into Windows 10 and keeps all the files up to date on all your devices. Although it is a useful application, it does eat a major chunk of your RAM, making your computer system slow and incompetent. To enhance the performance of your system, you can temporarily disable One Drive from syncing your files, and before shutting off your computer, you can turn it back on to sync your data. Hover over to the bottom-right corner of the Task Bar and you will see a cloud-shaped icon, which is One Drive. Right-click on that icon and you will be presented with a list of actions that you can take. Simply select Pause Syncing. You can pause the sync for 2 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours, depending upon the time that you wish to use the computer at better performance. Before shut down, resume the sync and all your data will be backed up instantly.

5.     Deactivate Search Indexing on Windows 10

Windows 10 constantly indexes your hard drive in the background so you can search the files more quickly. However, this feature is not as useful as it sounds. Your computer gets a serious hit on performance with search indexing. So, to reap maximum benefits from your Windows, deactivate the search indexing. To do so, simply type service.msc in the search box and press Enter. When the Services App appears on your screen, scroll down to Indexing Service, double-click on it, and click Stop. After that, reboot your computer. You might experience slow searches but your computer’s performance and internet speed will significantly improve.


Keep the aforementioned tricks in mind and whenever you experience slow speeds, give them a try. You will notice a significant improvement in your computer and internet speed. Catch more windows hack by subscribing our mailing lists.