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Windows uses Indexing Service to index files and folders. Once indexed, you can use the File Explorer search bar or the Windows Start Menu to search for your files. However, when you are using your computer, Windows slows down or stops the indexing service for a better user experience. This is not an issue for the most part.

However, if you’ve just rebuilt the Search Index or added a lot of files, then it might take a considerable amount of time for the indexing service to index all those files. To solve this issue you can force Windows to ignore the user and run the indexing service as and when needed thus making it faster and more reliable.

Using Group Policy Editor

You can force Windows Search Indexing Service to run even when a user is using the system by configuring a policy setting with the Group Policy Editor.

To start, press Win + R, type gpedit.msc and press the Enter button.

To make the changes take effect, either execute the following command in the Command Prompt as an admin or restart the system.




Form this point onward, Windows won’t slow down the indexing service when you are using the system, thus indexing your newer files much more quickly.

Using Windows Registry Editor

Note: before modifying the registry, create a good backup or create a system restore point.

If you are using Windows Home edition, then you won’t have access to the Group Policy Editor. But you can use Windows Registry to make the changes.

Just like with the Group Policy Editor, press Win + R, type regedit and press the Enter button to open Windows Registry.

After opening Windows Registry, navigate to the following location:

Here we need to modify the “DisableBackOffOnUser” value. However, being a system key, you cannot modify it like the other regular values. If you try to modify it, you will be greeted with the following error message.

Restart your system to make sure the changes take effect.

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Hard drive filling up? Nothing frees space faster than moving your music library to an external or second internal drive. First, close any music-playing software. In XP, open My Documents and drag the My Music folder to the external drive. Windows will figure out that you’re moving a special folder and will change its own settings accordingly. (If you don’t use the My Music folder, just drag the folder you use to the drive. Windows doesn’t have to treat it as a special folder because, well, it isn’t.)

If you use Windows Media Player, open it after the move and press F3. Select the new Music folder and let the application search for files.

Back Up Your Data

Back in the March issue, I recommended using MozyHome as the easiest way to back up your PC’s data. Easy, yes. But also horribly slow.

For a quick, one-time data backup, plug in the external drive. When it’s up and Windows recognizes it, press Windows-R, type %userprofile%, and press Enter. Drag the Documents (or My Documents) folder to the external drive. If you have Vista, you should also drag the Music, Pictures, Saved Games, and Videos folders (XP users don’t have to worry about those because they’re inside Documents). If you don’t store your data within the Microsoft-sanctioned folders, you’ll need to drag any other folders you use to the external drive as well.

Want automation? Select an external drive that comes with a backup program (most do), and use that.

Reinstall Windows

So your PC is acting wonky and you need to reinstall Windows. Starting from scratch can take hours. The faster solution is to back up your data (as described in the item above) and then use the recovery tool that accompanied your PC. The tool usually comes either as a bundled CD or DVD or as a hidden partition that you can access at boot time. Consult your computer’s documentation to see which setup applies.

Here’s a handy video on How to Install Windows Vista:

And here’s one on How to Reinstall Windows XP:

Recovery tools usually work by overwriting the data on your hard drive with a fresh image of the factory-default software. Windows will be back up and running quickly, but it won’t have the programs you installed on it, or your settings. Restore your personal files from the backup you made before starting this process, and then reinstall any applications you need.

Open a Favorite Folder

If you go to a certain folder all the time, put it in your Favorites folder, so you can always reach it from the Start menu. This setup is especially convenient if you normally don’t use Internet Explorer, because you won’t see your favorite folders mixed up with your favorite Web sites.

E-Mail Huge Files

E-mailing a hilarious video to friends may not endear you to them if it arrives as a 6MB file. After all, if they use a POP-based e-mail program such as Outlook, they’ll have to download the entire message before they can even see that it’s from you–or before they can download the next message in the queue. If any of the recipients are on a slow connection, they may never speak to you again.

Create a Bootable Rescue Disc

How can you reach your precious data files when Windows refuses to boot? Use a friend’s PC to download Puppy Linux. It comes as an .iso CD-image file that you can use to burn a bootable CD. (And if your PC hasn’t yet bitten the dust, it’s good to make a rescue disc before it does.)

This Puppy isn’t the most powerful version of Linux by a long shot, but it handles NTFS drives well and is easy for Windows users to figure out. Once you have used the bootable CD to access your problematic machine, you can copy files from the hard drive to an external drive, or even edit .doc and .xls files.

Build a Web Site

No matter how much time you spend online, you can’t consider yourself a true Netizen until you have your own Web site. And these days, it’s hard to beat a blog for quick and easy updating of your content and for versatile design.

If you prefer simplicity but don’t want to compromise on class, go with a free blogging service such as chúng tôi or chúng tôi With either service, you fill out a form and select a template that controls the look of your blog–and off you go.

Keep Tabs on the News

It’s an election year; do you know where your favorite candidate is? Following are just a few simple ways to take control of the information onslaught.

You probably already know that RSS news feeds offer a convenient way to get all the news you want delivered straight to your PC. You can make RSS feeds even more efficient. If you prefer reading in a browser, I recommend Google Reader, which lets you surf through the headlines.

Correct a Photo’s Exposure

Let’s say that you have a photo with severe brightness and contrast problems. If you’re in a hurry and you haven’t been trained in the art of photo manipulation, you need a program with separate sliders for adjusting the highlights and shadows. The concept is easy to grasp, and it gets the job done.

Where can you find such tools? If you use Photoshop Elements, you already have them, on the Quick tab (Quick Fix in version 5), under Lighting.

Alternatively, you have two free options. Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery app improves on Vista’s Photo Gallery program. Select Fix, Adjust Exposure In Windows Live Photo Gallery (which runs in both Vista and XP), and you’ll get both Highlights and Shadows sliders and a histogram, as well as the familiar old Brightness and Contrast options.

Change Your Monitor’s Resolution

As a general rule, you should keep your monitor adjusted to its highest resolution. There are exceptions, however. Some programs, especially games, run better with fewer pixels displayed. And if your laptop becomes confused (as mine does) when you plug it into an external monitor, you may find yourself having to revisit the Settings tab of Windows’ Display Properties box annoyingly often.

That’s why I recommend MultiRes. This simple, free utility creates a system tray icon from which you can select any available resolution, screen depth, and refresh rate for your display.

Copy Your Events Calendar to Your Not-So-Smart Phone

Even if your cell phone doesn’t qualify as “smart” by today’s standards, you can use it to track your busy schedule. From Outlook or Google Calendar, you can send appointment reminders to your cell phone as text messages.

Alternatively, Outlook 2007 users can work with SMS Link for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, which permits them to send appointments, contacts, and tasks to their cell phone as text messages.

When you’re in the process of setting up an appointment, select SMS as your reminder. You can arrange to have more than one reminder scheduled, and you can set them to alert you up to a week ahead of the actual appointment time.

The best way to keep your PC free from viruses and spyware is to run a good antivirus application and keep it updated. But if you’ve been bad and left your computer exposed to the depredations of the malevolent, you can quickly find and eliminate skulking intruders either by running a portable security program–one that doesn’t have to be installed onto your system–or by using a Web-based scanner.

Conveniently, Ewido Networks (now part of Grisoft, which produces the AVG antivirus utility) provides excellent tools in each category–and both of them are free. Try the online Ewido scanner (which works only with Internet Explorer) or the free stand-alone program, which is available for downloading. Both versions update their definitions when you use them. Other good options are ClamWin Portable and Kaspersky Lab’s Web scanner.

Find the Mileage of Your Hiking/Jogging/Biking Route

It’s easy to figure out the mileage for a car trip: Just go to Google Maps or MapQuest and ask for directions. But those services ignore footpaths and bike paths, and they won’t direct you to go against traffic on a one-way street, though such routes are perfectly fine for pedestrians. And let’s face it, getting the exact mileage is important when you’re moving under your own muscle power.

Create a Podcast

Movie critics sometimes pan a performance by saying that the actor just “phoned it in.” But if you are audio-podcasting with Garageband’s Gcast, phoning it in is actually all you have to do.

To get started, sign up for a Gcast account with a password and a four-digit PIN. Once the site assigns you a URL, recording a podcast is no more difficult than leaving a message on a friend’s voice mail. You simply dial the toll-free number, enter your PIN (Gcast recognizes your account via caller ID), wait for the beep, and then start speaking.

Afterward, you can go to your Gcast site and edit the podcast’s properties to make it easy for people to find.

Burn a Playlist CD

Having your entire music collection loaded on your iPod won’t do you much good on a long trip if your car lacks an iPod adapter. To take your favorite playlists with you on the road, burn them to multiple audio CDs automatically.

Add Online Payments to Your Web Site

When it comes to attracting people to your site and persuading them to give you their hard-earned cash, you’re on your own. But once you’ve taken care of those preliminary details, here’s how you can ensure that the money has a safe journey into your pocket.

Share Photos With Family and Friends

When you get back from your summer vacation, you may be tempted to send a huge batch of your favorite photographs as e-mail attachments, but dispatching a 20MB e-mail message to all of your contacts is both clumsy and annoying. Instead, upload the pictures to an album on a photo-sharing site and invite your relatives and friends to view your shots at their leisure.

The trick is to upload your pictures directly from the local application that you’ll be using to organize your photos, whether the particular program is Windows Live Photo Gallery, Picasa, or something else.

Add Titles to Your Home Movie

If you’ve just shot some video with your camcorder, you can add titles to it in a few minutes with Windows Movie Maker, which comes with every version of Windows.

If you don’t like the way the title looks, use the links located below the text field to change the animation or font. I recommend the Fade, Slow Zoom animation.

Identify a Hoax E-Mail Message

We’ve all received forwarded e-mail messages from relatives and friends. Some of these missives warn of devastating viruses that require immediate attention; others alert us to predators lurking in shopping-mall parking lots. Many are obvious hoaxes. But if you’re not sure, here are some telltale signs that a newly received message is bogus.

The hoax: If you have a file with a particular name, you’re infected.

The truth: Real malware changes its name from infection to infection, or replaces an existing file. The file named in the e-mail alert is more likely a standard part of Windows, and removing it will probably mess up your PC.

The hoax: The virus will wipe your hard drive–or do some other horrible thing–if you don’t remove it.

The truth: Malware no longer behaves that way. Bad guys find it much more profitable to steal a victim’s passwords and credit card numbers, quietly.

The hoax: This virus is so cleverly crafted that McAfee and Norton software can’t identify or remove it.

Adjust Your HDTV

So you spent a fortune for your high-definition TV, but when you sit down to watch something, all you get is 1080 progressive lines of off-color junk? Let’s fix that.

The fastest way to improve your TV’s image is to turn off whatever fancy dynamic mode (sometimes called “Movie” or “Sport” mode) it happens to be in. Using your TV’s image-adjusting menus (I can’t give you exact instructions for navigating them because TV menus differ considerably), set the mode to Normal or something similar. Then turn the brightness and contrast down to about the halfway point.

If you’re still not satisfied, search your DVD collection for a movie with a THX logo on the box. Among the extras on the disc, you’ll find the THX Optimizer, an excellent set of test patterns that will help you adjust your TV.

The few minutes you spend with the Optimizer are well worth the time, but there are two caveats. First, to get the Optimizer’s full value, you must order a pair of special, blue glasses from The THX Store. The cost is $2 plus a highly variable shipping and handling fee, and it also requires a few days’ wait.

Here’s a video showing how to fine-tune your HDTV:

The other factor to keep in mind is that most high-definition TV video settings are specific to the inputs, which means that the adjustments you make with a DVD will affect only what you watch through the DVD player. What you watch through your DVR or over your direct connection won’t be improved.

You can jot down all of your settings and manually re-create them, but that’s a hassle, and the right settings for composite video may not be appropriate for HDMI.

If you receive HDNet through your cable or satellite company, you have another option: The station broadcasts 10 minutes of test patterns every Saturday at 6:30 a.m. Eastern Time (3:30 Pacific). That’s a harsh time to wake up, but if you have an HD DVR, it isn’t a problem. For more tips, see “Fine-Tune Your High-Definition TV’s Settings.”

Take Linux for a Test Drive

Trying out a new operating system can be intimidating. But you can give Linux a whirl quickly and painlessly.

The latest version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron 8.04, comes with easy installation options. The fastest method is to burn the OS to a CD and then reboot the PC from that disc. Ubuntu will start up in Live CD mode, which lets you work with most of its features without installing it.

A better choice is to insert the CD while Windows is running and use the Wubi installer (it should run automatically). Wubi lets you install Ubuntu just as you would any other Windows program. When you reboot the PC, the Windows Boot Manager will give you the choice of running Windows or Ubuntu. You can use all of Ubuntu’s features–including the 3D desktop effects that Linux users are bragging about. If you decide you like it, don’t change a thing. If not, reboot in Windows and run the Wubi uninstaller from the Add/Remove Programs control panel.

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How To Run Multiple Instances Of A Windows Program

As a Windows user, you may often need to run multiple instances of a program. These should be able to operate separately, and if needed, under different accounts. There are a few ways you can run another instance of the same application. The following guide illustrates a few of these methods with an attempt to explain which would be preferable for a specific kind of program.

1. Just Relaunch the Program

The most native method to run another program instance is to simply relaunch it while it’s open. This works best for browsers, Microsoft Office applications, and Windows utilities such as Paint, Calculator, WordPad, Command Prompt, and even third-party software.

Alternatively, you can use or Ctrl + N to restart programs such as a Microsoft Word document.

2. Launch Using Run Box in Windows 10

Another way to launch a Windows program is to use the Run Box window, which can be accessed from Win + R. First, trace the program’s .exe file location and copy the entire path.

Then, type the following into the Run box to open a new instance.

"Program Path"


secondary 3. Use Windows + Shift + Taskbar Number

One of the fastest ways to restart a program instance is to identify its numerical sequence from its corresponding position in the taskbar. You need to determine the required number from “left” to “right,” as demonstrated here for a Paint file.

To open a new instance, use the following keyboard shortcut: Win + Shift + Program’s Number on the Taskbar.

4. Use the Program’s Web Browser Version

Using the above methods, it is difficult to relaunch the programs from the Microsoft Store. These include applications such as Skype, WhatsApp for Desktop, Zoom, and many others. If available, you can run multiple instances using the program’s web browser version. For Skype, a new version can be easily accessed from chúng tôi You may use different Skype accounts or the same one in the desktop, as well as the browser.

One way to get even better results is to use the browser’s “incognito mode.” As shown below with Skype, you can run three or more instances of a program that are easily accessible on the Web.

5. Relaunch Program as a Different Windows User

If you choose the latter option, you can use either an Outlook ID or declare that “you don’t have the person’s sign-in information.”

Now, add a user without a Microsoft account to proceed. Alternatively, you may create a new Microsoft account.

Give a username and password to this new local account. Answer and save the security questions.

As shown here, a local account has been created. It can be easily removed from this window.

Enter the credentials that were used to create this local account. This would then help you run the program separately from any other instance as an Administrator.

Some applications are designed to prevent multiple users from accessing it on the same device, especially premium software with limited licenses. If none of the above methods work, you can also set up a virtual machine and run the application from within. Here is some of the best virtualization software for Windows you can try.

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Sayak Boral is a technology writer with over eleven years of experience working in different industries including semiconductors, IoT, enterprise IT, telecommunications OSS/BSS, and network security. He has been writing for MakeTechEasier on a wide range of technical topics including Windows, Android, Internet, Hardware Guides, Browsers, Software Tools, and Product Reviews.

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10 Best Software To Make Your Mac Run Faster & Free Up Disk Space

10 Best Software to Make Your Mac Run Faster & Free Up Disk Space How to Free Up Disk Space & Make Mac Run Faster 1. CleanMyMac X (Trial Version; Premium version $34.95)

In order to make the Mac run faster by cleaning up disk space, the CleanMyMac X runs on three segments. Starting with cleaning up the whole device for unneeded files, it goes into the protection phase where it looks for the potential threats, if there are any. And lastly, it reaches the optimization section where everything is focused on how to make Mac run faster by using only those tasks that are necessary.

2. CCleaner (Free; Premium version $19.95)

A quite popular & effective software to make Mac run faster is all set to free up disk space on your Mac. CCleaner is one of those tools that literally simplifies the process of how to clear disk space on Mac. With the simple interface & utmost efficiency, CCleaner has made its way to become the resolution for safe browsing. You always need to be well aware about not leaving any digital footprints and if you accidentally do, CCleaner helps you erase those search history or cookies so the details remain confidential.

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Considered as one of the best tools to make Mac run faster, CCleaner keeps a close attention to your privacy aspect. Flushing away the unused or temp files that are of concern when it comes to creating space on Mac is something CCleaner is quite good at. Also, many of us don’t think of it as a storage-space-covering-content, but the deleted files (Recycle Bin) also takes up space that needs to be cleared to make space on Mac. Start exploring the CCleaner for Mac and you will be amazed to know how easily it’s freeing up space on the Mac without any hassle.

3. Dr. Cleaner (Free; Premium version $19.99)

As the name suggests, Dr. Cleaner is another addition to the list of the best software to make your Mac run faster & free up disk space. And I couldn’t agree more on the thought that Dr. Cleaner does it amazingly. Yeah!! Dr. Cleaner strongly believes in optimizing the whole device to a level where there is no space for unnecessary programs or files. Developed by Trend Micro Inc., the Dr. Cleaner tool is available in different languages including German, English, & Spanish.

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When it comes to cleaning up all the junk on your Mac, Dr. Cleaner doesn’t miss any blind spots or leaves anything behind. Anything that seems unneeded for the Mac, Dr. Cleaner picks it up & puts it in the list of to-be-deleted items. And as soon as it starts cleaning up your Mac, automatically the system will experience freed up disk space. And after cleaning everything from unneeded items to unnecessary processes, your Mac will have free memory which eventually will make Mac run faster than ever before.

4. Drive Genius (Free; Professional Edition $299)

Just as the name suggests, when it comes to keeping your Mac drives clean & without any junk, Drive Genius is also an effective player. From a beginner to an expert, anyone can find chúng tôi way to free up disk space easily, thanks to its simplest user interface. A complete MacOS monitoring software, Drive Genius gives you full control over your system. From problem resolution like malware detection to clone synchronization, everything gets covered under Drive Genius.

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5. Disk Drill (Free; Premium version $39.99)

Many of us are quite familiar with the Mac cleaning tool (Disk Drill) as it’s been in the game for quite some time. From being an excellent system cleaner to letting you know about all the alerts, Disk Drill works out quite good for your Mac. And when it comes to freeing up disk space on Mac, this tool is the perfect solution you are looking for. Disk Drill has been designed to keep majorly focused on recovering your lost data, however, Mac Cleanup is another feature where you will experience surprising things to clear disk space.

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Among many useful features, Disk Drill helps you identify those files that are taking too much space. And the process gets followed by deleting or removing them out of the system to free up disk space. Eventually, you can use that much space for new files on your Mac and your system will start running faster than before. With Disk Drill, you get to know what’s eating up space on your system & it starts trashing away those duplicate or unneeded files that are covering up unnecessary space on the Mac.

6. DaisyDisk (Trial Version; Premium version $9.99)

With the ultimate purpose of “get your space back”, the DaisyDisk is one of the highest rated Mac monitoring software. To answer your question of “What’s taking up so much space on my Mac”, it starts analysing your whole PC for the latest as well as older files. Since we all work on so many files by either creating them or downloading & in the end, there is a pile of those files that we haven’t opened for a while. And eventually, we will become alerted after getting the notification that the disk is almost full.

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So in order to not experience those things on your Mac, download DaisyDisk & let this tool do its job by looking deep on your PC. Yeah!! In the easiest steps possible, DaisyDisk helps you analyse your disk in & out. After seeing the virtual interactive map, if you feel like any particular segment is covering up more space than expected, explore the area. And if you feel like the data doesn’t hold anything useful, delete the same then & there only. & you will see the real-time changes happening in front of you & this will free up disk space on your drive make your Mac run faster. Isn’t this amazing??

7. Easy Mac Care (Free; Premium version $49.95)

One of the best Mac optimization tools, Easy Mac Care helps you clean your whole system in the simplest way possible. In order to reclaim the already-occupied storage space, the Easy Mac Care has been designed to clean up disk space comprehensively. Also, just like other Mac clean up tools, Easy Mac Care helps you identify the duplicate files on your PC & flush away as early as possible. And keep yourself away from those online platforms where you might leave digital footprints.

8. AVG TuneUp (Free; Premium Version 10-Devices $79.99)

AVG is a quite popular name in the field of cleaning up your device, from Macbook to mobile devices. AVG TuneUp is one of those segments from AVG that’s been helping you get rid of junk & temp files from the system. Also, all those duplicate files including pictures, music, or other media gets cleaned up to remind you that you have got too much space that was covered with unnecessary contents all over the Mac.

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9. OnyX (Free)

Being one of the most multifunctional MacOS monitoring software, OnyX has been used to keep your Mac cleaner than ever before. From deleting caches to removing all those problematic content files, everything will be cleaned easily, thanks to OnyX. Also, OnyX strongly is a reliable application that believes in providing a clean interface to many tasks that would otherwise require complex commands to be typed using a command-line interface.

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Also, kind of a warning from the MacOS cleaning up tool is that OnyX has specific versions dedicated for each major version of the operating system. So before starting to use the tool, please look for the specific version & download accordingly, instead of trying a non-compatible version. So without further ado, start using this multifunctional MacOS monitoring software & start freeing up disk space on your Mac so that it will work faster than before.

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So start exploring every one of those Mac cleaning up tools & go with the one that’s working out best for you without any hassle.

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12 Ways How You Can Make Windows 10 Faster

Windows 10 contains many features over previous versions, consequently increasing its demand for system resources. So, if you upgraded to this system on an older computer, it may not perform as fast as you want.

We highly recommend getting a solid-state drive (SSD) and using it as your system drive. No optimization techniques you perform on your system will come close to the performance enhancement an SSD provides. It’s also better to upgrade to a higher capacity RAM and other hardware devices.

If you can’t do so, apply the methods below to make Windows 10 faster. While some don’t provide significant boosts, every little bit counts, especially if you don’t have a higher-spec computer.

If your Hard Disk Drives (HDD) are fragmented, it significantly slows down your system. So, it’s best to defragment them regularly. You can also enable the setting to automate this process at certain intervals to avoid having to do so time and again manually.

Open Run.

Type dfrgui and press Enter to open Disk Defragmenter.

Check Run on schedule and Increase task priority.

Hit OK again.

Windows provides multiple power plans, such as High Performance, Balanced, and Power Saving, with preset functions that specify your power and performance options. By default, your system enables the Balanced power plan, but you can change it to High Performance to increase the system speed. 

It also increases the processor’s clock cycle and heats it up at a faster rate, leading to a slight decrease in the CPU lifespan. So, we recommend enabling this power mode only when you need it or if you have a good cooling system.

Open Run.

Type powercfg.cpl and press Enter to open Power Options.

If the High Performance power plan is not present there,

Open Run.

Type cmd and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Elevated Command Prompt.

Then, check if the option shows up now.

You can also use the Ultimate Performance plan if you have a high-end PC.

Many programs set themselves up to open at startup after you install them. Your system also sets some default apps as startup apps. So, even if you don’t open them, these apps are run on your system unless you manually close them, consuming your valuable system resources. You need to disable them to free these resources.

Open Run.

Type ms-settings:startupapps and press Enter to open Startup Settings.

Then, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open the Task Manager.

Go to the Startup tab.

You can also uninstall these apps if you don’t need them anymore. Plus, it’s better to take this time to remove all programs you don’t use from your system to free up space and avoid auto-running any unnecessary processes.

Open Run and enter appwiz.cpl to open Programs and Features.

Follow the on-screen instructions.

Then, open Run again.

Delete the user folders of the app you uninstalled from within all the folders inside AppData. You can search on the internet if you don’t know what the folder names are.

We also recommend you visit our dedicated article on How to Debloat Windows to learn how to remove other unnecessary programs you can’t uninstall with the above process.

Like startup apps, Windows also includes many services that run at startup or while launching certain processes. You can similarly check for such services and disable them if they are not necessary.

Open Run.

Type msconfig and press Enter to open System Configuration.

Go to the Services tab.

Check Hide all Microsoft services.

Some computers support the Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling feature that assigns the GPU to perform all tasks that require video processes instead of the CPU. This way, the load on the CPU decreases, thereby improving its performance. 

However, if you have a low-spec GPU, it will bottleneck other devices instead and cause your system to slow down even more. In such cases, you need to enable the option, check for such issues, and only keep it enabled if there’s no problem.

Open Run.

Windows uses the search indexing feature to create and update the index for your files/folders to provide faster search results. 

However, if you have a slow CPU, indexing can use up much of your system resources. This makes your computer even slower, so it’s better to disable it in such a case. 

Open Run.

Type services.msc and press Enter to open Windows Services.

Set the Startup type to Disabled and hit Stop.

Note: If you ever re-enable Search Indexing, your system will be even slower for some time while it is re-building the index.

Along with your RAM, your system allocates a certain portion of your system drive as virtual memory by creating a special file called pagefile. Windows automatically specifies where to create this file as well as its max/min size by default, but you can also change it manually. 

If it creates the pagefile on an HDD volume, it will be slower than one created on an SSD partition. Also, if you don’t have an SSD, you will get the best result with the pagefile on your system drive.

Open Run.

Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.

Select an SSD partition or your system partition, and check System managed size.

If you don’t have an SSD, you can use the USB ReadyBoost feature to create swap space in a USB flash drive or SD card, which works as a cache between the RAM and your drives. They use flash memory technology which is faster than magnetic technology used by an HDD, so this feature provides a greater improvement to computer speed. However, if you use SSD, this barely affects your performance, so the option is disabled by default.

Insert a USB flash drive into your PC.

Open the File Explorer by pressing Win + E.

If the options are available,

Check Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost to allocate the whole USB to ReadyBoost.

Windows also includes some visual settings that enhance its appearance, like shadows on windows, thumbnails, and so on. However, these effects consume some of your system resources, so you can disable them if you don’t wish to trade performance for appearance.

Open Run.

You can also apply any effect you want to keep

Windows 10 also introduces a new feature, Storage Sense, as an alternative and improvement to the Disk Cleanup tool. With it, you can also easily schedule the cleanup process at certain intervals. 

You can use it to routinely remove temporary and other unnecessary files, consequently freeing your disk space. If you don’t have enough free space, your system can’t create the pagefile to use as virtual memory, which slows down your computer.

Open Run.

Type ms-settings:storagepolicies to open Storage Sense Configuration.

Set Run Storage Sense and other settings as you prefer.

Microsoft regularly rolls out updates to provide new features and resolve previous bugs. So, you need to keep it fully updated to run Windows with the best possible performance.

The same is also true for your device drivers. So, we also recommend manually checking the drivers for updates if their corresponding devices don’t operate as quickly as they should.

To update your system,

Open Run.

Type ms-settings:windowsupdate and press Enter to open Update Settings.

To manually update your drivers,

Open Run.

Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open the Device Manager.

Finally, it’s also better to check your system for integrity issues and fix them in order to have a smooth running system. You can use the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) and System File Checker (SFC) tools to do so. Even if there are no issues, this process doesn’t cause any harm, so you can safely perform it.

Open the Elevated Command Prompt

Enter the commands below:

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

Fix: Windows 10 Could Not Connect To The Profsvc Service

Fix: Windows 10 Could Not Connect to the ProfSvc Service Easy fixes for the the user profile problem




The ProfSvc service, also known as the Performance Service, is a Windows service that manages system performance and responsiveness.

Restarting the services is often seen as a good fix if you have access to the Services app. 



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The User profile service (ProfSvc) is a Microsoft service in charge of loading and unloading the user profile. However, sometimes, the ProfSvc may be disabled or blocked.

The consequence is that users won’t be able to log into their user profiles, apps could have issues accessing users’ data, and some components installed to receive profile event notifications won’t receive them. Some users have associated the problem with the installation of Windows 10.

In this article, we will explain how to get rid of this problem in a few simple steps to bring your user profile to a normal state of use.

Why won’t Windows 10 connect to the ProfSvc service?

There could be several reasons why Windows 10 cannot connect to the ProfSvc (Profile Service) service. Some possible causes include the following:

Network connectivity issues – If there is a problem with your network connection, Windows may not be able to connect to the ProfSvc service.

Firewall settings: If your firewall is blocking access to the ProfSvc service, Windows may not be able to connect to it.

ProfSvc service not running: The ProfSvc service may not be running, preventing Windows from connecting.

Corrupted or missing system files – If specific system files are missing or corrupted, it could prevent the ProfSvc service from running correctly.

Malware or other security threats: Malware or other security threats may have affected the ProfSvc service, preventing it from running correctly.

Let us now explore some common fixes.

How can I fix ProfSvc connection issues? 1. Reset the account password

Expert tip:

Before diving into more fixes, check if the apps, the user manager, shared PC Account Manager (shpamsvc), and the natural authentication are well configured, and make sure they are working correctly.

2. Restore the original ProfSvc service from Windows 10

The ProfSvc service uses the chúng tôi file in the %WinDir%system32 folder. You can restore the original version from Windows 10 installation media if the file is changed, damaged, or deleted.

3. Create a new user account 3.1 Log in to the administrator

The first seven steps should allow you to be ready to create a new user account. Now you can follow these final steps to solve the problem.

3.2 Create a new user account

Following these steps, you have enabled the built-in administrator and created a new user profile. Transfer all the data from the corrupted user to the newly created user profile and verify if the issue has been resolved.

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