Optimize Windows 10 Performance by tweaking Visual Effects

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  1. Awesome article. Althought i have heard about some of them before, but never gave try. Going to give them a try..

  2. I’m using consumer preview on a SSD and it’s awesome, but some apps are being pulled down in performance by the visual themes. In windows 7 I fixed this by disabling the visual themes for this individual app, however I can’t find that option in Windows 8.

    Does anyone here know how to do that?

  3. THIS SUCKS! BASIC GARBAGE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE EARLY WINDOWS! FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!!!

  4. Dude, chill out. Some people didn’t know about this basic procedure. Instead of flipping out, why don’t you be useful and go scour the registry for new tweaks?

  5. I do this only to save battery because it doesn’t really increase performance much. Intel processors auto overclock during some effects including moving windows so using these settings help save tons of battery. Funny how your version includes aero glass as it is no longer on Windows 8, but I like that for performance and I now use UX themes (not a theme app, but a patch to add them natively) that look nice without aero.

  6. needless to say that WIN 8 is the worst user experience , the most frustrated OS ever made …. getting back to Unix

  7. Good. Can we have this automated via a batch file? i would love to know if there is any scripts i can do it with one click on multiple machines.

  8. what about if managing pc remotely and cannot do Windows Btn + X
    I did by right click ‘My Computer’ , or equivalent, properties etc …

  9. ^^ Then you have to open Command Prompt, and run command sysdm.cpl. This should take you to the System Properties window directly 🙂

  10. Hey WTF…. THERE IS NO OPTION TO DISABLE TRANSPARENT GLASS… WHY WOULD YOU POST A FAKE SCREEN SHOT TO TRICK ME INTO THINKING I CAN REMOVE IT? SCREW U

  11. Tsk, tsk, what language! We are here to help and share, and not trick good people like you. Check the link posted by Kapil and then see if the last two words of yours, apply to you or to us!

  12. Thanks! This is a major timesaver when you have to remote in to Server 2012 systems. All that alpha blending is hell on bandwidth for an RDP session. I expected these settings to be in Display somewhere. “System” can be found in the Control Panel as well, no need for keyboard shortcuts or right-clicks.

  13. this has not been around that long. it has only been around since Windows XP (2001 – 2014) as windows xp introduced the first major visual style with colored start button, and smooth blue/silver/green gradients on the taskbar, and window borders.

  14. Uh I have win 8,1 even I disable all of it my ram is still 3,89GB and it should a be 4GB idk what else to do =(((

  15. I wouldn’t call boost clock “auto over clocking”. And with speed step /Cstates enabled a modern processor does simple Windows at like 800mhz.

  16. “Open Control Panel > Ease of Access > Make the computer easier to see. Here you will see a Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) setting. Uncheck the box and click Apply.”

    Unchecking the box means ENABLING animations. So I think you meant to CHECK the box instead… Or maybe I’m the one confused?

  17. on my 64 bit 2 GB laptop this article saved my PC. It is not anymore lagging and unusable and its responsiveness improve.

  18. Win 10 home edition doesn’t have the advanced system setting as per above instructions. I have a linux op system on dual boot and it runs circles around win op systems any day. Sad that they sell PCs out of the box with microsoft products. Just my opinion which I believe is legit and honest.

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