Windows is the most widely used operating system today, but it still has both supporters and opponents. One of the problems that is usually attributed to it is that the system is slow and poorly optimized, so users tend to look for features to speed up the system. Of course, putting Windows 10 on a 2005 computer is a cry of the soul.
Some features in Windows 10 that try to be optimized to speed up the operating system, give the opposite effect and only make things worse. Let’s look at the myths…
1. Use optimizers
The first large-scale myth that is usually used when speeding up Windows is the use of different types of optimizers on our computer. These programs are supposed to take care of making the appropriate settings to improve your performance. But there’s nothing more far-fetched from the truth, as the maintenance processes run by these optimizers on our PC can change the registry or base files of the system, making it unstable and error-prone, achieving the opposite effect to what was planned.
2. Disable SuperFetch
SuperFetch is a tool that Windows 10 should analyze in the background, optimizing it for use with the applications we access most often by rebooting them into the PC RAM. While this can sometimes lead to performance degradation, it is not recommended to disable it. This will increase the time it takes to boot applications as there are no available resources at runtime.
3. Perform defragmentation of an SSD drive
Defragmentation of the SSD using third-party programs to try to achieve higher performance is one of the big mistakes that you should not do. The only thing we will achieve is to reduce the useful life of the SSD without getting anything positive. Unlike mechanical HDDs, which require defragmentation to organize files, SSDs have the opposite effect.
4. Clean or defragment the registry
Another error is to clear or defragment the registry. This task is already performed by Windows itself autonomously, so it does not require a third-party program, which may only cause the opposite effect.