Windows 10 slow? How to fix it

Windows 10 integrates a way to reset to factory settings to speed up your computer. Here's how to do it

Windows 10 fixed many of the problems present in previous versions of Microsoft's operating system, making computers faster and snappier. One problem, however, remained the same: after a certain period of use, your PC starts showing the first signs of slowing down, with programs that open more slowly. Unfortunately, this is a common problem with many devices: the same happens with Android smartphones as well. How to speed up Windows 10?

There is a fairly simple solution to the problem: reset the computer to factory settings. In the settings of all PCs running Windows 10, there is an option that allows users to delete all the changes made over time on the computer to get it back to its former performance. This is a fairly simple operation, but it still requires a lot of attention. First of all, you should make sure that you have a backup of all the data on your computer's hard disk: in case the restore goes wrong, you might lose all the files you have saved. Here's how to restore Windows 10 to factory settings.

How to speed up Windows 10

Before you start restoring your computer, we suggest you make a backup of the data on your hard drive. You have several options: save all your data to an external hard drive or transfer it to a cloud space. Choose the one that best suits your situation.

After the backup is done you can start the procedure to do Windows 10 restore. First, you need to press the "Windows + A" keys together. The taskbar will open with notifications and the shortcut keys at the bottom: press on "All settings" represented by the wheel icon. A window will open with the Windows 10 settings and you have to press on "Update and security" and then on "Restore" (present in the left column). At this point click on the "Start" button present under the "Reset PC" item. A further window will open in which you'll have to choose between keeping your personal data or removing all of it before performing the Windows 10 restore. The choice you make is very important because it involves two different paths to follow.

Opting to keep your personal data, no files on your hard drive will be deleted during the restore. The operating system does, however, offer you the option of deleting only a few unused programs to free up space.

If, on the other hand, you decide to delete all your files, be sure to have a backup available so that you can recover some important documents in the future. This second option is ideal in case you decide to sell your computer.

Once you've decided which way to go, just press Restore to start restoring Windows 10 to factory settings. You'll see that your computer will be back to its original performance.