Windows 10 · March 5, 2021 0

5 tips windows 10 registry tweaks to improve performance

The Windows 10 Registry stores all the tweaks to customize your Windows experience that Microsoft thinks every user will love. From changing Windows design to unlocking hidden features, everything, you can do. To help you improve your Windows 10 experience, here are 5 Windows 10 registry hacks that are worth a try.

Warning: Messing with the Registry can damage your Windows. It is recommended that you follow the instructions precisely and don’t mess around if you don’t know what you are doing. We recommend that you back up the Registry before making changes.

windows 10 registry tweaks to improve performance

Access the Windows Registry�
Since all tweaks are only done using the Windows Registry, it is crucial to know how to access the Registry. Press the “Win R” key and type RegEdit in the “Run” dialogue that opens. Now click “OK,” and the Windows Registry will open.

  1.  Remove the Windows 10 Action Center Sidebar
    Windows 10 Action Center on the Sidebar offers easy, quick access buttons and brings up multiple notifications. However, if you feel this button is unnecessary and you are not comfortable, you can disable it.
    Here’s the Registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell

Here, double click on “UseActionCenterExperience” in the right pane and then change the value to “0.” After that, restart the PC, and you will see that the Action Center Sidebar is gone, and the notification panel will be much cleaner.

2. Eliminate OneDrive From Windows Explorer
If you don’t use OneDrive or switch to another cloud storage service, you can remove the OneDrive icon in your File Explorer if you find it annoying enough. Here’s how to get rid of it

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}

We know it won’t be easy to find {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} among the many similar entries. To see it quickly, when you open the “CLSID” folder, click “Edit” on the top menu, and then click “Find.” In the dialogue box “Find” {018D5C66-4533 and press Enter. It would help if you were in the required entries.

Double click on “System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree” in the right pane and change the value to “0.” This task will immediately remove the OneDrive icon. If not, restart the PC. Apart from that, you can also completely delete OneDrive or move OneDrive to another local drive.

3. Automatically delete Pagefile.sys at ShutdownShutdown
Pagefile. Sys works as virtual RAM, which Windows uses as RAM to store unused programs, thus putting less stress on the actual RAM. Although it is not recommended to disable it, you can delete it to save space and avoid any vulnerabilities. The page file size is almost close to your actual RAM size to take up a lot of space depending on your RAM. When it is set to delete with ShutdownShutdown, you will save space, but the consequences can cause a longer shutdown time.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Click on “Memory Management”, then double-click on “ClearPageFileAtShutDown” in the right panel. Now set the value to “1,” and restart the PC. Every time you shut down your PC, this command will delete the Pagefile. Don’t worry – it will be there again when needed.

4. Customize Menu Animation
enuTo adjusts the Windows menu animations, you will need to make a few changes to the Windows registry. The process is straightforward and shouldn’t be a problem for less tech-savvy people. Although, it is always recommended that you back up the Registry in case something goes wrong.

Look for the “MenuShowDelay” entry in the right-hand panel. Double click on it to open it. M is an animated menu entry with a default value of 400 (milliseconds). You can change this value to a lower number to shorten the duration. A value of 200 should work fine for most users, but you can reduce it if you like.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

5. Disable Windows Startup Delay
Windows place a slight delay on startup to help Windows-started apps smoothly go through the process, and you get started with a smooth desktop without lags. You can disable this delay to speed up Windows startup.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer

Right-click on “Explorer”, then select “Key” then select “New”. Once the new key is generated, rename it “Serialize.”

If the “Serialize” button has been created under the “Explorer” button, there is no need to go through the above process.

After that, right-click on “serialize” and select “DWORD Value” from the “New” option. The process will create the DWORD Value button in the right-hand panel. Rename this key to “StartupDelayInMSec,” and make sure the value is set to “0.” Now you will see a small boost in Windows startup time.

Conclusion

Above, we have listed some useful Windows 10 registry tweaks to optimize your Windows 10 experience. There are also many other Windows 10 tweaks you can do to enhance your Windows 10 experience further. So keep exploring, and you have to find lots of ways to customize your Windows 10 PC according to your needs. If you know of any other cool Windows 10 registry hacks, talk to us in the comments section.