Sunday, August 27, 2017

Make Windows 10 run faster

Below are tips to make Windows 10 run faster. This is useful when using Windows 10 virtual machine on a resource-limited developer PC or laptop.
  1. Disable Windows Search service
  2. Disable Windows Update service (please perform Windows update manually from time to time)
  3. Disable Telemetry and Data Collection service
    1. Open Registry Editor
    2. Go to
    3. Create a 32-bit DWORD value named AllowTelemetry and set it to 0.
    4. Open Services and disable the following services.
      1. Diagnostic Tracking Service or Connected User Experiences and Telemetry
      2. dmwappushsvc
  4. Disable Windows Defender
    1. Open Registry Editor
    2. Go to
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender
    3. Create a 32-bit DWORD value named DisableAntiSpyware and set it to 1.
  5. Restart Windows 10
  6. Run .NET Optimization manually via PowerShell (this could take 10-20 min).
    1.  Get-ChildItem $env:SystemRoot\\NGen.exe -recurse | ForEach-Object { & $_ executeQueuedItems }
  7. Restart Windows 10

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