Windows 10 Performance and Install Integrity Checklist


For those with performance problems in Windows 10, these can often be resolved by doing basic housekeeping and Troubleshooting steps.  The following steps will check over your install quality and fix most problems.

You can take your time to perform these steps over days but try to complete them all to know for sure the quality and condition of your install.  If you need any help just ask in the Comments section below.

In the event that any means can’t be run, take a stab at restarting into Safe Mode with Networking following How to enter Windows 10’s Safe Mode. You can likewise run the Repair orders by means of the Command Prompt at boot in the Advanced Startup Options Advanced Troubleshoot alternatives which may work best from bootable media made from Media Creation Tool .

1) Turn On and run System Restore in Windows 10: Make sure System Restore is constantly turned on for C drive and has a lot of circle space allocated (5-15%) as this will be your first line of resistance and permit you to reign in any undesired changes that influence execution.

On the off chance that you have a reestablish point before issues started, having a go at moving back to it now. In the event that Windows won’t start you would system be able to Restore or do different Repairs from Advanced Startup Options including the booted media.

2) Type Update in Start Search box or peruse Start>Settings (gear icon)>Updates and Security>Windows Update, select Check for Updates, speed up these through mentioned restart, at that point check again until no more are advertised.

On the off chance that you have Windows Update issues there is another Windows Update repair & reset guided walk-though to determine them:

3) Once all Windows Updates are introduced without any accessible, right snap Start catch to open Device Manager, import any drivers despite everything missing, or refresh or reinstall any in blunder with a ! mark, from the PC or Device producer’s Support Downloads site page.

Contrast drivers accessible for download and the ones by and by introduce to ensure you have the most recent. It tells the best way to follow and discover obscure gadget drivers here: Updating a driver. – Microsoft Community

4) Type msconfig in Start Search box, right snap System Configuration Utility to Run as Administrator. tick the box to Hide all MS Services, disable everything except anti-virus, any sync, stickies, printer with scan. 

All others are freeloaders on System Resources, cause clashes , spy on you and don’t have to Start with Windows except if you know without a doubt you need them ready and waiting consistently. If all else fails you can Google the name or ask back here.

At that point move to the tab for Startups, which will reprimand you Manager to do something very similar.

Repeat this step for Startup folder by right clicking Start to access Run box, copy/paste shell:common startup press Enter to open Startup Folder.  There is also a new location in Version 1803 at Settings > Apps > Startup where these items can be toggled, so check there too.

5) In your programs’ Settings, check Add-Ons or Extensions to impair everything except Flash and any Reader partner: How To Disable Plugins/Add-Ons/Extensions. Change the Search to your ideal one: How to Add Any Search Engine to Your Web Browser.

I would have a few programs on your errand bar so there’s consistently one that is best for the assignment. I use Firefox, Edge and Chrome in a specific order of inclination. It’s anything but difficult to share bookmarks between every one of them in their settings under Import Favorites from another Browser. Set the preferred one as Default in Settings > Apps > Default Apps.

6) Remove any packaged outsider security utilities and utilize the implicit and astoundingly secure and quick Windows Defender Security Center. It incorporates simple to utilize highlights, for example, Antvirus, Firewall, Network security, Smart Screen Filter.

It additionally incorporates the capacity to square ransomware and different kinds of malevolent exercises – and its FREE! No compelling reason to purchase a membership.

7) Download, introduce, decrease preliminary variant, update, at that point run full outputs with Malwarebytes, the best free on-request scanner.

A short time later you can kill the Malwarebytes Premium Trial in it’s Account Settings. There’s no compelling reason to purchase the ongoing insurance in the Trial except if you get over and again tainted utilizing just Defender.

8) For issues with applications Troubleshoot problems with an app – Windows Help . Many apps can be Reset in Settings > Apps & Features by choosing the App’s Advanced Settings. You can also Re-register Apps in Windows 8 and 10.

9) Type CP in Task Bar Search box, open Control Panel, in Search box type Maintenance, choose Security and Maintenance, pick Maintenance, at that point Start Maintenance.

You can ensure Maintenance is set to run routinely in the Maintenance Settings. This is all the support a decent introduce of Windows 10 needs. Outsider streamlining and tweaking suites can destroy Windows.

10) Type CMD in Task Bar Search, right snap Command Prompt to Run As Administrator (or boot the Windows 10 Installation Media to get to Repair My Computer on second screen, at that point Troubleshoot Options, open a Command Prompt) Copy and Paste the accompanying orders each followed by Enter key:

sfc /scannow  

If damaged files are reported run up to 3 separate times to try to repair files. 

If irreparable files remain then the image file they are compared against may need repair.  To determine this run:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

If Component Store corruption is detected, this will tell you if it is irreparable or can be repaired:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

If the image is reparable, run:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

If it prompts for Sources file, mount or insert Windows 10 installation media, locate install.wim or .esd file in Sources folder, substitute it’s path in the following command:

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:Full Path to install.wim file:1

(for example: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:H:\Sources\Install.wim:1)

or if you have an .esd file

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:esd:Full Path to install.esd file:1

It may take some fiddling to get these correct.  Sometimes inserted media won’t be read, but mounting the ISO file itself (by double-clicking) to use as source will. Proofread closely, watch spacing, ask back if you need help.

Once the image is repaired then the broken System files should repair by running again:

Sfc /scannow

11) If these still won’t fix subsequent to running multiple times and execution issues continue I would complete a Windows 10 Repair Upgrade which is a basic methodology that settle numerous issues by reinstalling the OS while keeping your documents and applications – in spite of the fact that it might resolve issues better on the off chance that you decide to spare nothing, in the wake of sponsorship up your records first.

12) Problems with the Start Menu and Task Bar can be fixed by [How To] Re-register Start Menu In Windows 10. Numerous different troubleshooters are at Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshoot. Type Control Panel in Start Search, pick Icon View, at that point Troubleshooting, at upper left View All to see some more.

13) Run a full Disk Check, if important from the Command Prompt. For issues with Hard Drive or SSD run the creator’s Hard Drive Testing Tools. On the off chance that none for your HD image, at that point run SeaTools for Windows or boot SeaTools from a USB Drive. Check for more up to date SSD firmware. Type Disk in Start Search to Defragment and Optimize Hard Drives and SSD’s.

14) Since they make it simple, those with Dell or HP PC’s should run the inherent Hardware diagnostics by fueling up the PC while squeezing the Dell F12 or HP ESC or F2 keys. Test your RAM – Test with Memtest86+ overnight.

15) Compare the present BIOS form from Start>Windows Admin Tools>System Info to most recent UEFI/BIOS firmware Update on the PC or motherboard model’s Support Downloads page, adhere to the guidelines cautiously (once in a while in the download’s Read Me document) to streak the BIOS update. For PC’s inside one-year bolster guarantee, request guided assistance from maker’s Support.

16) Analyze rehash Errors in the Event Viewer as clarified here: How to Troubleshoot Problems in Windows Via Event Viewer. You can focus in on forms (counting Startup forms) that are causing issues following How to use Process Explorer, Microsoft’s free, supercharged Task Manager elective

17) Another thing to attempt with persevering issues is to follow How to use a local account to fix issues on Windows 10 to make another Admin record to check whether the issues are available when you test running from it. If not you may have a degenerate User account, which could possibly be reparable utilizing the fixes here.

As appeared in instructional exercise above, test that all projects run from the new record to reinstall any that don’t, duplicate your documents over, at that point when you’re certain nothing is missing you can Delete User Account in Windows 10.

At any time you can also convert a Local to a Microsoft account or vice versa: Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10 & Switch back to a local account from a Microsoft account.

It might be important to empower the worked in concealed Administrator utilized uniquely in crises to make the new record as appeared here and here. Thereafter make certain to conceal the record once more.

18) If important you can likewise utilize whichever technique works here to get to Advanced Startup Options – including from booted media – to endeavor a Startup Repair to examine over the boot documents, System Restore, Go back to old Build, Reset Your Windows 10 PC or access the Command Prompt to run any of the orders given.

19) If difficult issues endure you can open the Windows 10 Installation Media for your version on the desktop to perform a repair upgrade using the Windows 10 ISO file, also a good way to apply the latest Windows 10 software version which will always be available in Media Creation Tool.

This will settle most issues, however on the off chance that not you can likewise run the robotized Reset Your Windows 10 PC to reinstall the OS yet you’ll have to reinstall your own projects a while later. Reset may likewise reinstall destructive Factory Bloatware.

20) A robotized apparatus is additionally accessible beginning in Windows 10 to Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows which will expel Factory Bloatware when the Reset doesn’t on the grounds that it has been redone by PC producer.

21) What they’re seeing particularly in Windows 10 is that everything relies upon the nature of the introduce so on the off chance that you need to put resources into the absolute best introduce of all do this highest quality level Clean Install Windows 10 which clears the hard drive to get it cleanest.. You will get and keep the most ideal introduce to the specific degree you stay with the means, apparatuses and techniques in the connection. I will help you in the Comments area there.

22) If issues endure please start another string with an engaging title in Installation discussion, portray issues in detail including any photos utilizing Attach Image button in answer box or screen captures following how-to Screenshot using Snipping Tool.

You can even Record steps to reproduce a problem – Windows Help. We will try to help you resolve any remaining problems until you have a perfectly running install.

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