Easy Way to Put Programs to Sleep in Windows 10 (Step by Step Guide) Other FAQs

Tired of the lag on your computer or laptop? Running out of battery every few hours? Frustrated about opening the Task manager every few minutes to find an overburdened CPU?

Relax. Here is the perfect explanation for this, “Too many Apps running the background”. The Apps running in background tend to consume battery, occupy the RAM, install updates or their notifications being turned on cause the system to be active unnecessarily as well affecting the speed of the essential functions you wish to perform.

Start by de-cluttering, i.e. uninstalling apps that you do not use. If there are apps you wish to keep, but still want to figure out a way to boost the speed of your device, put these Apps to sleep.

Follow the Steps below to put Apps to Sleep on your Windows 10 device

Apps to Sleep on your Windows 10 device
Apps to Sleep on your Windows 10 device
  1. Go to your computer’s settings by clicking on the (Windows Symbol) Start Menu and clicking the gear icon on the lower left side, (located above the power button).
  2. In Settings, locate “Privacy” option and click it.
  3. Subsequently, scroll down on the screen’s left side through different options until you find “Background Apps.” Select that.
  4. Now you can do two things:
    1. Either switch the on/off toggle on top to put all background apps to sleep at once
    2. Or choose the apps list to individually put the programs you don’t frequently use to sleep.

Alternatively you can also disable programs running in the background via Task Manager/ Configuration Manager:

You can use the previous method only for Windows universal apps, also known as Metro apps. If you want to prevent traditional Windows programs and executable from running in the background, you may use the Task Manager to disable it. 

Follow the below steps:

  • Open the Task Manager , use may use Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
  • Click on the Startup tab.
  • Now individually select the apps that you don’t want to run in the background and click on the Disable option.

How to Restore Windows 10 to an Earlier Date

Restore Windows to an Earlier Date
Restore Windows to an Earlier Date

If your Desktop or P.C. often runs into problems such as error loading operating system, your PC ran into a problem needs to restart loop, screen being frozen, etc.

They may be rectified by some basic means, but if you have exhausted those remedies, and the problem still isn’t taken care of, your may face some troubleshooting errors.

Restoring the system to an earlier date helps this process, and has to be done very carefully. You can follow the steps below to achieve this:

A system back up image is a pre-requisite to restore your computer on a back date.. In Windows 10, there is a snap-in tool named System Restore, it can help create system image backup and restore it to your computer.

Step 1. Type ‘system restore’ in the search box in the pinned bar below. Then click on it from the result list.

Step 2. Click Next in the first window.

Step 3. Select the restore point on the box that appears after it and click Next.

Step 4. Confirm and click Finish to restore computer settings to previous date.

Disabling Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 updates can be temporarily disabled, and not permanently, unless internet usage is altogether avoided on the device. Since it is a widely used OS, Microsoft works on constant improvements, and ensuring wide adaptability.

However, if you follow the steps below you can ensure getting some freedom from those pesky update notifications:

  1. Using the Win+R keyboard shortcut, to open Run, in the pop up box, type “services.msc” to access your PC’s service
  2. Next, scroll click on Windows Update to access the General settings.
  3. Now, select Disabled from the Startup type dropdown menu.
  4. Once done, confirm it by clicking on OK and then restart your PC.

Performing this action will permanently disable Windows automatic updates. If you’d like to re-enable, follow above mentioned steps and toggle the option to Automatic.

Make your Windows 10 run faster with these 3 Tips

Tips For Windows 10 run faster
Tips For Windows 10 run faster

Tip #1:

Windows 10 has an in-built trouble-shooter, which helps with performance updates. It self-checks for any lag, or issues and fixes them.

Step 1: Open the Control Panel from the Start Menu

Step 2: Under Security and Maintenance at the top, click Troubleshoot common computer problems

Step 3: Under System and Security, click Run maintenance tasks.

And then it would automatically work on rectifications for you to feel slight speed boosts.

Tip #2:

Just like we are giving away some tips, Windows too has an application that helps you make the most of the OS, by suggesting tips and tricks based on your usage. In case they are not needed feel free to disable them by following these steps:

Start > Settings > System > Notifications & actions and toggle off Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows.

Tip #3:

Often new PCs and laptops come with pre-installed apps for our convenience, however not all of them are of use to us. You can easily get rid of such bloatware in just a few steps:

  1. Navigate to Control Panel from the Start Menu
  2. Under the Programs header, click Uninstall a program 
  3. Go through the list from time to time and select the programs you no longer need
  4. Click Uninstall on the selected items

Hope these tips help your PC or laptop run faster with Windows 10 so that you can make the most of it


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