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This Simple Trick Will Speed Up Windows 10 and Make Your Laptop’s Battery Last Longer.

Updated: Apr 13




Follow the steps below to prevent the apps that you don’t really need to have running in the background from doing so:

1 – Click the Start  button, then click the Settings icon (it looks like a “gear” or “cog”).

2 – Click Privacy.

3 – Click Background apps at the bottom of the left-hand column. You should now see a list of all the apps that are running in the background.

4 – Toggle the On/Off setting for every app that you wish to prevent from running in the background to Off.

5 – Click the X in the top-right corner of the window to exit the Settings app.

That’s all there is to it. Now, here are a few things for you to consider:

  • You can also use the process detailed above to disable unneeded background apps in Windows 8.1, not just in Windows 10.

  • If you’re curious, the only two apps that I choose to keep running continuously in the background are the “Microsoft Edge” browser and the “Photos” app.

  • Disabling the “Alarms & Clock” and “Calendar” apps won’t affect the clock and calendar located in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. They will keep on working just fine with these two apps disabled.

  • As mentioned earlier, disabling an app on the “Background apps” screen won’t prevent the app from working when you need it. All this does is prevent the app from running 24/7 in the background.

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