Steps to Disabling Windows 10 Animation to Improve Responsiveness

technetnews1Windows 10 comes with a number of animations and transitions meant to make the operating more visually appealing. This is an improvement unless you’re running an older system. On these machines, it can be frustrating to wait for a few seconds for the animation to complete and then for your application to launch.

For those with older systems this is an ongoing issue. It happened with Vista. It improved considerably with Windows 7 but Windows 8 made it worse. Make windows more responsive by disabling the visual tweaks.

Right-click the Start menu and select System from the context menu. Select Control Panel>System and Security>System. Now select ‘Advanced system settings’.

At this point, you’ll reach a small dialog box titled System Properties with the Advanced tab open. After this, click Settings which is located under Performance.

Another window titled Performance Options opens. Select the ‘Custom’ radio button. Also, uncheck the selection “Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing”. After this, click Apply and then OK.

Uncheck all the others if you’d like to not have any animation for your system either. Most of the options in this menu are self-explanatory.

This should noticeably improve your systems performance. Microsoft has improved windows considerably with this newer release but in order to fully appreciate it on older machines , you will need to disable to visual effects.