Hello! Surely, more than once, we have tinkered with our Windows PC. As a result, we have disabled some important function for the proper development of this, and we have not even noticed. Or maybe we have, but we have considered that it was not very relevant. Well, you could be damaging it to the point of not working anymore. Indeed, there are many Windows settings and processes essential for the proper functioning of the operating system. Therefore, disabling them may cause your operating system to stop or even destabilize to the point of having to reinstall it. Consequently, here are some actions that are detrimental to Windows performance.
Adjust the Registry Editor. Do not fiddle with it.
Occasionally, we need to modify the Windows Registry keys to disable a particular setting. We even use it to make software work better or to resolve a problem. It can certainly help to solve serious problems. However, this is almost a no-go area for most users. Indeed, we should avoid accessing it at all costs unless absolutely necessary.
An erroneous registry setting may slow down your computer’s performance. It could also compromise cybersecurity, alter drivers or restrict access to frequently used functions. It may even require a reinstallation of the operating system as a final solution.
Disable Windows automatic updates
Be careful with this point because it is very common among users. We emphasize that Windows updates are necessary to access the new features introduced by Microsoft. Similarly, it works to speed up the performance of the operating system and make it error-proof so that no malware can get into the system.
Disabling Windows automatic updates would cause great harm. Indeed, certain effects appear in the system. Such as stability problems, a drop in performance, and antivirus warnings about frequent malware attacks. Moreover, the magnitude of these inconveniences intensify if you leave the update disabled for a long time.
Disabling the Microsoft Defender firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall makes it easy to block unauthorized access through Windows. To this end, the program detects malware before it enters your computer. Consequently, it immediately blocks infected files or puts you on notice. By disabling it, you would be letting viruses take control and run wild. This puts your data at risk and compromises your security and privacy. Therefore, keep it on at all costs.
Executing commands from untrusted sources at the command prompt
The processes you run in the application will have access to all Windows files. Remember that these files are normally unreachable. Therefore, executing commands from untrusted sources without knowing what they do can definitely get you into trouble.
We want to be very empathetic about this. The consequences could be severe indeed. We are talking about wiping hard drives, deleting your user account, rebooting your computer and even permanently disabling the Internet on your device. In addition, you cannot undo all the changes you have made. So remember, stay away from unclear commands from unreliable sources. In short, this can be one of the most detrimental actions to Windows performance.
Disabling necessary operating system processes and deleting Windows files
You should never delete or disable critical Windows files and processes. Deleting or disabling them could cause your operating system to crash completely, forcing you to reinstall it. It seems unbelievable that we have to make this clarification. However, it is a mistake that is more common than you might think.
Be sure to check the Windows files and folders that you should never touch to learn more. Similarly, you should be careful before disabling processes in Windows Task Manager. Never disable a process you don’t know about, even to free up some CPU, memory or network resources.
Installing programs from unreliable sources
Finally, let’s get to the icing on the cake. In fact, this is one of the most common mistakes made by users. Programs and applications installed from unreliable sources carry viruses and pass them on to the computer in almost 100% of cases. We certainly count on the protection of Windows Defender. This mechanism usually catches most of them when you try to install them. However, there are times when they manage to evade them.
Therefore, the solution is simple. In fact, always download files from trusted websites and confirm that the files are safe before clicking on the download button. Moreover, if your Firewall or antivirus warns you of a possible threat, remove the possibility of installing it from your mind. However, mistakes do happen. So, if, despite the warnings, you install something of dubious origin. Or if you delete something relatively important from your operating system, then we strongly recommend that you make a backup copy.
On the other hand, you should back up your Windows files regularly. This way you keep yourself safe from possible disasters. So if you damage Windows and lose the restore point, you still have access to your files.
Make every effort to avoid doing any of the prohibited things listed above. And if something does happen, back up your data beforehand and go back to that previous point. Okay, so we have seen some actions that are detrimental to the performance of Windows 10. Therefore, we recommend that you do not make the mistakes described here. See you later!