19 Mar, 2019

Easy Tweaks to Prevent Windows 10 Lag

Windows 10 may be the most stable OS till date. For online gamers however, it sometimes can cause problems and that is why we are here to help you solve these issues.

In online games, players may face lag in some of the most unexpected of ways. There have been many cases when users just do everything else they could in hopes of removing lag but the result has been anything but satisfactory.

Revealing some of these aspects that remain unnoticed and might cause lag. However, don’t worry as we today will bring you some quick tweaks that will reduce with fixing Windows 10 lag.

Windows 10 Lag

As soon as Microsoft brought in Windows 10 to their arsenal, the free up gradation method was used by millions from around the world. However, many users have been facing Windows 10 lag in online games which they don’t even know of. After a bit of research, we at Kill Ping found that the issue has been addressed by many. Even players with good computers and high-end graphics have cited the trouble and seem to find no possible solution to it.

Below, we will discuss some of the things that you should do which might help in stopping lag in windows 10 and you will experience more stable and smooth experience in your online games.

Windows 10 Game Lag

Windows 10 Lag Spikes Fix

One of the most obvious ways to stop lagging in Windows 10 is by working around the way updates are being downloaded and installed on your computer.

Unlike its predecessors, Windows 10 updates work over peer to peer networking which means that updates would be downloaded for other users or people who already have the update installed on their computer. Similarly, once your updates are done your computer will act as a host for someone else causing your computer to constantly send updates to others. You can disable the feature by doing the following;

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Update and Security
  • Go to Windows Update and click ‘Advanced options’
  • Click on “Delivery Optimization”
  • Click on Choose how updates are delivered
  • Turn off ‘Updates from more than one place’

Windows 10 Game Lag fix

Prioritize Windows Performance

Another good way to fix Windows 10 lag spikes is to prioritize programs to maximum efficiency. At times, this resolves a lot of the problems as online games are not being given the full memory requirements that it needs to run the game properly. Usually, these things are set to default whenever a new update comes so if you have done this thing in the past, you might wanna do it again.

  • Open Start and search for Control Panel
  • Once there, search for ‘Performance’ in the top right search bar and press Return
  • Click on ‘Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows’.
  • Go in ‘Advanced’ and change the Virtual Memory for your PC
  • Change the values as the pictures given below;

Windows 10 laggy

Dealing With Windows 10 Game Lag

Framework problems behind the Steam Client Service might also make your Windows 10 laggy. The application is mainly responsible to monitor and update necessary steam content onto the computer. However, in Windows 10, this application isn’t working as intended and may at times lead to heavy lag during an online game. Dota 2 and CS:GO players are more prone to the issue and probably know what we are talking about here. Well, you can rework the Steam Client Service by following the steps mentioned below;

  • Open Start Menu and search for “View local services”
  • Among the huge list, search for “Steam Client Service” and then right click to go to its Properties
  • Change the startup type to Automatics and then Stop the Service Status activity for a few moments.
  • Click on Start again

The Local Services and Steam Client Service window will look like this;

windows 10 lag fix

Windows 10 Game Lag Fix

At times, if your PC is a bit old school the necessary drivers are required for it to run properly. Windows 10 is compatible with the new hardware such as RAM, Hard Drive and most importantly the Graphic Adapters. However, cards that are older than 5 years are on a high probability to not have the optimum drivers.

This is way graphic card companies are constantly busy to give the latest updates for their hardware and prevent any issue which might cause Windows 10 lag. Users, however, don’t pay attention to such detail and generally play on the default installed drivers. We strongly recommend you to check for any updated drivers. If you haven’t done this in a while we are sure you will be able to stop Windows 10 lag as soon as you update the drivers.

Network Related Issues

Part for the tweaks mentioned above, there can also be a network related problem which might be causing Windows 10 lag. For that particular reason, we recommend you to try the steps mentioned above and check if it made any difference. If in case the tweaks weren’t able to bring you any positive outcome, you might want to check out our detailed guide to reduce lag and ping in online games.

We also recommend you to use Kill Ping to solve your lag related issues for online games as we have been able to help many facing similar troubles. Let us know how effective this article has been in solving lag in Windows 10. If this has been helpful then share your thoughts in the comments section below. And if Kill Ping has been your last resort in solving the lag then do let us know about that as well.

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Easy Tweaks to Prevent Windows 10 Lag

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  • Isaiah

    Well, this really helped me!

  • sparK

    It depends on your PC memory. Can be different for every system. There would be a recommended value for each as shown in the picture. We advise you to set them accordingly as shown in your computer.

  • SneakyGunz

    The pictures show a blank in both init and max allowed. So 0 For all drives?

    • NoahsComments

      I had the same question but then realized he set drive C: (OS drive) to none and Drive D: for files is set to managed so you don’t need the custom config.