1 . Easy Shutdown
To shut down your Windows 8 PC, you have to bring up the menu click on Settings, click on Power and then you have to select Shut down. You can avoid this round about process by creating a shortcut for 'Shut down' and pinning it to taskbar of your Windows 8.When you are in desktop mode, right click and from their menu select New shortcut. A window will open,type there 'shutdown'. Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it 'Shutdown' or anything else .Select an icon for the new shortcut and save it. You can then click on this shortcut to shutdown the system directly. For more easy access, drag it on to the taskbar to pin it there.
2. Disable Time-Wasting Animations
3.Keep an eye on your system functioning
One of the best features in Windows 8 is its highly effective and powerful Troubleshooting feature. Now, whenever you face any problems with the your OS, you don't necessarily need to ask an expert for help.To access the Troubleshooting wizard, go to your Control Panel then- System and security then- Find and fix problems.In the screen that appears, click on View all to display all the automated packs in the OS.From here, users can troubleshoot over 20 commonly occurring problems including hardware issues, network connections, performance matters, setting up a printeror a TV tuner - and even overall system maintenance.
The Windows Task Manager now allows you to easily disable programs that start with your
computer. Click the tab in the Task Manager to access these options.
6.Modify Power plans
Windows 8 uses power plans to determine whether battery life or performance should be prioritized, just as previous versions of Windows do. To view your power plan settings, press the Windows key, type Power Plan, click Settings, and press Enter.
In the default Balanced mode, Windows automatically reduces your CPU’s speed when maximize speed isn’t needed. This saves power. To squeeze all the performance you can out of your hardware, you may want to try High performance instead. In High performance mode, your CPU’s speed is never reduced. It runs at full speed all the time.
However, this isn’t necessarily a good thing. Even high-performance gaming PCs are used for web browsing some of the time and it doesn’t make sense to run the CPU at full throttle while browsing the web. This just wastes power and generates additional heat.