Windows 8 - Optimize the Performance of Background Services

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This tutorial explains how to optimize Windows 8 for the best performance of background services, which can boost your PC when using the latter as a server (file sharing, printing, backup or storage).

By default Windows 8 prioritizes the performance of programs over background services, so we need to change this setting:

Open the Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings. Click on the Settings button located in the Performance section:

The Performance Options window opens. Go to the Advanced tab and under Adjust for best performance of: select Background services:

Click on Apply > Ok.
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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