Windows OS has features that interfere with your simple functioning of the PC. You can get rid of these with several third party applications. Below given ways on how you can do so:
Make the user account control less irritating
Microsoft’s User Account Control box comes up and questions the user “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?” constantly. This is basically informing the user when an application is making the administrator level changes to the operating system. This is good for preventing malware. If you are confident enough to disable it then it is not difficult. Open control panel by going to Start > Control Panel or go to the tiled Start screen of Windows 8, type Control Panel and click it.
Now you go to User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Change User Account Control settings. This brings up new window which allows you to tune as to how often the UAC dialog box would appear. You can even disable it.
Get rid of files which refuse to get deleted
There are few files which even selected for deletion refuse to get deleted and it show s that some part of it is being used by the user. You can use Unlocker utility which would help you release control as well as kill the locked files. Now whenever you face such issue just right-click it and choose Unlocker from context menu. If the file has been locked down, Unlocker opens the window which details active process and presents with several options.
However be wary of killing critical processes and deleting files anyway that can cause problems in the PC. Use it to delete locked programs which you can safely get rid of.
Start button to come back
Windows 8 have got rid of the iconic Start button. The Windows 8.1 update has bought it back. However that version of the button would drop you to modern-UI Start screen. If you are not comfortable with tiles then you can use some Start-button replacement programs which would bring it back and restore Windows 7-style functionality.
Disable lock screens and passwords
Lock screens and Passwords look good on portable laptops as well as touch screen tablets, but not on personal desktops. The lock screen has to be released whenever the devices wake up. Just press Windows-R on the keyboard thereby bringing up the Run command box. Now type gpedit.msc and click OK in order to bring up Local Group Policy Editor. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization which is on the left side of window in the file tree, thereafter double-click ‘Do Not Display the Lock Screen’. Choose the Enabled radio button and click OK.
Password disabling depends on Windows versions. In Windows 7, launch Control Panel and go to User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > remove your password. Enter the current password and click Remove Password.
As far as Windows 8 is concerned, open right-side Charms bar and select Settings > Change PC Settings > Users. Now click Change under the alternative ‘Any user who has a password must enter it when waking this PC’ and click OK in the box that appears.
PC takes long time to boot
As time passes by Windows OS become bogged down with heavy usage. When applications launch themselves in the startup process, the boot time is hit. Just do not allow any useless software from running at startup as it can reduce how long the PC takes to boot up.
In Windows 7 check the programs which boot up in the start. Now press Windows-R, type msconfig and Enter. Click startup tab in the System Configuration window.
In Windows 8 Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc which would bring up the Windows Task Manager and open the Startup tab.
Clean up context menu
In case you have installed several applications then it slows down start up. The PC’s right-click context menu is filled with options. If you use tools like Nirsoft’s excellent ShellExView and ShellMenuView tools it would display all menu items which appear in the context menu that allows you to disable those which are not required.
Trouble free upgrades
If there are several programs patched then update is necessary as it prevents vulnerabilities in the system. You must seek actively updates for your software or even deal with several automatic-updates thereby jamming up the system resources. You can install third party software which would keep an eye on updates. If an update comes then there would be an attempt to execute it without seeking your permission. If it is not possible to automatically update, the user would be pinged and inform regarding the upgrade along with a download link.