17 ways to get Vista, to run faster
In Brittany Melton
Windows Vista has received many complaints about the medium and advanced users. Most of the complaints revolve around the loss of productivity and useless default settings. So let me ask: Vista, to kill you? Here are a few techniques that can be used for optimization.
I’ve never run any Microsoft OS without my handy set of pure crap. CCleaner, owned by Piriform, is to remove all the unwanted accumulation of debris from a variety of program settings, browsers, and windows in general. He also delete all the files left floats that Windows, is no longer used. I always use it when I need to free up my trash. After it is installed, right-click the trash, and then click “Run CCleaner» and it will work in the background for a few seconds.
Use a separate partition for your files (music, word documents, etc.). Not only this will help with the backup computer, but it will keep these files from hogging the same space as the operating system. To reduce / alter the partition, right-click My Computer-> Manage-> Disk Management. Click the C: drive or any other OS, and then click “Shrink Volume”.
If you are constantly installing and removing files, you can use the Disk Defragmenter (Start-> All Programs-> Accessories-> Utilities-> Disk Defragmenter)
Select the security of mind. I found that Norton greatly tax the use of memory. Secure apartments with one or two programs Max is what you should aspire to. I like AVG.
If you do not get Vista, for Aero, disable it. This is a huge dryer memory. Right-click and click “Personalize.” Then select “Color and Appearance window.” Then “Open classic appearance properties for more color options”. You can select the window theme of their choice.
Use a lightweight browser. Although I use Mozilla most of my work, I think the simplicity Google Chrome, to be perfectly suited for Windows Vista.
Limit the program run. You can do it in CCleaner or remove them from the control panel. Preventing unnecessary programs from loading at startup can significantly reduce the startup time. Only programs I absolutely keep my security program, my graphics driver, ATI, and wireless drivers.
When using external programs to check your e-mail, Outlook, limit the amount of time it refreshes your mailbox. Checking the mail around the clock may slow down your computer, especially if you missed a few days and have a bunch of e-mail to receive. You can also choose to make a manual send / receive. To change the Send / Receive settings under attack prospects Tools-> Send/Receive-> Send / Receive Settings-> Define Send / Receive Groups or use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + S.
Turn off the Bluetooth receiver, if you do not expect any files. There should be a switch on your computer.
Disable the screen saver. Let’s be honest, if you’re not using your computer, it should be turned off. If you want to save it, turn off the monitor.
Stop hibernation and sleep. At the very least, change the settings for these modes with the legs automatically. These additional “energy saving” mode can save a little electricity, but all your running processes are typically stored in memory for the “fast” wake-up. (Control Panel-> Power Options)
Do not leave the CD-ROM in the drive when not in use. If your computer recognizes the disc into the drive, so often, it starts to rotate to get a quick read. In those moments, your computer slows down, and sometimes pauses.
Manual installation of Windows updates or change the time before, when your computer just will not be used. Heavy multitasking during loading and / or install updates, and pain is a terrible idea, if you do not have much memory, from the beginning. (Control Panel-> Windows Update-> Modify settings or right-click the icon during the update)
Close unused software in multitasking mode. I’m willing to admit that I am a heavy multitasker, and sometimes I end up with 8 Notepads open, 3 different browsers work, and MS Office kicked in the background, as well as the Microsoft Zune minimize my taskbar. I know I rarely need all those open windows at one time, so the smartest thing to do is to close unused.
Launching programs with memory-intensive (typically programming IDE), a Microsoft Visual Studio and Adobe Dreamweaver for multi-tasking is a huge no-no. These programs require most, if not all, of the available memory. Respect that or they will eventually shut you.
If you can afford it, buy a laptop fan. Overheating of the laptop causes the computer to work much harder than cool.
If you can afford it, the maximum memory in the transition to the 4 or 8 GB, but let’s be honest. If you can not afford to upgrade the RAM it’s time to upgrade to Windows 7.