Speaking of speeding up Windows Vista, some ways are more straight forward than the others and some will help you see huge improvements to the performance of Windows while others offer less noticeable results. Here we will look at some of the most effective ways to speed up Windows Vista from my personal experience.
By default, Vista comes with tons of features that are enabled based on assumptions which may or may not apply to you. Therefore you get a system that is running lots of underground processes, most of which you do not need at all. So one of the great ways to speed up Windows Vista is to disable them. To see the list of Windows features and turn them on or off, go to Control Panel, change to “Classic View”, click on “Program Features” and then select “Turn Windows Features On And Off”. Check the Windows 7 product key.
The Windows Indexing service was initially planned to be one of the ways to speed up Windows Vista by shortening the search time for files. However, as the volume of hard disk increases exponentially, the service has proven to be a resource intensive program causing massive slowdowns when Windows start to index the millions of files in the system. Select Start then choose Computer, right click on your C Drive and select properties. Under the General Tab, uncheck “Index this drive for faster searching”. On the next dialog box, choose “Include subfolders and files”. Do the same for the other Drives.
When Vista boots up, many programs execute at the start up either in the background or as pop up Windows. Some of these you do not need. You need to take control and eliminate these memory suckers that are lurking in the background. Open your start menu, go to run, and type in ‘msconfig’, choose the Startup tab and uncheck any items that you do not want to auto-load and click OK.
Defrag your hard disk.This may not be new to you but if you are thinking of using the Windows Defragmentation Tool in Vista, you can forget about it. Instead, use a free 3rd party tool known as Defraggler (Google it for the download link). It is still quite efficient in comparison to other ways to speed up Windows Vista. Clean your registry. One of the often neglected parts of Windows is the registry itself. Many do not realized that one of the best ways to speed up Windows Vista is to make sure the registry is clear of invalid entries which causes Windows to perform unnecessary tasks. Cleaning the registry has other advantages too. In certain cases you can remove Windows errors that pop up during boot up. One can always visit http://www.ezonecomputers.co.nz/ for more details.