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Offline ebenzunlimited

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12 Simple Ways To Boost Windows 7 Performance
« on: June 08, 2012, 01:51:51 AM »
Windows 7 is a great new operating system from Microsoft and is being considered as a great addition in terms of features over Vista, but as you know that once the features are added to your system then they will definitely consume some resources too. You can optimize Windows 7 by allowing only those features which are needed and disabling all unwanted features. Here are some small tips which you can follow to get the best out of Windows 7.
Disable Search Indexing

In order to speed up the search process, the Search indexing service scans through the files and folders on the Windows system and records information about them in an index file. But it also consumes some resources from the system, so if you are performing searches once in a blue moon then it would be better to keep this feature disabled. Here are the steps to disable search indexing in Windows 7.
Remove Unwanted Startup Programs

Startup programs run when your login to the system, so have a look at which programs you have allowed to run on start up, as you might find many of those in the list which you no longer need at all or you do not need them to start on the system boot up. For disabling unwanted programs from running on startup, click Start, then type msconfig and hit Enter. Now in the System Configuration window, go to the startup tab and uncheck the programs that you donít want to run upon startup.

Disable Aero

The Aero feature adds a great look and feel to your Windows 7 OS, no doubt it is one of the great perks of Windows 7. But what if you are running a slow computer or your system is running some resource hungry applications, then it would be better if you keep this feature disabled. Follow the simple steps here to disable it in Windows 7.
Turn Off System Sounds

If you donít really need the system sounds, then you should keep them disabled for the better utilization of the system resources. For this purpose, click Start, then type mmsys.cpl and hit Enter. Now disable the sounds you donít need from this dialogue box.

Remove Unwanted Fonts

It is recommended to remove the unwanted fonts from Windows 7. To remove fonts click Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts, then select the font and hit Delete.

Optimize Application Launching Time

You can optimize the application launching time by setting the values of EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch parameters to 1. In order to set the value of these parameters, open the registry editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management \ PrefetchParameter option in the left sidebar, here you will be able to see these parameters in the right side bar

Always keep the Latest Device Drivers

It is a well known fact that the latest the device driver is, the faster the performance of the device will be, so always check for the latest updates regarding your systemís device drivers. In this regard you can also get help from some tools like the Device Doctor.
Use Some Good Antivirus

Always scan your system with some good antivirus programs to you keep your system safe from all sort of viruses. You can give Microsoft Security Essentials a shot since it is developed by Microsoft itself. You can also try out AVG 9 Free  or Avast! Antivirus

Prioritize the Running Processes

Process priority is a basic operating system functionality, almost every operating system offers a way to increase or decrease the priority of the processes. So if you feel that your core application is not running up to the mark or some other secondary application is taking more resources then required, then you can change the priorities of the respective processes to keep your system running smooth.

Defragment your disks Regularly

Disk Defragmentation makes sure that the stored files are in one contiguous piece which results in better system performance. So its always recommended to defragment your system properly to optimize your system performance.

Find Bottlenecks

If your system is performing sluggishly then it is vital that you should identify the reason for this bottleneck. Once you are sure of what is causing the issue, then you will easily be able to kill the culprit. Resource Monitor is one of the great Windows 7 utilities which you can use to investigate such situations

Switch Off Unwanted Windows Features

Windows Features offers a great way to enable/disable specific Windows features. You can load it by clicking Control Panel > Programs > Windows Features on or off. Here identify which features you donít need and disable them to avoid the resources usage. Just like I donít play much of the default windows games, so I have kept them disabled.

We have listed down the simplest ways in which you can make your Windows 7 run faster. However the performance optimization is a very vast subject, there are many free tools and other techniques which can boost your system performance and we might have missed a few in this post. Enjoy!
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Re: 12 Simple Ways To Boost Windows 7 Performance
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 01:11:28 AM »
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