How to Optimize Your Windows Vista

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Did you just buy a PC, maybe a laptop or a desktop computer and recently noticed that his high-tech, state of the art in a year (or maybe months) the computer system seems to get slower than passing day. The truth is that his team will not remain the same after being charged with dozens of tools and programs such as antivirus software (both anti-malware and spyware removal), and many other Internet downloads. The slowdown tends to occur gradually and may not notice, until it becomes virtually impossible to open a file or document, then finally dawn on his team needs a little service.

But relax, do not worry! no matter what the cause may be, the good news is that there is a solution for that, because there are many ways to help speed up your Windows Vista and also make a better performance of your PC without having to upgrade the computer hardware. Here are some tips to help you optimize your Windows Vista to perform better and faster.

Run a virus check

By the time you notice that your PC is running slowly, the first thing to do is check that viruses and spy-wares. Viruses have a way to slow down a computer and makes it run slower than it used to.

Defragmentation can be defined as a process that helps reduce the amount of fragmentation in a file system. The fragmentation makes the hard drive to work more than necessary and this can slow down your computer. Disk Defragmenter is what you need.

Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data and put them together so that the hard disk can have more space and better results. Disk Defragmenter can be found on the PC with Windows Vista, go to the icon "Start" on your computer, click "All Programs" open "Accessories" then "System Tools" and finally click "Disk Defragmenter".

Boosting memory of your computer

Using Windows Ready Boost to boost your computer memory. The Windows Ready Boost lets you use the storage space on removable devices such as flash drives, to increase the speed of your computer. This is a preferable way to increase the memory in your PC, that opening up the computer hardware.

Uninstall the software and programs you never use

Do you know that most of the test versions of the limited editions of programs you find on your computer when you bought it can slow down your computer? These tests use the software valuable disk space and memory, so if you do not intend to upgrade to a full version of the program or software is recommended to uninstall from your computer to save disk space, memory, and even processing power .

Clean your hard drive

If you want to help your computer run faster, you can also delete unimportant files on the hard drive and empty the Recycle Bin by using the Disk Cleanup. Here is a step by step instructions on how to do this.

1. First start by clicking the icon "Start", click "All Programs" then "Accessories", open "System Tools", click and then "Disk Cleanup".

2. You have the option to choose if you want to clean up your personal files only or all files on your computer.

3. In the Options dialog box Disk Cleanup If the box mounts, select the hard drive to be cleaned, and then click OK.

4. Select the tab Disk Cleanup and click the boxes of files to delete and click OK.

5. Finally, click "Delete Files" to confirm the complete elimination of unwanted files.

Reduce the implementation of programs

When you put on your computer, you notice that some programs load automatically at startup, these programs take up disk space and memory waste and also reduces the power load on your PC. Most of these programs are designed by software vendors to load automatically when Windows starts, some of them even run in the background, where you can not see, and are only designated by their icons in the notification area of the taskbar of your computer screen. So to help his team Windows Vista faster and more efficient, eliminate those that do not use often.


James Madison said...

Hey I also wanted to optimize my OS and this blogpost really helped a lot specially the top 3 points you have mentioned. Now, it will help me to repair my computer as well.

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