Windows® Vista Speed Up
Are you interested in knowing the ways of increasing the speed of Windows Vista?
Windows Vista is a user-friendly operating system designed for personal or home office computers. Windows Vista delivers high performance, if your computer meets recommended system requirements. However, the performance of the computer might drop down day by day due to various reasons. For instance, when you go online some temporary Internet files get downloaded on your computer which consume your disk space and make the computer slow. Your computer may also work slowly, if it is infected with a virus or any other Internet threat. Apart from this, your computer may slow down, if any process or program uses high amount of CPU or other system resources.
The following points highlight some common issues that make your machine slow and some tips that are needed to speed up Windows Vista in your system :
- Delete temporary files
- Disable some Start up services
- Computer infection
- Enable ready boost feature
- Disable some Windows Vista features
Delete temporary files
The Internet temporary files use your hard drive space and lead to a slow computer. Some installation files get extracted to the temporary folder before the installation which in turn results in poor computer performance. To delete all these files, type “ %temp%” in the run tab and click on ‘OK’. This will delete all the temporary files. However, some of the temporary files might not get deleted because either you don’t have the access to delete them or they might be in use.
Disable some Start up services
Some programs and services automatically start when you turn on the computer and this automation uses your system resources and delays the system’s start up time. For this, use ‘Msconfig’ utility to modify the start up settings or disable the start up items and services. While disabling these services, you need to make sure that you do not disable any Microsoft® service. In addition, you have the option of putting a check mark on ‘Hide all Microsoft services’ .
When you go online, there are chances of your computer getting infected with viruses. A virus infection can make your computer slow. Therefore, it is necessary to install a powerful antivirus software on your computer. Scan your computer with an updated antivirus program to check if the computer is infected with a virus.
A flash drive is used as a secondary memory cache before your hard drive caching. In this way, you can increase the data transfer speed. To enable ‘Ready Boost’ you need to plug in a flash drive and when a dialogue box pops up with a message stating that you could use it for ready boost, you should set the flash drive for ready boost in that dialogue box.
Windows Vista has many features that deliver high protection and attractive graphic interface. These features work fine on computers that have high system configuration. To speed up Windows Vista, you can disable some of the services like AERO, User Account Control etc. AERO feature can be disabled from the ‘Animate’ tab under ‘Visual Effects’ tab in your system properties. And, ‘User Account Control’ can be disabled from ‘Control Panel’.