Speeding Up Windows® Vista
Windows Vista® and the various ways of speeding up the operating system
Operating systems sometimes include unnecessary tools or features that slow down their performance. Windows Vista is one of those with ideal features that help you achieve results. But due to some issues the performance of this operating system slows down. By tweaking Windows Vista just a little bit, you can free up the speed and make sure that your PC usage is much more reliable and faster than ever. Here are some very simple and easy to do things to speed up your PC and to ensure that your system is efficient all the time:
- Update the drivers
- Switching off default tools that eat up memory
- Managing the hard drive frequently
Update the drivers
Be sure to update all the drivers that are responsible for proper functioning of Windows Vista. As much as sole devices can affect the performance of the PC, the whole system, from hardware to software communication can be affected by outdated drivers. Updating drivers is not only for the purpose of communicating properly with Windows Vista, but also some drivers are used to increase the speed and efficiency of device usage, therefore improving the overall functionality of the system. For Windows®-based programs and devices, you can get the updates from the PC manufacturer’s website. If you have devices that are bought separately, go to the specific manufacturer of the device for the drivers.
Switching off default tools that eat up memory
We all know that the visual interface of Windows Vista is not like that without any sacrifices. If you use your PC for general purposes, you can take advantage of the Windows Aero that improves the overall graphic quality of the interface. However, it also eats up memory. If you disable this function, you can free up some speed from your PC and make it faster. You can also close or disable some programs such as Windows® Sidebar to contribute to enhanced speed capacities of the PC.
One of the most essential parts of the PC is the hard drive where all the data are collected and stored; software and the OS are contained. Basically it is the storage facility where you pull out your applications and files. It is also sometimes the garbage dump where hidden clutter usually covering 1GB of space or more is burdening the functionality of the PC. Free your PC from clutter. Clean up the recycle bin and the browsing history as well as temporary files. After that, organize your files and arrange them accordingly to your needs. Defragment your PC so Windows Vista® can access your data easier and faster. Besides to speed up Windows Vista you can also clean up registry and delete cookies.