Fix the issue of Windows® Vista® running slow
Is your Windows Vista-based computer running slow? Read on to know tips for resolving the issue
There could be a number of reasons behind the slow performance of Windows Vista. The most possible reason behind it includes the virus infections which could slow up each task in the system. Windows Vista may run slowly because of some registry error or other system errors. If the system does not meet minimum hardware requirements, then also the Windows Vista could slow down. If you have done an upgrade to Windows Vista instead of a clean installation, the OS could not offer good performance to the system. Lack of the latest drivers for hardware and 'sleep' and 'hibernation' modes are other reasons behind the Windows Vista slowing down. With this, the system might hang as well as there could be slow network connectivity.
Here are some tips to fix these issues in a Windows Vista system:
- Clean installation of OS
- Configure the system
- Fix registry errors
- Remove infections
Clean installation of OS
Microsoft Windows Vista could slow down if the OS is upgraded from any previous version of the Windows OS. The upgrade would usually do not include the OS with all its features. You need to perform a clean installation instead of upgrade to resolve the issue. If the OS require upgrading, you need to first install the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor. Then you need to follow instructions given by Upgrade Advisor.
Configure the system
Microsoft Windows Vista could slow down due to lack of system requirements. If the system does not meet the minimum system requirements of the OS, the OS would no longer work at all. These requirements include processor, memory and hard disk drive etc. The system needs to be included with 1.7 GHZ processor. The memory requirement is a 1 GB RAM device. To run the new user interface feature of Windows Vista, you need to install a 128 or 256 MB graphics card and an 80 GB hard disk drive.
If the system registry has got corrupted, the performance of the system could get affected. The registry corruption could also result in the slow performance of Windows Vista. These registry errors could have come as result of some manual interferences or obsolete software installed in the system. You need to remove the registry errors with the use of some registry cleaner software to resolve the issue.
Microsoft Windows Vista could slow down the system if it is infected. These infections could be getting into the system as a result of access to infected websites and installation of infected software. You could remove these infections with the use of good antivirus software. You are always advised to perform full Windows Vista system scan to avoid any type of infections.