Speeding up the performance of Windows Vista

Posted on February 12, 2012 in General Tools | by
Author: herrywillson
Windows Vista is one of the good Operating Systems released from Microsoft. Till today, it has maintained its existence in both home and business environment. It was launched with the numerous features to offer the good performance at users’ end. Still most of the users are facing slow performance with their Windows Vista PC. Let us discuss few experts’ steps to speed up the Windows Vista. You can follow below mentioned steps.

Disclaimer: If you are not so much technical to understand these steps then take help of online Microsoft Windows Vista Support.

Setting up the Virtual Memory

Virtual Memory is the space allocated on the hard drives, which is treated as the primary memory by Windows. This memory is not correctly sized by default on the Windows machines. This is one of the biggest reasons why the new Windows computers work very slowly. Follow below mentioned steps to set the Virtual Memory correctly for good performance,
1. Go to the Control Panel > System & Maintenance, click System icon to open the System Properties window.
2. Click the ‘Advanced System Settings’ in the left side panel. Provide the login credentials for administrator user, if asked.
3. Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab in the opened dialog box and click ‘Settings’ under ‘Performance’.
4. In the ‘Advanced’ tab, click ‘Change’ button in ‘Virtual Memory’ section.
5. Clear the ‘Automatically manage paging file size for all drives’ checkbox.
6. Select the [C] or other hard drive partition.
7. Select ‘Custom size’. Enter the displayed value of ‘Recommended size’ in the box titled ‘Initial Size (MB)’.
8. Enter the 1.5 times of the ‘Initial Size’ value in the ‘Maximum Size (MB)’ box.
9. Click the ‘Set’ button.
10. Click ‘OK’ button and then restart the computer if prompted.

Uninstall unnecessary programs

The PC manufacturers often supplies their computers preinstalled with numerous applications. In addition, you are free to install any program on your computer. More number of applications means more load on the system resources. Follow below steps to uninstall unnecessary programs,
1. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features, click Programs to launch the Installation Manager.
2. This will show all the programs installed in your computer. Have a look and check what all programs you do not use or don’t want on your computer.
Disclaimer: You are going to remove an application from your computer. Please don’t uninstall the programs, which are used rarely but you’ve paid for them because it is not possible to recover them back.
3. Select the unwanted programs and click Uninstall button.
If you don’t know what all you have to remove and need a detailed investigation for all the applications, then contact Online Computer Technical Support.

Optimizing the Computer Startup

Numerous applications, Windows services, and functions are loaded with the startup of Windows. The unnecessary applications increases this startup time and often slows down the Windows performance. Have a look in the System Tray, area nearby the on taskbar, to know how many applications are being launched with the startup. Follow below steps to block the unwanted applications,
1. Go to the Start menu and type MSCOFIG in the search box. MSCOFIG will appear on the top in the search results.
2. Right click ‘MSCONFIG’ and select ‘Run as Administrator’. Enter the credentials of Administrator user, if it asks.
3. Go to the Startup tab and look how many applications are being launched on Windows Vista startup.

Disclaimer: You are going to block the applications to run on startup. This can affect the working and performance of the affected applications. You are required to block only unwanted things at startup but be careful. Please don’t block items from Microsoft, your PC brand, hardware related, antivirus and other necessary items. Don’t know what to do exactly then contact Online Computer Support.

4. Uncheck the unwanted items.
5. Click Apply button and then click OK button.
6. Restart the computer.

Check the computer performance after performing above steps. If your computer still works slowly then contact Microsoft Windows Vista Support. You can also contact them if you are facing any problem in performing above steps.

Herry Willson is working as a Technical Content Writer with SupportMart, a 24×7 available technical support company. We offer brand-independent online technical support for computers, its Operating systems & software. Our service includes online PC support for almost every brand such as Dell, HP, Toshiba, Acer, Sony, etc. For more information Call us at 1-8007937521 or visit http://www.supportmart.net.

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