Windows 7 operating system is much more faster than the previous Operating systems of Microsoft. In this article, I have given some suggestions to increase the performance of a Windows 7 PC within a short time.
How to speed up a Windows 7 PC
The Windows operating system by Microsoft is much more faster operating system than its predecessors. We can make few changes to Windows 7 so that it can even be much more faster and more responsive.
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Boost your RAM: Windows is very efficient in using the memory and if we add additional memory, it can give a big boost on the performance at a little cost. 4 GB of RAM is more than enough for most of 64 bit users, and 3 GB memory is enough for 32 bit users. But if you are doing works like CAD or video editing, then adding more than 4 GB would be a good idea.
Install the Correct Version of Windows 7: If you have a PC with more than 3 GB of memory then you should be using a 64 bit version of Windows. The limitations of the 32-bit hardware/software will prevent the use of all of the memory a little past the 3GB mark, so you could be wasting the potential of your RAM. So decide whether to use 32 bit windows 7 or 64 bit windows 7 operating system in your PC.
Switch over to Solid State Drive (SSD): There will be a boost in the performance of all Windows 7 applications if you use a solid state drive. The Solid state drives have no moving parts, hence do not make noise and are efficient with much faster access times. Very soon the current version of mechanical hard drives will become obsolete. But at present SSDs are a little expensive. But if you have sufficient money and have a high end system, then having a SSD for your Windows 7 System will be an excellent choice
Keep your System Drivers Updated: You will get good performance enhancements in your Windows 7 system if you upgrade the main system drivers ( Graphics card, chipset, audio etc...). There will be a boost in game performance in your Windows 7 system with graphics card drivers.
Use Windows ReadyBoost: ReadyBoost is a way to use fast memory drives/cards and to provide high-speed system cache which boosts the performance of your applications without adding any physical RAM. The The devices compatible with ReadyBoost have much faster read and write access times than the hard disks.
Defrag your Windows 7 System: Windows 7 OS includes a defragmentation tool which can be run on manual basis or automatically to improve the access performance. The Defragging generally applies to mechanical drives and defragging of SSD is not recommended as it may reduce the lifespan of these drives.
Use Automatic Logon: If you are the only person accessing your Windows 7 Computer, you can use automatic logon to save a few seconds. The automatic logon to Windows 7 will directly boot into your desktop without any need to enter the password and wait for loading. But this will allow any one to use your computer, so please consider the security aspects also before doing this.
Clean up Old Files: System Clean up tool is available with Windows 7 to recover free space on your hard disk. Using Clean up tool is an easy way to remove temporary files, old installation data and log files. There are also some third party utilities for doing this job.
Uninstall Unnecessary Software: If you installed a Windows 7 Operating system on a new PC, then there is a chance that lot of useless applications also come along with Windows 7. If you are not going to use them, then they can be removed. You can check the system tray and see if any applications are running in the background which you rarely use and remove them. Removing these unwanted programs from your Windows 7 system will definitely speed up your Windows 7 System.