Speed up your ailing Windows 7 PC | Windows 7 Tweaks to boot faster

Here is an article to help your Windows 7 if if it is working slower than normal and how to maintain the speed for a long period of time.

Windows 7 is the latest operating system by the Microsoft and they have surely made some drastic changes to make improvement in the OS so that it gains popularity quickly and not like Windows Vista which did not have so much sales as Microsoft expected because some nagging bugs. Windows 7 has been designed to work on even old computers which do not have much RAM(memory), with a minimum requirement of 256 MB RAM, Windows 7 comes with the promise that will be one of the most popular and on demand OS in the world. Windows 7 has also made the OS very user friendly and modern looking for the new generation with small but beautiful changes such as the super bar and progress bar combined and the powerful and better working OS which makes multi-tasking and easy job. Windows 7 with so many good features till has some problems like slowing down sometimes due to some reason. Some tips to speed up your Windows 7 is given below-

Disabling the Aero Theme on Windows 7

Disabling the Aero theme(transparent theme) for Windows 7 speed up your Windows 7 considerably in computers with less RAM because running Aero needs 1GB RAM at least and if you try running Aero in 512MB RAM,, than its a recipe for disaster leading your computer to get very slow. So, Disabling the Aero theme in Windows 7, surely boosts the speed of the computer. Below is a list of steps to disable the Aero Theme from Windows 7:-
  • Right Click on your Desktop and select "Personalize" click the Window Color Tab.
  • Uncheck the Box saying "Enable Transparency" and then click on "Open classic appearance properties for more color options".
  • Then a window will open up. Apply a Standard or Basic theme from it. The Standard Windows 7 theme is more preferred.

    Disabling the Visual Effects in Windows 7

    Disabling the visual effects in Windows 7 which are considered to be an eye-candy in the OS can surely help speed up your computer, it is best to disable them in low RAM computer for achieving high speeds in the OS. Here are some of the steps of how to disable them:-
  • For this right click on "Computer" and select "Properties" from the right click menu.
  • Click on "Advanced System Settings" from the left pane to open up the "System Properties" window.
  • Select the "Advanced" tab from it. Then Under "Performance" click "Settings". Choose "Custom" Options From it.
  • Now un-tick all the options you don't think you need in your Windows 7 and consider them to be additional and memory waste.
  • Now just restart your Windows 7 to see the changes made.

  • Disabling the unwanted services in Windows 7

    Windows 7 has loads of services and not all of them are important yest all of them take up memory in the start up and slow down your PC, it is better to disable those unwanted services but it is advisable to check before you disable the services as some of them maybe important to the Windows 7 and disabling them might result in disastrous end.

    Disabling the User Account Control(UAC) in Windows 7

    The User account control (UAC) feature in Windows 7 is very annoying though it says it claims to protect your Windows 7 from harmful virus activity, malware, spyware etc. But if you are a daily user of your Windows 7 and are regularly installing software than this feature can be very disturbing. Here are the steps to disable it:-

  • In the Control Panel open the "User Accounts and Family Safety" and then open "User Account".
  • Click the User Account Control settings link.
  • Now just Drag the Slider towards "Never Notify".

  • Disabling the Windows 7 Sidebar in Windows 7

    Windows 7 sidebar has been one of the best features of Windows 7 with an outstanding support for softwares and customization, but Windows 7 sidebar is also an eye-candy and hence eats up a of of memory resulting in slowing down of computer and especially the start-up. Here are the steps to disable the Windows Sidebar:-

  • Right click on the sidebar and select "Properties".
  • On the properties windows untick the check box showing "Start sidebar when Windows Starts"

  • Changing the Power Plan in Windows 7

    Power plan in Windows 7 is not automatically set on high performance mode and hence the computer wont work in its optimum speed but slower than its full capability, selecting the High Performance power plan increases your processor speed hence increasing your speed of Windows 7. Here is a list of steps how to select the "High Performance" power plan:-
  • Double click the "Power Options" in the Control panel.
  • Click the down arrow showing "Show Additional Plans" to see the "High Performance" power plan.
  • Now just select the "High Performance" plan and see the change immediately.

  • Installing some of the most essential softwares for your Windows 7

    Installing some of the the most essential softwares for Windows 7 surely helps speed up the computer and also protect your computer from malwares and degradation. These softwares should be used in the Windows 7 once in a week at least to keep the Windows 7 properly for better speed, these softwares can be downloaded from the internet itself, the top 5 essential softwares for the Windows 7 are:-

  • Wise Registry Cleaner
  • CCleaner
  • TCP Optimizer
  • TeraCopy
  • Startup Delayer

  • Disabling some startup programs

    Disabling some unwanted start-up programs surely safes time because all the programs in a computer surely consume some memory dues to which the computer slowly but steadily slows down with increase in number of softwares as all of them tend to start in the system start-up.

    Using the ReadyBoost option in Windows 7

    Windows 7 and Windows Vista have the unique feature to increase their memory by using a Pendrive through which it uses the space of the pendrive and increases the memory resulting in increase in memory and speed.

    I hope this article helps you in speeding up your Windows 7 and also your work.

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