Windows 7 getting a little slow, wanna speed up Windows 7? Over time, usually a short period of time, Windows will slow down, be it Xp, 7, or any Windows operating system. So–How do you speed up Windows 7?
Remove Programs you do not use:
Programs that you do not use take up valuable space, memory, and present start up issues, so delete them. click on [start] then choose [control panel]. Once you’re in there, click on “Uninstall a Program” under the [Programs] header. You’ll then see a list of all of the programs installed on your computer. To remove a program, simply click on the [modify/remove] button on the right.
Remove Visual Effects:
Doing this will remove a lot of the glossy fancy features in Windows 7 and make it look more like Windows 95-XP. It won’t look as fancy, but it’ll move a lot quicker.
Right-click on the desktop and choose “personalize”. In the window that comes up, choose “Advanced system settings”. In the next window choose the “Advanced” tab at the top, then click the [Settings] button in the “Performance” section. The next screen will show a list of visual effects that can be turned on or off. I recommend that you simply choose “Adjust for best performance”, which disables all of them. However, feel free to pick and choose certain ones. The more you disable, the faster your machine will run.
Go with Firefox or Google Chrome:
While the latest versions of Internet Explorer have gotten a bit better, there are still a few choices that are far superior. These browsers are not only more secure, but they tend to run a lot faster!
Mozilla Firefox — The most popular browser alternative, Firefox is a great option. It’s feature-packed, and runs very smoothly.
Google Chrome — Google recently released their own browser call “Chrome”. It doesn’t have as many features as Firefox, but it’s blazing fast
When you Boot your computer, all your Start-up programs run–this can slow your computer greatly, you can change the programs that run Automaticly.Click START, then SEARCH (Or RUN), and type in MSCONFIG–press OK ( or hit ENTER). From here, choose the [startup] tab on the far top right, this window shows everything that your computer runs when it starts up. You can be pretty free about unchecking items, because if you uncheck something that you needed you can always come back in here, re-check it and then reboot again.
Windows 7 comes with a defragment tool. Over time files get moved around until windows is slow in finding them. Deframenting will place the files back in order, making it easier and faster for windows to find and execute the file.
Joe Hunley has written several Articles dealing with Windows Operating Systems, and shares his thoughts about tricks and Fixes that can be used to maintain your computerThe Hillbilly Hacker