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I need tips to speed up windows Operating system performance

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Performance hacks

by Thmiuatga In reply to how to speed up computer?

Well, I don't know what version of Windows you are using but look for "Windows XP Hacks" by O'Reilly books. I still use XP (X64) primarily and Vista and I have found that most of the performance hacks applied to the system registry for XP will work for Vista.

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Well the sensible people will say

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to how to speed up computer?

Load a Linux Distro that suits your needs.

If you want to stick with the Infection known as Windows Defrag, Defrag, Defrag and then defrag again.

Run some sort of Registry Cleaner to clean up any mess that is in the registry but first make sure you backup the untouched Registry.

If it's hardware related Max out the amount of RAM that the M'Board can carry or install 4 GIG in Dual Chanel Mode for a 32 Bit OS. It's pointless installing any more RAM for 32 Bit OS's as they can not use it all.

If you have a 64 Bit OS stick in as much RAM as the M'Board will carry and that will improve things easily.

If you have more than 1 HDD move the Swap File/Page File to another HDD not another partition on the same HDD but another different HDD.

That's about all you can do easily unless you want to start removing unused software and disabling services that start when you start Windows.

Col

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System Slow Issue..

by Vikramaery In reply to how to speed up computer?

The below link will help you as Microsoft Recommended.
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/speed.aspx

But i have tested some of the tool which can increase the performance of system.
1. http://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER (this clean registry, and temp files)
2. http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html (this tool contains various tool which improve the system performance by using numerous tweaks.)
Hope this resolve the issue.

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Excellent advice

by pfeiffep In reply to System Slow Issue..

I also use http://www.piriform.com/defraggler to defrag my hard drives.

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How to Speed up a PC

by byl In reply to how to speed up computer?

Here is a routine that has proven very successful at optimizing a PC with minimal expense ("Optimize a PC" means to make it run as well as it can. It would involve actions to maximize its performance so it is as fast as possible and stably runs like it should):

0. Ensure the Hard Disc Drive is not damaged or faulty.
Solution - Run CheckDisk:
a. Start> Computer >select C Drive>Right Click C Drive>select "Properties">"Tools" > click "Check Now"> Select both boxes and click "Start".
b. This can take a long time, so let it complete (may take all night or longer. Be patient.)

1. Ensure your PC has as much memory (RAM) as possible.
a. Use the RAM Configurator linked below to see what RAM your PC uses and the max it will support.
b. Get the maximum amount of memory your computer can hold and install it (the configurator has directions on how to install it).

RAM Config: http://www.crucial.com/?cpe=pd_msn_us&ef_id=-iNN3nqIjU4AAE2a:20110707180520:s

2. Ensure the PC is protected.
Solution - Update existing Anti-Malware software or install if there are none.
a. Open the Anti-Virus program and update it;
b. Open the Anti-Spyware program and update it;
e. If no Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware, get good programs (If getting another AV program, remove the old one before installing the replacement one).

Here are some sources for Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus programs if needed:

MalWare Bytes: http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
SuperAntiSpyware: http://download.cnet.com/SuperAntiSpyware-Free-Edition/3000-8022_4-10523889.html
AVG AntiVirus: http://download.cnet.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition-2011/3000-2239_4-10320142.html

Get both of these Anti-Malware programs but only ONE Anti-Virus program.

3. Remove Malware from your PC
Solution - Run the Antivrus and then the Antispyware scans (can take a while if never done. Be patient):
a. Scan the whole system with the Anti-Virus;
b. Scan the whole system with the?? Anti-Spyware;
c. Follow recommendations with anything found.

4. Next, ensure the Registry is clean.
Solution: Get and run a good registry cleaner.
a. Check to see if there is a registry cleaner already on the system;
b. if none, get CCleaner here: http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/
c. Run the Registry cleaner till it finds and corrects all errors.
d. Run the "Cleaner" to analyze the disk and see what it finds to delete and then delete the files that are not needed (most of the files it finds are unneeded, but look through the categories to be safe).
e. In CCleaner, under "Tools", go to "Start Up" and look over the programs that start up on your PC. You may see a lot of programs that simply do not need to start up when you first boot up your PC. Disable these and leave only the essential ones (if not sure, note down the program name and then try to open it up via Start-> All Programs. If not essential, disable them). These are big "RAM Eaters" and many times are not needed at start up -- if you do need to use them, you can start them up as needed.

5. Defragment the drive.
Solution - Get a good third party program that will defrag your drive and keep it defragmented.

Fragmentation is basically broken-up pieces of files and free space randomly scattered all over your disk. The disk has to work a lot harder to save files in pieces and then to find them again and this really slows your computer down. It also wears out your disk, as the more the disk is used, the faster it wears out.

Basic defragmenting finds all the pieces of a file and puts them together, saving time.

a. Here is a Top 10 Reviews side-by-side comparison of the best defrag programs around:

http://disk-defragmenter-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

"??b. Select a program and install a free trial. The better defrag programs are automatic. The gold medal winner in the above review can defrag while using the PC (complete transparency) and it also prevents fragmentation. You can get a free trial of the gold medalist at:
http://www.diskeeper.com/defrag"

c. Defragment your disk drives and set the program up to keep them defragmented.

The best defrag programs are very fast and the top placers will defrag while the PC is in use with no problems.

Once this all is done, your PC will be much faster. Use the applicable parts of this procedure to keep your PC running at its best.

Bill R TechSpec

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Two SSD drives

by TonytheTiger In reply to how to speed up computer?

set up as RAID0

Not cheap, but it IS fast. You'll never have to defrag again either (in fact, you shouldn't!)

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Even 1

by pfeiffep In reply to Two SSD drives

SSD drive will speed up a system. Windows 7 up and fully functional from off in less than 30 sec.

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Yep

by TonytheTiger In reply to Even 1

It sure breathed new life into my son's P4 single core. XP Pro up in 25 seconds from 55 seconds before. Rendering Video using Sony Vegas Pro a file that used to take over an hour now processes in less than twenty minutes!

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