Windows Vista has additional security features, new functionality, and a lot of cool graphics. But depending on how powerful your computer is, you might not be that impressed with its performance. Even if you’re running Vista on something less powerful than say–an $8000 Alienware Area 51 ALX (with three video cards), you can do some tweaking to make the operating system run a bit faster. In this IT Dojo video, I’ll give you several performance-enhancing tips to speed up Windows Vista.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can go to the video player page for this IT Dojo episode and click “See Full Transcript,” or you can also read Deb Shinder’s original articles, “Know what to do when Check Disks malfunctions in Vista” and “Follow these tips to boost Vista performance” on which this video is based.

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