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.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.