Tweaks, tricks, and hacks to make Windows Vista fly

No matter how well designed an operating system purports to be, there are ways to tweak it for performance. Here are 10 tweaks, tricks, and hacks you can apply to Microsoft Windows Vista to make it run like a champion and perform to your particular specifications.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.