4 Windows Vista Tweaks to Improve PC Performance

Written by: Sandeep Challa

Updated: March, 23, 2011

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Windows Vista is one operating system that comes with a lot of brilliant features. However, the bad part is that these excellent features slow down the system considerably.
The reason is that these features demand significant system resources in order to run, and consequently the system’s performance is hampered. Good news is that you can perform various vista performance tweaks to speed up your system. Here is how:

Tweaking Windows Vista
Tweaking Vista!

1. Turn off the Search Indexing

To do that you would need to click on “Start” button and select “Computer.” Then you should right-click on your primary drive and click on the “General” tab.
Here you would see an option by the name “Index this drive for faster searching”;  you should uncheck this option. Uncheck also the box saying “Include subfolders and files.” After this Click “OK”.

2. Turn off Automatic Disk Defragmentation

One should always prefer to manually Defragment the disks rather than automating the process. To do that Click on Start–>Computer and then right click on your primary drive. Click then on properties.
Select Tools–>Defragment Now. Remove “Run on a schedule” checkmark and Click “OK”. You can run this utility manually every 2-3 weeks or so.

3. Stop the Windows defender from running Continuously

It’s very essential to reduce the usage of your System Resources. Applications like Windows Defender are on by default and they consume some of your resources, which can be easily saved.
To do so click on Start–>Control Panel–>Windows Defender–>Tools–>Options. From the screen which pops up, eliminate checkmark which is next to “Auto Start”.

4. Stop the System from Hibernating

That can be done by clicking on Start–>Control Panel–>Power Options–>Change plan settings. A new window will open and you should then select “Change Advanced Power Settings”.
Next click the “Sleep selection” & select “Hibernate After.” The slider should then be brought to zero and then click the “Apply” button.
The aforementioned are really simple vista performance tweaks, but can do wonders to your system’s performance.
Have you tried these Tweaks on your Vista OS ??


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