A friend was caught up in the action of learning to tweak his Windows Vista, and was frustrated to learn that there were too many jargons and tricks that he didn’t understand, felt demotivated and thus gave up.
Some people like to go for broke when they haven’t even learn the basics. The same applies here for optimizng your windows vista as well. It’s always good to start from the basics
But from where?
From Microsoft of course. They’ve written this article about 10 tips to Optimize Windows Vista for better performance.
Here’s the summary:
1. Delete programs you never use
2. Limit how many programs load at startup
3. Defragment your hard drive
4. Clean up your hard disk
5. Run fewer programs at the same time
6. Turn off visual effects
7. Restart regularly
8. Add more memory
9. Check for viruses and spyware
10. Disable services you don’t need
as you can see, it might be some advance tips that you might have expected. It covers only the basics and that’s why it’s for everyone and not instructions that only overclockers or IT technicians can understand.
Yes… you should have at least 2gb of ram to run Vista smooth and of course with a multi core processor. It is also very important that to maintain your background processes less than 50. That’s why even you have quad core with high end graphic your pc will still laggy because you’re running too much processes over there.
control your startup program to control your processes, by going run, type msconfig and hit enter. start tweaking over there. Caution: If you’re unsure what you’re doing, please do not continue the action and press cancel. Good luck for tweaking your vista.