Speeding Up Your Machine (Windows)
Hi there !
These are some tips, hope can helps..
1 Regularly TuneUp your Windows environment.
TuneUp program such as TuneUp Utillities and Advanced System Care should be nice.
But what's cooler than tuning up it by yourself ?
Simply check your disk for errors, clean up unnecessary files, and defrag it.
These tasks could be scheduled for every two weeks or a month.
2. Disabling Unnecessary services.
You may disable services that you don't need through the windows services manager.
Simply, Windows - Run.. (Ctrl+R) and type services.msc
Some services that recommended to disable are : Alerter, Computer Browser, DNS Client, Help and Support, Remote Registry, Server, Telnet, Universal Plug and Play
You can disable it or just set it to manual. Warning : Be sure that the services you disable aren't used by any program
3. Disabling Unnecessary Startup Programs
Boring unnecessary startup should be turned off. You can use any Program to do this or simply use the application provided by Windows.
Simply Windows - Run.. (Ctrl+R) and type Msconfig. In the startup tab, you can maintain which program to included in your startup.
4. Disabling Special Effects/Animation and usage of heavy theme
Effects, Animation, and good themes are nice. But they affect your performance, especially in CPU Usage.
Effects and Animation of Windows can be controlled from System Properties - Advanced - Performance - Settings.
While themes can be maintained from Display Properties. However, you don't need to do these if your PC/Laptop has high specifications.
5. Maintain your Background Program
Background Program are program that work in Background such as Antivirus, Personal Firewall, or any other programs.
You need to take care of which program that should work in Background, maintain the memory and CPU Usage.
Don't enable to many background programs unless you have good processor(s) and memories.
6. Having a lot of free spaces.
You need a lot of free spaces in your OS partition (ex. C: partition). Free spaces can affect how fast data can be transferred from the partition. Of course this will affect your performance.
7. Uninstalling Unnecessary Programs.
Unnecessary programs that you don't use should be uninstalled, because they can make free spaces and smaller your registry.
8. Defragment of Registry.
Your registry also need defragment cause they become fragmented overtime. Use any TuneUp programs that give you Registry Defragger to do this.
9. Setting your Virtual Memory
This Virtua Memory needed by Programs especially Games. Automatically Windows set the best size for you. Just for your info, initial size should be twice your RAM and Maximum size can be 3x or 4x your RAM.
10. System Restore
System Restore can be nice, however it's unnecessary now cause many viruses attack System Restore backup. How about disabling it and use another program (Deep Freeze, Rollback, etc) to backup your system ?
11. Enabling Boot Defrag
( info coming soon)
12. Manage your files
The storage of your files should also affect the performance of indexing. Rather than just Defragging your drive, you should place your files into one in a folder. For example, you put All Song Files in a folder named MP3, and Word Documents files in folder Documents, something like that.
Well that's 12 tips for you. There are many things that also not included here, so let me know.