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    Improve Vista's Performance

    Post by Placehold on Mon May 19, 2008 5:53 pm

    Vista on all versions comes with standard services that may slow down your computer, use larger amounts of resources and slows down performance.Fortunately these settings can be altered to enhance User experience


    This is a utility that maintains and improves system performance over time. However it will index all resources slowing down the system.

    To disable Superfetch

    1. Click Start, type Services in the Start Search box and then click Services in the search results at the top of the Start menu.

    2. Locate the service Superfetch, Right click and select Properties

    3. Under Startup Type select Disable and Stop the service

    4. Click Apply and Ok and you should notice a change in your system


    Apart from the services area named in the above procedure you can stop additional service from running through MSConfig, stopping service that are not needed will enhance the User experience

    Stopping Unused services

    1. Click Start, type MSConfig in the Start Search box, and then click MSConfig in the search results at the top of the Start menu.

    2. Click the Services tab and locate any additional services that you do not use or need in the list.

    3. Once you have found a service that is unused, Uncheck the box next to it (i.e. Telephony, Adobe active File Monitor, Internet TV Device..... )

    4. Once you have unchecked all the service you want to Stop select Apply, Ok and choose either Exit With Restart or Exit Without Restart

    5. The next time you restart your computer will be noticeably faster


    Indexing is a service that speeds up searching from your desktop However it can slow down your computer while it is indexing files, folders and whole drives. It is not necessary to Index the main drive as the file system is already indexed through the start menu.

    To Stop Indexing

    1. Click Start and select Computer, Select your Local drive ( Normally C: )

    2. Right click and select Properties

    3. Uncheck Index This Drive For Fast Searching and click Apply and
    select Ok

    4. Right click the start button and select Properties, Under the Start Menu tab select Customize

    5. Uncheck the Search, search Communications and Search Favorites And History options and select Search This User's Files

    6. Click Ok and Apply

    7. Restart the computer and you should now notice that your start menu searches are more accurate but also are a lot quicker.

    Optimizing Disk Speed

    You local disk drive will be set to cache information but also for safe removal. Since most people do not remove their internal disk drive it is an advantage to change these settings to improve the speed of the disk

    How to Optimize Disk Speed

    1. Click Start, type Device Manager in the Start Search box, and then click Device manager in the search results at the top of the Start menu.

    2. From the list of devices select Disk Drives and select your main internal disk, Right click and select Properties

    3. Under the Policies tab check Optimize For Performance and uncheck Enable Write Caching On The Disk

    4. Select Ok and Restart the computer

    Start menu Searches

    Sometimes Vista's Start menu searches can be slow and can in effect slow
    your system down, You can speed this process upimproving overall performance, simple yet effective.

    Speed Up Windows Vista Start Menu Search

    1. Click Start, type Regedit in the Start Search box, and then click Regedit in the search results at the top of the Start menu.

    2. Navigate to:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer

    and then choose the Advanced key.

    3. Locate and then right click on the Start_Search Files and then select the Modify key.

    4. You now have to change the Value to Zero.

    5. Close Regedit and restart your PC.

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