How to optimize the windows 7
After windows vista, Microsoft has launched windows 7 that offer improved performance than its predecessor. If you also want to get the best out of it, then you need to remove all the resource hogging programs and need to carry out certain tweaks. Below are given some tips that would help you to boost the PC performance without upgrading the hardware.
You may get many suggestions for upgrading your system’s speed form internet but most of them cannot be trusted and some of them do not work. They sometimes cause harm to the system instead of doing good to it. If you want to make any kind of the changes to your system then make sure you know about all the myths related to the windows 7 performance. The tips that are given below will surely help you to make out some extra space and improve the speed of your system after the installation of the windows 7.
How to speed up the Windows 7 Upgrade
Once you install the windows 7 in your system, you will notice that all your older components will be working like they were earlier. There is no need to install them again. Windows 7 reduces your work of installing the devices, software, and other accessories again and again to the system. The windows 7 are very good when it comes about setting of the drivers for video, networking, and other elements.
If you want to maximize the performance of your PC, then first of all search and install all the drivers of the Windows 7 drivers that are required for the critical components. If your systems sound and video are also integrated on the system’s board then it becomes necessary to search for the motherboard drivers also. In case, audio and sound drivers are not inbuilt then, you need to add drivers for the video and sound card on to the list. This should be accompanied by the input devices and other components like arrangements for the mouse, printer, Wi-Fi, etc. If you do not know how to do all this, then you can opt for the DriverMax which is a kind of the free program and can be used to scan the system for all the components and potential driver updates.
If you cannot find drivers for the windows 7 then you can make use of the Windows Vista drivers also. If there is any trouble, then it can be resolved by right-clicking the executable file or by left-clicking the file name troubleshoots Compatibility. Once, the user select these files, he will then are made to browse through the wizard and then he can select the options and can mark the components and programs that were running fine in earlier version but not in the Windows 7. At last the user then needs to select the Windows Vista as the current operating system, and run the installation process again.
It is always advisable not to make use of the Windows Updater to install the drivers on the machine because sometimes in this process Microsoft may release old or incompatible drivers
How to Optimize the System’s Storage
Whenever you install Windows 7 over the Windows Vista, then you find a folder with name C:\Windows.old. Windows 7 provides you an option through which you can store all the contents of your old Windows Vista. Though it may sound interesting but it’s a huge waste of space. It’s better to select the files that are important for you and save them separately instead of storing whole folder. This will save a good amount of space.
The space can also be saved by moving the system’s paging file from one hard drive to the other. But this can be done only when the system has multiple hard drives. This can be done very easily, just follow the simple steps. Open the Control Panel and then choose System. Now, click the Advanced System Settings tab and select advanced tab. Now select the performance tab and click the Settings. A new window then pops up, and then chooses the advanced option. At last, click the Change and uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size” check box. Select C: drive from the box mentioning the name of the drives switch to the option called No paging file. Select a different drive and then choose the option called System managed size. Finally, Click OK and then restart your system.
How to push the system’s performance
If you want to enjoy the experience of a fast Windows 7 then, first of all you need to modify the time that is spent over the mouse-over boxes. This can be done by clicking on the Start button of Windows and then type Regedit under the search program. Once you enter the windows 7 registry make sure that you do not touch or modify anything without any purpose. Now, click the expandable arrow next to into the ‘Search programs and files’ box. Welcome to the Windows 7 Registry–don’t touch or modify anything without good reason. Left-click on the expandable arrow next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Now, expand the folder of the Control Panel, and then click the option labeled Desktop given in the hierarchy. Now, search for the menu show delay given in the right pane and double click it. Change the value given to some low value. Now restart your system to make the changes effective.
You can also change the mouse hover time. This can be done by selecting the mouse option given below the desktop option. Once you select the mouse then you will be directed towards the Mouse Overtime registry key. Now, just change the value lesser than the given value and then close the registry and restart your computer again.
If performance is the priority for you then modify the visual settings of your windows 7 so that you can get better performance. This can be done by selecting again the control panel folder and then choose advanced system Settings. Now a system settings window appears. Choose advanced tab and click the settings box that is given below the performance option. Once you select it, a pop window will appear and then you can see various checked boxes. Select the boxes according to your requirement and click OK.
How to conserve the system’s resources
Once you installed many programs on your system that may be core basic applications, make sure to check that there are no unwanted applications that are running in the background. It is important to check because these applications eat up a lot of computer memory and makes it slower and thereby affects overall performance. These programs are launched whenever the operating system starts up. They are designed especially so that they can load their applications much faster. The main problem with them is that they run every time irrespective of the fact that whether you require them or not.
There are number of applications like the iTunes that launch themselves whenever the computer starts and consumes the resources. You can remove them by clicking the Start menu and choosing search form it. Now type msconfig into it and press enter. A System Configuration window will appear. Select the tab labeled Startup and moves your mouse over the manufacturer and the Command columns. Shrink down the Manufacturer column. Now, you can find both iTunes and the QuickTime in the Startup tab. Since, both the iTunesHelper.exe and the QTTask.exe are unnecessary for the system, so you can now easily uncheck them. Once you are over with this, click OK these start up applications will then never bother you.
You can carry out the similar process with other programs of the list. First of all find out their executable files and decide whether they need to kept or removed. You can check and uncheck many programs in single go. At last don’t forget to clock OK to apply the settings.
Besides, the startup programs, there are many services also that may consume the resources of your system. It’s better to trim or to squeeze them. Most this can be done very easily, by typing the services.msc in the search field of the start menu, and then press Enter. You will then see the Services window, containing list of the options and various executables. It may appear quite confusing and difficult to decide which services are important for the system and which are not.
You can then make use of the tweaked and the safe list to decide which list is to be modified and how the parameters should be set. This can be done by double-clicking on the listed services. The main list that needs concern is the ‘Startup type’ listing. You can then switch among the different modes like the Manual, Automatic, and Disabled according to your needs and recommendations. This helps you to control the launching activity of the services.
How to maintain the top performance of the system
The first requirement that you need to fulfill if you want to have fast performance is that the system should have enough space. This can be assured by removing the C:\Windows\Temp folder. This can be done easily under the safe mode, because here it becomes easy to wipe out all the unneccary files from the drives. Always remember not to make use of the uninstall function of the Windows 7. Besides this, never uninstall a program using its default uninstall executable, if you want to remove it from the drive. It’s better to make use of the utility called Revo Uninstaller that is absolutely free and can remove the programs by making use of their default uninstall routines. Besides this, the Revo uninstaller also scans your complete system and its Registries to clean all the traces of program from the hard drive.
It’s better to carry out the tweaking of the operating system, if you want to increase the performance. The best way to improve the prowess of the system is by upgrading the hardware. You should always keep your system free from the clutter.