How to Speed Up Windows 7 Operating System

This new operating system from Microsoft have made world crazy with its performance and utilities. It is very fast as compared to previous versions of the Windows operating systems. If you still feel like boot time of the OS is not upto level that was promised by Microsoft. There are various ways to speed up the OS. This article lists 12 different ways to speed up your PC with Windows 7.

  • There may be applications installed in your computer which were installed earlier but now you don’t use them much frequently. These programs might get load at the time of boot reserving RAM and processor cycles. You can make use of ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ or software like Revo installer to find out which programs on your system are unnecessary.
  • Type ‘msconfig’ in search box and open startup tab. You will find list of applications and programs that start with your OS boot. You will be able to distinguish between system programs and applications. You can turn off applications which are not required to start at the time of boot.
  • There is not much difference between minimum requirements of Vista and Windows 7 but if you are trying to switch from XP to Windows7 then you must add more RAM to speed up the system.
  • If you use searching a lot time then the procedure explained here is not applicable to you. Otherwise, you can disable search indexing in order to increase the speed of system. If you type index in search bar, you will get option Options Control Panel Window. You can modify settings there as per requirements.
  • Hard disk stores data in not-contiguous fashion. It is stored as wherever space is available on disk. When we start specific applications, OS have to collect all the fragments scattered in various memory locations. De-fragmentation carries out task of bringing these various fragments of particular applications together, so that time required to search fragments and load them is saved.
  • To change power settings to produce maximum might not save your electricity will surely speed up your system.
  • Disk clean up is one more way to speed up Windows 7. You can find the option for the same in accessories. This will show the list of all the garbage in your computer like temporary internet files, temporary files, etc. Select the files you want to delete and press OK.
  • Regularly run Anti-virus application installed to detect possible virus and spyware.
  • You can use performance troubleshooter, located in control panel, to find the exact reason for your system slowdown.
  • If you type ‘gadget’ in search bar, you will find the list desktop gadgets that are running. You will find that some gadgets are running in background though are not visible on desktop. You can stop running of those gadgets from list displayed in front of you.
  • If you can avoid using vibrant desktop background then you can surely boost speed of the system. You can change it from personalize menu.
  • Windows7 provides a set of cool visual effects. However, these are also responsible for slowing down system. You can turn off these visual effects from control panel only you will feel like you are using first version of Windows then.