- March 23, 2009 at 10:20 pm #28639
This will be a collection of tutorials that show you how to make Windows Vista run faster. Please feel free to add any suggestions or tips of your own at http://pctipforum.com/index.php?topic=339.0 Please do not post here as this section is only for tutorials.March 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm #31603
Disable the Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC)The next thing to help speed up Windows Vista is to disable the UAC which is the User Account Control. This is the annoying message that comes up if you try to do anything on your computer. Even if you want to install a program you must press cancel or allow to proceed with the process. If you feel confident enough and you do not need someone constantly looking over your should, then lets disable or turn off the UAC.How to disable the Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC)Go to the start menu on Windows Vista.Double click on the user account picture at the top. The user accounts window will appear.Click on Turn user account control on or off.Now untick the box that says use the UAC to protect your computer.Should you disable the Windows Vista UAC?If you are a new computer user you should leave this UAC enabled until you are confident that you know what you are doing. This feature can save you from doing the wrong thing sometimes. However if you know it is just an annoying popup and is slowing your computer then get rid of it.March 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm #31604
Disable the Windows Vista Welcome Center.The Windows Vista Welcome center was the first thing I saw when I started Windows Vista and it was the first thing that had to go!!! Everytime I started the computer it was there on the screen...Anyway I left it for a few days until I had worked out how to use Vista...then goodbye Welcome Screen. How to disable the Windows Vista Welcome screen?In certain versions of Windows Vista you can un-tick a box at the bottom of the Welcomes Center to stop it from opening on startup. Derr how easy is that????If this is not available try this:Click the Windows Vista Start Icon in the bottom left corner Type msconfig in the search box Click Continue in the User Account Control (another annoying thing) Click on the Startup Tab Untick the Show welcome center as pictured below. Click Apply, then OKMarch 26, 2009 at 1:41 am #31605
Basically if you have enough memory you will not need to disable Superfetch, however it really makes a difference if you are scratching for memory and will almost always speed up your computer. What is Superfetch?Superfetch is a feature included in Windows Vista that is a lot like Prefetch that was in Windows XP, but only new and improved. In Windows XP Prefetch would remember which programs you opened regularly and would keep them available and an hand,January 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm #31606
Unless youâ€™re running a dual-boot machine, you can save some start up time by turning off Vista boot options you donâ€™t need and turning on options you do need. This also is not complicated.Click on Computer, then Properties, and then â€œAdvanced system settingsâ€ to open the System Properties dialog. Under â€œStartup and Recovery,â€ click the Settings button.Un-check â€œTime to display list of operating systems.â€ (Unless, again, you have a dual-boot configuration.) While youâ€™re here, itâ€™s a good idea to set â€œTime to display recovery options when neededâ€ to 15 seconds or more. Then click OK twice to close everything.
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