Squeeze the very best performance out of your PC with these Windows 7 optimization tricks.
Windows 7 comes as a significant performance improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate resource-hogging programs and features. In this guide, I’ll show you a few good ways to boost your PC’s performance without upgrading your hardware.
First, one warning: A quick Internet search will lead you to treasure troves of advice for making the most of your OS, but beware — many of those suggestions are fool’s gold, myths inherited from Vista and XP optimization guides that could actually do more harm than good for your Windows 7 system’s performance.
The tweaks and suggestions I offer here won’t transform your rusty old junker into a screaming new Porsche, but they will help you squeeze some extra speed and space out of your native Windows 7 installation.
If you intend to perform additional modifications to Windows 7 beyond the options I describe here, be sure to run a quick search for “Windows 7 performance myths.” Don’t be fooled by the more outlandish tweaking claims and tutorials you’ll find on the Internet. Investigate the changes you intend to make to your system before you do anything, or you might find yourself in an undesirable (or even irreparable) situation.
Speed up a fresh Windows 7 upgrade
When you reach the first, fresh desktop after completing a successful Windows 7 installation, you might be stunned to find your components in perfect working order. For the most part Windows 7 is quite good about setting up drivers for networking, video, input devices, and other elements — good, that is, but not great.
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