Windows 7 has considerably increased its speed from Windows Vista and XP. However, it can still be optimized to be more faster. We’ve made a guide on the Top Ten Tips to Speed up Windows 7.
10 Reduce Windows 7 Shutdown Time
Although Windows 7 shuts down faster than XP, it can still be toned down:
Type in regedit in your start up menu search bar
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl
Right-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeOut
Lower the value – default is 12000 (12 seconds)
Confirm the changes and then restart your PC
9 Unwanted Fonts Removal
There’s a slew of fonts installed on your Windows 7 operating system that you don’t use and you may not even know about. Removing said fonts will have an impact on the speed in W7.
Control panel should be opened
Open the Fonts folder
To gain more system resources, delete the fonts you don’t use or/and want.
8 Windows 7 Boot Time
To make your Windows 7 boot time faster, carry out the following:
Go to run and enter in “msconfig” – without the quotes
Click on the boot tab and then navigate to advanced options
Check number of processors, and then input the amount of processors your system has
Click apply, then click okay. Now, reboot your system and admire the faster boot time
7 Window Switching
By getting the Minimise-Maximise animation feature disabled, it can considerably increase your PC’s speed:
Enter “SystemPropertiesPerformance” into search via the start up menu.
Navigate towards the Visual Effects tab
The ticked box which has “Animate windows when minimizing and maximising” – get rid of the tick and then click OK.
6 Utilize Readyboast
Every time you enter a USB stick/pen drive into your computer you’ll get an option that asks you to use your pendrive to speed up your operating system; select this option Also, you can control how much memory of your USB should be used to speed up Windows 7.
5 Unwanted Programs from Startup
When starting up your system, there’s several programs which starts up with it. Disabling unwanted programs such as Windows Live Messenger will increase the general speed of your PC. Additionally, it’ll also result in your boot time being faster.
4 Defragment Your Windows Regularly
When defragmenting a drive in your system, it will will decrease file access time – to do this, go to the start menu and type “disk defragmenter” without the quotes, and then commence with the process. And press enter.Now start the defragmentation.
3 Disabling Startup Services
Type msconfig in the start up menu and press enter. Navigate to the services tab, from where you can disable the unwanted services and then hit disable. By disabling the services you don’t use, it’ll free up a lot of space consequently making Windows 7 much faster.
2 Disable Windows Transparency
Right-click on your desktop, select ‘personalize’ and then choose the theme which your Windows 7 operating system is using. Then, go to Windows Color and get rid of the tick in the enable transparency’ box.
1 Turning Off System Sounds
System sounds are generally a waste of resources on your system. To disable the sounds, follow the steps below:
Type in mmsys.cpl at the start up list
Click on the Sounds tab and then choose “No Sounds’ via the sound scheme drop down