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How to Optimize Windows 7 for Better Performance

May 29th, 2010 | by admin |

The performance of Windows 7 may be slow due to number of reasons, but there are many ways by which you can increase Windows 7 Performance. Here are some tips by which you can Optimize Windows 7 for Better Performance.

1) Turn off Hibernate:
Hiberfil.sys file is located in your windows drive and Windows 7 uses Hiberfil.sys to store a copy of the system memory on the hard disk when the hybrid sleep setting is turned on. If you don’t use hibernate or for Better performance, you should turn off Hibernate. To Turn off Hibernate, Click Start, and then type ‘cmd’ in the Start Search Box. At the command prompt, type ‘powercfg.exe /hibernate off’, and then press ENTER.
Turning off Hibernation will increase you windows 7 performance and you will also get some free space on windows drive.

2) Run Less Programs at startup:
Some programs start themselves automatically when you start Windows 7. Too many of these programs opening at the same time can slow down Windows 7 Performance. To increase Windows 7 performance, delete unnecessary startup programs.

3) Increase Pagefile.sys Size:
Windows 7 uses a paging file for virtual memory called Pagefile.sys. This file is created during Windows 7 Setup and is always located in the root directory. If you increase size of Pagefile.sys, then performance of Windows 7 will increase. The best size of Pagefile.sys is your RAM x 1.5.

4) Keep Visual Effects Turn Off:
You can also increase Windows 7 performance by turning off visual effects. To do that, right click my computer then click properties and then click ‘Advance system settings’. In ‘Advance system settings’ dialogue select ‘Advance’ tab then click ‘Settings’. Now click ‘Adjust for best performance’ and click ‘OK’.

5) Delete Unnecessary Files:
If you reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk it will also help Windows 7 to run faster. Unnecessary Files includes temporary files, Recycle Bin , and a number of system files and other items that you no longer need.

6) Fix Registry Errors:
If you have any Error in you Windows 7 registry or unnecessary registry entries, it will also affect Windows 7 performance. If you installed a program in Windows 7 and later want to uninstall it, always use the programs uninstaller to uninstall the program. Don’t directly delete Program from you hard disk because if you do so, it will only delete the program from hard disk not it’s registry entries and these registry entries will affect Windows 7 Performance.
For Fixing registry errors or deleting unnecessary registry entries you can use registry cleaner software’s like CCleaner etc.

7) Use Anti-Virus Program:
If your Windows 7 Performance is slow, it’s possible that it’s infected with a virus or spyware. The best way to deal with viruses is to prevent them in the first place. Always run Anti-Virus software and keep it up to date.

8) Disable User Account Control(UAC):
By default User Account Control(UAC) is on in Windows 7. If UAC is on, then it will stop many actions like Installation of New Programs, change of setting etc. and Display a dialogue asking you to confirm your actions. If you Turn it off, then it will not annoy you. To Turn User Account Control(UAC) off, Control Panel on desktop then click ‘User Accounts and Family Safety’ and then ‘User Account’. Now Click on ‘Change User Account Control Settings’. User Account Control Settings dialogue will Open. Slide the slider bar to the lowest value (Never Notify), then click ‘OK’.


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