Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Speed and performance of Win7

Some general settings to increase the system speed and performance of Win7(1)

1. To reduce random startup entries
For the random startup items, you can directly type "msconfig" in the "Start Menu" -> "Run". And then switch to the "Startup tab" in the popup window and disable the startup items that do not need. usually we only run one antivirus program and input method software on the line.
2. Reduce boot time of Windows7
Type "msconfig" in the "Start Menu" -> "Run" button. And then switch to the "Boot" tab in the popup window. It will show the waiting time at the right bottom the default time is 30 seconds, and it can generally be shortened. Such as 5 seconds, 10 seconds and so on. Select the "Advanced options", then it will   pop-up another setting window, check on the 'Number of processors' in the PC configuration according to your own choice. When you determined and please restart the computer to take effect.
3. speed up the shutdown speed Windows7
It mentioned above of how to speed up the booting speed of Windows7. And since the start time can be reduced, the shut off time can also decreased.This change require to take action in the registry. And the steps are as follows:
Type 'regedit' in the "Start Menu" , press "Enter" key to open the "Registry Manager", and then find the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - SYSTEM - CurrentControlSet - Control ', right-click ' Wait To Kill Service Time Out ' and hen change to the very slow value, the general default is 12000 (on behalf of 12 seconds). If you do not want to wait for the time you can change the value. And it also need to restart your computer to take effect after the modification.
4. Prohibited Aero theme
Windows7's Aero theme may occupy the resource of the system. If you want to improve your system speed, it is necessary not to use the theme.
Methods : Right click the desktop and select 'Personalise' attribute and then select 'Window Color' tab, then uncheck 'Enable Transparency', click 'Open classic appearance properties for more color options', then choose a standard theme as you like.

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