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Windows 7: tips to improve computer performance.

17 Nov 2011   #1

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tips to improve computer performance.

Hey everyone,
I am just wondering some general tips that can be done to improve my computers performance.
It runs fine but faster is better.
I know to do disk cleanup's, uninstall things that are not used but I want to know anything else that would help.
I figure this forum would be a great place to ask because the past posts I have asked have gotten great response and help from.

Thanks guys

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17 Nov 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Not much, assuming a given set of hardware. Here's some general maintenance ideas:

Defrag per the Windows defragger schedule of once a week.

Install an app such as HWInfo32 that can monitor your temps and fan speeds

Keep Windows updated, at least for critical and important updates.

Keep anti-virus and anti-malware updated and working well.

Resist urges to fiddle with the registry.

Resist third party applications that promise to improve or speed up your PC experience.

Get an SSD if you don't have one now.
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17 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

There isn't really much to add to the list above. The best tweaking advice for Windows 7 is to leave it alone. Keep your system updated as mentioned, and spend your time enjoying it.
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17 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


Some of these tips to Clean up factory bloatware may be helpful even if you don't have a factory preinstall.

The freshest start is to get a perfect reinstall and then maintain it with no tweaking beyond normal system settings. Steps are here: Reinstalling Windows 7
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17 Nov 2011   #5

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Awesome thanks a lot everyone, i was looking at getting a SSD
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17 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Check this tutorial: Optimize Windows 7
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