Aside from choosing to run less-memory intensive Security Software (switching Antivirus brands) that always need to be running to protect your computer, there are basically 3 different ways to speed-up your computer for free using built-in Windows settings.
- Selective Startup
- Disabling Unnecessary Services
- Disabling certain Visual Effects under Performance Options in Advanced System Settings
In this article, I will be focusing on method #3 above to customize the Visual Effects settings. If you turn them all off, you will get the best performance, but you probably won’t like the hyper-classic look with no frills, so I will show you which settings to keep on, to get the most performance with the least trade-off of visual effects. You can actually play with these settings to suit your needs.
The video below will show you exactly how to do this for Windows Vista. The procedure is basically the same for Windows XP and Windows 7, although the available visual effects will vary somewhat.
Now watch the video below … because your computer can be a little faster in just a few minutes.
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