Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Steps To Tune Up Windows 7 OS

Even though Windows 7 is considered as a fast operating system, it might slow down after a few months of use. When you find that your operating system is no longer performing the way it used to, then there are certain things that you could do to improve its speed. In this post, we will take you through these methods in detail.

Increase the cores

According to the Windows help center, during the boot process, the computer uses one core. Now, if your processor is a dual core processor, the operating system is not making use of the other core. However, if you wish to experience a quicker boot, you may set multiple cores for booting. Follow the steps below to implement this.
  • Press the Windows logo key and R together to open the Run window. In the Run window, enter msconfig and click OK.
  • The above step opens the System Configuration Utility window. Select the tab Boot in the window and choose Advanced Options.
  • Choose Number of processors and type the number of processors. Select OK and then choose Apply. Restart your PC. 
Remove unwanted fonts

You can find many TrueType fonts in the operating system. Even though you may not use them, they would use your system resources, which could in turn affect its performance. Therefore, it is advisable to remove the other fonts. In order to remove the unwanted fonts, open the Control Panel window and go to the folder Fonts. You may move the unused fonts to a different folder.

Disable search indexing

The function of search indexing is to give you quicker results while searching. However, if you do not use the search function frequently, it is a good strategy to disable this feature. In order to disable it, open the Run window and type services.msc. Click the button OK. From the Windows services, locate the service Windows Search. Right click it and choose the option Disable.

Speed up shutdown

You can decrease the shutdown speed by making changes to the registry. Open the Run window and enter regedit. Click the button OK and this will launch the Registry Editor. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control and right click the option WaitToKillServiceTimeOut. The default value is 12 seconds. You may change this and enter a lower number. Select OK and restart your PC.

With the above steps, you can improve the speed of your Windows 7 computer. For further assistance on Windows operating systems, you may contact the Windows help center or our technical support team. 

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