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Faster Windows 7

Updated on December 13, 2012

It is an inevitable fact that Windows has been one of the world’s leading operating systems for years thanks to the various benefits it can offer to the users. Windows features a pretty appealing visual graphics, not to mention how stunning the graphics can be with the support of top notch video cards that support high resolution display. However, unfortunately, Windows often has a problem of having lag after some time. With that being said, most PC users are always in the look for some ways that may well help them make their Windows run faster. This article is going to discuss mainly about Windows 7. Yet, users of other versions of Windows can also use similar ways to make their computer faster.

To make Windows faster, users will have to see whether or not they still have adequate hard drive space left on their system. In case they are running short of hard drive space, they may want to get rid of some applications that may turn out to be unnecessary at all. Windows users can get rid of unnecessary applications by launching Control Panel from the Start menu and then navigating to Programs section.

Another option to free up some hard drive space is to launch the Disk Cleanup utility that comes with the Windows OS itself. This utility can be accessed from Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup.

Most of the time, Windows is set by default to run quite a wide range of programs as well as services when it boots. Unfortunately, these programs and services are not entirely required. As a matter of fact, it is often the case that a considerably large portion of them are just there to waste system resources. For a fast PC with the latest processor chip accompanied by a large memory capacity, this won’t be a problem at the tiniest bit. However, unfortunately, such a PC is often expensive and only a handful of people out there may have it.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance to deactivate the programs or services that are not required. This can be done by launching the System Configuration utility and the Services manager.

Last but not least, another thing that PC users can try in order to make their OS run faster is to clean up the registry. Over time, the registry is vulnerable to getting messed up by applications. When computer users install an application, it will usually make some modifications to the registry. Unfortunately, when Windows users finally try to get rid of an application, sometimes it will not remove the modifications it has entered into the registry. To clean the registry, registry cleaning software is often the perfect answer.

© 2011 Richie Setiawan. All rights reserved worldwide.

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