This morning I received an article from Microsoft discussing 6 ways to increase the performance of Windows. After reading the list of performance tweaks, most of which is very basic in nature, I pondered if I should even post an article on this. But than I recalled that not everyone who comes to LG is a 100% certified expert. I would imagine that there are still some new folks out there for which computing is not their total lives.
These are very basic features described on the Microsoft site, using the built in stuff that comes with most versions of Windows. In the screen shots they use Windows XP to describe what to push and where to look to tune up your box. On the site it states:
Our personal computers are like fine automobiles—they need preventive maintenance to run efficiently and avoid major breakdowns.
The following tips can help improve your computer’s performance. These examples use Microsoft Windows XP. Some of the screens may differ from version to version, but overall you’ll find these tips work for all versions of Windows, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.
By the way, in no way can you blow up your computer or files with any of these procedures. These tasks use utilities provided within the Windows operating systems to aid you in achieving the best system performance. This article does not address tinkering with the registry files.
This might be a good link to send those friends and relatives to who don’t have a clue on how to keep their systems running at peak performance. Just a thought.
Microsoft site is here.
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