Optimizing Microsoft Windows Vista Performance
There are several tasks you can perform when using Vista to improve slow performance. Vista contains built-in-features that allow you to manage potential slow performance issues. These include:
- Deleting programs you never use
- Limiting how many programs load at startup
- Running fewer programs at the same time
- Turning off visual effects
- Restarting regularly
- Checking for viruses and spyware
- Checking your computer’s speed
- Disabling services you don’t need
To learn more about these features, please refer to Windows Help Article: “Optimize Windows Vista for better performance”
The left pane of Performance Information and Tools includes tasks that can help you improve your computer’s performance. For more information on using these tasks, please refer to Windows Help Article: “Ways to improve your computer’s performance”
There are several tasks you can perform to maximize already good performance. These include:
- Ensuring that you have adequate RAM
- Ensuring that you have an adequate virtual-memory configuration
- Using ReadyBoost
- Managing startup programs
- Keeping your disks defragmented
- Maintaining adequate free space on your disks
- Avoiding tweaks of dubious value
For specific information about how to maximize Windows Vista’s performance, please refer to Windows Help Article: “Get maximum performance from Windows Vista”.
Microsoft Windows Vista contains a built-in-diagnostics feature that assists in managing potential slow performance issues. To learn more about it, refer to Microsoft’s “Built-in Diagnostics” page.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2534490.