As one of the most popular operating systems in the world, Windows 7 is used by millions of people every day. Unfortunately, like all operating systems, Windows 7 is not immune to slowdowns, crashes, and bugs. Today, we’re going to look at some of the things you can do to speed up Windows 7 as quickly and easily as possible.
First, it’s important to confirm that your computer has the minimum hardware required to run Windows 7. If you don’t, then trying to speed up your PC will be an effort that ends in frustration. Here are the bare minimum requirements that your PC needs to run Windows 7:
Now that you’ve confirmed that your computer meets or exceeds all of the requirements listed above, it’s time to tweak your performance.
Not every computer has a top of the line graphics card. If you find that your computer’s performance with Windows 7 leaves something to be desired, then you may want to disable some of the extra visual effects that are displayed on the screen. Follow the steps listed below to do just that:
As cool as the Aero effects appear to be, they can cause some computers to slow down. Fortunately, disabling this effect is very straightforward. Simply follow these steps:
One of the most convenient parts of Windows 7 is its constant search indexing, which allows users to instantly scan their computer for any files that they need. Unfortunately, search indexing also takes up valuable system resources and disabling this feature can result in massive increases in performance.
To disable search indexing, follow these steps:
Windows 7 comes with a lot of extra tools. However, if you never use these extra features, then there is no point in running them on your computer, and disabling them can speed up your PC’s performance. To disable some of Windows’ extra features, follow the following steps:
If you’re running Windows 7 on a laptop, then it may be in a lower performance mode by default. While this mode can preserve precious battery life, it can frustrate users who are already having performance issues. Some desktop PCs with Windows 7 may even have this feature enabled, and if you want to make Windows 7 go faster, then you will want to bump it up to a higher performance mode. Here’s how to do that: