Optimizing Performance of Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the best operating system available in the market today. Windows 7 is not only simple to use but it is also very light on system resources. Windows 7 can be installed on almost all computers and the OS would perform flawlessly. Windows 7 comes with features such as Windows Defender (security software), Windows Gadgets, Windows Aero (part of enhanced GUI) etc. Although the performance of Windows 7 OS is very good, the performance can be even optimized. The performance of Windows 7 can be optimized either using the default tools provided with the OS or with the help of separate software. Optimizing the performance of your Windows 7 system means that the system would become more stable and reliable. With enhanced performance, any applications or software installed on the system can be executed smoothly and without any issues. Optimizing the performance would also enhance the multitasking capabilities of the system.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding tips to optimize performance of Windows 7:
- Use Readyboot
- Disable search indexing
- Defragment hard disk
- Run disk clean up utility
Windows 7 has a feature known as Readyboost. This feature would allow users to use a USB storage device as extra or additional RAM. When a particular application is executed, some amounts of memory or RAM is allocated to the application and with additional RAM, users would be able to execute more applications and software without any lag or delay.
Disable search indexing
The Windows Search indexing feature allows users to quickly and efficiently find individual files from very large numbers of files on the hard disk of the system. Although the search indexing feature is useful, Windows 7 users are advised to turn it off or disable it when not required. This would considerably boost the performance of the system.
Hard disk of your Windows 7 system contains files/ data. Even if older data is removed from the hard disk, traces of it would remain on the hard disk and this would cause new data to be stored in unorganized manner. Windows 7 users can make use of the Defragmenter tool to clear off unwanted fragments of data which would speed up access of new data and improve performance of the system.
Like previous Windows-based operating systems, even Windows 7 has a disk clean up utility. This utility would clear off all unnecessary space consuming files on the hard disk such as temp files. Running the disk cleaning utility regularly will optimize the performance of the system as less space would be used up by the operating system.
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