Tips to speed up Microsoft® Windows® 7
Know about some tips to speed up your Windows 7 Starter Edition and make it secure against viruses.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System developed by Microsoft. It is noticed that most of the limitations, which were present in the Windows Vista, have been removed in this latest Operating System. Different editions are present for Windows 7. Windows 7 Starter is one of them. This OS would deliver nice performance and improved security. This edition is mainly for the use on netbook systems. In this Operating System, there is a provision to switch between the users without the need to log off. There is Multi-monitor support, Windows Media Center for watching media and DVD playback. Windows 7 Starter Edition is offered as an upgrade on many netbooks.
Read further to know various tips to speed up your Windows 7 Starter Edition and make it secure against viruses.
- Remove unused features and programs
- Review startup programs
- Tips to make more secure
Remove unused features and programs
In order to speed up the system running on Windows 7 Starter, you need to remove all the unused programs and the features. If these programs are present in the system, they would utilize the system resources. So you have to check for all these programs. Then you have to remove or uninstall those programs from the system. To do so, you have to go to 'Control Panel' then programs and then 'Uninstall a program'. Next, you need to look for any Windows features that you do not need and then try to disable that feature. By doing so, you could speed up the performance of Windows 7 Starter Edition.
Review startup programs
In most cases the slow down issues are caused by programs, which would run automatically when Windows7 Starter starts. The programs that run in the back ground would also cause consume more memory resources and memory. In order to detect those programs you have to look the task bar and check the notification area there. After that, you have to click the up arrow for showing the hidden icons. In those programs, you have to disable the option for automatic start up. To review the startup programs you have to use System Configuration utility. You would enter msconfig in search box. In this, you would click Startup tab and need tor review each entry. At that time if you see any unwanted program entries you have to uncheck the box. This would disable that program running at start up.
There are different techniques to improve the security of the Windows 7. You would always turn on Windows7 firewall. Then you have to turn on Windows Automatic updates and that would fix security breaches, if any. In order to alert you when any of the security program in system is not working you have to turn on Action Center always. You have to use the BitLocker To Go which would encrypt USB devices and also the external disks. You would just need to right click the drive in Windows Explorer and click turn on BitLocker. In the Internet Explorer8 you need to click Tools and would click InPrivate Browsing. When it is done, it would prevent the browser from saving of browsing history, cookies and the passwords. You have to use the best Antivirus software and try to update it at regular intervals. It would be better to avoid visiting unknown and non genuine websites.
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