Navigation Menu+

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 by in How to | 0 comments

After some particular time, all windows tend to show signs of speed issues. But the situation turns worse when you don’t try to resolve these issues on time. If you are also facing the same speed issues with your Windows 7, then you should act immediately before it is too late to do anything about it. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the best ways to improve the performance of Windows 7. All the steps discussed in this article below are solely based on my personal experiences and have yielded best results I could have ever imagined of.

All these steps are easy to be used by any individual at home. You will not be required to hire any third party for the job or spend for any software to improve the performance whatsoever. So let’s just discuss them in detail. Here we go:

1. Get rid of unwanted demons from Startup

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

To get rid of these demons of unwanted programs and applications, you must go to ‘startup’ tab after executing ‘msconfig’ command in Run or search box. From the startup tab, uncheck the programs that you don’t want to work every time your Windows 7 starts. This way you reduce the time normally taken by Windows 7 to startup. However, you should ensure that you don’t uncheck necessary programs that you might require later.

2. Aero experience too mushy for a performer on Windows 7

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

Most people on systems are more performers than beholders. So if you are not someone who would also want to have his or her desktop appear presentable even when it is not needed, you should obviously think of disabling aero experience. This improves the performance of the Windows by manifolds immediately. You took the burden off the display card and occupy some physical memory by adhering to the the following instructions:

 Right click on desktop
 Go to Personalize tab
 Select Basic and High Contrast themes

That’s it!

3. Get virtual memory

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

If you are one of those heavy Windows 7 users who work on multiple programs and applications simultaneously, then you should think of increasing virtual memory right away. You should note here that virtual memory and physical memory (RAM) go hand in hand. Hard disk is used as virtual memory to keep temporary information rarely used by OS (operating system) and other programs. Thus, increasing virtual memory encourages smooth functioning of the Windows 7. So to increase the virtual memory space, you should first:

 Right click on My Computer
 Go to Properties
 Select Advanced Tab
 Click setting button under ‘Performance’
 Select Advanced tab in the next window
 Now click the button under virtual memory

You will now see the current virtual memory size after this. Virtual memory is also ‘paging files’.

 You will now be prompted to another screen.
 Under the custom size, enter the size you want to assign for the         virtual memory. (Remember, the custom size depends on hard           disk size and physical memory. However, it should never be less         than the recommended size, which is normally 1.5 of physical             RAM).

 Now click the set button
 Restart the computer for the implementation of all the changes.

4. No need for visual effects on Windows 7

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

If you are again a staunch believer of performance, then visual effects don’t really bother you at all. Disabling visual effects on Windows 7 will offload the burden from RAM and VGA.

 Right click on My Computer
 Go to Properties
 Select Advanced Tab
 Click setting button under ‘Performance’
 Go to Visual Effects
 Select ‘Adjust for best performance’

5. Clean the disk

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

One of the best ways to improve the speed of Windows 7 is to clean the disk of unwanted temporary files stored in your computer over a period of time. These unwanted files are the main reason for reduced access time on your system. To run a disk clean up, you should do the following:

 Right click on each disk
 Go to properties
 Click Disk Cleanup
 Select files you want to delete
 Start disk clean up

6. Check Errors on disks

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

Run error-checking to detect system file errors and repair them immediately. This process helps in improving the speed of Windows 7 on your computer.

 Go to each disk
 Select Tools
 Select Error-Check with both options selected.
 The error-checking will begin in the next boot if any particular            partition is a boot, system or having a paging file.

7. Disabling gadgets on Windows 7

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

Most people don’t even know about this feature on Windows 7. So if you really don’t use it just get rid of them immediately. You will gain some resources on RAM, network, and processor. This will eventually make your Windows faster than before.

8. Disabling Windows Defender

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

If you are using some anti-viruses of some third party vendor such as Norton, McAfee, AVG, etc., then it is better to not use Windows Defender at the same. It will unnecessarily make your system deal with two heavy applications. It is an unwanted load.
Go to control panel to disable Windows Defender.

9. Disabling UAC (User Access Control)

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

These are referred to as window pops for administrators’ tasks. They require immediate action by the user. UACs are not big threats to the users of Windows 7. They are most common to Window Vista users. But still disabling them can improve the performance of your system by several notches.

10. Check compatibility of drivers and programs

How to make your Windows 7 run faster than Bolt?

Most of us don’t even think twice before installing a particular driver, programs, and applications on our Windows. Not all applications, programs, and drivers are compatible to all the Windows. Hence, you should first check whether the program you are going to install is compatible with Windows or not. Any incompatible program can hamper the performance of Windows 7.

Windows 7 is one of the best products by Microsoft. You can easily increase its performance without burning a hole in your pocket with the tips shared above.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *