50 Ways to make vista run faster!

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    kingofnexus

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    Found a very usefull article on the official vista magasine website. I suggest everyone to read through to get the most out of vista!

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    kingofnexus, Jul 18, 2007
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    <P align=left>I personally like these the best: I use a few of them already. Autoruns is a great 3rd party app.<H4 align=left>20. Utilise The SendTo Folder</H4><P align=left>Type %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo into the Start &gt; Run box or Address bar to open your personal SendTo folder. Drag a program shortcut into here (hold down [Ctrl] as you drag to ensure it’s copied rather than moved) and you can open a file in that program simply by right-clicking it and choosing Send to &gt; Program name - perfect if, for example, you have a number of different image-editing tools installed on your PC and you need to choose a different one to the default.<P align=left>[​IMG] <P style="FONT-SIZE: 11px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" align=left>The SendTo folder enables you to quickly open one file in another program<P style="FONT-SIZE: 11px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" align=left><H4 align=left>11. Distribute Files Quickly</H4><P align=left>Want to quickly fling files into their correct folders? Download the free Magic Folder Gadget - this creates a virtual folder into which you drag files. You can dump them all in a single folder, or set it up to move them to a specific location based on their file type.<P align=left>[​IMG] <P style="FONT-SIZE: 11px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" align=left>The Magic Folder Gadget turns your sidebar into a drop-off point for files<P style="FONT-SIZE: 11px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" align=left><P style="FONT-SIZE: 11px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" align=left>I use this tweak all the time, it's very useful when you are running a virus scan and still want to work, just scale back the virus scan priority.<H4 align=left>21. Prioritise Your Programs</H4><P align=left>It’s possible to give programs different levels of priority to the processor, which can help improve performance in processor-intensive programs like multimedia tools (including Windows Media Player) and games at the expense of other programs.<P align=left>[​IMG] <P style="FONT-SIZE: 11px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" align=left>Run intensive programs with higher levels of priority for better performance<P align=left>By default all programs run with a priority level of Normal, but it’s possible to raise this to AboveNormal or even High. To do so, right-click the Taskbar and choose Task Manager. Locate your program on the Applications tab, right-click it and choose Go to Process. Now right-click the selected process and choose Priority to give it a new level – don’t choose RealTime as this will give the program priority over Windows Vista itself, and may even bring your system grinding to a halt.<P align=left><H4 align=left>35. Streamline Your Startup</H4><P align=left>Every program that starts with Windows Vista consumes resources and extends the boot time. Some programs – like your security tools – are essential, but others aren’t. Discover how to trim back what loads with a free program called AutoRuns, which you can download from Microsoft TechNet.<H5 style="CLEAR: both" align=left>a) Extract Program Files</H5><DIV align=left><DIV style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 10px">[​IMG] </DIV></DIV><P align=left>O
     
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    Very useful stuff! Thanks for sharing!
     
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