Speed Up Tweaks You Might Not Know About

May 25, 2006 by
Filed under: PC Speed 

Using computer speed up tweaks helps people become more productive in the workplace. Changing some of the settings enables computers to reach their maximum speed. But PC speed up tweaks require a certain level of caution. People should take note of their existing settings prior to making any changes of their own to fix slow computer systems. There’s always that risk of a computer not booting properly or even at all when users change a few Windows settings.

A Look at Some Simple Speed Up Tweaks

There are ways to fix slow computer systems. Some are highly technical while others are easy enough that even non-techies can perform them. The stuff listed here are not that complicated so there’s little to be scared of when considering doing them yourself. If PC speedups is your goal, then try doing some of the items below.

Speed up tweak 1: Less is more. If your computer’s application windows opens way too slow, try speeding it up by turning off some of Windows’ fancy visual effects. For Windows XP, right-click on My Computer and select Properties. Choose Advanced, and under the Performance tab, hit Settings. Under Visual effects, choose Adjust for best performance or select Custom. From there, turn off all of the effects that you feel you can do without.

Pep up Windows Me, 98 or 2000 by right-clicking on the desktop and choosing Properties. Hit the Effects tab. Proceed with un-checking items found in the Visual Effects box till you reach the right balance of attractiveness and PC speedups that suits you. For Windows 98, turn off the Animate windows, lists and menus. It’s possible to uncheck the “Show window contents while dragging” option in all three Windows versions.

Speed up tweak 2: Check the hibernation compatibility. For those who’d like Windows to launch or start within seconds and with all the documents and applications open just as they left them when they shut down the PC, consider trying the hibernation option. Click the Address bar of any IE (Internet Explorer) window and type “Control Panel\Power Options.” If the dialog box for Power Options Properties doesn’t contain the Hibernate tab, tough break. But if it does, simply click on it to find out if the PC meets the requirements of the hibernation disk space.

Speed up tweak 3: Snooze, you don’t lose. If a system supports hibernation, enable this option by hitting the Hibernate tab located in the Power Options Properties dialog box. Proceed with checking the box for Enable hibernation.

Speed up tweak 4: Ready, set and snooze. Once the hibernation option is enabled, do the following: select Start, then Shut Down, and Turn Off Your Computer when you want to or are ready to leave the PC. In case you hit Shut Down, choose Hibernate and then click Ok. If you selected Turn Off Your Computer, press and hold down the Shift key to change the icon for Standby to Hibernate, and then click on it.

PC speedups can also be achieved using computer accelerator software program solutions that’ll tweak PCs with a few easy clicks. But before heading out and buying all sorts of software programs and making a bunch of upgrades, do try the above computer speed up tweaks. It certainly couldn’t hurt to consider them.

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