Get Windows Vista to load and run faster
As it is with a lot of other users, you will have probably noticed that sometimes your computer performs very incompetently. For example, your computer and all of its operations tend to run very slow.
Chances are conditions as such can result from you having loaded your system with numerous shareware and programs, some of which you might not even have use for. It is in this light that the team behind Windows Vista Help and Support suggests you remove and uninstall all unnecessary and unused programs from your computer to help speed up and maintain your system’s performance.
Windows Vista help and team also recommends you uncheck such programs and applications from loading up every time you restart your computer.
So in continuing further with our article, let us now take a look at how to proceed with the task at hand as suggested by Windows Vista Help and Support team in getting your Windows Vista computer to load and run faster.
Here is how.
Windows Vista Help and its guidelines in improving your system’s performance
Follow the steps as given below in successfully getting rid of unused programs and applications from loading up with system startup:
- To begin with, navigate to Windows “Start” menu and launch “Run” application. Following which, type “msconfig” (without the quotes) into the available field on the newly displayed run application dialog box. This will open up the “System Configuration” dialog on your screen
- Click on the “Startup” tab from your system configuration tool so as to list all the programs and applications that has been set to load with each system reboot
- Next up, proceed to unchecking the set of programs you wish to stop from loading
(NOTE: You can also choose to uncheck all the items in the same list and proceed to a fresh new system restart. And irrespective of whether some of these work correctly or not, your system will still restart)
- Click on the “General” tab from your system configuration tool then hit on the “Selective Startup” radio button. This will initiate Windows to load only the handful of programs that were left on your list (if any) to load when your system reboots
- Hit on the option “Ok” following which you will be greeted by an option box asking you whether you wish to “Restart Now” or “Restart Later“. Note that the changes you have just made won’t take effect until you restart your system. This option finally confirms on the action and lets you save and close anything you may have been working on prior to making the changes
- So once after rebooting, you will get a pop-up informing you that the system configuration has changed. Simply click “Ok” to acknowledge the changes
Windows Vista Help with clearing Archive Files
Now there are times when you might find that your computer which has been running successfully on Windows Vista operating system all along seems to be lacking in its performance. For example, slow or delayed operational speed.
And under the same conditions, you will need to thoroughly check and verify your computer for certain inconsistencies. And as such, the team with Windows Vista Help suggests that you can proceed to troubleshooting and resolving the issue by clearing off possible archive files accumulating in your system.
So in getting on with our article and the task at hand, here is taking a look at the steps involved in helping you clear your system of outdated and bothersome archive files.
Windows Vista Help instructions in clearing off archive files
Given below are the steps as suggested by Windows Vista Help and team in helping you clear off old and outdated archive files accumulating on your computer:
- To first begin with, get on Windows “Start” menu which is located towards the lower left corner of your screen followed by “My Computer” and then open your “C:\” Drive
- Now try and locate your archive files in it. However if not, proceed to your “Documents” folder to check for the same. If you still cannot locate them, click on your Windows “Start” menu once more and click on “Computer”
- Initiate a search for the same archive files and folders by typing in “archive” into the “Search” application box. You can also include other relevant
keywords if any to simplify and organize your search
- Next up, select all of your archive files from the resulting search results list and then confirm that you positively want to delete the files and folders. For once you delete them, know that they are gone for good
- Finally, hold down on the “Shift” key from your keyboard while also pressing the “Delete” button. This will display a window asking you if you wish to delete the selected files and folders. Click on “Yes” or “OK” to confirm the operation
This successfully completes our steps as per Windows Vista’s Help team in deleting and permanently removing old archive files and folders from your computer. You can then get back on your computer to find that your system has started operating normally again.