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Tips to Speed-up Windows 7

A lot has been written on the topic of Windows Xp optimization, But Windows 7 has been ignored a lot in terms of optimization techniques. Lot of users has shifted to Windows 7 because of cool interface. We all like transparency effects, and other goodies. The interface is very much interactive. We are giving a brief bunch of tips which may prove fruitful for accelerating the Windows 7 interface.
Visual Effects and Sounds
We all like the transparent and attractive Windows 7 interface. But the problem is that many users do not comply with the least requirements. Unnecessary and heavy visual effects cause an excessive burden on RAM especially. Moreover if your video card is not able to support the bulky graphics, you should turn the visual effects off.
How to Turn Off Visual Effects in Windows 7:
To do this we must perform the following steps:
1.       Right click on My Computer and go to Properties.
2.       Select from the right sidebar, Advanced System Settings.
3.       In the Performance section, select Settings.
4.       Uncheck the visual effects that you want to turn off.
Although sounds do not take much of the processing and memory of your machine, but it is advisable to switch off the sound effects also.
How to Turn Off Sounds in Windows 7:
1.       Log into Control Panel and click on the Sound icon.
2.       From the window that opens, select the Sounds tab.
3.       Finally, you can turn off the sounds you want.
Installation of Required Softwares Only
You should install soft-wares which are required. Unused soft-wares serve as a useless burden on memory of your machine. Moreover the Unnecessary applications and soft-wares on your hard drive slows down your system, as the system requires more time to find any required application to run from a large list of applications and data stored.
Disable unnecessary services
Windows have services which run constantly, while they are not needed. You can save some of your resources by turning them off. You can check this if you want to know which services can be turned off and how.
Disable Start-up Applications
Start-up applications are those which automatically bubble up when you boot, every time.  For example many applications such as Update launcher of for many programs automatically stick themselves to start-up menu.
Most of the applications at startup are not used by most users. So it is advisable to only keep programs like anti-virus and like, to keep at startup menu. This will help you to reduce some seconds for booting time.
How to disable Start-up Applications?
1.    Click on the start button on the taskbar, and select Run. Alternatively you can press Ctrl + R from your keyboard, a window will bubble up.
2.    Type “msconfig” without quotes and press enter.
3.    Uncheck the unwanted Windows applications from start-up menu.
4.    Click Ok and restart your computer.
Optimize Your Hard Disk Drive

Enable write caching on the device
This option is enabled by default, but you can check if it is not for you. Increase your performance by enabling write caching on the disk.
Your activation requires additional steps:
1.       Right click on my computer and select properties.
2.       In the right sidebar, click Device Manager.
3.       Search for Disk Drives, select and open their properties.
4.       You can enable or disable this option.
Defragment Your Hard Drive
Defragmenting the disk allows reading files much faster, in addition to the programs run more smoothly. The access time is decreased as defragmentation places the data over hard drive contiguously. You can use Windows Defragmenter, but many third party tools are also available which provide additional options.
Remove unnecessary registry files
Windows keeps a record of lot of registry entries that come in part from uninstalled programs. These entries eventually accumulate there. All of these unnecessary entries slows down your computer and can also result in system errors.
To counter this problem, there are several programs that clean the registry by removing invalid or duplicate references.