10 Ways To Speed Up Windows 7 And Make It Blazing Fast!

How to Speed Up Windows 7So, one of the most asked questions I hear is how do I actually speed up Windows 7? If you want to make your OS really faster, read this article with links to many of our most extensive guides and registry tweaks

Introduction: How to make Windows 7 faster then?

Most guides will tell you to turn off all the Windows Aero features and use no background wallpaper. That’s not useful, that’s more like a trade-off, because who wouldn’t want a nice desktop? And AeroSnap is really useful! I agree that you can get some more performance by doing this, but it’s not worth it if you are not on a netbook. If you think you don’t need a “fancy” desktop, then feel free to do it anyway and adjust your PC for best performance (link below).

First, let’s think about it .. what is really consuming a lot of CPU and memory? Right! All the services that are running in the background all the time.

Speed Up Games:

There are many ways to make your favorite video games fast. We have a bunch of nice guides on making Diablo 3 faster or Planetside 2

Faster Applications & File Transfer

File transfers can become quite slow, as usual the hard drive is the bottleneck of every PC – it is well worth the investment to buy a SSD for a greater disk performance, but there are some tools you can use to make the file transfer faster

Notebook Users:

If you’re on a laptop or netbook, there are a bunch of tips you can follow:

Speed Up Windows 7 Netbook

1 Speed Up Your Boot Up Time

If you are annoyed by a slow starting computer (slow boot time) there are a bunch of things you can try

Try ReadyBoost:

2 Adjust Windows 7 For Best Performance (netbooks only)

Adjusting for best performance may change your computer appearance. It is a good idea to shut down backgrounds programs and stop services running in the background instead if you don’t want to change the visual appearance of your computer

1. Step Hit Start
2. Step Enter “SystemPropertiesPerformance” into the search field, hit enter
3. Step Select “Adjust for best Performance” or at least uncheck the first two entries

3 Turn off services and boost your Windows 7 gaming performance!

To turn off all those unnecessary services we use a tool called “GameBooster”, it’s obviously only one of the ways to do it, but it’s a lot faster than doing it manually. You can temporarily stop all services (that are not required) while you play. Best of all, you can even edit the services list with just a couple clicks and add more services to get even more performance.

Download Gamebooster

Boost Windows 7 Gaming Performance with GameBooster

Boost Windows 7 Gaming Performance with GameBooster

To add any other services, click on “Options”-”Edit Service List”. Now, simply add any services using this format: RemoteRegistry=1

What other services should I add to this list?
Computer Browser (Browser=1)
Protected Storage (ProtectedStorage=1)
Remote Registry (RemoteRegistry=1)
Secondary Logon (seclogon=1)
Security Center (wscsvc=1)
Themes (Themes=1)
Windows Errors Reporting Service (WerSvc=1)
Windows Media Center Service Launcher (ehstart=1)
Windows Search (WSearch=1)
Windows Time (W32Time=1)

4 Speed Up Boot Time

Update 04/21: This tweak does not seem to have great effects on your boot time. Instead use a startup programs manager for Windows 7 and remove as many startup programs as you possibly can.

Do you have a dual-core or quad-core processor? Great, let’s lower the boot time of Windows 7:

1. Step Click on Start, enter “msconfig” into the search field
2. Step Open the “boot” tab
3. Step Click on Advanced
4. Step Check “Number of proccessors” and select “2″ or “4″ from the dropdown menu. (obviously, you can only select it if you have a dual-core/quad-core).

Speed Up Windows 7 Boot

Speed Up Windows 7 Boot

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5 Speed up Windows 7: Change Taskbar Thumbnail Preview Time

1. Step Click on Start, enter “regedit” into the search field.
2. Step Goto: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Preview

Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnail Preview

3. Step Double-click on “MouseHoverTime” and change the value to 100 or lower:

Change the mouse hover time to 100 or lower

Change the mouse hover time to 100 or lower

4. StepVoilà, your thumbnail previews should appear a lot faster now. For another great tweak to speed up the Windows 7 taskbar, click here.

6 Speed Up Windows 7 Shutdown Time

1. Step Open the registry editor (enter regedit into search field)
2. Step Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control”
3. StepLower the value (12000 is the default value = 12 seconds) to a value of your choice

Speed Up Windows 7 Shutdown

7 Speed Up Application Access – Increase your productivity

First of all create a folder “QuickStart” somewhere on your PC. Right-click on your taskbar:

Locate the folder “QuickStart” (you just created the folder so yo should know where it is) and then click “Ok”. You are almost done, but we don’t want that ugly text on our taskbar that is using a lot of space, turn it off:

Right-click on the new toolbar and uncheck “Show Text” and “Show Title”! Now drag the toolbar to the left until it’s below the main icons and you will have something like this:

8 Try ReadyBoost

Ok, now all unnecessary services are stopped. What would be the next logical step? When AMD and Microsoft were not able to increase the CPU power significantly any more, they simply added more CPU’s, that’s why we have dual and quad-core CPU’s nowadays. So, what you can do is to get more RAM. However, we don’t want to buy anything new, because we’re on a low budget. Although, I am sure that you own an USB-stick , right?

Since Windows Vista there is a little feature, that most people do NOT use effectively. To be honest with you, I haven’t used it myself and I might run into errors while I try to show it to you. The feature is called ReadyBoost and can give you up to 6% more performance. This depends on the amount of RAM you have. Low-End system with less RAM will see a great performance increase and many applications will load faster. Since Windows 7 there is no longer a memory limit of 4GB and you can use several devices for ReadyBoost.

1. Step Plugin your USB-stick
2. Step Move all your files on that stick into a folder on your hard drive to make room.
3. Step Start the Explorer (Windows + E), do a right-click on your drive and select properties.
4. Step Open the tab ReadyBoost and pick Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost. Click on Apply.
5. Step Repeat the steps 1-4 for all other devices (unlimited)

ReadyBoost - increase your performance by 4-6%

ReadyBoost – increase your performance by 4-6%

Ok, so we added a ReadyBoost device. Let’s see what it looks like:

ReadyBoost Cache (800MB)

ReadyBoost Cache (898MB)

On the drive you can find a cache file now that should be pretty big. I still had some other files on the stick, because this is my MP3-player.

9 Check ReadyBoost

What’s next? Right, did it really improve my performance or is a USB-stick (not even USB2.0) insufficient? First of all, I did a check to see if the ReadyBoost drive is working.

1. Step Goto “Start” – Enter “Performance” into the search field
2. Step Click on “Performance Monitor”
3. StepAdd “ReadyBoost Cache”

Add ReadyBoost Cache

Add “ReadyBoost Cache”

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I started the game “Command&Conquer Red Alert 3″. I thought if my drive is working, I should be able to see something now – and I was right: Click here to open the results in a new windows .

According to Tom Archer, your card is supposed to have the following requirements:
2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes

Tom also put together a great list that will answer any question you might have about ReadyBoost, for example:

Q: Aren’t Hard Disks faster than flash? My HDD has 80MB/sec throughput. A: Hard drives are great for large sequential I/O. For those situations, ReadyBoost gets out of the way. We concentrate on improving the performance of small, random I/Os, like paging to and from disk.

Make sure to visit Tom’s Blog if you want to know anything about ReadyBoost.

10 Speed test your SD Card, CF Card, Flash Drive, HDD

Next, I downloaded a tool called “Crystal Disk Mark”, which is pretty cool to speed test your sd cards, flash drives and any other disk. In the meantime, I added my USB2.0 Card Reader, one 2GB CF Card and one 2GB SD Card (lucky me), because I was pretty sure that my MP3-Player wouldn’t perform very well.

Download Crystal Disk Mark

Unfortunately, the results were very close to the requirements, but still below:

Benchmark of my 2GB CF Card

Benchmark of my 2GB CF Card

Next, I tested my SD Card. I supposed it would be a lot slower – how wrong I was!

Benchmark of my 2GB SD Card

Benchmark of my 2GB SD Card

Last but not least, I tested my 1TB HDD to compare the three drives:

Benchmark of my 1TB HDD (Seagate 31000)

Benchmark of my 1TB HDD (Seagate 31000)

Conclusion? The SD card is performing really well and is my best choice for a ReadyBoost drive. Considering that I only have 2GB of RAM (dual channel), I think that this can increase my browsing speed. I usually have a lot of open tabs in firefox and as you might know firefox is eating a lot of resources, therefore I’m pretty happy about this setup now.

Can ReadyBoost really help me to boost my performance?

Is the performance boost notable? Well, it might be a bit early to comment on that, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that this is a good choice for low-end systems and systems with less RAM. On systems with more RAM than 1GB it will be only notable if you run some resource-hungry programs or programs that run a lot of small, random I/Os.

Do you want to dig a little more?
Read this article if you want to increase your storage card speed: Optimize Storage Card Speed

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Do benchmarks regularly!

You found a great tweak, but you don’t know how much it really boosts your performance? Do some benchmarks! I stumbled on a great benchmark software called “Performance Test” by “PassMark”, you can download it here, it fully supports Windows 7. It’s not as fancy as 3DMark, but the Directx10 demo isn’t too bad (I only had 1 fps on my machine).

Post your benchmarks on our forums and share your results with us!

One the next page you will find 5 tweaking tools to speed up Windows 7!

Tweaking Tools

There are many tools available aside from the great Game Booster. Many tools already support Windows 7. Here are the Top5:

1. Enhance MySe7en

Enhance My Windows
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Last Updated: 2013-05-15
Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB

Oliver Krautscheid rates Enhance My Windows Software 5 out of 5 stars - Some Pros and Cons:

One of the top picks. Great GUI and lots of possibilities to customize your system. Even advanced users can use this tool. For example, you might want to redefine the waiting time before your system kills an application – with this tool it’s possible.

Enhance MySe7en

2. TweakNow Power Pack 2009

TweakNow Power Pack
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Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB

Oliver Krautscheid rates TweakNow Power Pack Software 4 out of 5 stars - Some Pros and Cons:

This tools reminds me of the famous “Tweaking Utilites”. It includes much more than just tweaking tools. You can get more information about your system, clean your disk and access useful system settings directly through a very intuitive GUI.

TweakNow Power Pack 2009

3. Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Ultimate Windows Tweaker
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Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB

Oliver Krautscheid rates Ultimate Windows Tweaker Software 4 out of 5 stars - Some Pros and Cons:

The Ultimate Windows Tweaker offers some basic tweaking tools, for example to add more options to your context menu or to customize the Windows Explorer. This is only a very simple tweaking tool, but surely it can come in handy anyway.

Ultimate Windows Tweaker

Ultimate Windows Tweaker

4. Windows 7 Manager

Windows 7 Manager
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Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB

Oliver Krautscheid rates Windows 7 Manager Software 4 out of 5 stars - Some Pros and Cons:

This tool is not freeware, but offers a lot of options to speed up your system. Actually it was the only one of the TOP5 that was not working properly after installing it. You will either have to end the process manually and start it again or reboot to use the tool. It’s GUI isn’t the best looking for a paid tool. Why is this tool on our TOP5? It has a lot of potential. Considering that it’s only a beta, there is still a lot of room for improvements. Still why would you pay for a tool, if *free* tools can do about the same? They will have to add something that is unique.

Windows 7 Manager

Windows 7 Manager

5. XdN Tweaker

XDN Tweaker
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Operating System: Windows 7/8
Filesize: 1.15 MB

Oliver Krautscheid rates XDN Tweaker Software 4 out of 5 stars - Some Pros and Cons:

Another very simple tool – if you want to customize a few settings only this is a good choice.

XdN Tweaker

XdN Tweaker

6. Speed Up Windows 7 With Glary Utilities

You can find an extensive review of the tweaking utility Flary Utilities here.

Speed Up Windows 7


Registry tweaks are a great way to speed up your computer:

Windows 7 Registry Tweaks

40 Registry Tweaks That Actually Work

4.3 of 5 0 (87%) 3 votes
- Cheers!

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56 Responses to 10 Ways To Speed Up Windows 7 And Make It Blazing Fast!

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tarun Chachra said:

    GREAT Post….I do like most of the options…but sometimes I worry that maybe tweaking too much leads to unstability….. Call me scared.
    Anyhow…I am going to try some of the tweaks, especially the boot/processor tuning…will report back.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Lacy said:

    Pretty nice post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you write again soon!

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    vermin said:

    Great job man! I can honestly say that I love your guide, thanks for all the efforts and time into making it. I’m a bit concern to use the ReadyBoost application as the performance result doesn’t seem that far edged when already having a standard PC (2GB ram, PC4 2.0) but otherwise the guide is amazing. Gamebooster, Crystal Disk Mark is very nifty tools.

    My only suggestions is I love more information regarding win7′s gadgets. They are not great performance tweaker, but as the last noted tip some gadgets is quite good productive boosters. Date & time, Utorrent, Stream Portal to mention a few personal favorites.

    Also, in my opinion “7stacks” is another good tweak. I liked your QuickStart segment, and this program also provides fine looking features to organize the icons and even more. More info can be found here.

    Now, if only Win7 could fix or enable the usage of a “Folder Size” component inside their system I would love win7 even more. That’s one flaw that keeps bugging me.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    marouane said:

    thanks man, you ROCK

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    contorbery said:

    Excellet! Article I will test with Gamen Booster and ReadyBosst. Thanks for all I’m thinking to make a post on my blog in Spanish and link to this one it’s a good job I will do it next week.


  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Nuwan said:

    GameBoost is awesome, I’m using it for few weeks now,
    It really boost up my PC,

    and this article is really nice!
    Appreciate your works, keep it up!

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Peter Helstrup Jensen said:

    My friend did the stress test in Counter Strike Source with and without GameBoost.

    With GameBoost he lost 1 FPS

    Just keep your PC clean and only have a few programs running, then it’s all good. Stopping services wont really give you any significant performance.

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    hussain said:

    i am surely say that it will not work … and there are many possible threats in this sofware.so users who are thinking to use this my openion is upgrade your pcs by hardware.

    i am using window 7 complete edition
    it will run faster on 2.8 ghz processor,2 gb of ram,make sure that all optical and hd drives are in sata option,minimum 128mb of grafix card(256 is better).
    and if you are a edicted gamer then use it on the above system other wise its not good for low performance pcs.

    any other query email me

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    peter kabata said:

    nice posts, very helpful, wanted to find out how i can increace my graphics performance on windows 7, some move are kind of skipping

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    FreeFry said:

    There’s no neeed to create a new folder for the quick-launch toolbar, it already exists in:

    %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    drsouvikkumar said:

    after right click on Quick Toolbar there is no such options like :
    Show Text and Show Title !
    Check this:
    and I cant drag it..there is also no such function !??
    Please Help.

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Right-click on the taskbar, not the quick-launch toolbar.

    You also got to uncheck: “Lock Taskbar” before you can drag it anywhere.

    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    codigo said:

    GIGATweaker 3 DE


    One of the best and fastest programs that combine the highest comfort, compactness and power. All changes made by GIGATweaker in the system, transparent through informative console. Built-in Startup Manager and Uninstall Manager.

    - Link removed by editor –

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    RAj said:

    dude your ideas of tweaking windows 7 is really cool …!!!

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    gui said:

    the advanced boot settings thing is better to be left alone and it shouldnt have any positive effect for dual/quad core

    multiple prosessor does not mean dual core dual core is single processor with 2 cores

    quad is single processor with 4 cores

    the setting is literally meant for multiple processors

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Will said:

    Actually, a “single CPU with 2 cores” is literally 2 CPU’s, the effect is the same as if you had the exact same 2 CPU’s, but split. This setting does help, I used to use it in Vista and it works. Dual Core = multiple CPU.

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    kamran said:

    hi, i am having problem with my aero effects on windows7, can i boost my system to display areo effects,, i am using acer 1640z laptop, with 1.7 processor (single) and RAM 1.5 GB.

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Russell Peters said:

    Why not just use Tune-Up utilities 2010, it does all of this and more.

  19. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tishawb said:

    Excellent post! I’ve implemented a lot of the tweaks and I’ve had better results in terms of speed and functionality.

    Good stuff man!

  20. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sandra said:

    i could not understand most of these tips … i have heard RegInOut is really fine to boost up PC , the software related to registry cleaning …

  21. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jeff said:

    Oh,thank! This really helps!!!

  22. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dr.Shiras said:

    Pretty nice post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say
    that I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts. In any case
    I’ll be subscribing to your blog and I hope you write again soon!

  23. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Mr. 7 said:

    Hi, i think the other option to speed up windows 7 is by unupdating your windows.. early windows installed are already stable..

  24. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Seth said:

    hey, im trying to use the QuickStart folder tweak and I cant get it under the main icons, any suggestions. i unlocked the taskbar to move it but it wont go under.

  25. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Seth, did you read this tutorial: http://windows7themes.net/how-to-setup-a-quickstart-toolbar-in-windows-7.html ?

    It’s really easy, just drag the dotted bar below your other icons. IMPORTANT: if you don’t increase the size of your taskbar there won’t be any room!! So, move your mouse over the taskbar borders and resize your taskbar to be larger (at least 2 rows). Then it should work.

  26. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Achilles said:

    The amount of Ram is still limited to 3GB on any 32 bit OS. If you have a 64bit version, then yes, you can go ahead and add more Ram, but on a 32 bit operating system anything over 3 gig is not going to make any difference, because it is not addressable and instead of using third party tools to stop the services I’d rather use services.msc.

  27. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Moto_Razor said:

    Wow! This is a very nice post. Keep it up! I’ll be waiting for your next post. Thanks a lot!

  28. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    alapide1 said:

    thanks for the tips. honest to goodness tricks that really works.

  29. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    udesh said:

    dis article is excellent….

    damn gud!!!!

    i lov it…..

    ty for sharin wid us

  30. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Muhammad Bilal said:

    I was searching to speed up my Windows 7.This seems useful by comments above, going to try it.

  31. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Aiham said:

    playing win 7 regestry is not good
    why:it makes lots problems and makes slower
    how to boost right wat: only way is add some RAM & VC(GC)
    and installing additonal themes makes computer more slower

  32. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ishmael said:

    Absolute Great Post! This really helped me in speeding Windows 7. Big respect for that! Thanks!

  33. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dave said:

    Just wanted to add that the windows shutdown one shouldn’t be on the list in my opinion or should at least have a warning about setting the time out too low.

    I have had problems with it myself in the past where the machine decided something vital (could never determine what I assume explorer.exe) hung at startup and becuase the waittokillapptimeout was set too low it killed the process and my machine would restart, it would do that in safe mode too, stuck in a continuous loop.

    I have never touched that registry entry again :)

  34. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Thanks for the feedback Dave, much appreciated!

    Anyone else got any good tips how to speed up Windows 7?

  35. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    deathpool said:

    This is a great post and if your system hangs with the app time out feature all you have to do is open task manager and go to file run and type the name of the closed process I have never personally had any issues with it except for it closing my browser due to a timeout hangs other than that i have been lookinng for some time now what other processes that you can add to game booster safely the only thing i dont like is that you cannot run any internet processes while using it unless you remove the newly added kill process features.

  36. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Mergatroid said:

    I am using Readyboost on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system right now and I can tell you it only supports 4Gb of the 8G Sony Microvault Click (USM8GL/E) and most likely any other Readyboost compatible USB flash drives.
    As far as I’ve heard, Microsoft is only CONSIDERING increasing the 4G limitation in the future. However, considering the slim to no performance boost I doubt they will bother.

  37. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Dj VIM said:

    hey dude, Its really awesome tips that you shared as I was facing the issue with BOOT process….& I tried the way you discuss….It WorkS!!! BINGO……Cheers & please keep Guiding !!! GOD BLESS YOU!!

  38. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Chrome said:

    Also, get Google Chrome, the faster and better browser. It has everything firefox has, and more.

  39. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Chrome is faster than Firefox, but if you really want to speed up your website loading, then I’d recommend Opera. Opera is the fastest browser at the moment. IE9 will be coming soon, could possibly be even faster.

    If you want to speed up your internet in general you will find some good tutorials on this site, use the search box.

  40. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    alrae flores said:

    cool dude. this really helped me a lot in optimizing my computer. i really enjoyed reading this.

  41. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Skiddy Joe said:

    Question – “Russell Peters-Why not just use Tune-Up utilities 2010, it does all of this and more.”

    Answer – Because it’s a $50 program, and the knowledge in this article is free, see how that works?

    Also, I and others would have difficulty taking one or two of the self proclaimed experts seriously in their posts (hussain being one) when you spell like my 7yr old niece :-)

  42. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    NightTrain said:

    Thx 4 the tips. The Processor boot tip really worked for me, I am running an I7 core 920 and it reported 1 processor. Sooo, cranked it up to 8 and WOW. Boot in 1/2 the time now. Thx again.

  43. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ali said:

    Thx 4 the tips. The Processor boot tip really worked for me, I am running an I7 core 920 and it reported 1 processor. Sooo, cranked it up to 8 and WOW. Boot in 1/2 the time now. Thx again.:-)
    Chrome is faster than Firefox, but if you really want to speed up your website loading, then I’d recommend Opera. Opera is the fastest browser at the moment. IE9 will be coming soon, could possibly be even faster.
    cool dude. this really helped me a lot in optimizing my computer. i really enjoyed reading this.

  44. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Bacon said:

    “Because it’s a $50 program, and the knowledge in this article is free, see how that works?”

    Its called Downloading it and saving yourself $50

  45. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Hari said:


  46. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    nieq-oh said:

    I miss a very good programm….
    Tune up utilities

  47. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    I have updated this list and added even more links to guides that will help you to make Windows 7 even faster. Some tips might be a bit overkill, but if you want to speed up your system it will be quite nice.

    Anyway, I’ll be adding some guides for SSD users soon (when I have my own SSD)

  48. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Gayan Sapumal said:

    Really diz is da best web site to speed up windows. Thnkz

  49. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ricky said:

    Use TuneUp Utilites 2011- it has a Turbo Mode: just click on the button and it disables all unwanted services and really speed up your system. Give it a go and you will see the difference!!

  50. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    kiran said:

    I have 8 GB RAM and my os is supporting only 2.75 GB.How can I use all the 8 GB so as to improve the performance of my system

  51. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Sonic Bass said:

    i applied most of this to a laptop running traktor scratch and now it runs much smoother with no dropouts. Thanks a mill

  52. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    ec on said:

    For safety, Glary Utilities works well without known damage. Any form of registry change is likely to have dangerous long-term consequences; had to trash several desktops over the years from routine use of CCleaner and various common tweaking programs, even after reinstalls of OS.

  53. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Aprido Sandyasa said:

    I’ve read above that and one of them is don’t try clean up registry if you want speed up windows 7 performance. I disagree, because clean up invalid registry will speed up the performance windows.
    GameBooster and ReadyBoost is best tool but there is one tool that mix utility GameBooster and ReadyBoost become one tool. That is TuneUp Utilities. I’ve tried this from version 2006 and now i’ve used the version 2012.
    TuneUp Utilities is tool that will clean up invalid registry, defragment registry, defragment your windows, speed up time starting and shutting windows, and much more with just one click. And for game mode there are turbo mode, the system is same like GameBooster, and for users netbooks and notebooks using batteries when going out there are economic mode that will saving energies for you batteries. It is easy to use.
    TuneUp Utilities wouldn’t endanger your windows like CCleaner. I recommended it for all.

  54. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Win 7 said:

    By changing the shutdown time can affect your computer in the long run
    causing problems because when activated every time you shutdown or restart your computer any programs open will be forced closed which can cause problems for the program that was closed

    don’t believe me? Enable event log and you will see for your self

  55. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    EyeAmN8 said:

    Good post! The combination of ready boost and Game Boost (done right) works really well! I run Adobe illustrator from Game Booster, and iTunes outside of it and my machine is going great! I can notice the difference in speed!

  56. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    oliversk said:

    I have updated the guide, still it is a little outdated so don’t expect miracles, we’ll work on a more up to date course on making Windows 7 faster soon

    Windows 8 is pretty much a lot faster on notebooks and all mobile devices so if you have a license already, go for it

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