How To Speed Up Windows 8

Do you want to speed up Windows 8? There are many ways how you can speed up the latest Windows 8 and make it incredibly fast.
It is possible to speed up your system by more than 50%! Some hardcore over-clockers can probably do more.

Step 1: Disable Windows 8 services for more system speed

Many Windows 8 tweaks won’t give you much more performance. One of the best ways to speed it up is to disable all unnecessary services. Many services can safely be disabled and would otherwise just eat up your resources. Some tools, like modern browsers are just memory hogs. All browsers out there eat up a lot of memory, especially firefox and then it won’t even help to speed up Windows 8.

Service you can disable

Step 2: Speed up IO requests in Windows 8

Ready-boost is another way to speed up Windows 8. If you have additional flash cards, you can use them as additional RAM and add them to your system. Considering the high speed of flash cards, the access will be very fast and will definitely give you a performance boost. Small IO requests are considerably faster from a flash hard drive than from a hard disk drive.

Step 3: Speed Up Windows 8 File Access

Other Windows 8 tweaks will help you to increase your access to files. For example, speeding up your Windows 8 taskbar can have performance advantages and will give you additional speed.

A popular Windows 8 registry tweak for example is to adjust the MouseHoverTime: Change this value to 100 to speed up your taskbar.

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Step 4: Overclocking and tweaking tools help to speed up system

Some advanced tools can also customize the visual experience of Windows 8 and make it look just as beautiful but significantly faster.

To speed up Windows 8 to the extreme, you might also want to consider over-clocking. Over-clicking will get the most out of your system if you do it properly. Of course a little risk is involved, but what is life without a little risk?

Step 5: Windows 8 benchmarks to verify system speed increase

Windows 8 benchmarks will help you to figure out if your Windows 8 system is really faster or not.

Additionally, you might want to check out or this guide to find some more tweaks that could help you gain extra speed.

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Published: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 Last Modified: March 25, 2015

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