September 23, 2023

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Slow Windows 7 – How to Speed Up Windows 7 in Terms of Hardware and Software

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The compatibility of hardware and software is the first assurance to make Windows 7 run smoothly and faster. But lots of PC users find that, after installing Windows 7, they are always using a slow Windows 7. Here, I will discuss how to speed up Windows 7 in terms of hardware and software.

1. Hardware.
Before upgrading to Windows 7, you have to make sure that you computer meets the following system requirements:
1) 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
2)1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
3)16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
4) DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

If not, please upgrade your hardware in order to speed up Windows 7.

2. Software.
When using the computer, it is inevitably that you will install programs on the computer to accomplish some specific demands. But with the increasing programs on the computer, the computer will run sluggishly. To fix a slow Windows 7, you have to effort from the tips below:

1) Limit program that automatically load with Windows.
Too many programs load with Windows will overload system resource/ memory and then slow it down. To limit the startup programs is one effective way to speed up Windows 7. Just go to “Start”, type “MSconfig” in the “Run” box and press “Enter” to access System Configuration Utility and uncheck the unneeded startup options within “Startup” tab. Normally, only to keep an input program and an anti-virus program is enough.

2) Reduce Windows 7 boot time. Go to “Start”, type “msconfig” and press “Enter”, select “Timeout” tab within “Boot” and reset the default 30 seconds to 5 seconds or less. Then click on “Advanced Options” to set the “Number of processors” according to your own system configuration. After a reboot, you will find your computer run much faster then ever before.

3) Faster shutdown speed to speed up Windows 7. You know that we can boost Windows 7 boot speed to speed it up. Equally, a faster shutdown can also speed it up. Type “Regedit” in the “Run” box to open Registry Editor, find:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control, and right click
“WaitToKillServiceTimeOut” and select “Modify” to change its value data to a minimum. (The default 12000 means that you have to wait 12 seconds when shutting down Windows).

Once there is a perfect compatibility of hardware and software, you can easily speed up Windows 7.

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