Windows 7: Acceleration. Windows 7 Optimization
Now the Windows 7 operating system is widely used on modern computers. Over time, we may face the problem of slow loading and computer operation. One of the reasons is the slow loading and this operating system directly affects the increase in computer performance. This can be achieved in several ways. The first is to optimize the operation of Windows 7 by means of the operating system itself. This is the fastest and most accessible way to solve the problem of fast loading and execution of tasks by a computer. The second method involves the use of special software. There is not one program to optimize Windows 7. Here we look at several of them.
Windows 7: Accelerating Integrated Features
The first thing to notice is the temporary files directory. It is located on the system disk and, increasing with time, can affect the speed of the system. To access it, open the Run window in the Start menu. This can be done by pressing the Windows + R shortcut.In the field that appears, you must enter the command% temp%, then click OK. In the window that opens, folders will appear that can be safely deleted. There is no useful or necessary file here. This is system garbage. If any files are not deleted - do not worry. It means that they are used by some of the running programs. These files can be deleted later. Thus, we cleared the directory for storing temporary files.
Work with the system disk
Go to the window "My Computer" and find the system disk. As a rule, it is designated by letter C. Optimization of work of Windows 7 implies the implementation of several operations with the system disk.
Disk Cleanup C
Click on the disk icon with the right mouse button and at the bottom select the "Properties" command. Then in the tab "General" click on the line "Cleaning". Many users are afraid to click on this button, thinking that all information will be removed. They confuse it with the "Format" command. In fact, there is a search for unnecessary files. Therefore, all your documents, movies, music, etc., will remain intact. In the window that appears, you must tick all the items and click on OK. All. Drive C is free of system garbage.
It is all in the same "Properties" window. In this tab, you will need to perform two operations. First, check the disk for errors, and then defragment it. These procedures take a certain amount of time. How much depends on how often you execute them and how dirty the system disk is. To improve computer performance, it is recommended to repeat these procedures with all physical and logical disks. Thus, when you click on the "Run check" button, the system will check the hard drive for errors and notify you in case of serious problems. After that, she will offer to fix them. To execute this command, it is necessary to uncheck "Automatically correct errors". If you leave it, the system will be able to start the scan only after restarting the computer. But the lower tick is better to leave. In this case, the system will try to fix the bad sectors. This process is quite lengthy and can take about 30-60 minutes. It all depends on the size of the disk and the number of errors found.
On the hard disk, information can be recorded both in neighboring and simply in free sectors,located in different places of the disk surface. Thus, a single file can be scattered around the entire surface of the disk. It is fair to assume that this greatly inhibits the reading of this file and, as a result, the system as a whole. In this case, it is said that the disk is highly fragmented. It is necessary to do its defragmentation. To do this, in the "Service" tab, you need to click on the defragmentation button. Windows at the same time may vary depending on the version of Windows 7. "Maximum" may differ from the "Home" in this regard. However, there are always two buttons there: "Disk Analysis" and "Disk Defragmenter", so there won't be any special difficulty.
Thus, using such simple functions, you can optimize Windows 7 a little. Acceleration of the system can be immediately noticeable. If there have been no significant changes, then continue. Next, you will need to configure the system itself.
Disable unwanted effects and paging file
Optimizing Windows 7 also happens by turning off unnecessary graphical system effects. Though it will not bring a special increase in speed. It is better to pay attention to the paging file. This is such an additional virtual memory.The bottom line is that our computer uses the hard disk as RAM. Thus, the virtual memory consists of the RAM and the area on the hard drive. And it turns out that the system works, by and large, at the speed of the hard disk. Although it is assumed that Windows uses the drive only in case of a lack of RAM, in fact it turns out that it always uses it. If you have a RAM size larger than 4 GB, you can disable the paging file. The hard disk is for data storage, and only current processes should be stored in RAM, and the hard drive is not suitable for this. It has a low data rate. To make changes, you need to go to the "Control Panel", then click on the "System" button and open the "Performance Parameters" tab. Here, next to the visual effects is the Advanced tab. By clicking on it, you will see the size of the paging file. Usually it is installed automatically by the system and is equal to 3.5-5 GB. Clicking on the "Edit", remove the upper check mark and put a dot opposite the "Without a paging file." Before this, select the drives to which it will be applicable.
Next, click "Set" and OK. After a reboot, the changes will take effect.After these modifications in Windows 7, the acceleration of the system should be noticeable. If this did not happen or the computer began to work slower, then it is better to enable the paging file. Also, some toys require a paging file for work. It is recommended to set its size from smaller to larger. But there is no sense to put more than 1 GB.
Now let's go a little deeper. Further settings, if performed with an error, can lead to system failure. Therefore, you do them at your own peril and risk. There is a real acceleration of the laptop. Windows 7 allows you to quickly make these settings. Let's get started In the "Start" menu, select the "Run" command. You can also click on the icon Windows + R. In the window that appears, type the command regedit. Before us the window of the registry editor will open. In it, select the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder, then the SYSTEM folder. Then choose Current Control Set, and then Control. Below we find the file WaitToKillServiceTimeout.
By default, on Windows 7, 8 the value is 10,000–15,000, and on Windows XP and Vista it is 20,000. You need to change it to 5,000. It doesn’t hurt your computer. Just the program will end twice as fast. Less than 5000 is not recommended.This is due to the fact that the programs may not have enough time to complete properly, and they will complain about the unexpected closure. We click OK and after reboot it will all apply.
Now let's try changing a few things in the system configuration. To do this, again open the "Run" and enter the msconfig command. In the window that opens, select the "Startup" tab. All programs that start automatically when the system is turned on and during its operation are displayed here. You decide, of course, but it's best to remove the checkmarks from most processes. Leave only those that are related to the work of Windows and antivirus programs. As a last resort, you can always go back and turn it on again. Click "Apply" and after the restart of the system, they cease to turn on automatically. This greatly increases the speed of the computer boot. Next, in the same window, go to the tab "Download".
Here we need to accelerate the very inclusion of the computer. Click on the "Advanced Options". At the top, put a tick in front of the number of processors and set their maximum number on the computer. Here both physical and logical cores are considered.Also put a tick in front of the maximum memory. Here should appear the maximum amount of RAM on your computer. Next, click "Apply" and OK.
But here you need to be careful. It happens that after setting the maximum number of cores after a reboot, the system crashes. In this case, you need to boot into safe mode and return the default settings in the msconfig window ("Download"). Then you need to restart the computer.
Optimization of Windows 7 also takes place by setting power consumption. To improve system performance and computer performance, you need to choose the right power plan. Go to the "Control Panel", then in the "System and Security." Here we select "Power Supply". In the settings, select "High Performance". It will also help speed up the system. However, for laptop owners, this is fraught with a rapid discharge of the battery.
Acceleration with third-party utilities
As mentioned above, there is a large amount of software. Various programs promise you to speed up Windows 7. The CCleaner program is one of the best and most popular in this area.By running this utility, we need to pay attention to three functions: "Cleaning Windows", "Cleaning applications" and "Cleaning the registry."
When cleaning Windows, you must check all the checkboxes. The only thing where it is better to remove it, so it is at the bottom. This way you will save several hours of time. The more checkmarks are set, the more thoroughly the system will be cleared of various debris. Next, click the button "Cleaning". Later here you can see the report.
Then go to the tab "Applications". Here we also tick all the checkboxes and click the "Clean" button. Everything is ready, we look at the report.
The last step is to clean the registry. Here we also select everything in the left column and click on “Search for problems”. After that, click "Fix", and then "Fix marked". Now your computer is almost healthy. This procedure can be done as much as you want: once a month, once a year, or every day. It will not harm. We can recommend to do this as soon as small failures, slowdowns, system glitches are noticeable. CCleaner is a simple and easy program for optimizing Windows 7.
Thus, you learned the basic procedures that affect the acceleration of the computer.Windows 7 is optimized quite simple, and the above procedures are recommended for failures and braking of the system. If they do not lead to the desired result, then in this case it is necessary to contact computer specialists.