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Any Speed Boost Between Using Windows Classic Over Xp Style?


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#1 DamnSnipers

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:16 PM

I recently reinstalled Windows and am interested in keeping it blazing fast, so I was wondering if there are any noticeable improvements in using the old Classic style of interface?

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:19 PM

I would say that depends on the amount of RAM you have. When I got my system it had 128megs, everything was a little sluggish. Got a gig of RAM and now everything is fast no matter what the settings are.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:44 PM

It is not so much the theme as it is the Visual Effects.
If you open the System applet of the Control Panel and press the Settings button nearest the top under "Performance," Visual Effects usually displays as default.

Selecting the radio button for "Adjust for best performance" Apply. OK., will give you what looks like a "Classic" theme, but without any special effects.
This will provide a noticeable increase in system responsiveness.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:44 AM

The more "busy work" that the screen has to do - the more resources it will take up. In addition to 1101doc's suggestion, if you right click on the Desktop, select Properties, and then click on the Settings tab - you can adjust the color depth lower. That'll require less effort from the graphics and processor - so you'll have better performance due to that.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:35 PM

The more "busy work" that the screen has to do - the more resources it will take up. In addition to 1101doc's suggestion, if you right click on the Desktop, select Properties, and then click on the Settings tab - you can adjust the color depth lower. That'll require less effort from the graphics and processor - so you'll have better performance due to that.


But lowering the color quality will make games,images,videos etc. look pretty bad.
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:42 PM

Yes, it will detract from the "user experience" - so it's a trade off. Speed for visual quality - your choice.
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