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Any Good Free Optomization Software For Vista?


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#1 qwerty11

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 01:22 PM

hi,,,, im not a big fan of optomizers,,,,, they promice a lot and give what you alredy have,,,,, just keep your pc clean,,,ie,, close all uneeded programs on start up,, thats all of them APART FROM YOUR SECURITY PROGRAMS,, ,,,, if your worried about some of them look in the startup list on this site,,, than go to a site called The Black Viper and follow his guied on which services you can shut down safely,,, if in doubt leave it as it is,,,, than use firefox for your browsing as it lets you clear files cookies etc when you close it,,, and its better than ie7,,, also give a cleaner like ccleaner a go but read up on how to use it befor you do,,,, and when using the reg cleaner part always use the built in back up and acctualy take a look at how its configured,,, like uncheck the clear recycle bin part,, as this is your last line of defence for the ,, "damn i did'nt want to delete that" screem,,,,,, also vista has an auto defrag but its always good to do a defrag with another one aswell like auslogics disc defrag,,,,, also delete all programs you dont want or use,,, this will keep your HDD clear,,, you can always download them again or get a free version of something simalar,,,,, then start looking at your hardware,,, the knollagable view is that vista sweet spot for RAM is 2gig,,, if you have 1gig go buy another 1gig of the same stuff,,, its cheep enough now and this will help the most,,,, these programs can be found on a site called cnet,,, and if you still want an optomizer there's loads of them on cnet too with user's and editors comments which will tell you there crap,,,,lol ,,,,, good luck
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

I'm against optimizaers as they apply a general solution (their tweaks) to a specific system (yours). If your system is similar to theirs, it's likely to work - if not, then you'll wonder why they even bothered.

You can optimize Vista by changing the display properties downward, by optimizing it for best performance in the System applet in Control Panel, by trimming what runs on startup, and by disabling/changing the services that you don't need to have running. After that, IMO, it's just a bunch of incremental tweaks that make very little difference on their own (but a whole bunch of the little things that are well thought out can result in a performance increase also).
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

"TweakHound" has some good tips. Just be sure you know what you're doing before applying suggestions to your system :huh:
http://www.tweakhound.com/vista/tweakguide/index.htm

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