Speeding up Windows 7

Windows 7 is quite a fast OS itself but if you have a netbook under the system requirements, your PC is getting slower each boot or you are addicted to making your PC as fast as possible then follow these simple tweaks.

1 - Disable Windows Aero. Windows Aero is what makes Windows 7 very pretty - but it can make Windows 7 very slow. If you like your pretty effects feel free to skip this, although it really helps.

To do this, simply right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize. Click 'Window Color and Appearance'. Then click 'Open classic appearance properties for more color options' and from there choose Windows 7 Basic. Click Apply. If you do not like the layout of it just click cancel.

2 - Disable indexing. Indexing basically has a massive list of all your files that keeps updating everytime a new file is put on your hard drive so you can get super fast file search times. If you don't search regularly then simply:

 Right Click 'Local Disk C:' and select properties. Make sure you are on the General tab, then untick "Index this drive for faster searching" and select Include subfolders and files.

3 - Defrag your drive. This will move files on your hard drive so your PC can access them quicker, therefore speeding up your PC and saving battery usage. To access the windows default disk defragger, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragment. It may take along long time depending how big your hard drive is. If you want a better defragment, use Defraggler

4 - Scan for viruses. Viruses, the bane of PCs. They can cause your PC to crash and result in reinstalling Windows XP. Don't worry, just install AVG Free Edition (Recommended for everyone, and this gets 1million downloads a week) and Malware Bytes Anti Malware (Great for netbook users like me and is VERY fast at scanning.) Simply do a quick scan on Malware Bytes, or click Computer Scanner on AVG and click Scan whole computer. Make sure you check for updates EVERY day!

5. Repair your registry for errors. The registry is the most vital part of windows and can wear down with unneeded registry files. To clean your registry:

Install CCleaner. Click Registry then "Scan for issues". CCleaner will scan for registry errors. Once it has done, click fix selected issues. Now, it will say would like you to create a backup - thats up to you but it's recommended that you say yes. After saving your backup file, a dialog box will come up. If you want, scroll through and read them. But if your like me - click Fix All Selected issues.

One last thing, Install Advanced System Care. ASC is a powerful and easy to use PC booster. It fixes up the health of your PC, stopping it from suddenly going wrong. It also optimizes the Speed area of the PC, optimizing stuff such as internet speed, start up speed and much more. ASC is the ultimate choice for you!

Thats it, now your PC should be a lot faster! I have many more tips, but too much to fit on one page - so if your still having trouble; send us a question!