April 18, 2011

How to make Windows 7 run faster

Windows 7 is a new product of Microsoft but thousand of user complain that their Windows 7 works very slow. People are trying really hard to figure out Why Windows 7 Performs Slow and how to make Windows 7 faster. Usually people get frustrated working on their slow computer.

Here below are couple of tips which may help you to make Windows 7 faster.

Firstly you need to know Windows 7 System Requirements Some of the hardware Requirements of Windows 7 are
  1. CPU: 2G or much more
  2. Memory: more than 1G
  3. Hard drive space: more than 20G,
Below are few tips to run Windows 7 faster:-

1.    Disk Cleanup:-     Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tool," then "Disk Cleanup." The "Disk Cleanup" dialog opens. Select the drive you want to clean up, check the files that you want to delete and click "OK." Click "Delete Files" to confirm that you want to permanently delete the selected files. Disk Cleanup begins removing the files. The program will automatically close when Disk Cleanup is finished.

2.    Disk Defragmenter:- Click "Start," "All Programs," "Accessories," "System Tool," then "Disk Defragmenter." Select the drive that you want to defragment. Click "Analyze disk" to initiate the scanning process that will report whether you actually need to run the disk defragmenter.  Disk Defragmenter begins analyzing the selected drive for fragmentation. Click "Defragment disk" to defragment the selected disk drive.

When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals (weekly is optimal), there are other times you should run it, too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of the Windows operating system.
 3.    Repair Disk Errors:-     Close any programs that are currently running on your system and then click the "Windows Explorer" icon from the taskbar. Alternatively, press the Windows Icon+"E." The Windows Explorer panel opens. Right-click the hard drive that you want to scan for errors. Click "Properties." Select the "Tools" tab at the top of the dialog box and then click "Check now" in the Error-checking field.

Check the box to the left of "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors." Make sure the box next to "Automatically fix file system errors" is unchecked.

Click "Start" to check for disk errors. When the program has completed its error checking, it will indicate whether you have any disk errors. If the program detects errors, click "Fix Errors."

 4. Turn off visual effects:- Click Start button , then click Control Panel, in the search box, type “Performance Information and Tools”, and then click  “Performance Information and Tools”. Click “Adjust visual effects”.Click the Visual Effects tab, choose Adjust For Best Performance, and then click OK.

5.    Make sure your windows 7 computer is virus free. Viruses make any computers slow by giving additional work to processors, memory and disks. You can run virus check and clean viruses by free antivirus software ‘Microsoft Security Essential’ from Microsoft. Download Microsoft Security Essential

Feel free to get online technical support to fix your computer problems. Just Call on Toll-Free number(1-866-541-1792) & get 24*7 expert help for online diagnostic and troubleshooting.


  1. All steps you told to do are very effective and make my PC faster.

  2. Try to check your installed applications often and uninstall the ones that you don’t need. To do this go to Control Panel, click on “Programs and Features” (Vista) or “Add/Remove Programs” (XP). Review the list and uninstall the ones that you don’t recognize or simply don’t need. If these won't solve the problem, try contacting remote computer repairs service and I'm sure they will be very happy to help you.

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  4. windows 7 is still slow , i not only did all of the above but i also compressed the windows folder , please make sure if you do this do not select te boot files , i also disabled some services , it seems the the software protection is running constantly and is slowing windows 7 down , i would not recommend disabling it , and i also cleaned my prefecth and all temp folders, it seems that superfetch is overflowing the memory and the system often hangs , the aero snap is also slowing down and even worse , my browser constantly hangs on heavy on flash sites , i never experienced this with xp , i geus xp made microsoft so famously arrogant , they dont even care about quality anymore

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  8. Thanks for sharing theses tips. I needed it. I have installed window 7 in my PC but since that time my PC runs very slow compare to earlier.I followed your steps and really it works and makes my PC faster.

  9. My Computer Performance has increased by following your steps.
    Thanks for these.

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  11. All step sre very clear to implement ! Thanks for sharing .

  12. Thanks this helps me alot since I use 2 different computers and must be fast as possible!

  13. need some other tips.

  14. I followed your strategy for my laptop and I'm astonished. It really worked.
    Thanks for the tip.

  15. How long this "Disk Defragment" takes? It has been running for 3 hours now and still not finished..What's the approx. time?

  16. Hi, I have installed window 7 in my laptop and after few days my Laptop is going to slow down, after that I followed your above steps and really it works and makes my PC faster. Thanks for sharing nice wonderful information related to Windows 7 run faster.

    John Mike

  17. Hey,

    Where can I find this "Disk Defragment" option on win8?


  18. Hello Gym Guy,
    You can click the Charms bar, click Search, type 'defragment' in the Search bar. you will see 'Defragment and optimize your drive'. Click 'Defragment and optimize your drive',click Optimize.

    Comprehensive Support Team

    1. Thanks for your support! I have found it :)!


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