With every edition of Windows, we see the same automatically enabled features and resource drains.
There’s no reason to expect these features to ever go away, as many of these features exist to priorities Windows’ services over others. You can definitely reasonably expect that these types of tips will work as well with Windows 8 as they do on current-generation Windows platforms.
So prepare yourself now for the first tasks you’ll need to carry out on your Windows 8 computer this October, to help it make the upgrade as smoothly as possible.
Disable Windows 8 Services
This is one of the easiest and fastest methods for giving a quick boost to computer speed. All you need to do is simply disable all unnecessary services that you are not using.
There are many services that are safe to disable and are actually enabled by default. Any of the following are usually okay for the typical user to disable:
- Windows Media Center Service Launcher
- Windows Search
- Windows Time
- Application Experience
- IP Helper
- Tablet PC Input Service
- Certificate Propagation
Windows 8 Tools
There are already many tools that are designed to adjust the way that Windows 8 works, both visually and performance wise. In doing so, it should be possible to make your computer significantly faster as soon as Windows 8 is released.
One example of these types of tools is Windows 8 Manager. It will have a number of features to help you out with the following things:
- Improve security
- Offer additional information about your system and hardware
- More optimization & customization
- Make it cleaner
- Improve internet connection speed
This works by using any kind of portable flash storage device such as USB flash drive or flash memory. You basically use these flash cards as additional RAM, and in Windows 8 they will still result in a significant performance boost.
Speed Up Taskbar
This can help increase the speed at which you can access files. The most common method for this is to simply adjust your mouse-hover-time. You will need to change the value of this to roughly 100 in order to experience an increase in performance.
If you want to find out how much of your computer’s resources a certain task is taking up, you can find out by checking the performance tab within windows task manager. You can use it to find out how much power any specific task such as watching a movie is taking.
This way, once you’ve found a specific problem, you can eliminate that too!
Do you have any of your own tips for speeding up Windows you’d like to share?
Author Bio:- Blogging for ConNetu, James Duval heads a team of IT support staff that deal with everyday problems such as this.