Tricks to optimize the system


Windows 7, one hundred percent: tricks to optimize the system

OPTIMIZATION storage subsystem

1. Improved response time

Windows 7 is ready to take advantage of hard drives solid state . Just the mere fact install an SSD involves minimizing by several orders of magnitude the time needed to boot the computer and turn it off. Using a SSD is also noticeable in the time required to open applications . The programs are installed on the hard disk, but they must be put into RAM so that it can run. If reduces the time required for it, resulting in a feeling of much smaller expected.

2. Optimize Windows 7 for use SDD

Windows 7 is designed to 'talk' to SSDs by instructions like TRIM , which optimizes the process of storage and release of space Nand memory cells , or by detecting the speed of rotation of the disk is 0 rpm to know that SDD is a disk. However, you have to make certain adjustments to the system for maximum efficiency and the best use of SSD technology. This is mainly to avoid having many small files scripts . The first process is to disable indexing files . In an SSD, searches are performed very quickly without prior indexing. From the Start menu, click the right mouse button on Team and select Manage . In Services and Applications / Services , go to Windows Search and double-click to open the setup menu, where you can already disabled.

3. Disable defragmentation

This trick is almost a tip if you have an SSD. Although Windows 7 disables defragmentation if it detects an SSD, you should secure it. To do this, we must go back to services , as in the previous trick, and go to the appropriate Disk Defragmenter to deshabiltitarlo.

4. Disable function PreFetch

Another useful trick improve performance with SSDs it is to disable the preload programs in RAM . In an SSD, this is a process that does not need optimization. To do this, regedit , you must navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management \ PrefetchParameters and edit entries EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch to change the value of 3-0.

5. Remove the pagefile

If your computer has a lot of memory of 4 Gbytes or more (and version of the system is 64 bits), the paging file becomes meaningless . In addition, with an SSD, the drive is able to read directly from disk quickly without intermediate paging file.
To disable the paging file , you just have to go to Control Panel / System / Advanced System Settings / Performance / Advanced / Virtual Memory . Hence, it is necessary to disable the automatic administration paging file size and select No paging file .

6. Disable hibernation

The advantage of SSDs (another of them) is to accelerate the time on and off the system. Thus, the hibernation becomes meaningless as such and can be disabled. To do this, go to Start and type cmd then type in powercfg -h off and you will have disabled hibernation.

7. Enable TRIM instruction

To get the system to send the TRIM command to the SSD in order to free up space before you actually need during a write operation, just open the command prompt (type cmd in the menu Home ) and write fsutil behavior September DisableDeleteNotify 0. This option only makes are passed TRIM commands to the controller , but it takes SSDs are compatible.

8. Defragmenting your hard drive

While SSDs do not need and should not be defragmented , conventional HDDs they do need regular defragmentation as it fills space, to get the unwritten areas are located consecutively.


In an operating system like Windows 7, where you can run multiple applications at the same time, it is important to control the windowing system to avoid getting lost in all the dozens that can be open at any given time. Windows 7 includes technologies to speed up the browsing window . Let's see.

9. Technology Aero Snap

Dragging a window to the top edge, or the right side or the left, you get to maximize it or adjust it so that it takes the right or left half of the desktop, respectively.

10. Peek out with Eero

On the taskbar , if you pass the pointer over the application icon that appears to the right of the Start menu will show the silhouettes of the open windows to quickly locate the content without obstruct any open from behind. To change the time it takes to show the silhouettes set after passing the pointer over the icon, you just have to go to the registry ( regedit.exe ) and navigate to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ advanced . Once there, if there is a key DesktopLivePreviewHoverTime , you just have to edit the value in milliseconds that defines the delay time. If 0 is selected, it will be immediate. If you have to create it, it is of type DWORD .

11. Close windows with Aero Shake

The graphical interface of Windows 7 lets you close a window by simply moving quickly to right and left, as if agitaras .

12. Controls the Aero interface

The Windows GUI is very striking, but also represents a substantial burden on a team with a modest hardware. If the WEI (Windows Experience Index) does not offer a score above 3 in the graphics, it makes sense to disable the graphical improvements . To do this, in Control Panel / System / Options / Advanced System Settings / Advanced / Performance Options , there is a specific chapter for the visual behavior where the option Adjust for best performance is adequate to achieve the highest speed in the running Window 7.


13. Increase the amount of RAM

Besides SSDs, an investment in more RAM to a computer is not a bad idea. If you have 2 Gbytes or less, the choice is almost obligatory. On netbooks the maximum installable is two, and if the computer comes with 1 Gbyte, his is expanding capacity 1 Gbyte more. In this case, it will be DDR2 , though, to the other teams, the most common will be using DDR3 memory. To fully exploit the capabilities of RAM above 3 GB is necessary to install a 64-bit system.

14. Set up a virtual memory disk

A good way to amortize the installation of a large amount of RAM is by configuring a virtual disk in memory . In this site it is available a free version of RAMDisk Configuration Utility , an application to create one of these disks that use RAM as storage space. An example of use is as temporary disk for applications such as Photoshop , or as temporary disk for the system. Be erased when the power is turned off, but the temporary files makes it not a relevant fact.

15. Choose the type of RAM

People used to talk generically more memory to improve the performance of Windows 7. Now you specify more talking about the speed of it. Anyway, you do not need to go for the fastest models. In general, unless you're an extreme overclocker or enthusiast records, the best choice when purchasing a computer component is the intermediate ranges . 7-7-7 latency for memory module can assume many euros the price increase, while the 9-9-9 run essentially the same under normal conditions, but with a much more affordable price. The same applies to components such as processors. Intel extreme model costs between 600 and 900 euros, with a high yield, but not stratospheric when compared with processors 300 euros.


16. Manage and Optimize

One way to simplify the system optimization for its best performance and operation is to use any of the applications specifically designed to make this fine tuning. An example is Windows 7 Manager of Yamicsoft, although it is paid. Another free program is Optimize Windows 7 , which allows optimizing waiting times for tasks such as "kill" unwanted processes or unnecessary.
In the background, is collecting tools into a single executable most optimizations that can be out manually through the registry or system utilities.
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17. Monitoring software

Microsoft bought years ago a company called Sysinternals , specializing in programming applications and utilities to monitor and configure the Windows operating system in depth and solvency. The page where these programs are compiled is .
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18. Windows from a USB key

One of the most tedious processes, and more complicated with the arrival of netbooks, is to install Windows from a CD or DVD . Luckily, Microsoft has made publicly available an application that facilitates the creation of a USB key with Windows 7 ready to install . It is available in dows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe . To make good use of this application, you only need a USB key 4 GB and ISO image version of Windows 7 you want to have ready to install.

19. Support for applications

Windows 7 is a new and modern operating system; But precisely this fact makes some older applications may not work correctly . To fix this, in many cases, you only need to click the right mouse button on the application or shortcut to the program from which it comes and choose Properties . In the tab support , you can select the most appropriate option for the application and run it in Administrator mode .
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20. Advantages of Jump Lists

The jump lists allow add shortcuts to certain actions related to a program directly from this icon located on the taskbar. In principle, they are not editable. However, by applying JumplistExtender we have the opportunity to modify or even create them by adding actions to the list jump an executable. In this sense, it is feasible to determine the performance of tasks within the program to the execution of other applications. The program can be downloaded at the address

21. virtualizes the computer

A good way to use the hardware resources of modern computers is through virtualization or what is the same, using virtual machines running on the physical machine using emulation software. To get an idea, you can start with VMware Player , a free application that downloads after the corresponding registration. In the section on the Virtual Appliances , you'll find a huge variety of ready to run on it and ready to operate machines. It is like running applications, but rather than be programs, it comes to operating systems and software configured and ready to use.

System services

22. An Approach to Services

An important part of system resources is intended to run services in the background , so that the activity of the operating system depends not only on running programs, but also the unseen. To realize the number of tasks running simultaneously, you must go to Start / Control Panel / Computer and click with the right mouse button on Manage . There is the option to view the Services . There are some disabled, others that are activated on demand and other automatically. The way to change behavior is by double clicking on each of them. Via the Startup type you can change the behavior of each service.

23. Get the details

The service management is simple, but accurate knowledge of their nature. In the window dedicated to the native configuration Windows services , a detailed description of each it is provided although, in special sites such as , it is possible to find more full references , with indications of whether or not to leave them on or under what circumstances it is desirable to keep them as they are.

MANAGEMENT peripherals

24. Touch with a graphics tablet

Windows 7 is an operating system designed to be touch , but without adequate display, it's complicated exploit these advantages. However, a compromise is to use a graphics tablet . With it you can write freehand , move around the screen much more quickly and naturally with the mouse or using graphics programs a similar way as a pen on a paper is used. The larger and higher resolution, the better, but you need to find the balance between quality and price.

25. Shortcuts

While the mouse is an effective control system windows and applications, there are certain shortcuts that allow tasks almost instantaneously. Without going any further, with the key combination Win + F , the search window is opened; Win + R opens the window for running applications; Win + Spacebar activates Aero Peek, Win + M minimizes all windows, Win + D shows desktop and ALT + F4 closes open applications.

26. A second monitor

Current processors are ready to run multiple applications at once , and also with interfaces full of toolbars and dialogs user. Mid-range monitors have a resolution of about 1,920 x 1,080 dots, but sometimes it is better to have more points available. There are higher-resolution monitors, but they are very expensive. So it's more interesting to extend the size of the desktop with a second monitor. In Windows 7, it's easy to set up multiple screens, and there are shortcuts like Win + Shift + arrow right or left to carry the active window to the adjacent desktop.

The final steps for performance tuning

27. Remote Desktop Connection

If you have a netbook to work from the bed or living room, but find that it is short on performance , you can always establish a DRC (connection Remote Desktop Conection ) with a desktop computer in your home network, so you can run applications solvency without having to be physically present at the computer. Or if you have a Mac, the Remote Desktop Connection lets you enjoy the best of both worlds from a single computer. It is easier to connect to Windows 7 from Mac in reverse . Keep that in mind. To connect, you must enable the appropriate permissions on Windows: Control Panel / System / Advanced Settings / Remote Access . From here, we will enable users select permissions and access permission.

28. Eliminate processes immediately

One of the most desperate situations Windows is produced when it comes to close an application that is not responding and the system "passes" our intentions. The way to "bypass" the system is using the command line (cmd). To list the running processes , you just have to type tasklist . And to kill a process so sharp, the command is used Taskkill / PID number of PID / F. For example, suppose that Firefox has a PID (process ID) of 2455. The command to remove it would Taskkill / PID 2455 / F .

29. Profile of appropriate power

When you are using a laptop , the mode selected power influences the performance. A more energy saving, the processor performance will be limited in many cases to reduce the clock speed dynamically or permanently. When plugged into the mains, it is best to set the mode such as High Performance to prevent benefits from being compromised.

30. Define affinities

On computers with multiple processors, all processes have associated default all cores, so Windows decides is in a way a little "dark" how many processors are engaged in a process . Anyway, you can perform a manual assignment of cores to tasks using the dialog box where the parameter is Affinity .
In the Process Manager (right click on the taskbar and select Task Manager ) can be opened for each entry in the list a context menu which appears Affinity . Only it is not marked or cores to assign to the performance of a specific task . Processes such as antivirus, with one or two cores should be able to work smoothly, for example.

31. Use the boot analyzer

One of the most common problems with Windows is the "pollution" of the boot process with applications that run automatically at startup. Therefore, it is desirable to revise this code using msconfig . Type this command from the Start menu to launch the application. Each tab contains options for applications and services that start at startup, and others for their own boot menu. The tactic is to review the list and go deselecting those services and applications that are not required for operation. Note that much of the boot process depends on these applications and services that run automatically. In the case of the Services, you can check the option of hiding identified as Microsoft and to keep those associated with third-party applications.


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