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How to speed up system boot time and the performance

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Disclaimer

You are using this guide at your own risk. I don't take any responsibility for any problems.

 

Warning

Before you will do anything please backup your system.

How to do backup? Check the topic created by CherylG in the below link:

 

Custom 'Recovery' Options

 

If after performing changes which are suggested in this guide, will be a problem with the operating system then, you will have possibility to restore the system to its original state.

 

Recommendation

When after adjusting the system you will realize that everything is working faster and better then before, backup the system again. Why? It's always good to have an Image of well tuned system.

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

 

A Increase the Windows 8 performance

 

B Increase the Windows 7 performance

 

C Increase the Windows Vista performance

 

D Increase the Windows XP performance

 

 

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Increase the Windows 8 performance

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A Increase the Windows 8 performance

 

 

01. Check the below link:

 

         Improving System Performance without Adding Memory (Windows 8) - the HP document

 

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Increase the Windows 7 performance

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B Increase the Windows 7 performance

 

 

01. Scan your computer using antivirus and antimalware software.

         The information about this type of software, recommendations and comments based on the experience

         of HP experts you will find in the below link:

         Virus Protection FAQ

 

02. Update the HP software and drivers to the latest version.

 

         Click the Support & Drivers link here.

         In the search box type your notebook product number (p/n).

         Resource:

         How to Locate the Notebook p/n

         Choose ' Next '.

         Click ' Software & Driver Downloads '.

         Use the dropdown selector to select correct operation system and click ' Next '.

 

03. Update system using Windows Update.

 

         Windows Update

 

04. Uninstall Bloatware software from your computer:

 

         How to Uninstall or Change a Program in Vista

 

05. Disable / remove unwanted or unneeded startup programs:

 

         How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7

 

06. Disable gadgets or do not use many of them at one time:

 

         How to Enable or Disable Gadgets in Windows 7

         How to Add or Remove Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7   

 

07. Clean your computer using CCleaner (free software).

         How to do it?

         Download, install and run the software. At the bottom-left side of the aplication click the ' Analyze ' button.

         When this process will end hit the ' Run cleaner ' button which is at the bottom-right side.

 

08. Defragment the registry using Auslogics Registry Defrag (free software).

 

09. Defragment the hard drive using one of below solutions:

 

         - built-in system Disk Defragmenter;

 

         - Auslogics Disk Defrag - the best free software;

 

         - Diskeeper 12 - the best defrag software on the market.

 

             Important information!

 

         I.  Solid State Drive (SSD) should not be defragment. Doing so may shorten the lifespan of the SSD drive.

             So how can you ensure a longer life and faster performance of this type of drives?

             Both of those things you can achieve by using Diskeeper with HyperFast SSD Optimizer add-on.

             More info about it you will find here.

 

         II. You should switch off automatic defragmentation which is scheduled by default in Windows 7.

             Why? When it will be runing in background it will cause a slight slow down and extra hard drive activity.

             How to Turn the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter Schedule On or Off

 

10. Disable system restore (often recommended but not recommended by me):

 

         The easiest solution would be to stop the services responsible for the automatic creation of restore points:

         How to Turn System Protection On or Off in Windows 7

 

            Warning!

         Disabling this service will result in automatic deletion of all of your restore points.

            Peform this step only if you are sure that you will always remember about making regular backups on your own. 

            How to do backup? Check the topic created by CherylG in the below link:

            Custom 'Recovery' Options

       

         Are there any disadvantages of such a solution?

         Yes. At the time, when you get a serious problem with the system (example, after installing a software or driver)

         you will not be able to restore the system to the state before the problem occurred.

         For this reason, this solution is risky.

         This process is not performed frequently and do not last long, therefore has very little impact on system 

         performance, so exclusion of such a simple and at the same time useful service would be bad decision.

 

         For more information about restore points, see: Restore Points (Windows)

 

         Much safer solution is to set how much disk space will be used by the restore points:           

         How to Change the System Protection Disk Space Usage in Window 7

 

         You may also want to delete from time to time the old restore points:

         How to Delete System Protection Restore Points in Windows 7

 

11. Use ReadyBoost:

 

         How to Setup and Use ReadyBoost

 

12. Still not satisfied by the result? Check the below links:

 

         Increasing System Performance Without Adding Memory in Windows 7 - the HP document;

 

         How to Optimize Windows 7 - 30 solutions to speed up Windows 7.

 

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Increase the Windows Vista performance

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C Increase the Windows Vista performance

 

 

01. Scan your computer using antivirus and antimalware software.

         The information about this type of software, recommendations and comments based on the experience

         of HP experts you will find in the below link:

         Virus Protection FAQ

 

02. Update the HP software and drivers to the latest version.

 

         Click the Support & Drivers link here.

         In the search box type your notebook product number (p/n).

         Resource:

         How to Locate the Notebook p/n

         Choose ' Next '.

         Click ' Software & Driver Downloads '.

         Use the dropdown selector to select correct operation system and click ' Next '.

 

03. Update system using Windows Update.

 

         Install Windows updates

 

04. Uninstall Bloatware software from your computer:

 

         Uninstall or change a program in Windows 7


05. Disable / remove unwanted or unneeded startup programs:

 

         How to Check and Change the Startup Programs in Vista

 

06. Disable Windows Vista sidebar:

 

         How to Turn Windows Sidebar On or Off in Vista

 

07. Clean your computer using CCleaner (free software).

         How to do it?

         Download, install and run the software. At the bottom-left side of the aplication click the ' Analyze ' button.

         When this process will end hit the ' Run cleaner ' button which is at the bottom-right side.

 

08. Defragment the registry using Auslogics Registry Defrag (free software).

 

09. Defragment the hard drive using one of below solutions:

 

         - built-in system Disk Defragmenter;

 

         - Auslogics Disk Defrag - the best free software;

 

         - Diskeeper 12 - the best defrag software on the market.

 

             Important information!

 

         I.  Solid State Drive (SSD) should not be defragment. Doing so may shorten the lifespan of the SSD drive.

             So how can you ensure a longer life and faster performance of this type of drives?

             Both of those things you can achieve by using Diskeeper with HyperFast SSD Optimizer add-on.

             More info about it you will find here.

 

         II. You should switch off automatic defragmentation which is scheduled by default in Windows 7.

             Why? When it will be runing in background it will cause a slight slow down and extra hard drive activity.

             How to Change the Schedule for Disk Defragmenter in Vista

 

10. Disable system restore (often recommended but not recommended by me):

 

         The easiest solution would be to stop the services responsible for the automatic creation of restore points:

         How to Turn System Restore On or Off in Vista

 

            Warning!

         Disabling this service will result in automatic deletion of all of your restore points.

            Peform this step only if you are sure that you will always remember about making regular backups on your own. 

            How to do backup? Check the topic created by CherylG in the below link:

            Custom 'Recovery' Options

       

         Are there any disadvantages of such a solution?

         Yes. At the time, when you get a serious problem with the system (example, after installing a software or driver)

         you will not be able to restore the system to the state before the problem occurred.

         For this reason, this solution is risky.

         This process is not performed frequently and do not last long, therefore has very little impact on system 

         performance, so exclusion of such a simple and at the same time useful service would be bad decision.

 

         For more information about restore points, see: Restore Points (Windows)

 

         Much safer solution is to set how much disk space will be used by the restore points:           

         How to Change the System Restore Disk Space Usage Amount in Vista

 

11. Disable search index:

 

         How to Enable or Disable Search Index in Vista and Windows 7

 

12. Still not satisfied by the result? Check the below links:

 

         Increasing System Performance Without Adding Memory in Windows Vista - the HP document

 

         Speed Up the Performance of Vista - 43 solutions to speed up Vista

 

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Increase the Windows XP performance

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D Increase the Windows XP performance

 

 

01. Scan your computer using antivirus and antimalware software.

         The information about this type of software, recommendations and comments based on the experience

         of HP experts you will find in the below link:

         Virus Protection FAQ

 

02. Update the HP software and drivers to the latest version.

 

         Click the Support & Drivers link here.

         In the search box type your notebook product number (p/n).

         Resource:

         How to Locate the Notebook p/n

         Choose ' Next '.

         Click ' Software & Driver Downloads '.

         Use the dropdown selector to select correct operation system and click ' Next '.

 

03. Update system using Windows Update.

 

         Set up Automatic Updates

 

04. Disable / remove unwanted or unneeded startup programs:

 

         Quickly Remove Items from Windows XP Startup

 

05. Clean your computer using CCleaner (free software).

         How to do it?

         Download, install and run the software. At the bottom-left side of the aplication click the ' Analyze ' button.

         When this process will end hit the ' Run cleaner ' button which is at the bottom-right side.

 

06. Defragment the registry using Auslogics Registry Defrag (free software).

 

07. Defragment the hard drive using one of below solutions:

 

         - built-in system Disk Defragmenter;

 

         - Auslogics Disk Defrag - the best free software;

 

          - Diskeeper 12 - the best defrag software on the market.

 

            Important information!

 

            Solid State Drive (SSD) should not be defragment. Doing so may shorten the lifespan of the SSD drive.

            So how can you ensure a longer life and faster performance of this type of drives?

            Both of those things you can achieve by using Diskeeper with HyperFast SSD Optimizer add-on.

            More info about it you will find here.

 

08. Disable system restore (often recommended but not recommended by me):

 

         The easiest solution would be to stop the services responsible for the automatic creation of restore points:

         How to Disable and Enable System Restore in Windows XP

 

            Warning!

         Disabling this service will result in automatic deletion of all of your restore points.

            Peform this step only if you are sure that you will always remember about making regular backups on your own. 

            How to do backup? Check the topic created by CherylG in the below link:

            Custom 'Recovery' Options

       

         Are there any disadvantages of such a solution?

         Yes. At the time, when you get a serious problem with the system (example, after installing a software or driver)

         you will not be able to restore the system to the state before the problem occurred.

         For this reason, this solution is risky.

         This process is not performed frequently and do not last long, therefore has very little impact on system 

         performance, so exclusion of such a simple and at the same time useful service would be bad decision.

 

         For more information about restore points, see: Restore Points (Windows)

 

         Much safer solution is to set how much disk space will be used by the restore point:

 

         To open System Properties, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then 

         click System. In the System Properties dialog box, click the System Restore tab.

         Select a drive from the Available drives box by clicking it, and then click Settings. If you have only one drive

         or partition, it is selected for you. 

         In the Drive <drive: >settings box, move the Disk space to use slider to change the disk space allocation

         for System Restore.

        

         Note:

         System Restore requires at least 200 MB of available space on the hard disk.

         By default, when the operating system installs System Restore on your computer, it allocates approximately 12 

         percent of the available disk space to System Restore to archive restore points.

 

09. Disable indexing services:

 

         Learn how to make Windows faster by disabling the indexing services

 

10. Disable performance counters:

 

         Disable performance counters to tune-up Windows XP

 

11. Speed up folder browsing by disabling automatically search for network files and printers: 

 

         How to disable automatic search for network printers and folders in Windows XP

 

12. Still not satisfied by the result? Check the below links:

 

         Improving System Performance without Adding Memory for HP Notebook PCs - the HP document

 

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