Modern computer systems these days have power to spare, but netbooks, they are starved of any real power. On these modern systems, we can run any Windows operating systems with ease and with all the “special effects” turned on. But if you are a netbook user, you should really turn off these extra features and get the resource free for more productive use.
If your netbook runs Windows XP, as most of them do, here’s an easy way to speed it up:
- First, open the Control Panel.
- Double-click on System to open the System Properties dialog box.
- Click on the Advanced tab, and then click on the Settings button in the Performance section.
- By default, the Visual Effects tab is usually set to Let Windows choose what’s best for my computer. Change this setting to Adjust for best performance. As you’ll see, this disables all XP’s visual effects, there by freeing up all the resources and speeding up the performance.
- Click on OK, then wait for a few seconds while Windows applies the new settings.
- Click on OK again to exit System Properties dialog box.
After applying this setting Windows will be running with all the visual effects, including themes turned off and may look bland, but this will make your netbook devote its minimal processing power to more important things, like running multiple programs more smoothly.
If you rather don’t want to go all bland with a classic Windows theme, then you can customize the settings and keep the following ticked and get the best of the both worlds. See screenshot below:
If your netbook runs Windows Vista or Windows 7, the process is similar to achieve the same result.
Works With: Windows
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