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Performance: Perfectly Tune Vista and XP

The degradation of PC performance over time is so slow it is difficult to notice. However, cast your mind back to when you first bought your PC and consider how much faster and more responsive it was back then. As you use your PC it accumulates masses of digital dirt: temporary files, redundant registry settings and unused applications all build up on your hard disk, taking up space and slowing things down. Even though Windows Vista and XP are more advanced than their predecessors, 98 and Me, they are still susceptible to this build up of digital dirt and the accompanying slowdown in performance. In this article, well show you how to tackle a slow Vista or XP machine to clear out the digital dirt, and also some of the great tweaks that you can apply to boost Windows performance.

Category: Optimisation
Issue: 2009 Issue 5 August/September
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Article Reference: P25



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