Windows Optimization Tutorial – Update Device Drivers for Hardware Components To Improve Windows System Performance

Overview of Plug And Play Diagram

Driver files are small files released by the manufacturer’s of hardware products to provide complete compatibility with Windows operating systems. Some hardware components will work properly and efficiently with drivers that the Windows operating system provides, while other components required updated drivers in order to maximize the performance of the hardware.This video blog / article will teach you about what Device Drivers are and why you need to update them to optimize your Windows system performance. You will also learn Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Disable Windows Themes To Improve System Performance in Windows XP and 7

Changing Windows Themes In Personalization Window in XP

Windows Themes changes the way windows and other objects look. If you are not particular about the way Windows looks you can safely disable the themes module to improve system performance. Windows will revert back to the way it looks in previous versions of Windows including 2000, ME, and Windows 98. This document will teach you how to revert your Windows desktop back to the way it looks in previous versions of Windows. Microsoft Windows XP comes with a lot Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Use The Desktop Cleanup Wizard To Remove Unused Icons in Windows 7

The CleanDesktop Freeware Utility

The desktop cleanup wizard is no longer an available tool within the Windows 7 operating system but the good news is that you can use a freeware utility called CleanDesktop to use the same functions as found within the wizard included in Windows XP. This document explains how you can obtain the CleanDesktop utility and how to use the interface to clean your desktop of unused shortcuts. A link to the software can be found here. Key Terms and Definitions Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Use The Desktop Cleanup Wizard To Remove Unused Shortcuts in Windows XP

Starting The Desktop Cleanup Wizard in Windows XP Home / Pro Editions

Windows XP includes a feature known as the Desktop Cleanup Wizard, useful for deleting shortcuts to programs that you no longer use. Each icon on your desktop takes up a small amount of memory and multiple unused icons can lead to a bit of confusion when trying to locate a program you use on a regular basis. The desktop cleanup wizard is an excellent tool for clearing up a cluttered desktop. This video blog and article will demonstrate how to Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Disable Windows Indexing Services Within Windows XP

Optimizing Windows is an easy task - this post shows you how.

This document explains how to disable Indexing service within Windows XP operating system. Windows XP includes an indexing service that can be used to catalog every file on your hard drive, similar to the way you’ve cataloged your CD or DVD titles. The primary advantage to indexing the contents of an entire hard drive makes searching for a particular file a fast procedure, particularly useful if your hard drive contains a large amount of files and folders. The indexing service Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Optimize Windows By Disabling Unneccessary System Services

Optimizing Windows is an easy task - this post shows you how.

All versions of Windows include components known as system services that provide added functionality for the operating system. Such services include components for using local area networks and the Internet, connecting to local network shares, and running server software,  but most services the average home PC user will never use, and can safely disable to increase the performance of the Windows operating system. This document is intended to introduce you to some basic concepts associated with Windows system services. It explains Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Turn Off Windows System Restore in Windows 7

Optimizing Windows is an easy task - this post shows you how.

This blog documents how to disable Windows System Restore if you are running Windows 7 operating system. The principles are the same as in the article How To Disable Windows System Restore in Windows XP, just the methods to get where you need to be are a little bit different. System Restore is a function introduced with the release of Windows Millennium edition to help put a system back in working order when problems arise with the operating system. Although Read More …

Windows Optimization Tutorial – How To Turn Off Windows System Restore in Windows XP

Optimizing Windows is an easy task - this post shows you how.

System Restore is a function introduced with the release of Windows Millennium edition to help put a system back in working order when problems arise with the operating system. Although System Restore works well for minor glitches in the operating system, it’s not suitable for resolving complex problems associated with Windows. You will need something stronger to deal with virus and spyware infections. It is however, a great solution for the beginner user who is not experienced enough to troubleshoot Read More …

How To Format A Hard Disk Drive In Windows

How To Format a Hard Disk Drive Under Windows

This document provides a complete walk-through to partition, and format a hard disk drive under Windows 7. The procedures are basically the same for Windows Vista and Windows 8. Hard disks, the primary storage devices on your computer, need to be formatted before you can use them. When you format a disk, you configure it with a file system so that Windows can store information on the disk. Hard disks in new computers running Windows are already formatted. If you Read More …

How To Reinstall Video Card Drivers For A Problematic Video Card in Windows

Device Driver Information For A Video Card

This video blog and article will provide an overview of how to reinstall video card drivers in the event you have problems with the video card installed in your Windows operating system. When you have display problems, the first line of troubleshooting should be to uninstall video card device drivers and then reinstall them. A device driver is simply a piece of software that provides a specific function to get hardware components working properly with an operating system. Uninstalling and reinstalling drivers is Read More …