Optimizing Windows

The Srs Wow effects control

You can use the SRS WOW effects control, shown in Figure 8-21, to optimize bass, stereo, and other audio effects. SRS audio is a sound-enhancing technology, created by SRS Labs, Inc., to create high-quality immersive audio. You can turn on SRS WOW effects by completing the following steps 1. Click the Turn on link. 2. Optimize the sound output for your speakers by clicking the Speakers link until it lists the appropriate type of speakers. The options are Normal speakers, Large speakers, and...

Adding or Removing Indexed Locations

The Windows Search services indexes the following locations by default This means that if you are using Internet Explorer, your RSS feed messages and browser history will be indexed for fast searching. This means that if you installed Microsoft Office Outlook, your mail saved on your computer will be indexed for fast searching. Offline files This means that if you configured offline files, as discussed in Chapter 11, all offline file folders will be indexed for fast searching. This means that...

Where Does the Operating System Store Device Drivers

Windows 7 has an extensive library of device drivers, which are maintained in the driver store. On 32-bit computers, you'll find the 32-bit driver store in the SystemRoot System32 DriverStore folder. On 64-bit computers, you'll find the 64-bit driver store in the SystemRoot System32 DriverStore folder and the 32-bit driver store in the SystemRoot SysWOW64 DriverStore folder. Within the driver store, you'll find subfolders with localized driver information for each language component configured...