Basic Strategies for Improving Performance

Now that we've established a baseline performance level for the hardware components and software that make up a Windows 7 PC and introduced the major diagnostic tools, it's time to look more closely at techniques and settings that can improve performance. In this section, we cover the following basic performance-enhancing strategies:

• Ensuring that you have adequate RAM

• Ensuring that you have an adequate virtual-memory configuration

• Tuning and troubleshooting SuperFetch

• Using ReadyBoost to compensate for a slow hard disk

• Managing startup programs and services

• Keeping your disks defragmented

• Maintaining adequate free space on your disks

• Avoiding tweaks of dubious value

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