|Concerning Vista Home OS:|
Personally, I'm still using WinXP, but my wife has a laptop with Vista Home on it downstairs, and I'm trying things to speed it up, since of late, it's been VERY slow. I got rid of a load of programs not being used anymore, and minimized the antivirus hold on the resources by downgrading from Avast Security bundle to simply Avast Free.
I used CCleaner to clean up the registry after dumping tons of programs, and unchecking things that load on startup that weren't absolutely necessary. Last I checked, the computer still works, fortunately, lol.
I haven't looked at the "services" running on startup yet, but I really am not familiar with that area, so I'm not going to tamper with it yet.
I noticed that she puts the computer to "sleep" commonly, instead of turning it off completely. Does that mean it has that humongous file called "hyberfile.sys", the one I deleted from my XP computer to make it run faster (since I never turn it off, or even give it a "nap",,lol). If I were to delete "hyberfile.sys" from her Vista box, would it speed it up (assuming it has that file?).
After ditching a bunch of programs, and cleaning up the registry with CCleaner, it seemed a bit snappier, though not "zippy". But I notice that her main drive, divided in 2 partitions, has one partition (C) that only had 4% free space out of 116 gigs, and now still has only 7 percent free. The other partition (D) has 22 percent free. But I also noticed that not long ago, that 1st partition was showing "red" in "My Computer", while now it's "blue", like the other partition. What's that allabout??
All responses will be highly appreciated, and treated with equal respect, regardless of political affiliations,,lol.
P.S.,,I just checked her laptop this morning. It seems okay, and Firefox opened in only 4 seconds, a LOT faster than before.
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