How to optimize (speed up) your Windows XP or Vista in 30 seconds?

Ever wonder how easy it is to speed your Windows Vista machine and make it run faster? Yes, it’s so simple that you don’t need to be a computer technician to accomplish this.

Microsoft has done a fabulous job to improve overall reliability as well as security in Windows Vista. I meant much better  than Windows XP, and yet, there are some reports showing that Vista is outperformed by Windows XP to some extent.  But don’t worry, we are going to show you how to improve the perfermance of Windows Vista in 30 seconds. Yes, only 30 seconds!

Less is more. This applies to Windows XP as well. Visual effects (graphics and animation) is one of the main culprits that occupy most of the system resource and slowing your computer. By disabling visual effects, your machine gain dramatic improvement on performance. Here’s how you do it in Windows Vista:

  1. Right-click on “My Computer” (if you don’t see it on your desktop, you can access it from Start->Computer)
  2. Then choose “Properties“, and then click on “Advanced system settings“.
  3. From “Advanced“, click on “Settings“.
  4. Then check “Adjust for best performance” under “Visual Effects“.
  5. Click Apply then OK.

That’s it! Do you see how simple it is? You don’t need to purchase the latest hardware to boost the performance on your computer!



  1. joe says:

    wow my windows xp machine runs much faster after I disabled the visual effects. I didn’t realize it’s so simple. thanks for sharing.

  2. Prasad.Suvarna says:

    There is some problem.When the above steps are done ,the theme changed to Windows Classic.I doesn’t look nice at all.Please can u help me out.

    My email id is
    please do reply.

  3. Brian says:

    The theme & visual effects use a lot of the resources on your machine and that’s why it’s sluggish at times. It’s a trade-off between visual effects and performance. You can always revert back to the original view by selecting from “Adjust for Best Appearance” instead of “Best Performance”. Hope this helps.. Good luck!

  4. MiMo says:

    if windows xp was without themes & visual effects
    ppl wasn’t moved from win2k/me/9x !!
    these is not a real slution for winxp & later.

  5. zafer says:

    That’s great. I dont care about the themes.
    Thanks for the tip!

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