Sep 15 2007

Speed up Vista By Adjusting Its Visual Effects

Windows Vista sure looks pretty with all its Eye Candy turned on. But unless you have a powerful system you will notice a marked improvement in speed if you turn off some or all of the visual effects. Here’s how to adjust the Visual Settings.

  1. Click the Start Orb.
  2. Type sysdm.cpl in the search box.
  3. Right click sysdm.cpl in the Programs section and choose “Run as Administrator”.
  4. Click continue if the UAC pops up.
  5. Click the “Advanced tab”.
  6. In the Performance section click “Settings”.
  7. Click the Visual Effects tab.
  8. Then choose one of the options.

Here’s where all the options are located.

You can let Windows choose what’s best for my computer.

Adjust for best appearance.

Adjust for best performance. And Custom.

If you’re experiencing speed issues I recommend setting it to Adjust for best Performance and give it a try, then slowly turn on other options.

Note: Adjusting for best performance will also disable Aero Glass effects.

To see Screen shots for the process, Click the Read the rest of this entry link.

1. Click the Start Orb.

2. Type sysdm.cpl in the search box.

3. Right click sysdm.cpl in the Programs section and choose “Run as Administrator”.

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4. Click continue if the UAC pops up.

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5. Click the “Advanced tab”.

6. In the Performance section click “Settings”.

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7. Click the Visual Effects tab.

8. Then choose one of the options, and click apply.

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