Within the contents of this article I will show you how to optimize your Windows based PC for better performance. Now some of the things that I am going to describe are simple things that you can do for your Windows based PC. Some of the things that I will describe here are things that involve modifing the Registry. Now when it comes to the registry Windows backs up the registry automatically. But it is always good to manually back up the registry. As well when you modify your registry make sure you get down to the exact modifications otherwise your computer could become an expensive paper weight. So if you don’t feel comfortable modifying your registry then either don’t do, or find someone who is comfortable.
This first one is a really simple one. This one will allow you to display the run command from the start menu. This one works for Windows Vista, and Windows 7. First right click the start button, and select properties. When you get to properties go to the start menu tab, and click customize. Then scroll down to where is says Run Command and check the box. Now click okay twice to finish it off.
Now this next one involves modifying the registry. This one will will remove the recycle bin from your desktop. To do this one open your registry editor, and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerHideDesktopIconsNewStartPanel. Now on the right hand side right click DWORD value, and give it the name “”. Double click on the value and change it to 1. Exit your registry editor, click anywhere on the desktop and select refresh. From here if you want to delete files and folders highlight the file or folder and press SHIFT + DELETE.
This next one will allow you to disable start up entries. This one works for Windows Xp, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. As well to let you know even though msconfig works slightly different in each version of windows it all does the same thing. Also to let you know there could be some start up entries that are important so if you have any problems go in and reinstate those start up entries. Now to do this one click start and type in msconfig and hit okay. Then go to the start up tab and uncheck the entries that you might believe that you don’t need. Next click apply and restart your computer.
For this next one I will discuss how to alter your keyboard options. This one works with Windows Xp, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. This one will also speed up your keyboards response time. It will even allow you to change the rate of how fast the blinker blinks. You do this by going to your control panel and switching to classic view. Then you double click on the keyboard option. Now all you have to do is move the sliding bars to adjust the speeds. If you like you can test it in the text box.