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Improving Vistas Performance

Recently purchased new dual core laptop. I have upgraded the ram to 2 gigs. I I am looking for info to improve Vistas performance. Thanks

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  • longlanky Mar 24, 2008

    Can you make any recommendations as to what to tweak. The laptop will be used mainly for homework,email and websurfing. Thanks

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Navigate Control Panel Double click on Performance Information and Tools.

It will open the window which you want. There you can manage many more things as per your need. best of luck.


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