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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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Is there a way to improve my processors velocity?? like a boost?

This is what others thing about the laptop, worth a read I think:

Pros: Good specs for the money, even though its a lower end Dual-Core processor, its still good compared to others. Excellent Wifi card. Size and Weight are ideal for transporting, it fits in a backpack and is very light. Very slick looks. The quick access buttons at the top are pretty neat. Very easy to connect to external project or TV, it literally takes a push of a button.

Cons: You have to be patient when using this laptop, the boot-up and shutdown times are very slow, I don't know if thats Vista's fault in design or if its just slow. 1 Gig of Ram is only minimum and you can feel it too. The processor, as I said, was one of the lower end Dual-Cores. Only 3 USB slots, I would prefer having on of the right side instead of left so the mouse cord doesn't get in the way. The bundled software is annoying. There is so much of it too, couldn't Acer have put all their software in 1 folder, instead of clogging up the start menu, same with the Vista software. The harddrive is 80 Gigs, but don't expect that much storage. Vista alone takes a large chunk of that for a hidden Backup partition. You really only get about 50-60 Gigabytes of storage. That is my biggest annoyance.

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Hi. I wonder if there are any upgrades at all for my e machines m2352. Especially looking at mobo upgrades for more ram so I can run win 7 with it.

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You could try Windows 7 "starter edition" if you really wanted 7 or there's always that up-and-comer OS Ubuntu, which has a "netbook edition"
(wikipedia has more information if you're interested).

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