How to Make Windows 7 Run Faster and Look Uglier

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How to Make Windows 7 Run Faster and Look Uglier

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Added by August 17, 2015

Windows 7 wants to look pretty. By default it turns on almost every user interface (UI) feature available – transparent window borders, font smoothing, etc. These features do make Windows look more visually appealing. However, they can negatively impact the performance on lower-spec computers.

If you want Windows to run a bit faster and don’t mind it looking ugly, here’s how to turn off all that glitz. For reference, I’m starting with a typical Windows 7 UI setup as shown in Figure 1. You can see all of the pretty interface stuff is enabled.

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1. Open Control Panel.

2. Click the System icon.

3. On the left side, click Advanced system settings as shown in Figure 2.

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4. In the Advanced tab, in the Performance section click Settings. This opens the Performance Options dialog as shown in Figure 3.

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5. Select the Adjust for best performance radio button, which clears all of the checkmarks. Then take a deep breath, slowly release it, and click OK. The deep breath prepares you for the appearance of Windows.

Behold! An uglier, faster Windows 7.

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There you go. If you want to revert back, simply click the Adjust for best appearance radio button.

Enjoy… if you can!

Mike Danseglio – CISSP, MCSE, and CEH

Mike Danseglio teaches IT Security Training, Windows, System Center and Windows Server 2012 classes at Interface Technical Training. His classes are available in Phoenix, AZ and online with RemoteLive™.

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