If you haven’t got the highest spec of computer, or a machine without a Solid State Drive (SSD) – then sometimes it might struggle. We see this in the shop every day, but did you know that a lot of the visual settings can be turned off, resulting in a much faster machine? A practical piece of advice that takes just two minutes, and will bring a bit of life back to your system. Simply put this removes animation effects, transparency settings, menu fades and so on. There’s not really much more to say, try it!
How To (Windows 7, 8, 10)
- Click on the start menu
- Search for “Advanced System Settings” or “System Properties”
- Under performance, choose “Settings”
- Mark “Adjust For Best Performance”
- Turn back on any settings you don’t want to lose
- Press “Apply” and “Okay”
Note: I personally always turn back on “Show thumbnails instead of icons” as otherwise you won’t be able to preview images etc.
Whilst this guide is short, it’s pretty much the same for all versions of Windows. On Windows 7 and 8, you may want to right click “My Computer” and choose properties to find “Advanced System Settings”. If you’re stuck, leave us a comment and we’ll help! Still need more power? Read this about SSD upgrades!