Step 6: Tweak Time!

 Step 6:
   Time to tweak your system for optimal performance. Here is a link to Winrar, I have both 32 bit and 64 bit on my dropbox which are all in the links provided at the bottom of the page. Whichever you need, download and install it, then download and extract all of the files I have compressed in the archive named Windows Tools.rar.

Now that you have all the files extracted install ChromeSetup.exe, which is your new browser Google Chrome. Also you will want to run dxwebsetup.exe witch will update and install the latest direct x runtime for you video. Next run Half Open Limit Fix.exe That will help boost your networks performance. You should set it to a number around 150. Once that is done install your codecs so you can watch movies on windows media player as well as many other things, Your codecs are K-Lite Codec Pack.exe. Next run install_flash_player.exe for your web browser. If there is anything else in there you want to install you may.

OK! Now it is time for you to open the folder labeled Wndows Context Menu Registry Tweaks.
All of these are optional and just increase productivity by adding quick links to apps and settings via the right click menu. Personally I use Change Sound, Folder Options, Programs and Features, Registry Editor, Run, Task Manager, change hover time, My Computer Context Menu, Take Ownership, Window Switcher, Windows 7 Registry Tweaks, and Windows Vista Desktop Context Menu. 

All you have to do is double click them and they will be entered into your registry and when you right click on the desktop, and on My Computer you will notice them.

Winrar 32-bit

Winrar 64-bit

Windows Tools

Make the switch to Ubuntu and forget about virus ' s and slow PC's.
I was afraid this was going to be another &quot;defrag, empty recycle bin&quot; howto - you actually give a few decent tips, though.<br> <br> No need to reinstall windows, though; just cutting out unused services or setting them to delayed startup works wonders.<br> <br> If you must use msconfig, keep in mind that it is intended as a diagnostic tool and should be used as such. I've fixed several computers brought in for service by simply undoing msconfig changes. And I've fixed several others by running windows update.<br> <br> If you want to apply all msconfig changes, however, just delete the key 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig' in regedit.<br>
Good guide on reseting the system, but not good for those people who cannot afford to lose data of any kind.<br /> <br /> Good, though.
&nbsp;Thank you, I had forgotten to post that you can use either an external hard drive or some other form of external storage to back up all of your data, or as mentioned in the instructable you can use some form of free online backup solution such as Dropbox, and Mozy.<br /> <br /> Also, if you do happen to use an external drive for backup I highly recommend that after your complete this instructable you scan your external drive with Microsoft Security Essentials before transferring your files back to your fresh installation.&nbsp;<br />

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