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Optimizing Microsoft Windows Vista Performance
Id. de artículo: 959062 - Ver los productos a los que se aplica este artículo
This article discusses the most common causes of slow performance and how to troubleshoot those issues.
Automatically diagnose and fix common causes of poor system performance, such as the following:
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Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services: Problems with overall system speed and performance
There are several tasks you can perform when using Vista to improve slow performance. Vista contains built-in-features that allow you to manage potential slow performance issues. These include:
The left pane of Performance Information and Tools includes tasks that can help you improve your computer's performance. For more information on using these tasks, please refer to Windows Help Article: "Ways to improve your computer's performance"
There are several tasks you can perform to maximize already good performance. These include:
Microsoft Windows Vista contains a built-in-diagnostics feature that assists in managing potential slow performance issues. To learn more about it, refer to Microsoft's "Built-in Diagnostics"
If software has been recently installed and the computer is running slowly, refer to the following troubleshooting wizard for assistance: Programs Do Not Run As Expected
(http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/tree?dl=false&l=en&s=gen&treeid=322121&doclang=en&cs=)Wizard ID: 322121.
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The computer may be slow because of "malware." Malware includes a variety of harmful programs which include spyware, adware and viruses that can interfere with standard computer operation. If malware is suspected, refer to the following link: For more information on identifying and removing malware, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/129972/ )Computer viruses: description, prevention, and recovery
If the hard drive is full of unnecessary files, it can cause the computer to have slow performance. Typically, a hard drive with less than 20% free space will run slowly. "Cleaning" the hard drive by reducing the number of files may help improve performance.
To learn how to "clean" your computer's hard disk drive, refer to the following Microsoft Help and How-to article, "Delete Files Using Disk Cleanup"
To troubleshoot slow performance on your computer, the following articles are available from the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950684/ )How to troubleshoot performance issues during startup in Windows Vista
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950685/ )How to troubleshoot performance issues in Windows Vista
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950686/ )How to troubleshoot performance issues with standby, hibernate, and resume in Windows Vista"
If the computer is still running slowly after ruling out malware, recent software installations, and inadequate hard disk space, the problem may likely be a hardware issue.
Consider upgrading the computer memory. 512 MB is adequate for basic Windows usage. Memory-intensive tasks such as games, media applications, or productivity software, often require more memory.
Contact your computer manufacturer or a computer technician for more information on how to purchase and install more RAM memory for your computer.
Id. de artículo: 959062 - Última revisión: sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2011 - Versión: 3.0
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