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Table of Contents:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Speeding up the system start-up I (ReadyBoost)
Part 3: Speeding up the system start-up II (Starting with two processor cores)
Part 4: Deactivating Windows Aero
Part 5: Speeding up the hard drive
Part 6: Deactivating unused hardware
Windows Aero is the innovative and powerful new visual experience of Windows Vista (not included in the Windows Vista Home Basic edition), that offers more clarity and operational ease. However, Windows Aero requires a powerful graphics accelerator card. To enhance the graphics speed of older PC models, it can be useful to deactivate Windows Aero. In this case you will, for example, forego the translucent glass design with subtle window animations and new window colors, but won’t have functional losses.
Note: You should always confirm eventual safety warnings by the User Account Control (UAC) by clicking Continue.
Deactivating Windows Aero
- Right-click on a free space on the Windows desktop.
- In the context menu, click Personalize.
- In the window that opens, click Window Color and Appearance.
- Then click on Open classic appearance properties for more color options.
- In the Appearance Settings window change the Color scheme from Windows Aero to Windows Vista Basic (or some other option you prefer) by clicking on it.
- Click OK. The changes will take effect immediately.
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