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    Default How to Speed Up Windows 8

    How to speed up windows 8? My Windows 8 runs slow, I don't know too much about computer, just wanna keep Windows 8 run fast.

    If there is a tutorial for this? I'd like to learn little by little.

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    Default Re: How to Speed Up Windows 8

    hi,

    If you want to speed up your windows 8 operating system, first you should shutdown all the apps that you won't run. you can aslo do some defragmenrs, and the IObit smart Defrag is a wonderful software to optimize you win 8 PC.

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    Default Re: How to Speed Up Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by windows View Post
    How to speed up windows 8? My Windows 8 runs slow, I don't know too much about computer, just wanna keep Windows 8 run fast.

    If there is a tutorial for this? I'd like to learn little by little.
    There are some registry tweaks, services and manual settings that could be tweaked to achieve some speed on w. Happen to find this one Speed Up Windows 8 - Pro Tweaks to Make Windows 8 Faster to speed up windows 8. Used some of the recommendations from there on several of my pc's and they run fast now. Infact, that was a pretty useful guide that was detailed for all type of users and it was up at the right time when i needed.

    Hope this helps you
    Good Luck

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    Default Re: How to Speed Up Windows 8

    Not sure if this is exactly where I'd want to post this but, we just did the upgrade Win 8 pro on our laptop. How do I know if things are running as fast as they should be and also, in the windows experience rating our processor dipped rather low - down to a 1.7.
    I think everything is running well, but we haven't had it on long enough to be sure, LOL.
    Any suggestions on what to look for or where to read for further knowledge. I'll be sure to check out the tips in the previous post.

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    Default Re: How to Speed Up Windows 8

    Answer to 'windows', the OP:

    (Yes, there is a tutorial...)

    Ok, 1st of all I recommend reading this, http://www.forumswindows8.com/tutori...tices-5411.htm

    Most of the info relates to keeping a good, clean, healthy machine that performs @ its optimum. Most of the info can & does apply to Windows 8 (or any Windows OS), not just Windows 7... just happened to be Windows 7 @ the time I wrote the paper.

    Basically to have good speed clean the machine up on a regular (read daily) basis and don't have unnecessary stuff running or taking up space. Don't have a bunch of Add-ons running or things @ Start-up.

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    'teraz',

    What CPU is it that's giving 1.7? That's crazy low!

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    Default Re: How to Speed Up Windows 8

    Sounds like an upgrade install, rather than a clean one to me. These installs, as most of the regulars on tech forums knows, are more prone to issues, from the very start. No one will ever hear me advising anyone to perform an upgrade install, because with the upgrade DVD (& the correct underlying OS, XP, Vista or 7), one can install Windows 8 cleanly.

    Thing is, with as much documentation as MS supplied with the betas of Windows 8, there was very little on the real deal. I discovered that we could create Windows 8 Pro (Upgrade) ISO's from two 3rd party sites, CNET & Paul Thuurott's Windows SuperSite. Saw the walkthrough of the install & this possibly kept me from being in the same boat as many others, not going far enough into the install to create an ISO to burn a DVD or make a Bootable flash drive with.

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    I had and have no problems w/ an Upgrade install but, of course, I told it not to keep anything (from the prior OS).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    'teraz',

    What CPU is it that's giving 1.7? That's crazy low!

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    My HP desktop that I bought that listed in my specs below runs at 1.5GHz (AMD Athlon X2 3250e dual core), I've seen some, including some newer i5's running at 1.6GHz out of the box. My less than two year old i5 equipped notebook (also listed below) runs at 2.66GHz with up to 2.91GHz when Turbo Boost kicks in.

    The lowered specs on these newer portables greatly concerns me. Seems that the computer industry has hopped on the "downsizing" wagon. Two years ago, an i5 running at 1.6GHz was unthinkable. I would not fork over the extra cash for less hardware. Many of these newer ones also only comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM as base configuration (over $1,000, some over $1,500), & no discrete GPU. For that price ($1,500), one should get 16GB of RAM & a 2GB GDDR5 GPU, as well as a quad core i5 (minimum) that runs at least at my specs, preferably above (like 3.0GHz).

    I'm glad that I'm not in the market for a portable at this time, but I'm getting a desktop this year, buy or build. There's plenty of Windows 7 PC's around loaded for $850 to $1,000, loaded meaning quad core i7's, 16GB to DDR3 RAM, expandable to 32GB (some 1600 instead of 1333), & 2GB GDDR5 GPU's. Those are the kind of specs I'm looking for.

    Also, there's plenty of Windows 8 PC's on the market, & quite to the contrary, they're not dead. They're moving nicely. Newegg has them for as little as $349 & up. Wal Mart had one for $309, monitor, keyboard/mouse & all last week (those sold completely out) & they have others, but I'm not looking there, just saying.

    If I don't build or get one built, then I'll turn to Newegg, because the OEM's will sock it to one, not to mention having to pay shipping & taxes. I'm not paying an OEM up to $450 to install 32GB of RAM that I can install myself for $180 on promo. And the crooks don't even give you the RAM back that you've payed for (if upgraded), nor deduct the price for it? No way would I buy from a OEM again. Newegg has the same computers as they do, most a couple of weeks after release, for 20 to 30% less.

    As far as speeding up Windows 8, this has been covered on many places on this forum for months. It's a matter of where one wants to start. Hardware wise, stuffing as much RAM that the computer will hold will help. For a 64 bit computer, 4GB is way behind the times, with 8GB being considered by many experts the "sweet spot" for most users who are running dual channel RAM. This means not too little, not too much for the majority of users.

    Of course, for power gamers, serious number crunchers, & those who runs more than one VM at a time, more is needed. The 8GB "sweet spot" is aimed for the average user.

    This is also the least costly upgrade, sites such as Newegg runs daily specials on RAM & other components daily.

    For those who has bought a new computer with Windows 8 pre-installed, there's often crapware (useless junk software) that loads every time Windows is started. This heavily pulls resources that can be loading Windows faster. Open the Task Manager, look at the Startup tab (the 4th one over), make sure that the service isn't needed at startup, disable those. Be careful with this & don't get over aggressive. That alone will show results.

    Many suggests to remove any crapware with a service like PC Decrapifier, that's fine. However, before doing this, make sure that a complete System Image (a Backup) is made, & your OS Recovery Disks burned (that up to 90% doesn't burn). These will be needed at some point to reinstall the OS in case of HDD failure. The backup taken should be saved, & a new one created every month. Save the first & last ones, at a minimum.

    Another overlooked & undermentioned issue is the size of the "C" partition. Oftentimes, other than the Recovery (size varies) & System (350MB) partitions, the "C" partition is spread across anywhere from a 320GB to 1TB HDD. This is a speed killer, the "C" partition normally needs 80 to 100GB at the most. Defrag & shrink the partition, it will likely take several attempts to get it manageable. Smaller partitions runs faster, by keeping the OS compact, it's not seeking the entire drive looking for files on a continual basis. This is also harder on the system, it runs hotter & the HDD will wear much faster by being overworked like this.

    There's lots of simple things to speed Windows 8. Read the many posts on performance here. If assistance is needed, feel free to ask, that's what we're here for.

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    Default Re: How to Speed Up Windows 8

    Cat,

    The 1.7 to which I referred is not CPU spd but, rather the Windows Performance Index rating value.

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