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    Overview Series: Windows Vista® Performance and Tuning

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    This guide focuses on performance improvements on a single computer, but also takes a look at some of the tools used in enterprise environments to help make performance tuning manageable on a much larger scale.
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      Windows Vista Performance and Tuning - Final.xps

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        Windows Vista and SP1 focus on delivering greater performance and overall system responsiveness. By striking a balance between speed and responsiveness, Windows Vista and SP1 deliver a level of performance that has the greatest positive impact on the system’s usability.This guide looks at the following areas of performance improvement:

        • Making configuration changes that help a computer feel more responsive when you use it.
        • Using hardware to boost the actual physical speed of a computer.
        • Making configuration changes that help a computer to start faster.
        • Making the computer more reliable may help increase performance.
        • Monitoring performance occasionally so that you can stop problems before they get too big.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Vista, Windows XP

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        Download the document in the file format of your choice: XPS or PDF. In order to view the XPS document, you will need to install the reader (included in Windows Vista). To view the PDF document, you will need to install Adobe Reader.