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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

      Windows Vista Performance and Tuning - Final.pdf

      Date Published:

      7/28/2008

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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.
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      Windows Vista, Windows XP

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