This week I was introduced to a Vista tool that rates and improves your computer.
- Click Start Button – Windows Symbol in the bottom left hand corner of the screen
- Right Click on Computer
- Select Properties
- You should now see basic information about your computer
- Under the System Section you will see an item for Rating with a number next to it in a blue box (rated) or a grey box (unrated).
- Click on the Windows Experience Index text next to the number.
- This brings up the Rate and improve your computer’s performance
- Click on the Update my score link
- This then starts a series of tests which determines you PC’s score. A low score will indicate may be the laptop is not suited to Vista.
Another way to improve performance is to turn off the Aero interface. To do this:
- Right click on the desktop and select Personalise
- Click on Windows Color and Appearance
- Uncheck – Enable Transparency.
- Click Ok
Other than changing my colour scheme I couldn’t see much difference but I do perceive an increase in speed, until it crashes of course!