Ultimate Guide for Speeding Up your Windows 7

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Windows 7 is, finally, a great operating system.

Every version of Windows, has many services enabled, while many optimizing tweaks are not enabled by default. The reason this is so is because the installation is designed to support a very generic set of devices and hardware. The cool part of using Windows is the ability to fine tune it to your needs. Some call this tuning process “Hacking”, others called it “Tweaking”. I’m not really that worried about the name, instead I prefer focusing on the content…

Before I get all technical, it’s important that you check your hardware and choose the edition of Windows 7 that best suits your system:

Choose Windows 7 32-bit if you have:

  • 3GB or less system memory
  • Dual core or single core processor
  • Built in graphic card
  • 250GB or less hard drive

Choose Windows 7 64-bit if you have:

  • 4GB or more system memory
  • i7, Dual core or Quad Core processor
  • Dedicated PCI express graphic cards such as Nvidia or ATI
  • 250GB or larger hard drive

Now that that’s out of the way – on we go to the good stuff…

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Best Freeware Tools to Enhance and Customize your Windows 7

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Windows 7 Specials is a part of my . The purpose of this post is to introduce you with the Best Freeware Tools to Enhance and Customize Windows 7 .

  1. CSMenu - restores a “classic” look to Windows 7 by installing a companion Start menu on your taskbar.
  2. Logon Changer for Windows 7 – Simply takes a JPG file (256K or less, so be sure to re-size and compress) and applies it to your logon background
  3. Windows 7 System Recovery Discs – Can repair damaged files, restore System Restore points, and even pull in full backups for restoration. Continue reading