Not everyone needs the default Search criteria which to some is overkill. If you are only interested in searching for programs only for example you can specify the criteria speeding up your search results.
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Increase disk performance
This will only work if you have a SATA hard drive. Windows Vista can use additional write caching, in which, data will be written to RAM before it is written to the hard
drive. It’s not that it makes your disks faster but gives the illusion of such but utilizing RAM first.
Microsoft has turned this feature off by default because using this mode can lead to increased data loss. If you’re not using a laptop and have a desktop without an auxiliary power source then it’s best to leave it off.
To enable this mode go to the Device Manager. Click the “plus” sign next to “Disk Drives” and right click the first device in the list (this is likely your boot drive). Go to “Properties” and under the “Policies” tab and check the “Enable advanced performance” option and press OK.
Increase Network file performance
Open a Command prompt , then right click it and select “Run as Administrator.” Type the following at the prompt: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
According to Techtree that will disable “Vista’s “Auto Tuning” - a smart feature that reacts to changes in the network by tuning the receive packet size.” It’s designed to improve network performance but in most cases, slow it down. It can be enabled again by typing: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
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