Windows Vista Slow

There are number of reason why windows vista slows. Here are the few important point for vista slow working.

1) Vista runs slow because of registry error or other system errors. In most of the cases say 90 % time it is because of registry error windows vista work vary slow. Performance of windows vista depends on registry. As less registry problem you will get more speed. More registry error it means vista runs vary slowly.

2) virus issue. Try some good anti virus(Free Download spyware doctor and Nortran security scan). perform full vista system scan.

Some other Checklist for why windows Vista slow performance :-

1. Machine meets minimum hardware requirements
2. Clean Installation of windows vista instead of upgrade (Avoid upgrade)
3. Latest Drivers for hardware - Try DriverQuery, or check manufacturer site.
4. Sleep and Hibernation

1) system must have minimum hardware configuration
CPU - 1.7 GHz, RAM - 1 GB, Graphics card - 128 MB (256 best) andDisk - 80 GB

2) clean installation instead of upgrade from XP

If It require to upgrade, then first install the Vista Upgrade Advisor and then follow every instruction given by upgrade advisor. Otherwise your upgrade to windows Vista will result in vista slow perfomance.

3) install latest drivers for your hardware
Got to command prompt and check the version of drivers
Type following command:
DriverQuery /?
DriverQuery /v
DriverQuery /v /fo list
DriverQuery /v /fo csv > driverq.txt
Search latest driver from manufacturer's site.

4)Vista Firewall

If you have network connectivity and issue from Vista to the other computer or server.
Instructions to Turn Windows Firewall Off Click on:
Click on Start - setting -Control Panel
• Network Connections
• Network and Sharing Center
• Windows Firewall
• Turn Windows Firewall on or off (Left Panel)
Disabling firewall is a temporary solution.
Sleep and Hibernation
vista work slow when emerged from either sleep or hibernation.

Try some simple check list That tells you why Windows Vista Runs Slowly.
Check the Task Manager (Press Ctrl +Shift +Esc), Processes Tab. Anything suspicious?

If virus checker is active all the time then it may slow down computer.

windows vista Hardware Requirements

Hardware requirements
According to Microsoft corp, computers capable of running Windows Vista are classified as Vista Capable and Vista Premium Ready.[28] A Vista Capable or equivalent PC needs to have at minimum an 800 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and a DirectX 9 class graphics card. A computer that meets these requirements will be capable of running all editions of Windows Vista although some of the special features and high end graphics options may require additional or more advanced hardware. A Vista Premium Ready PC will take advantage of Vista's "high-end" features but will need at least a 1.0 GHz processor, 1 GB main memory, and an Aero-compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB graphics memory and supporting the new Windows Display Driver Model. The company also offers Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor[29] from its website to determine the ability of a PC to run Vista in its various guises. The utility runs on Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) and Windows Vista.
Microsoft lists some Vista capable hardware on their website. The "Windows Vista Premium Ready" laptops they specify have Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 or above CPUs and 1 GB memory.[30]
Windows Vista's "Basic" and "Classic" interfaces will work with virtually any graphics hardware that supports Windows XP or 2000; accordingly, most discussion around Vista's graphics requirements centers on those for the Windows Aero interface. As of Windows Vista Beta 2, the NVIDIA GeForce FX family and later, the ATI Radeon 9500 and later, Intel's GMA 950 integrated graphics, and a handful of VIA chipsets and S3 Graphics discrete chips are supported.[31] Though some XGI Technology Volari chips were DirectX 9 (including the Volari V3XT which was available in PCI cards), with XGI's exit from the graphics card business it appears none of its chips are supported as of Vista Beta 2. A PCI Express (PCIe) video card is not a requirement for Windows Aero, but Microsoft recommends PCIe video over an AGP device due to the interface's greater bandwidth.[32] There are some PCI cards available that are compatible with Windows Vista as well.
Windows Vista system requirements Vista Capable Vista Premium Ready
Processor 800 MHz 1.0 GHz Memory 512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM Graphics card DirectX 9 capable DirectX 9 capable GPU with Hardware Pixel Shader v2.0 and WDDM driver support Graphics memory N/A 128 MB RAM supports up to 2,756,000 total pixels (e.g. 1920 × 1200) or 512 MB+ for greater resolutions such as 560x1600
HDD capacity 20 GB 40 GB HDD free space 15 GB 15 GB Other drives DVD-ROM DVD-RW

Windows Vista guides

Windows Vista tips & Vista troubleshooting

Vista tips:Windows vista troubleshooting tips

Windows Vista Troubleshooting Tips - Excessive CPU usage

Many people have experienced problems with processes using an excessive amount of CPU after the installation of some programs. While some of these are easy to pinpoint using the Task Manager (accessed by right clicking on the taskbar and selecting Task Manager , others, such as when the process is SVCHOST.EXE can be a bit more difficult. With the customization of views of windows vista in task manager combined with using the Tasklist command from a command prompt, you can easily narrow down the potential causes of this problem.

Windows Vista Troubleshooting Steps

There are a couple of steps to easily troubleshoot these problems – the first involves getting the proper information to figure out what is causing the problem.

In the following example we are going to use a problem encountered with NOD32 antivirus causing an excessive CPU usage with SVCHOST.EXE (which seems to be a common and difficult process to troubleshoot).

First open Task Manager, go the view tab, select the ‘Select Columns’ option, then click on the checkbox that says ‘PID (Process Identifier) – this will help figure out exactly which process is causing the problem when dealing with processes like SVCHOST.EXE which have multiple processes running at any given time.

Then go back to Task Manager and click on the CPU in the top line to order processes by the amount of CPU they are currently using (also make sure there is a checkmark in the box at the bottom that says ‘Show processes from all users’) – you may have to click CPU twice to get the processes that are using the most CPU at the top.

*Note in this example svchost.exe is showing a usage of 50% - this machine has Hyperthreading enabled, on machines without it this would read 100%.

Once you have determined the process and its associated PID you will need to open a command prompt – . type following command: ‘TASKLIST /SVC /FO LIST’ – it is not case sensitive.
This will give you a list of all processes, their PID’s and the services that each one is controlling.

vista troubleshooting contine

windows Vista adiitional clock
Windows Vista, you can add additional clocks to the system tray. Click the clock, and then click Date and Time Settings. Click the Additional Clocks tab. You can add one or two additional clocks to the tray and select their time zones.

Fast shutdown Windows vista

Open Regedit (WINDOWS KEY + R on your keyboard, or by clicking Start and typing on the search bar "regedit" without quotes. Hit Enter

Navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control] On the right panel look for the "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" string and change it value to 1000 by right clicking the string and selecting Modify...

Default Value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=20000

Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=5000
Modified value WaitToKillServiceTimeout=1000 (extreme, use it at your own risk)

I found 3000 worked nicely but try the 5000 first. 3000 does sometimes leave some programs lagging which then need a further key click.
Windows Vista need High end graphic card

Why is Vista’s graphics card requirement so high? To be able to run Vista’s new Aero user interface, you need a lot more graphics card power than you do for the standard interface. This is because Aero uses DirectX and this means that the majority of the work is carried out by the GPU on the graphics card as opposed to the CPU. You can choose to run Windows without Aero (business systems need not ever use it), but it's good to have the option to run it if you want.

While it is indeed possible to run Aero when your PC is equipped with a graphics card that has 64MB of RAM, not all cards can do this and the experience is sluggish at best. Microsoft recommends having 128MB of memory on the graphics card, but I think that given the price of cards now, 256MB should be what you aim for.

Windows Vista tips

Howto Speed Up Windows Vista

Windows vista is great operating, but heavy when it comes to hardware resource

There are lots of debate about Vista Runs Slowly , windows vista slow and how to speed up windows vista.

Hear are few ways you can speed up windows vista.

Try some good anti virus (Free spyware doctor and Nortran security scan)

1) Add some more RAM and buy better hard disk (which has 8mb to 16mb of cache).

2) Keep your hardware drivers up to date and make sure they are vista compatible.
3) Uninstall some program which is not needed.
4) Open control panel and click on uninstall program to launch vista uninstall or change program windows. On left tasks pan click turn windows features on or off

Check the list of features. Which is shown in the figures uncheck (turn of some windows vista features) the features which are not necessary.

Make sure there are less program running in the background this will SPEED UP WINDOWS VISTA. Looking at the system tray (next to the clock at bottom right). If you see more icons there that means more program running in the background which make windows Vista Slow.
Disable few program type msconfig at run.

Now you can see many icons at taskbar tray. you can see a volume / speaker icon, battery power icon, Sidebar icon, , QuickTime, network status icons etc Steam occupy parts of the tray. This programs loads every time windows vista start soo this will reduce the speed of windows vista.

Disable the windows vista aero theme which uses lots of memory that reduce the speed of windows vista.
To get rid of Aero entirely, use the Windows Classic, Windows Vista Basic, or Windows Standard theme. Right-click the desktop, clicks Personalize, and click Windows Color and Appearance. Click Open Classic Appearance Properties.. and choose a theme in the Color Scheme list box. Click OK.

Vista Runs Slowly

As in last post I have mentioned few points about vista slow working. And here is more update about why Vista Runs Slowly. Again I can say that most of the time two major issues are registry error and virus issue() for windows vista running slow.

Hear are few more check list for why does vista run slowly.

1) First of all Disable the fancy high graphics Vista Interface and return to the "Classic" windows interface. To do this right click on the desktop and go to "Personalize" you can then click on "Theme" and change it to "Windows Classic".

2) Go to the Control Panel and hit "Classic View" on the left side panel, this will bring easy navigation.
Then click on the "Performance Rating and Tools" button.
This will provide lot of features for select / deselect to improve the windows vista performance. Uncheck the unnecessary features it may solve the vista runs slow problem.

3)Again on the left side click on "Advanced Tools" and go to "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows" somewhere at the bottom. Under the "Visual Effects" tab click on "Adjust for best performance".

4). In the same window under the "Advanced" tab you can choose the size of your page file or virtual memory size. This will improve the performance of vista but you require some technical skill to make changes to page file size otherwise it may disturb the working of the system. This will help to Speed UP Windows Vista .

5).You can also use performance tools in the Control Panel > Performance Rating and Tools to look for suggestions from Vista as to why windows vista is running slow. Check under the "Performance Issues" area.