One thing we’ve learned as computer repair and IT technicians is that faster computers make happier clients.
Disable Aero: The Aero UI (user interface) is a resource hog that brings some bling to the screen for user appeal– window transparency, gradients, neat-looking ‘Win-tab’ application toggle, and so on. This tip can really make a difference:
- right-click on an empty part of the desktop
- select Personalize
- scroll down to Basic and High Contrast Themes and select Windows 7 Basic
If you miss the old interface, simply return to the dialog and change it back.
If you haven’t taken advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade, it expires soon. We’ve gone over the free Windows 10 deadline, as well as what to expect when upgrading to Windows 10.