Almost every Windows’ user know that the release of SP2 is the only time worth upgrading their Windows, and I can't agree more. However, if you are getting a new PC, you should get Vista instead of XP, and the reason is simple, you don't want to double pay Microsoft when Vista SP2 release. Let me show you some tips to speed up your Vista, at least until SP2 release.
Tip #1 - Decide on Vista or “XP".
What I really meant is you need to decide whether you want your Vista to be as simple as XP or you want to enjoy more cool features in trade of some stability issues. Because if you want more stability, just turn your Vista into “XP", lose everything else such as Superfetch, ReadyBoost, ReadyDrive, Aero Theme and Windows Defender. . .
If you prefer the looks and superb support of new hardware by Vista, but in trade of some stability issues, you can tweak accordingly but remains Vista characteristic.
Tip #2 - Use tweak tools, tips and tricks.
Many speed up tools, tips and tricks will help you get over the majority issues in Vista, use them correctly, at least invest on some backup tools and tweaking books.
Tip #3 - Regular updates on Windows, drivers and firmware.
Vista is constantly improving, so check your updates once a week or two. Manufacturer will release updated firmware to help you improve your hardware compatibility, so check and upgrade them frequently.
Tip #4 - Get newest and advanced hardware when possible.
Try to meet Vista requirements when first purchase, do some research on the Internet and don't rely on “Vista Capable" logo. When you get advanced hardware such as the solid state hard disk or the hybrid hard disk, you can expect Vista to boot very fast! This will eliminates some major issues cause by boot up speed.
To help you downgrade your Vista to “XP" or tweak the settings, try “Unleash Vista Power Advance Guide" and some tweaking tools recommended inside.
(C) Copyright 2008 Kok Choon - Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety as long as all links and author resources box in place.
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