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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 1 Vital Performance Tweaks

The need for computing speed is seemingly infinite. I’ve never met any serious or semi-serious computer user who’s been satisfied with the performance of his or her PC. If you use your computer a lot, you probably spend at least a bit of time every day wishing you had a faster, more powerful, machine. This isn’t some newly formed flaw in the human condition. On the contrary, it’s just basic human nature. For example, certain apparently complex tasks happen almost instantly on most PCs. A good example is ...

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