Windows Vista Tweaks

Here are some tweaks to get you started. Feel free to submit more to me and to check back as well. Submit them on the forum or by email to me.

We also feature various other tweaks to speed up your system. I’ve run Windows Vista on various hardware, and I do think that the reports of it requiring a super new computer are vastly overrated (except in the graphics card department, if you want Aero). The minimum system requirements only state 800mhz, which means most computers sold in the last 7 years. It may not be pretty, but it should run. Maybe right out of the box, it’s a bit heavy, but hopefully with this site you can get it working smoothly and efficiently to suit your needs.

Automatic Backups

  • Turn off Automatic backups
  • Change backup size


  • run cmd always as administrator
  • smaller icons as they are huge
  • Speed up Shutdown speed
  • Turn off Thumbnails
  • Change Owner of Computer

Data restoration/management

  • System file checker


  • See/remove drivers installed for unused devices
  • Driver Verifier

Boot settings

  • Boot Configuration


  • Extend activation time
  • Non-Activated Accounts
  • Open with X as menu item


  • Turn off security center
  • Turn off defender
  • Password Backup

Windows Experience Index

  • Run winsat from commandline
  • Fake WEI Score


  • Improve SATA Performance
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