Approximately three years ago Microsoft released Windows 7, one of its best operating systems which brought a refreshed user interface design along with many security and performance improvements. Even though Windows 8 is still young in its development, it was received by the general public almost the same way as its older brother because it uses even less system resources and out of the box, Windows 8 seems to be also better optimized.
For those of you who like to mess around with all sort of Windows 8 settings, Microsoft allows you to disable visual effects to improve Windows 8 performance, even though the operating system is expected to be a lot faster and better optimized than Windows 7 or even Windows XP were.
With the help of this article, you will be able to select which visual effects will be shown in Windows 8 so that it performs like you want it to.
How to disable visual effects to improve Windows 8 performance?
Go to your desktop, double click on Computer and then open the Control Panel. Now select System configuration and on the left side of the window you should be able to see another option called Advanced System Settings.
Once the System Properties window opens, you must use the Advanced tab and then click on the Settings button under the Performance section. Here you will be able to disable visual effects to improve Windows 8 performance using 3 pre-setup options:
- Let Windows 8 choose what’s best for your computer
- Adjust for best appearance
- Adjust for best performance
While all of these options are pretty self-explanatory, the one we’re interested in is the last one – adjust for best performance. This option will allow you to disable visual effects to improve Windows 8 performance, by sacrificing the effects of the Metro UI.
If you are not satisfied by how Windows 8 runs, you can try disabling some of the visual effects to improve the performance in this window. You can choose to deselect any of the items you find here but you should find out for yourself what each of them actually does.
You can opt to disable all or just some of the items to improve Windows 8 performance so once you are done with your selection, you must first click on Apply and then on the OK button. To see how Windows 8 actually performs, you should open a couple of windows and then see if the trick really works.
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