How to Make Windows Vista Faster

Early this month, Microsoft released a couple patches for Windows Vista that improve performance and usability. I have installed both and have seen some noticeable improvements including: Faster startup/reboot times Smoother UI operations (all those snazzy animation effects) Faster file copies (including how long it takes for Vista to calculate & display the amount of …

Building a fast Windows Vista machine for video processing

About six months before embarking on my quest to build a top-of-the-line Vista Media Center from off-the-shelf parts, I researched, purchased and assembled all the components to build my home workstation. My goal was to create a moderately fast machine capable of running 64-bit Windows Vista Ultimate. The machine needed to have sufficient processing power, …