Speeding up Windows 7 involves deleting unnecessary programs, reducing the number of startup items, using ReadyBoost and updating the computer with Microsoft Update service. Reducing the number of programs that run at the same time may also speed up Windows 7.
ReadyBoost allows a computer to use extra space on a USB storage device or flash card. To use ReadyBoost, a person should insert a storage device in the computer, wait for AutoPlay dialog box to appear on the screen, and click Speed up my system.
Cleaning the hard drive by emptying the recycle bin and getting rid of temporary files can speed up Windows 7. Restarting the computer can help in clearing out memory, resulting in a relatively fast computer.