Hope you guys like it! Jakes Guide to Improving Vista Performance 1. Turn off UAC: UAC or User Account Control was put in place to increase security in Microsoftâ€™s new operating system. To turn UAC off go to Start>Control Panel>User Accounts and Family Safety>User Accounts>Turn User Account Control on or off 2. Disable Aero: You can easily disable Windows Vistas â€œAeroâ€ feature (Included in the Home Premium and Ultimate Editions) by Start>Control Panel>Appearance and Personalization>Personalization>Windows Color and Appearance>Open Classic appearance properties for more color options (At the bottom of window)>Click on Windows Vista Basic in the new window and click apply. 3. Using ReadyBoost: ReadyBoost is technology included in vista that allows you to boost system performance by using flash memory as virtual â€œRAMâ€. To do this Insert a flash memory device (Flash Drive, USB Drive, SD Disk, etc) into your system, format it by navigating to My Computer>Right Click Your Device>Format>Start Formatting. Once done My Computer>Right Click your Device>Properties>Click on ReadyBoost Tab>Select â€œUse this Deviceâ€>Adjust the â€œSpace Reserve for system speedâ€ bar to adjust how much memory you want to allocate for ReadyBoost>Click apply. 4. Tweak Indexing Services Windows Vista has an indexing service that runs in the background that indexes all your files to receive better search queries. To change some of the files that it indexes go to Start>In the search box enter Indexing Options>When it pops up where all programs should be open it>click Modify>then Show all Locations>Look through the tree and uncheck everything except Start Menu>Click Ok. 5. Get rid of the sidebar: Windows Sidebar may decrease performance drastically, If you have it load each time you log on then simply Right Click the icon on the taskbar that looks something like this: > Properties> Uncheck â€œStart sidebar when Windows startsâ€ 6. Get rid of Defender: Windows Defender is a firewall service that was mainly designed to prevent spyware in the Windows OSâ€™s. It only serves as two purposes, to let you know that you donâ€™t have antivirus installed and to work as a firewall. So when you do have antivirus install (McAfee, Norton, etc.) it usually comes with its own firewall so now there is no use for Windows Defender. To disable windows defender from starting when Vista boots click Start>All Programs>Accessories>Run>Type â€œmsconfigâ€ then click ok> Click continue (unless you turned off UAC)> select the startup tab>then uncheck Windows Defender>Click Ok>Restart your computer when asked.