When you buy a Toshiba laptop, netbook or All-In-One desktop PC, you can be sure of stunning performance right out of the box. And if you want to keep it running at its best for years to come, follow our top ten quick and easy tips.
Streamline the interface
By disabling the Windows 7 Aero UI, you can enjoy a massive speed boost. Click the Start Menu, type Adjust Visual Effects and click the option that appears in the list. Then, select Adjust For Best Performance and click OK.
Remove unused programs
If you rarely use some of the programs on your Toshiba device, it’s well worth removing them for a leaner system. Just click the Start Menu, then Control Panel > Uninstall a Program and you can uninstall the relevant applications.
Fine-tune the boot process
If a lot of programs automatically start with your Toshiba device, then disable them to speed things up. Click the Start Menu, type Msconfig and hit Enter, then click the Startup tab and deselect all the software you want to disable.
Maximise start-up performance
While you’re there, you can also make sure your device is using its full power when it starts up. Click the Boot tab, then Advanced Options, and you can make sure that it is using all your processor cores and memory when it boots.
Choose the right power plan
When you don’t need maximum battery life, switch to the Windows 7 High Performance power plan to enjoy the fastest performance. Just click the Start Menu, type Power Plan and select Choose a Power Plan to make the change.
Tweak Search Indexing
If you never use the Windows Search feature, you can disable it to free up some system resources. Click the Start Menu, type Index and select Indexing Options. Then just click Modify and deselect all the areas that it is set to scan.
Clear out the junk
To free up some hard drive space and enjoy a leaner, faster machine, make sure to regularly use the Windows 7 Disk Cleanup tool. Click the Start Menu, type Cleanup and hit Enter to open the tool and scan for files you can delete.
Defragment the hard drive
Defragmenting your Toshiba device’s hard drive makes your data easier to access, helping it run faster. So click the Start menu, type Defrag and you can select the Disk Defragmenter and set it running on all your chosen drives.
Clear the cooling vents
Always keep your Toshiba device’s cooling vents as clear as possible. This helps the system to draw air more effectively, so that it can stay cooler, reduce dust build-up inside and and run far more efficiently at all times.
Boost your memory
And the best way to enjoy maximum performance from your device is to add more memory. By installing as much Toshiba RAM as it can support, it will be able to run to its peak ability and give you all the power you need, all the time.
By following any or all of these quick and easy tips, your Toshiba device will enjoy an instant speed boost and let you work faster then ever. So why not give them a try and see just what your machine is capable of with a bit of TLC.