Microsoft launched Vista to the world in 2006, amongst a flurry of media hype. With a report $10 BILLION spent on its development, everyone was expecting a system that was the most revolutionary and ground-breaking than ever before. In the most part, this is what we got… but for some people, Vista just wasn’t fast enough. In fact, many people complained that Vista was running slow, and here’s why:

Vista was designed to be “future proof”. This means that Microsoft tried to add in some features to make it able to compete with the likes of Linux and Apple Mac in the years ahead. Unfortunately, this meant that Vista became very dependent on a lot of system resources. For example, it’s minimum requirements are that it needs 2GB of RAM (memory) and a pretty good processor. The bad thing is that most people (and new computers) don’t have this level of resources, which made Vista run slow.

And of course, a slow computer is never fun. In fact, it’s down right frustrating and annoying, when you can’t even do simple tasks like check your email or punch out a letter. This was a problem which millions of people were facing, which made Vista seem like a “bridge too far” for Microsoft… until a simple way to make it faster was discovered.

Right now, I’m typing out this article on my 4-year-old laptop, which is happily running Vista Ultimate, with only 800mb of ram and a lame processor. It doesn’t run slow and is actually a very nice PC to use… all because of a simple solution, which is one of the best ways to make Vista run faster.

It’s all to do with something called the ‘registry’. This is the central database which Windows uses to store all your computer’s files and settings. Everything from your latest emails, to your desktop wallpaper are stored in this database, making it one of the most important parts of your system. Because of this importance, Windows is constantly adding and editing the files inside it, which actually leads to it making some corrupt / damaged.

Of course, because Vista needs these files, it will just slow down if they are corrupted. This is the main reason why Vista is slow for so many people – because the “hidden parts” of their system are just a complete spider’s web of corrupt files. Luckily, there’s an incredibly easy way to fix this. All you need to do is to fix all the bad registry files that are slowing your computer down. However, since the registry has over 10,000 files in its database, it’s simply impossible for a single person to fix it on their own.

That’s where registry cleaners come in. These software tools scan through your registry and fix all the damaged files that are in there. This allows Vista to find the files it needs, when it needs them… making it a lot faster. You’ll actually be surprised at how much faster your PC is, after you use one of these registry programs to speed it up. The solution is so simple, but so powerful. I’ve used it on my laptop, and it’s working really well for me.