How to Boost your computer speed using Regedit

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April 21, 2012

It is extremely easy to speed up your computer by tweaking only a handful of default system setting in Windows 7 OS. To make windows more appealing to our eyes, by default a number of unnecessary settings are pre-programmed in Windows 7 which can be tweaked or disabled only in a few mouse clicks in regedit.

Firstly to open the regedit(registry editor) in Windows 7, go to start and type “regedit” to open the application.(I personally recommend to firstly backup the whole registry before performing any hacks.)

step 1: Speeding up menus

Open the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop. Find MenuShowDelay and open it. There you will see a default value of 400 milliseconds, change it to 100.

step 2: Disable Notification Balloons

Notification balloons are a bit attractive but at the same time they eat up a lot of windows memory resources which eventually slows your computer To disable these notifications, open regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>Windows>CurrentVersion>Explorer>Advanced.

Right-click there, open the “New” sub-menu and click on “DWORD.” Type “EnableBalloonTips” into the box and press enter. Double-click “EnableBalloonTips,” type 0 into the box and click “OK” and save.

step 3: Disable Paging

Your operating system would run faster if they were loaded into memory. This can be performed by disabling paging executive. Open regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control>Session Manager and Memory Management.Double-click “DisablePaging Executive” from the right pane, adjust its value to 1 and click “OK” and save.

step 4: Tweak Windows 7 speed

Does your OS boot too slowly?  Here’s how to tweak your system registries to speed up your Boot time .

Run regedit and go  to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > ContentIndex.

In the right menu locate the value called “StartupDelay.” Next double-click  and open StartupDelay. Change the “Base” from Hexadecimal to Decimal, and enter 40,000 instead of the default setting which is 480,000. Now restart your computer to experience the difference.

After you have performed all the above mentioned Windows 7 tweaks, your Windows experience will surpass even what your expected before reading this.

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  • Great tips you got here on how to boost our computer. I have used Regedit too, and i have one more command to run to speed up your PC via “msconfig” modify the startup tab, those you don’t need to run every open of your pc.

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  • Jacob

    i followed the path on step 4. there is not startup delay there. there is only languages and if i choose my language there is still no startup delay

  • Pranjal Kole


    Please Siwalik Mukherjee
    Listen to me
    There is no startup delay

  • Sambhav

    There was no startup delay in content index ??? What to do ???

  • Sambhav

    Right click there on the content index are in the right and click on new . Then Click on DWORD and change its name to “StartupDelay.” and change its value to 40000 and click on decimal . That’s It !

  • govinda

    koi 4 steps in video bana ke you tube par upload kar sakta hai
    aur han plzz neche regedit file download karne ka link jarror dalna

  • Arilaw

    Just Create a DWORD value with the name StartupDelay (this is for windows 32 and 64bit).
    And them double click in value, check the Decimal box and in the value data put 40,000.
    Click ok and restart your computer.