Yes, I admit it. I am one of those who has Vista. And I have Home Basic at that. But I actually like Vista. It’s just that all the security features and incompatibility issues with certain programs or even drivers is a major problem. To add to that is the fact that Vista is definitely processor intense.
You should make sure that you do not have a virus, malware, spyware, adware or other malicious software goofing up the works. I know I ran every scan imaginable and purchased software in the hopes of finding some clever, devious new infection that I could positively identify as the culprit. But much to my dismay and with extraordinary efforts; I found no such thing.
A common problem with Vista is that eventually over time it seems that it will run slower. Worse than normal for XP or other operating systems. When you Google “Vista running slow” you will find it is blamed on all sorts of things. One thing that is true; if you only have one computer and tend to use it for everything, you can have a lot going on. So eliminating start up items that are unnecessary is always recommended.
But I have found one program that I used to tune up Vista that really seems to have done the trick. Of course my computer doesn’t run as fast as when it was new. But it is running better than it has in a year. And there is a visible and significant difference. What is this almighty program that I speak of? It is a very well known piece of software called CCleaner or “CC Cleaner”. I believe it actually stands for Crap Cleaner.
Crap Cleaner performs a number of maintenance tasks including a registry tune up and dump of temporary OS files. I know that installing and uninstalling programs can leave a lot of irrelevant files in the registry which can just get in the way of good performance. It even allows you to remove start up items that are unwanted and keep coming back when turned off. It is easy to use and seems to be pretty safe.
Crap cleaner worked well for me and I am very happy now. I think it is worth checking out if you want your Vista Home Basic to run better too. You can also run Vista with the Classic view rather than Aero and it should help as well.
Thanks for reading!