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Chapter 15
Speeding Up Windows Explorer
Now that you have optimized the boot startup and your logon, it makes sense to
speed up the most-used application in Windows 8: Explorer. Windows Explorer
is responsible for almost the entire GUI with which you normally interact in
Windows 8. The Start menu, taskbar, and file exploring windows are all part
of the Explorer shell. As you can see, Explorer is an expansive application that
is a major part of the operating system.
This chapter shows you how you can use some cool hacks to increase the
performance of Explorer. First, you improve the speed of browsing and
accessing files on your computer. Then you adjust the visual effects of Windows 8 so
that it performs better on your computer hardware. You finish this chapter by
tweaking Windows Search for optimal performance.
Speeding Up File Browsing and Access
The most basic operations your computer performs are reading and writing
files to disk. All other functions build on these common tasks. For example,
when you launch an application or play a game, your computer must read the
files from disk. The same is true when you are simply browsing through lists
of files in File Explorer. By optimizing these basic operations you will improve
the performance of almost everything on your PC.
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