This tutorial explain step by step how to improve the speed and performance of your PC by enabling write caching on in Windows 7.
Microsoft Windows 7 was designed to have better speed and performance than any previous version of Windows. Windows 7 has several features, which when configured correctly, can significantly boost system performance. One way to speed up Microsoft Windows 7 is by enabling write caching on the hard drive of the computer.
Write Caching allows Windows 7 to flush (move) recently changed data to the hard drive from your physical memory (RAM) when the system is idle. In turn, this improves performance when the system is in use.
- Open the System Window by right-clicking the Computer icon in your Start Menu, and then select Properties.
- Click the Device Manager link on the left side of the System window.
- In the Device manager window, expand the Disk Drives entry.
- Select your primary hard drive, right-click it and select Properties.
- Click the Policies tab in the Device Properties window and then check the box next to Enable write caching on the device.
- Click OK and close the previous windows.
One note of caution: if you leave your computer turned on for long periods of time and you experience a power outage, you might lose some data. This is a great performance tweak for laptop Windows 7 users in particular.
If you’re looking for other ways to boost the performance of your computer, check out this guide on removing unwanted software that can slow a PC down.