Were there times where you wanted to speed things up a bit for your computer? The Windows operating system in particular? Some people claim that Windows is the worst and slower operating system between Windows, Ubuntu and OSX. Being worst among the three is questionable, but being slow, sometimes, is quite true. But this is not without a workaround.
Windows can be a bit of a handful because it is prone to almost all kinds of slowdowns and viruses no thanks to its popularity. Hundreds of companies are out there set with one goal and that is to give you the best solution for protecting your computer and speeding them up. The sad thing is, most of them fail in this. Actually majority of them only causes your computer to slow down like it was manufactured somewhere around the 90s. A lot of them aren?t as legit as the others and some even have ?hidden? surprises for your machine which is NOT very nice. (spyware, fake apps, viruses etc).
There is one thing that you can do to speed up and protect your Windows operated machine for good, however, and you can keep it that way for a long time. This is not something you need to spend hundreds upon hundreds of dollars. You just need to know how to navigate your computer well and a bit of common sense. You must be very careful though with following these simple instructions as you can mess up your machine entirely if you don?t follow it.
You can use ?RestrictRun? to speed things up greatly with your computer. What it does as what its name implies. It restricts programs which are not included in the ?whitelist? you?re going to create, hence, speeding things up with your computer. This can also help prevent unwanted programs from launching at all. (Very useful for protecting your machine from viruses as most of them come in executable programs). This will tighten your computer?s security and make it perform faster in the process.
If you want to go through it and see it for yourself, you can follow these simple instructions, but take note that if you can?t understand these instructions or if you are unsure of what you?re going to do, it would be best to ask somebody else who knows their way with advanced navigational skills with the computer to do it for you.
- Click ?Start? then simply type in ?regedit?. You should see one app on the top of the menu that says ?regedit.exe?. Click that one to open it.
- In the regedit window, simply navigate to this directory: ?HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer?
- From there, right-click then select ?New? then ?Key? and simply type in ?RestrictRun?
- A folder named ?RestrictRun? will be created. Right-click on it again and select ?New? then ?Value?
- Type in ?001? or something you like. Once done, double click the item on the enter ?regedit.exe? in the Value data field.
- Now go back to ?Explorer? folder on the left side and right-click on it, select ?New? then ?DWORD?. In the new value, type in ?RestrictRun?. After doing so, double-click this item and set the value data to ?1?. Leave it at hexadecimal. Before doing this, make sure you have entered the correct data in the ?RestrictRun? folder and a value there should have ?regedit.exe?.
- Log off and log in again. At this point, you should notice that your computer have started faster. This is because of ?RestrictRun? preventing startup apps from launching at all. You won?t be able to launch anything for this time because the only program you have added in the whitelist is ?regedit.exe? which is the most important thing. You will need it to add more programs to your whitelist.
- Simply launch regedit again and go to ?RestrictRun? folder (you should be back from where you left off) then add programs you wish to be on the whitelist. For example, you want to add Microsoft Word, all you have to do is right-click on the Microsoft Word shortcut on your desktop and look at ?Properties? and in the target, you should probably see the ?exe? file that you need to add in the whitelist in order for that program to work. The same goes with all the other programs on your computer.