Troubleshooting Common Windows Vista Issues

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Microsoft launched Windows Vista in the year 2007, which featured many changes different from its predecessor operating systems. The advanced features of Windows Vista included an updated graphical user interface and Aero properties, with a new Windows Search component, advanced audio, networking, print features, display, and multimedia tools. It also promised an advanced security system for the users. However, despite of all the developments, the operating system could not attract the traditional users much.

Though Microsoft Windows Vista failed to reflect promisingly for the company, there are many users who adopted the operating system and benefited from its advanced features. However, users started to get annoyed with some usual Windows Vista problems.

The operating system does not automatically set the appropriate values for some conditions to offer the best performance. Such common issues with the startup procedure of the system, or memory consumption bother users a lot, but can be resolved easily by a little adjustment in the system settings. The operating system does not automatically update the required memory space, and thus might result in insufficient memory, or disturb the startup of Windows Vista. Follow the below given steps to alter the system settings and restore the computer to its factory speed.


  • Go to the desktop screen on your computer and right click over the Computer icon. Select Properties from the resulting drop down menu, and move on with Advanced System Settings.
  • Click on the Advanced tab in the next window, and select Settings option found under the Performance link.
  • Select Advanced category on the window once again and go to the Paging File category. Opt for the Change link present in this section.

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  • Remove the check mark against the link that says Automatically manage paging file. Go to the Custom Size link present in the window, and provide at least a value of 4098 MB that is the additional memory to be used by the system.
  • Close the window, and go to the Start menu on the desktop. Type msconfig in the Start Search box, and press Enter. This would direct you to a System Configuration Utility window.
  • Select the Startup category and click on the Disable All button. Select Apply and OK to finish.

Restart the computer to complete the procedure, and benefit from the altered changes. For any further assistance on Windows Vista problems, contact the Windows help and support center, and get the troubleshooting steps.