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Degunking Windows 7 by Joli Ballew

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Summing Up

Cleaning up and tweaking the Start menu, Desktop, and Taskbar might seem like simple cosmetic enhancements at first, but they aren’t. Making programs readily accessible by having what you need on the Start menu and Taskbar will help you, and thus Windows, work faster. Cleaning up the Notification area, limiting what programs start automatically when Windows starts, and using non-system-intensive screen savers and themes dramatically increases performance as well. Of course, keeping a tidy house doesn’t hurt, so keep an eye on your Desktop, Start menu, and Taskbar, and keep them clean!

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