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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Improving Your Computer’s Performance

If your productivity isn’t what you think it should be and you suspect your computer is part of the problem, Windows Vista can give you information about your computer’s performance and ways in which you might be able to improve it through the Windows Experience Index base score. The higher the base score, the better your computer’s overall performance.

See Also

For information about the Windows Experience Index, see "Locating System Information" earlier in this chapter.

The base score you need depends a lot on what you intend to do with the computer. For example, you might receive a base score of 1 because you don’t have a high-powered graphics card, even though you receive subscores of 3 or 4 in the processor, ...

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