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

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14 Optimizing Your Computer System

To adjust visual effects

  1. In Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click Performance Information and Tools.

  2. In the Tasks list, click the Adjust visual effects task.

  3. In the Performance Options dialog box, select the options you want, and then click OK.

To adjust power settings

  1. In Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click Performance Information and Tools.

  2. In the Tasks list, click the Adjust power settings task.

  3. In the Power Options window, under the High Performance option, click Change plan settings, and in the Edit Plan Settings window, change any settings you want.

  4. Click Change advanced power settings, and in the Power Options dialog box, change any settings you want.

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