Alex Schleber (URL) said:

Not much of a surprise…

Interestingly, I just got a major improvement in a Vista Laptop’s performance by changing the theme from “Windows Aero” to “Vista Basic”. Apparently, the Aero theme’s “glass” effect at the edges of the windows is eating up huge amounts of RAM and CPU.

Much better now.. who new that Vista didn’t have to be dead slow (on a 2GB machine!), now it’s actually workable, if far from fast…

Find & change this under “Control Panel > Personalization > Windows color and Appearance”

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