How to Make Windows Vista less Annoying

The article intends to describe the steps that users can take to make their Windows Vista computer perform better. The methods described here are simple and correct until date. It is, however, recommended to follow the instructions accurately to bypass problems and eventually looking for Windows Vista help.

Windows Vista is defamed for putting off users due to the features that make it annoying at times, especially when they want to make most of their time. If you are one of those users who has already gone through it and desire to fix these problems, then the article is for you. The below-mentioned guide will help resolve the issue on your own and without the help of Microsoft technical support.

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Turn off UAC

  • Click on the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel. When the Control Panel window opens up, type ‘UAC’ (without quotes and as is, follow this pattern throughout the article) in the in the search box above.
  • Hit the Enter key on the keyboard. This will bring up the User Accounts feature.
  • Click on the Turn User Account Control (UAC) on or off the link.
  • Uncheck the box next to Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer.
  • Click on the OK button. You would need to reboot your computer to let the changes take place. However, you can follow other instructions as well before rebooting. Disabling UAC can leave your system less protected.

Stop Windows Updates from Automatically Rebooting PC

Windows Update notifications often pop up to tell us about the new updates. Once the updates have been downloaded and installed, Windows will prompt you to immediately reboot your computer. Even if you choose not to, it will automatically and forcibly start rebooting, causing the loss of work that you were in the middle of doing. You can stop Windows Update from doing so.

  • Click on the Start menu and type ‘regedit’ in the Start Search box.
  • Hit Enter to proceed. If prompted for an admin password, type it in and proceed. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> Software> Policies> Microsoft> Windows> Windows Update> AU.
  • Click on the Edit tab at the top, select New, and then select DWORD Value. You will see a New Value icon placed on the right-hand side.
  • Name the key like Stopautorebooting (any name of your choice).
  • When done, double-click on the key (Stopautorebooting).
  • Enter 1 (the numeric value) from the keyboard in the Value data box.
  • Click on the OK button. Exit the registry editor window. If you ever want to get back to the auto-rebooting feature in Windows Update, then delete this key from the registry editor.

Turn off Click Sounds

Every time you click on a program or icon, you hear a clicking sound. Some users find it really annoying and thus want to get rid of it. Here is the way out to problem.

  • Click on the Start menu and type ‘sound’ in the Start Search box.
  • Press the Enter key to proceed.
  • When the Sound window opens up, highlight the Sounds tab and scroll down to click on Start navigation. Under the Sounds box at the bottom, the left-hand side that has Windows Navigation Start.wav selected, click on the drop-down menu and change it to (None).
  • Click on the Apply button and then OK to exit the Sound window.
  • Close all the windows and restart your computer.

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These tweaks will help your Windows Vista perform better and less annoying

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