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Chapter 14. Tuning Windows Vista’s Perfo... > Optimizing Windows Vista for Program...

Optimizing Windows Vista for Programs

You can set up Windows Vista so that it’s optimized to run programs. This involves adjusting the processor scheduling, which determines how much time the processor allocates to the computer’s activities. In particular, processor scheduling differentiates between the foreground program—the program in which you are currently working—and background programs—programs that perform tasks, such as printing or backing up, while you work in another program.

Optimizing programs means configuring Vista so that it gives more CPU time to your programs. This is the default in Vista, but it’s worth your time to make sure that this default configuration is still the case on your system. Here are the steps to follow:


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