Open Power Options in Control Panel.
Place check by "High Performance"
Not always the best for laptops using battery.
How much RAM is installed.
For most the minimum is 1 GB - 2GB.
If you have less than 1 GB, you most probably need more, less than 2
GB, possibly more will help.
New computers are often shipped with a lot of garbage installed and
much of it running at start up.
Look in the Notification Area by the clock and identify what is
running by hovering over each item.
Anti virus and other malware protection should be left running,
Uninstall any programs you do not want or need.
For programs you need but do not want running all the time, open them.
Look for something like "Options" or "Settings".
From there usually there is an option to run as start.
Uncheck as appropriate.
You may have to look further for some programs.
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
"Wayne" <Wayne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> We got a laptop with Windows Vista. It is S-L-O-W !! It is slow to
> boot up
> and slow to shut down. Web pages take too long to load, and if you
> click on
> an application, you have to come back later and see how it is doing.
> What can be done to speed up Vista? Is it selective startup, or
> some other