With a simple setting change, my computer is easily twice as fast. AutoCAD starts up about 3 times faster and when working on projects in AutoCAD, Revit & SketchUP I have noticed an amazing difference.
To do this, you need to change your computer’s theme. The default Windows theme is called an “Aero” theme which looks really cool. At the top & bottom of an open document or program or even a window, there is a cool transparency effect… Well, this cool effect is sucking up you needed graphics memory. So all you need to do is change to a “Basic” theme and you will be loving your computer once again. you may feel a little retro with the style, but there aint nothing retro about the speed at which you’ll be working.
In the above picture, notice the transparency of the “Aero” category of themes.
To change this: Click the “Start” button > Control Panel > Appearance & Personalization (Change the Theme). You will see a window like the picture below. Select a “Basic” theme. You can still have a custom custom background picture… It’s just that the “theme” or appearance of an open folder or a program will appear differently.
Now go and enjoy your faster computer!!!