If your computer has a hard drive, the first thing we recommend to replace the built-in defragmentation utility of Windows 8 (do not run the defragmentation process on the solid state drive).Built-in defragmentation utility in Windows 8 is generally good, but there are better free solutions.A good substitute built-in defragmenter utility will Defraggler.Since the analysis procedure are implemented better and more effectively eliminating file fragmentation, the drives, the program Defraggler treated theoretically should show better performance.In practice, the differences may be minimal, but on older hardware even small improvements play an important role.It is also recommended to download and install Defraggler immediately after instal
ling the OS.Free using Disk Cleanup unused space, upgrade the operating system and run Defraggler.After that, most of the OS files on the disk will occupy adjacent sectors and located in the areas that provide maximum performance.
There is another tool for optimizing the system.Utility CCleaner not only extends the built-in tool Windows Disk Cleanup, removing unnecessary files and frees disk space and optimizes the process of loading the operating system.After installing Windows on a blank disc removal of unnecessary elements is not so important, but when you update the operating system all the trash accumulated under the old system, successfully migrates to Windows 8, and he somehow need to get rid of.
first to svezheotformatirovanny disk install of Windows 8, and then install the updated operating system and all of the drivers found on the site Microsoft Update.Check out the sites of manufacturers of the main components (graphics card, monitor, etc.) and install the latest drivers.Then download and install the utility CCleaner.If you have a standard hard drive, download and installs the software Defraggler.Run the built-in tool Windows Disk Cleaner and CCleaner.Spend defragment your hard disk using Defraggler.If you have a solid-state drive, you can skip this step.
Setting of Windows 8

Enter the menu Advanced System Settings, where you can change the virtual memory settings and visual effects.To go to the menu Advanced System Settings in Windows 8, you need to switch to the desktop, click on the taskbar on the label of Libraries, and then right-click on the item Computer.In the on-screen context menu, select Properties - opens a window in Control Panel System.In the left pane, click Advanced System Settings - appears on the screen panel System Properties.Click the Advanced tab and click the Settings button under Performance - opens settings panel performance Performance Options.Click on the tab Visual Effects, set the switch to Adjust for best performance, and click Apply.If you need to leave some visuals, check the appropriate boxes.In general, the effects are recommended to disable to boost PC performance.

On the Performance Options, click the Advanced tab at the top of the screen and click the Change button under Virtual Memory.

To determine the size of the paging file in Windows 8, set in the central part of the panel in the Virtual Memory status Custom Size and enter the fields Initial Size and Maximum Size recommended page size in megabytes.Click Set, and then OK, and again OK, to close the Performance Options.Click OK in the System Properties window and, if necessary, restart the computer, but in practice it is usually not possible to do.
Disabling unnecessary elements

In order to further optimize the Windows on the old equipment is recommended to disable all unnecessary programs and services included in the procedure of initial system boot, unused equipment and nonessential tiles.

For this Start screen, right-click on any tile, and select the menu option to disable it.By default, Windows 8 is converted into the active state tile Sports, Travel, Finance, News, Mail, Bing and Weather.If no one of them can do, turn off the corresponding elements.Thus you will save of Windows from the need to regularly perform procedures to select and update data.

The computer does not have too many hardware components that can be turned off, but after disabling Windows boots faster, and because the driver component is not initialized, the system will have more free memory.The equipment can be switched off in two ways: using the BIOS or Device Manager.Disabling via BIOS is preferable because in this case, a hardware component is not even recognized by Windows, and the driver is not loaded.As different computers is done in different ways, but, as a rule, immediately after turning on the machine you have to press the key or.Appears on the screen interface BIOS.Then proceed to the Integrated Peripherals, where deactivated unused components.To disable hardware components through the Device Manager, switch to the desktop, click the shortcut icon on the taskbar, Libraries, and then right-click Computer.In the context menu, select Properties and click on the System panel item Device Manager.In the Device Manager, click the arrow next to a group of devices to expand the list.Right-click on an item and select from the popup menu, select Disable.In our system, we disabled the network controller with cable and controller interface Bluetooth, leaving only Wi-Fi.Many computers have serial ports (RS-232).As a rule, they can also be disabled.
disable the annoying notifications UAC

To change the level of control, open the Charms, moving the mouse pointer to the upper right or lower right corner of the screen and click the Search.On the Search, click Settings, and type in the search box UAC.In the left pane, click Change User Account Control settings - opens a window UAC Settings.Move the slider one notch down.Now Windows 8 is not limited to darken the screen and a notification of the issuance of the application attempts to make changes to the system.Moving the slider is still one notch down lead to a complete shutdown notification.Doing so is not recommended because these settings all security risks entirely borne by you.