This post is part of the 17 Tips Series on How to Make Windows Run Faster.
Windows has a built in algorithm, which constantly scans shared resources on a network to identify any newly-shared resources, such as a printer or a folder. Although it is a useful feature, but most users do not need it because it does not happen too often that Folders and Printer status are changing on a network.
But this scanning consumes valuable system resources, and you can consider to switch this feature off to speed up Windows performance.
How to disable them to run Windows faster
Few simple steps
- Click Start > My Computer.
- Click on Tools > Folder Options.
- Click on View tab
- Uncheck the first checkbox Automatically search for network folders and printers.
- Click OK and restart your PC.
This simple tweak may not be amazingly running your windows fast, but small tweaks does contribute towards actually making Windows run fast.
See also the other 16 tips to How to Make Windows Run Faster.