What is Windows Rot & how to arrest it!

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  1. Excellent piece, Anand. It’s worthy of note, though, that progressive slowness is one thing (and is explained by precisely what you wrote); but getting crashing and blue screens of death (BSOD) is kind of a whole ‘nuther thing. The former should not necessarily cause the latter… though, obviously, it’s nevertheless possible.

    That notwithstanding, excellent advice!

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  2. I always recommend that if you do need a lot of fonts, install them as a shortcut. Most designers complain of slow systems due to thousands of installed typefaces. Since doing these steps below, Windows and applications like Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator load much, much quicker.

    How: Create a folder and put all your new fonts here. Then go to Control Panel > Font Settings and check the box that states Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut (advanced). Once done click OK and exit the fonts dialog. Go to your new fonts folder > Select All > Right Click any font and select > Install as a Shortcut. Done!

  3. welll guess im extremely lucky for my 11 yr old dell dimensions 8200 was got on first release in 2002 i think it still running xo now windows 7 after i upgraded stuff never had any probelms or blue screens jsut was slow before i upgraded it adn used system machanic on it to

  4. yea i hate this rot thing i never knew there was a name for it but its annoying to have to re-install windows to fix something you should just be able to fix with simple uninstallations and clean up.

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