I have a lenovo r61 and it is running pretty slow on 1gb I am upgrading to 2gb soon but I want to make it faster, if I turn off some of Windows vista's services will it make it faster? and what should i disable?
how much ram you have on the system , how many programs do you have starting with windows. (items in the task bar by the clock) as for turning off services this will not make a drastic improvement in speed. follow infarction advices get more memory
I'm guessing part of the problem is that you're running some memory intensive programs. Most services take relatively little memory (see attached), except some take more if it's available (like the window manager, dwm.exe, for example). I'm pretty sure Macromedia Studio takes a good chunk and I'd guess the same for the other studio. Office is probably a little bit less but still uses a bit. Turning off some services may help, but pinching 4MB processes won't make much difference.