Sometimes this dialog box will pop up (see screenshot below). Every time it appears I select “Keep the current color scheme, and don’t show this message again”. Windows then reminds me again — either the next day or after reboot, or sometimes another 5 minutes later.
Do you want to change the color scheme to improve performance?
Windows has detected your computer’s performance is slow. This could be because there are not enough resources to run the Windows Aero color scheme. To improve performance, try changing the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic. Any change you make will be in effect until the next time you log on to Windows
- Change the color scheme to Windows 7 Basic
- Keep the current color scheme, but ask me again if my computer continues to perform slowly
- Keep the current color scheme, and don’t show this message again
Assuming you realize this message is informing you your system is low on resources and is asking you to disable Aero so it can keep performing at optimum speed,
- Go to the Start Menu and type Action Center on the Search box
- Start it (it should be the top entry, under the “Control Panel” group)
- On the left sidebar, click
Change Action Center settings
- Untick the
Windows Troubleshooting checkbox, under “Maintenance Messages”.
- Click the
Ok button and you are done.
Here is a screenshot of the setting screen:
- You can try and keep this setting just as it is and switch to Basic desktop mode before launching the applications that usually fire up this Action Center notification. Or,
- You can right click the icons you use to fire up these full screen applications, clicking properties and under the Compatibility tab tick
Disable desktop composition. This will disable the Desktop Window Manager Session Manager service during execution of this application which will increase system and video memory and avoid some application incompatibilities. A likely cause for your Action Center message if you have enough system and video memory but are stuill getting this message with certain games or full screen applications.