How do I improve my Windows 7 for gaming?

Ok so im starting to get into PC gaming i know windows 7 home preminum is not exactly nuilt for gaming but it is all i got and im also not a computer wiz so i dont know how to improve it also i dont understand what half of the things im reading i looked at my dxdiag diagnostics and i dont know what half of it means so any help with improving gaming would be very appreciated. Also if needed i can post my dxdiag results. well i probably gave u more than u needed on the dxdiag but if im missing anything let me know and as for the type of games well i want to play games like civilization and rts games mostly but they real choppy and crash

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120503-2030)

System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
       System Model: Inspiron 1545                  
               BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A13
          Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU       T4300  @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4056MB RAM
          Page File: 1467MB used, 6643MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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      Display Tab 1: No problems found.
        Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
          Input Tab: No problems found.

 Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
       Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
          Chip type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
           DAC type: Internal
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_02AA1028&REV_07
     Display Memory: 1695 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 32 MB
      Shared Memory: 1663 MB
       Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (59Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: unknown
         Monitor Id: INL000A
        Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.913Hz)
        Output Type: Internal
        Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.1808 (English)
     Driver Version: 8.15.10.1808
        DDI Version: 10
       Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
  Driver Attributes: Final Retail
   Driver Date/Size: 6/2/2009 22:16:48, 5613568 bytes
        WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp:
  Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6902-11CF-8874-A022A7C2C535}
          Vendor ID: 0x8086
          Device ID: 0x2A42
          SubSys ID: 0x02AA1028
        Revision ID: 0x0007
 Driver Strong Name: oem9.inf:Intel.Mfg.NTamd64:iCNT0:8.15.10.1808:pci\ven_8086&dev_2a42&subsys_02aa1028
     Rank Of Driver: 00E60001

Description: Speakers / Headphones (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
 Default Sound Playback: Yes
 Default Voice Playback: Yes
            Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76B2&SUBSYS_102802AA&REV_1003
        Manufacturer ID: 1
             Product ID: 100
                   Type: WDM
            Driver Name: stwrt64.sys
         Driver Version: 6.10.6217.0000 (English)
      Driver Attributes: Final Retail
            WHQL Logo'd: Yes
          Date and Size: 6/28/2009 23:44:38, 487424 bytes
            Other Files:
        Driver Provider: IDT
         HW Accel Level: Basic
              Cap Flags: 0xF1F
    Min/Max Sample Rate: 100, 200000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
 Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
              HW Memory: 0
       Voice Management: No
 EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
   I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No

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the settings on the game or system settings 
Low settings only.

You have a low spec machine. A laptop with - Dual core @ 2.1GHz and Intel HD integrated graphics with only 32MB dedicated memory.
This chip is OK for video but is not  suitable for most games.

I believe your laptop uses the 4500MHD below - There are a number of game benchmarks down
at the end of the review.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-4500MHD-GMA-X4500MHD.9883.0.html

You will note that even with low settings the Intel HD integrated graphics will not run many games
(except those with basic graphics). No benefit from system settings as the graphics are so weak
that optimising will not help.

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