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08 Jul 2009   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7264

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dgwin7 View Post
I am running with Win 7 Build 7127 under 31 processes, I trust blackviper for years with my old build XP, Vista and now Win 7.

I haven't install freeware anti-virus program just yet.

Always keep low processess as much you can and run games will go smooth without interface from other apps running in background and sluggish frame rates depends on games you are running with.

Why some ppl let anti-virus apps running in background while play games ?


There's no real need for an anti-virus program if you know what you're downloading.

Even if you are downloading, just scan it at

So much easier than having an anti-virus clog up your system resources.

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11 Oct 2011   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

im Running Win 7 ultimate 64 bit and i idle at 28 processes.. i have my computer tuned purely for gaming leaving only essential processes like and graphics drivers..i dont run a printer, server ect so i was able to disable quite a bit and all my programs and set to manual so it only boots up when i need them to..28 processes running and system is extremely responsive. also Windows defender is definitely disabled, if you want and run down of how i optimize or any questions email me at and put subject as optimize
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11 Oct 2011   #23
Microsoft MVP


A better approach is to run a clean boot so nothing starts but with Win7 but your AV.

Uncheck everything except AV in msconfig>Startup, after reboot enter msconfig>Services to Hide All MS Services, uncheck everything except AV again.

Check back after several reboots to see if anything writes itself back in, turn it off in its Program Prefs or uninstall it.

You now have a clean boot with only programs you open running up your CPU/RAM..
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