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Windows 7: How to make your PC faster!


14 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
How to make your PC faster!


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What to do
- Click Start and than hit "msconfig".
- Go to the the "Services" tab and disable anything you dont need.
- Go to "Startup" and disable everything you dont use.
- Apply and restart you'r PC.

Enjoy


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14 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

In services, how do you know whether you or your system needs that service or not? One needs to be careful about messing with services.
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14 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Carl is absolutely right. Besides if you think you need to disable any services I recommend to rather go through the services.msc servlet instead of msconfig and set the services in question to manual instead of disabled. That way Windows can still pull them up if some application relies on them.

-DG
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14 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

so if i do it that way sledgeDG, windows will automatically start the service if an application "requests" it?
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14 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Basically yes. a few services do need to run automatically, but at least if it is set to manual it will usually run when needed.
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14 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
so if i do it that way sledgeDG, windows will automatically start the service if an application "requests" it?
Yes, that is correct. Services are a bit different than they were in XP. Even on automatic, Win 7 is very good about starting services when needed and stopping them when no longer needed. You will notice that there is an option for "Delayed start". Win 7 uses this for services that are needed; but necessarily needed at startup.

There is very little reason to change service in Win 7 unless it is a service you know you are not going to use. For example, I have no Bluetooth devices. I set all related services to manual and they are not loaded. A few services like remote registry, I disabled for security reasons. All in all, I think I disabled eight services. And I did set some from automatic to manual. But even doing this, be careful. Make sure you do not need a service before you change it from automatic to manual.
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14 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

is there a guide somewhere that could help me understand what each of the services do?


edit: also, how do you like Orlando?
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14 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Go to Control Panel > Admin Tools > services. Click on a service and what it does will be detailed on the left. The only services I change the settings on remote registry (disabled for security reasons) and the two Home Group services (set to manual since I don't use Home Group anyways).
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14 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The best guide I know is Black Viper: Black Viper's Web Site

Edited to add: Orlando is OK for a big metro area. I grew up in the country on the outskirts of Orlando. I liked it then. I moved away in 1964 and returned 2.5 years ago. I do not like urban/suburban life. Fortunately I can escape to the country in about an hour.
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14 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

To be honest Selective Startup is not a fix is a troubleshooting step to find out if an Startup item is causing the System to give errors or Performance issues. It's NOT recommend to put the System in Selective Startup always because if something messes up it can stop the System from booting so be really careful before you do such a step.

Microsoft says its as "System Configuration is intended to find and isolate problems, but it is not meant as a startup management program. To permanently remove or turn off programs or services that run at startup, see Uninstall or change a program."

There is small Tool that can help you Tweak the startup created out of Vipers guide which Carl posted Tweak Windows Services with SMART Utility : HomePage | The Windows Club

In short be careful when you play with it. Create a Restore point.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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