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Windows 7: inquiry on Environment variables

14 Aug 2015   #1
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
inquiry on Environment variables

I was looking more into Environment Variables and i was wondering if i should add any to the list for USER or just leave it alone: is there any benefit to adding variables for user like performance wise? what is good setup for variables?


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14 Aug 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why do you want to do this? What do you think you will accomplish?

There is no point at all in adding new variables unless there is a use for them.
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14 Aug 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

"I was looking more into Environment Variables and i was wondering if i should add any to the list for USER or just leave it alone:"

Leave them alone.

Like all system settings, never add to or change environment variables unless you have a specific purpose and you understand what you are doing. These are not user preferences that can be changed in relative safety. Mistakes (which are very easy to make) can have serious consequences. That goes double for the system variables.
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16 Aug 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A variable for doing what?
They're just small pieces of data, unless you know some program uses them they'll just get ignored. Performance-wise there isn't any difference in having unused variables, but why bother if they don't do anything?
What's your exact idea?
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17 Aug 2015   #5
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

my idea was to gain faster performance for applications such built in windows apps that take time to load. I want to speed up all windows app processes like opening event vwr etc. i have a powerful hardware pc but yet win 7 still runs sluggish.
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17 Aug 2015   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Check your registry setting here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MenuShowDelay

Mine is set to 40 as I read somewhere that using a lower figure can cause problems.

Menu Show Delay Time

Slow opening of windows can make the computer seem sluggish even if it isn't. Other than that check your virtual memory settings.
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17 Aug 2015   #7
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Environment variables have nothing to do with performance, they're just small pieces of data that programs may use, but that's all about them.

There is nothing like set performance=fast

If your computer is slow you should investigate what causes that. Startup programs are a good place to start, as an example.
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17 Aug 2015   #8
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Alejandro thats not what im saying. im looking for as many tweaks as possible to make win7 pro streamlined as possible.
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17 Aug 2015   #9
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Obviously not, but that's all you'll get from environment variables. They're irrelevant if you want to optimize.
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17 Aug 2015   #10
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scripttron75 View Post
Alejandro thats not what im saying. im looking for as many tweaks as possible to make win7 pro streamlined as possible.
We have a tutorial for that:

Optimize Windows 7

Obviously there are other tweaks both good or bad. However the above tutorial is a good place to start.
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