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21 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Optimizations

Bored, Screwing around with Windows 7 Optimizations.

Post yours!

Any will do, I'll start.

Menushowdelay = 1

Start > Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop

Find "MenuShowDelay"

Set it anywhere between 1 ~ 1000

Mine is at one, 0 was just way too darn fast.

Matt~


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21 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Matt,

Here are mine.

Optimize Windows 7
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21 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Damn, didn't even see that thread! Now I feel like a moron xD
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21 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Great list Brink!

My thoughts:

1. Use SSD, worthless because SSD is expensive and small in size. SAS or WD Velocity Raptor hard drives are better alternatives. Laptop users should just stick with 2.5" SATA II, not worth upgrading to SSD.

12. Disable Hibernation, if you're gonna use sleep and most if not all systems should be put into sleep mode to save power. Hibernation should be enabled for Hybrid Sleep mode.

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21 Feb 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
Great list Brink!

My thoughts:

1. Use SSD, worthless because SSD is expensive and small in size. SAS or WD Velocity Raptor hard drives are better alternatives. Laptop users should just stick with 2.5" SATA II, not worth upgrading to SSD.

12. Disable Hibernation, if you're gonna use sleep and most if not all systems should be put into sleep mode to save power. Hibernation should be enabled for Hybrid Sleep mode.

Absolutely disagree.

1. You can get a 30GB OCZ Vertex with Trim for $99. That is ample for the Windows 7 OS plus a good selection of programs. Nothing else worth $99 (or even $250) can speed up your system as much as that SSD.
12. Hibernation is useless - why do you need it?
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21 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

1. 30GB is not enough for Windows 7 maybe Windows XP?

2. Windows 7 offers Hybrid Sleep which not only saves onto memory but also onto hard drive when in Sleep Mode in case of power failure, a very good piece of mind feature XP does not have?

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21 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
30GB is not enough for Windows 7 maybe Windows XP?
How do you know that? My Windows 7 including a lot of programs that runs since day1 has never really exceeded 17GB. My user data, however, is on a different partition.

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21 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Most Windows 7 users are not very tech savvy, they do not know how to organize their files, keep program installs at minimal (only what is needed) and get a second hard drive for their User files, storage and backups. I'm just speaking out to the norm not the geeks.

Ah, forget it. This will go on forever, I'm done!

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21 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

...On a side note,

Here's another

Glary Utilites =D
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21 Feb 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemix77 View Post
Most Windows 7 users are not very tech savvy, they do not know how to organize their files, keep program installs at minimal (only what is needed) and get a second hard drive for their User files, storage and backups. I'm just speaking out to the norm not the geeks.

Ah, forget it. This will go on forever, I'm done!

Right, you make a valid point. No need to argue. Just wanted to make sure the size story came across correctly. The people you refer to are probably not rushing out buying SSDs anyhow.
Btw. for a laptop you need more capacity because you usually have only 1 bay (except some HP 17" which have 2 bays). I just got an 80GB Intel for $190 to put into one of my wife's laptops. Reason here is heat. That bugger runs so hot and even with the coolpad it is uncomfortable. But the wife needs less than 50GBs (including her data) for her Vista.
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