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Windows 7: How can i slim down my Windows 7? Any kind of program

08 Oct 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT follow the advice of BlackViper's. I honestly don't know why, here in 2010, people still don't get it about service tweaking. He was renamed to QuackViper at least 5 years ago for good reason, so why on Earth would anyone still bring up his site or suggestions? On most other forums, the mere mention of his name gets you laughed right off the boards.

It is becoming monotonous to have to keep saying this, but if you want to tweak Windows 7, leave....it....alone. Make sure your drivers are updated, don't run unneccessary apps in the background, such as AOL IM, etc, and let the system do its thing.

There has never EVER been a test done to show any positive results from disabling services, and on the [H]ardForums, several Microsoft developers actively posted and tested this out along with the members. You gain nothing accept the chance for instability.

If I sound like I'm riled up on this topic, it's because I am for two reasons. First, excellent coffee this morning from my Kuerig. Second, I'm tired of reading threads and trying to troubleshoot unstable systems that were "tweaked" by removing components and disabling services.

We finally have an OS that self-maintains, and keeps itself efficient over time. Why can't people just sit back, relax, and enjoy using their computers for a change? The OP is a gamer...go on enjoying your games!


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08 Oct 2010   #12
Japjeev

Windows 7
 
 

hmm well okay i just did a little tweaking from services and such and my specs are

AMD ATHLON II 640 3.0 ghz Quad Core
Radeon 4870 1GB
4Gb DDr3
and 500GB+160Gb HDD

anymore help?
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08 Oct 2010   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Anymore help on what? There is nothing you need to do.
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08 Oct 2010   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

+1 DeaconFrost. Couldn't have said it better. I wish people would learn to leave Windows 7 alone. It is not XP.
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08 Oct 2010   #15
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT follow the advice of BlackViper's. I honestly don't know why, here in 2010, people still don't get it about service tweaking. He was renamed to QuackViper at least 5 years ago for good reason, so why on Earth would anyone still bring up his site or suggestions? On most other forums, the mere mention of his name gets you laughed right off the boards.

It is becoming monotonous to have to keep saying this, but if you want to tweak Windows 7, leave....it....alone. Make sure your drivers are updated, don't run unneccessary apps in the background, such as AOL IM, etc, and let the system do its thing.

There has never EVER been a test done to show any positive results from disabling services, and on the [H]ardForums, several Microsoft developers actively posted and tested this out along with the members. You gain nothing accept the chance for instability.

If I sound like I'm riled up on this topic, it's because I am for two reasons. First, excellent coffee this morning from my Kuerig. Second, I'm tired of reading threads and trying to troubleshoot unstable systems that were "tweaked" by removing components and disabling services.

We finally have an OS that self-maintains, and keeps itself efficient over time. Why can't people just sit back, relax, and enjoy using their computers for a change? The OP is a gamer...go on enjoying your games!
Jeez, Deacon, I apologize. I hope the contributions I've made thus far on this board have been beneficial. If my mention of BlackViper causes me to be laughed off this board all I can say is, well, it's been nice knowin' y'all...

One of the first things I have always done after installing a Windows OS, and did with Win 7, is eliminate the services I don't need. What's wrong with that? Have you seen me asking for help as a result of such an action?

I presented the caveat that one must use the information with caution, Deacon. I did not reference the information for one to go willy-nilly re-configuring services.
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08 Oct 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

Not only is Black Viper not laughed at, but may be responsible for shaking MS into finally realizing that all services not absolutely needed at the moment should be set on Manual with fast triggers instead of Auto to suck RAM/CPU.

THe release of Vista debuted a dinosaur so lumbering that tech enthusiasts fled to Black Viper to tame it down. The lesson had not yet been learned at MS: even delayed Auto services are a resource hog. Yet MS resisted because it felt many services need to be standing by if called upon.

They resolved this in the development of Win7 according to their own blog by developing fast triggers, and improving the genius of SuperPreFetch to anticipate User needs. These changes were SP'd into Vista to truly tame it at last.

In honor I call Win7 the Black Viper, although I know it's airy hummingbird is more apt for the OS it has become - IMO thanks in no small part to him.

I know that somewhere he's glaring at the Offline files service in Ultimate.
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08 Oct 2010   #17
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Japjeev View Post
so i want to install windows 7 and i am agamer. so i need to slim it down and delete the things i dont need. SO is there any program that will let me do it? or can i do after installing it?
Depend how you are install Windows 7...straight from DVD or upgrading your system (this might kept the previous olders programs) or doing a Windows Anytime Upgrade.

But, read that thread that might insterrest you in post #3 (link):
Microsoft slams OEM crapware
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08 Oct 2010   #18
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Used BV's basic process reduction for years.
There is not much to tweak with W7, it is good stuff.
Turning off un needed process's certainly helps.
You can stop cpu core parking, You can force your user to using all ram, You can use ReadyBoost.
I have disabled HT and HPET in bios.
I've done all of the above but they are only minimal gains. Worth 1/10th point in WEI scores.
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08 Oct 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just found with a clean install of Windows 7 and using a stopwatch and a plethora of tests, I was unable to make any changes that caused a repeatable performance increase. In fact, after doing about a dozen different things, my boot times and performance actually started to suffer rather than increase.

As others have said, many have looked at the Black Viper guides over the years. While it can reduce the # of processes and some equate this to a performance increase, with a stopwatch, I haven't really found any good reason for most of it. In fact, I often feel the time spent to read about the tweak and making the tweak takes more time then you ever save from the tweak. Now, many report night and day differences when making these changes....but most people don't post quantifiable results...such as those from a stopwatch...so I have to assume it's nothing more than a placebo effect performance increase.
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08 Oct 2010   #20
dkg1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

There is no need to manually tweak Windows 7 for gaming. Just get Game Booster Game Booster | Fast Game Accelerator | Free Accelerator
It's free and it works.
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