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

08 Oct 2010   #21
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkg1 View Post
There is no need to manually tweak Windows 7 for gaming...
...just get this tweaking program to do it for you!


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08 Oct 2010   #22
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I haven't read thru the thread, but---

All of those tweak programs are a waste of your time and money.

Win 7 is NOT XP

Win 7 is NOT XP

Win 7 is NOT Vista

Win 7 is NOT Vista

Trying to remove the pain that people inflict upon themselves with tweak programs already consumes too much of my time.

People stay away from tweak programs.
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08 Oct 2010   #23
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Just about the only "tweaking" you would ever need to do is turn off certain services at startup, and even then you won't see a huge difference.

If you want a faster overall PC, then install a light AV (like MSE), get an SSD, an i7, and a 480.

~Lordbob
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08 Oct 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

Don't see whether it's 32- or 64-bit. 64-bit might need more than 4gb RAM to be fast. It's right on the border.
But 32 bit should run fine @ 4gb.
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09 Oct 2010   #25
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Just about the only "tweaking" you would ever need to do is turn off certain services at startup, and even then you won't see a huge difference.
After I used Black Viper's excellent and comprehensive explanations of Win 7 services and their dependencies I trimmed unneeded services in Win 7 and my Ultrack 340 stopwatch now tells me that it starts 4 seconds faster than it did when it was new back in July. Its only a 17% improvement, but it puts a smile on my face each morning when I start the computer which makes it well worth the hour of time I invested in disabling services I will never need anyway.

~Maxx~
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09 Oct 2010   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BOOT AND SHUTDOWN PERFORMANCE

How to use Event Viewer to view your Boot and Shutdown Performance

WIN key | type EVENTVWR.MSC | ENTER key

First wait for the Event Viewer to be populated-watch the Summary of Administrative Events section.

Now, using the left-hand pane tunnel down as follows:
Applications and services logs | Microsoft | Windows | Diagnostics-Performance | Operational

Right-click on Operational.

In the top-section of the middle pane, various events are listed.

Click on EventID to sort the events from smallest to largest.

EventID 100 is for Boot Performance.
EventID 200 is for Shutdown Performance
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09 Oct 2010   #27
madtownidiot

 

I disagree... there are a few things you can do to trim down windows 7 for gaming purposes without losing anything important... start by removing features, then disable startup items in MSconfig.. even the AV and your graphics card startup programs can be disabled. Doing that doesn't turn off the AV or disable the graphics card, just the interface for controlling it. Then manually stop and disable unnecessary services.. attached is the present service configuration I have running on 7 professional, very trimmed down.. and absolutely nothing important has stopped working. Windows 7 pro x64 at startup configured this way uses >700MB out of 4GB total on the laptop I'm using right now.. It boots in >25 seconds from a cold start.. (as posted on the reboot time thread about a week ago) ..and takes about 6 seconds from the time the desktop appears to load all the delayed services.. so about 31 seconds from a cold boot to the time it takes to get on the internet or start a game.. and everything still works, and that's without using a SSD
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09 Oct 2010   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Darn folks, I don't get. Four seconds faster boot. Take a deep breath and the 4 seconds is gone. I have posted many times that I don't know of any 3rd party tweaking programs that are needed with Windows 7. The old days of tweaking are gone when you use Windows 7. Isn't that the kind of operating system we have been begging for? If I have to download a 3rd party tweaking program to gain 4 seconds, I need to get a life.
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09 Oct 2010   #29
madtownidiot

 

I didn't use any tweaking programs. They don't work anyway
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09 Oct 2010   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Thanks karlsnooks great information. Doing this without a 3rd party program, shame on you.
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