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

09 Oct 2010   #31
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Check out the time difference between booting a pretty picture for a desktop and a plain solid color.


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09 Oct 2010   #32
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Gentleman,
The threader asked if there was any tips to trimming out his puter for gaming. He did not ask for hacks or negative responses, telling him he's being bad. LOL he never used the word tweak, y'all did, He did not say he was concerned about boot times, he did not even ask about over clocking.
He asked if there is away to be sure his puter is focused on the games he plays and not multi tasking whilest gaming.

Process reduction will help in that. Reducing the decisions a puter makes on its own will help. ie max performance power saving selected, any type of automatic response mechanism disabled.

Only thing that will even show a difference is the bench mark scores, you will never notice it yourself in game, really. Games are about vid cards, ram, and cpu. Get a cpu pushing 4GHz and you wil see a difference, but thats a hardware boost not a software boost.

IMO stay away from 3rd party boost software, not worth it. Ultimately you should spend time with Google researching. Then you can make the changes you want and understand what it is your changing.
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09 Oct 2010   #33
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Check out the time difference between booting a pretty picture for a desktop and a plain solid color.
Plain solid color will increase the start up time compared to using default Windows 7 wallpapers (specially Harmony along with that theme).

In contrast the previous in editions (say Win 2000) the solid blue color decreased the startup time.


There is no meaning of using a chopped down version of Windows 7; if it really could be made completely bug free, then Microsoft itself would sell "Windows 7 Gamers' Edition".

I can see lot of such editions in Warez sites only, I dont know any standard Windows forum have tested them or not.

To measure the hardware capability, one can use WEI.
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09 Oct 2010   #34
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Check out the time difference between booting a pretty picture for a desktop and a plain solid color.


I use a 3 MB .png version of this .jpeg graphic as a log on screen and a 14.5 MB Dreamscene video on the desktop and my Win 7 computer still sboots in less than 20 seconds just as it always has since I disabled all unneeded services.



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09 Oct 2010   #35
madtownidiot

 

If you make a png of a solid color, it will boot faster than if you use a solid color from a theme
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09 Oct 2010   #36
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If you make a png of a solid color, it will boot faster than if you use a solid color from a theme
Yes, you are right. The reason is, Windows will take it as a light image. Good point indeed.
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09 Oct 2010   #37
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Well I think most are getting my point. There are so many things that can change how things work, a little this and a little that but most of them might show on a graft but a human eye will never notice the deference. If one wants a gamer computer there are things to do. Faster multi core cpu, more and faster ram, one or more wop ass video cards, clocked and cooled. Little tweaks (or what ever you want to call them) in services or other operating system things will not bring a speed up of any amount that the human will notice. Windows 7 Gamer operating system is a great idea if one would never need those serveries when there was a problem. How many post have you all read they don't have a restore point, it's turned off. There will be 10 or more people on this site trying to help with 30 or more post when if the restore option was working the repair would just be a few clicks away. The only service I have off are anything that has to do with remote access.
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09 Oct 2010   #38
Leopard

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64, via Bootcamp.
 
 

I recommend CCleaner. It is like Windows Disk Cleanup, except that it is highly configurable and feature many more options, including support for cleaning various third party programs. It also has an effective, safe registry cleaner that allows you to backup you registry before cleaning.

Also, you should go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and uninstall thing you don't need or use.

Defragmenting your Hard Drive can also help out a lot. You can use Windows own defragmenter, or use a third-party tool. I use third-party tools myself just because it seems like the built-in utility takes forever and a day to finish the job, and ends up the with the same result as the other (faster) third-party utilities.

Keep an organized directory structure of your various pictures, video, etc. and keep your Start Menu organized.

Lastly, use Microsoft Security Essentials as your anti-virus. It's lean and mean compared to the resource-intensive Norton, Avira, AVG, McAfee, etc...
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09 Oct 2010   #39
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
The only service I have off are anything that has to do with remote access.
Same here along with Fax Service, Bit Locker Drive Encryption Service, Bluetooth Support Service, Encrypting File System Service, Human Interface Device Service, Parental Controls Service, PNRP Service, Smart Card and Smart Card Removal Service, SNMP Trap Service, Tablet PC Input Service, TMP Base Services, Web Client Service along with scores of others of Win 7's 164 Services that I do not use including ones like Windows Defender and Windows Firewall which I have replaced with award winning 3rd party programs that have kept my computers attack free and completely without infection for many years.

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09 Oct 2010   #40
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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?
So, Did you get your answer yet?
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