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

09 Oct 2010   #41
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Same here along with Fax Service,[off by default] Bit Locker Drive Encryption Service [off by default], Bluetooth Support Service [off by default], Encrypting File System Service [off by default], Human Interface Device Service [off by default], Parental Controls Service [off by default], PNRP Service[off by default], Smart Card and Smart Card Removal Service[off by default], SNMP Trap Service[off by default], Tablet PC Input Service[off by default], TMP Base Services[off by default], 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.
I just looked at my laptop and most of those services that you mention are not turn on, started or running by default. I noted them above. In fact, the only one you mention that runs on my computer is the Web Client service.


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09 Oct 2010   #42
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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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?
LOL, Derek. Thanks. I'm sure he received an answer to his question and a lot more to boot (pun intended)!
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09 Oct 2010   #43
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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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?
LOL, Derek. Thanks. I'm sure he received an answer to his question and a lot more to boot (pun intended)!
I'm sure he did Mike.
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10 Oct 2010   #44
madtownidiot

 

The simple fact is no program exists that will speed up and trim down windows 7 as effectively as some good manual tweaking of the registry, services and startup programs, followed by a thorough HDD cleanup and a defrag using a 3rd party defragmenter. If you don't have a bit of experience and a system that you're willing to practice on and risk breaking the OS from time to time in trying to find the best possible setup, you're better off just leaving it as is.
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11 Oct 2010   #45
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
The simple fact is no program exists that will speed up and trim down windows 7 as effectively as some good manual tweaking of the registry, services and startup programs, followed by a thorough HDD cleanup and a defrag using a 3rd party defragmenter. If you don't have a bit of experience and a system that you're willing to practice on and risk breaking the OS from time to time in trying to find the best possible setup, you're better off just leaving it as is.
Very well put! I would just add that with a good Win 7 restore point, Win 7 system image backup and a 3rd party image backup with a program like Macrium Reflect there is little fear with regard to the pursuit of improving computer performance.

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11 Oct 2010   #46
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

LOL! Some people just can't leave well enough alone! I know I'm one of them! I learn the most when trying to recover from a "tweak" I found on a forum such as this! There is no difference from the "Hot rodder" who is trying to squeeze an ounce of performance from a vehicle that has been on the drawing boards for years than a "Gamer" to whom 3/4 seconds means a lot! Been there (shouldn't have been) done that! I love 7 and it loves me and even when I do something "creative" it is forgiving!! So my take is have fun and backup often!! You're going to need it
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11 Oct 2010   #47
madtownidiot

 

When you can reduce the base memory load by 40-50% and the number of running processes at startup to under 40 on a system built mainly for running multiple VMs.. it makes a big difference, even when you have 8 GB to work with
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11 Oct 2010   #48
madtownidiot

 

if you have a lot of spare time, try this:
Make a system image right after installing windows, before installing any updates, then update and install drivers and every program you're planning to use and run them all simultaneously until the page fault count starts to skyrocket and the system bogs down. Whatever windows recommends for a pagefile size when that happens, add 50% to it and set a fixed pagefile right after wiping the HDD and restoring from the system image.. It's not necessary on SSDs, but having a contiguous pagefile that will never be fragmented makes a big difference a year or so down the road
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11 Oct 2010   #49
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
LOL! Some people just can't leave well enough alone! I know I'm one of them!
Same here! If I wanted a computer that allowed virtually no tweaking where the OS treated me like a hacker if I tried performance alterations I would have gotten a MAC.

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11 Oct 2010   #50
gregrocker

 

Configuring more SysRestore points space in System Protection is always a good idea - if you have the HD space to spare and especially if you're feeling tweaky.
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