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

13 Oct 2010   #71
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Process reduction is not tweaking, its going thru the house and turning off the light bulb in an unused room.
When I went through the 164 services on my Win 7 computer I actually found 12 'manual' processes that were running at the time which I will never have a use for. Each of these processes was using system resources to run I didn't just turn them off I completely removed the 'light bulb' by disabling their services and thus preventing them from ever unnecessarily consuming vital system resources Win 7 again in the future.

Whether this procedure is called a 'tweak' or not is a matter of semantics, but the result is the same and is something that anyone who wants to obtain an enhanced level of performance by reducing the needless and wasteful consumption of system resources in Win 7 should consider.

~Maxx~
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13 Oct 2010   #72
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Despite arguments on either side, Windows 7 really does not NEED any (much) tweaking.

You CAN tweak it, absolutely. In the end, the amount of time saved by turning those features off (such as unnecessary services) is not huge.

This thread turned into multiple arguments, so I posting this as my opinion, and as (what I see) the general consensus of the thread.

Tweaking/slimming Windows 7 down is perfectly possible, but will not save you minutes, only seconds (on most computers)

~Lordbob
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13 Oct 2010   #73
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Tweaking/slimming Windows 7 down is perfectly possible, but will not save you minutes, only seconds (on most computers)~Lordbob
In my experience the amount of noticeable improvement depends heavily on the build quality of the computer involved in that a specific set of changes to my desktop computer will yield a much less dramatic improvement than same set of improvements will on my modestly equipped laptop which has 1/3 the desktop's Passmark Benchtest score.

~Maxx~
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13 Oct 2010   #74
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Tweaking/slimming Windows 7 down is perfectly possible, but will not save you minutes, only seconds (on most computers)~Lordbob
In my experience the amount of noticeable improvement depends heavily on the build quality of the computer involved in that a specific set of changes to my desktop computer will yield a much less dramatic improvement than same set of improvements will on my modestly equipped laptop which has 1/3 the desktop's Passmark Benchtest score.

~Maxx~
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That is why I said (most computers)

~Lordbob
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13 Oct 2010   #75
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, most computers being used today which have a less than State of the Art build quality and would benefit substantially from tweaking to reduce the wasteful use of precious system resources.

~Maxx~
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13 Oct 2010   #76
madtownidiot

 

That's the main focus of my work.. making less than state of the art technology work with a state of the art operating system despite the industry's best efforts to make said technology prematurely obsolete, and I'm getting better at it every day.
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13 Oct 2010   #77
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't find that on any reasonable PC that Windows 7 has run slow. But I'm probably lucky that i don't run on any really ancient hardware.
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13 Oct 2010   #78
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
That's the main focus of my work.. making less than state of the art technology work with a state of the art operating system despite the industry's best efforts to make said technology prematurely obsolete, and I'm getting better at it every day.
Keep persuing your noble calling!

~Maxx~
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13 Oct 2010   #79
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Yes, most computers being used today which have a less than State of the Art build quality and would benefit substantially from tweaking to reduce the wasteful use of precious system resources.

~Maxx~
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Now you are changing what I said.

That is absolutely not what I meant. I said that MOST computers would NOT see a huge benefit. Maybe a few seconds at most, but not anything over a minute.
There are probably excepts to this, but in general there is not going to be a 30 second decrease in boot up time by disabling 15 services you don't actually use.

I will not deny that tweaking would have an effect.
I AM denying that it will "benefit substantially from tweaking to reduce the wasteful use of precious system resources"

Please do not twist my words.

~Lordbob
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13 Oct 2010   #80
madtownidiot

 

Oldest machine I have successfully installed windows 7 on and made fully functional so far is a dell dimension 2200 that shipped in 2002 with all of 128 MB of RAM, a 20GB HDD and a 1.4Ghz P4. I gave it the maximum memory upgrade (512 MB) and the biggest IDE HDD I could find, and it actually works.. slow as a dog for anything more cpu intense than browsing facebook while listening to music.. but still better than it ever ran in XP.. and will probably run forever if it's kept clean.

So.. yes there is a good reason to learn how to tweak windows 7.. if only to be able to flip the middle finger at all those a****** manufacturers who stop supporting their products 30 seconds after the warranty expires.. just so you'll have no choice but to buy another machine that will be prematurely obsolete
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