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

13 Oct 2010   #81
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
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.
But why spend hard earned money to purchase and install Windows 7 on an old piece of crap like this...when you could instead install something Ubuntu Linux, and be able to surf the web and startup and shutdown faster than you ever could with Windows on the same machine. Not to mention, you would be almost impervious to viruses, malware and spyware.

I think tweaking Windows 7 to barely run on something like this is simply a silly endeavor. A light weight linux distro would run circles around it and costs nothing.


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13 Oct 2010   #82
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

Look at this tutorial.
What does it SAY!
I suppose you'll tell Brink he should not do what he does best. INFORM
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13 Oct 2010   #83
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
But why spend hard earned money to purchase and install Windows 7 on an old piece of crap like this...when you could instead install something Ubuntu Linux, and be able to surf the web and startup and shutdown faster than you ever could with Windows on the same machine. Not to mention, you would be almost impervious to viruses, malware and spyware.

I think tweaking Windows 7 to barely run on something like this is simply a silly endeavor. A light weight linux distro would run circles around it and costs nothing.
You are right.. it would have been easier to install xubuntu or mint, both of which are extremely light on a system... however, the computer belongs to a disabled person on a fixed income who's been a regular for years and has resisted all suggestions to try Linux even when I showed him how quick it would make his machine. It would have never been able to run on vista, and I was tired of constantly removing malware that windows 7 seems to be immune to if you set it up right.. at least so far. Besides the parts didn't cost me anything, I had nothing better to at the moment. ..and it made a challenge out of what would have otherwise been a boring day.. I paid for the windows disk myself ....for reasons the kind of people who work for big corporations probably wouldn't even comprehend.
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13 Oct 2010   #84
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

Look at this tutorial.
What does it SAY!
I suppose you'll tell Brink he should not do what he does best. INFORM
That is HOW to do it. Notice:
Quote:
This is a list of suggestions that will help show you how to optimize Windows 7 by speeding up and improving its performance. You can pick and choose which ones you would like to do. If you do not notice a increase in performance or have a problem with the suggestion, then you can always go back and enable or undo the suggestion at the provided tutorial link for it..
~Lordbob
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13 Oct 2010   #85
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
The computer belongs to a disabled person on a fixed income who's been a regular for years and has resisted all suggestions to try Linux even when I showed him how quick it would make his machine.
That was great of you to put Win 7 on that person's computer. Such kindness is becoming ever more rare these days and what a testament to the efficiency of Win 7 that it could run on an 8 year old computer like that!

~Maxx~
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