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Windows 7: Making my Win7 really fast

08 Oct 2010   #11
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Installed MSE.
Is it running the highest protection by default?

As for my RAM and CPU.
I just clicked on "Performance" in my Task Manager and there were my CPU and RAM.
CPU is now lower (4%-6%)
but RAM is still used alot!

any way to lower this?
WOW... Firefox takes like 72MB along with Skype which takes 52.
Windows Explorer takes 26,000K.
Everything else takes little space

Is there any way to optimize Firefox so it wont take so much space?

and another question:
I use Windows Classic as my current theme.
That means my performance is better then it would be with the regular default Windows Aero?

Sorry for asking so many question and sorry for my lame English
I'm not american or english or anything nearly close to it :P


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08 Oct 2010   #12
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

You might want to take a look at this tutorial on how to optimize 7. You might find that only a few things apply to your machine but every little bit helps. Your English is fine! I'm from Texas... you should hear the way they talk down here!

Optimize Windows 7
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08 Oct 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Installed MSE.
Is it running the highest protection by default?
Yes, it is, and it will keep itself updated, too.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
WOW... Firefox takes like 72MB along with Skype which takes 52.
Windows Explorer takes 26,000K.
Everything else takes little space

Is there any way to optimize Firefox so it wont take so much space?
That's one of the reasons why I stopped using Firefox, among many others. I got tired of memory leaks. For me, I am fine with IE. It is already there, works fine, and does the job. However, why are you worried about using 72 MB of memory for your web browser when you have 4 GB?

People need to break their old line of thinking that memory usage is bad. Would you by a 400 HP BMW and then only drive 20 mph so you use as little of the power as possible? It's been very VERY well documents that Windows 7 uses your memory efficiently, to optimize speed and performance. That's a good thing. You paid for 4 GB...let the system use it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
I use Windows Classic as my current theme.
That means my performance is better then it would be with the regular default Windows Aero?
No, just the opposite. You skipped what I said before. Aero lets the video card handle a lot of the display work, instead of the processor. If you want performance, and have a video card that is Aero capable (you do), then leave Aero enabled.


As a general suggestion, you are making assumptions based on how Windows XP ran. Forget all of that. Windows 7 is not XP, and shouldn't be treated as XP. Old ways of thinking can actually be counter productive to Windows 7 usage.
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08 Oct 2010   #14
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You might want to take a look at this tutorial on how to optimize 7. You might find that only a few things apply to your machine but every little bit helps. Your English is fine! I'm from Texas... you should hear the way they talk down here!

Optimize Windows 7
XD
thanks man gonna check it out right now

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Installed MSE.
Is it running the highest protection by default?
Yes, it is, and it will keep itself updated, too.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
WOW... Firefox takes like 72MB along with Skype which takes 52.
Windows Explorer takes 26,000K.
Everything else takes little space

Is there any way to optimize Firefox so it wont take so much space?
That's one of the reasons why I stopped using Firefox, among many others. I got tired of memory leaks. For me, I am fine with IE. It is already there, works fine, and does the job. However, why are you worried about using 72 MB of memory for your web browser when you have 4 GB?

People need to break their old line of thinking that memory usage is bad. Would you by a 400 HP BMW and then only drive 20 mph so you use as little of the power as possible? It's been very VERY well documents that Windows 7 uses your memory efficiently, to optimize speed and performance. That's a good thing. You paid for 4 GB...let the system use it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
I use Windows Classic as my current theme.
That means my performance is better then it would be with the regular default Windows Aero?
No, just the opposite. You skipped what I said before. Aero lets the video card handle a lot of the display work, instead of the processor. If you want performance, and have a video card that is Aero capable (you do), then leave Aero enabled.


As a general suggestion, you are making assumptions based on how Windows XP ran. Forget all of that. Windows 7 is not XP, and shouldn't be treated as XP. Old ways of thinking can actually be counter productive to Windows 7 usage.
Alright then
My aero is turned on right now. (thank god cause I hated it )

A friend of mine said the IE is a very low security browser... Though I like him too!
I tried to use Opera but it is not compatible with forums and stuff!
everytime I want to post somthing in colors or in BOLD it writes some code ([B\] or somthing like that) unlike firefox and IE.
Also Chrome does the same and I can't figure out how to disable this code stuff.
So I use FireFox cause I really think that the new 4th version will be awesome aswell as their memory usage. (I only think that I'm not 100% sure)

thanks again for you'r support guys!
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08 Oct 2010   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not trying to change your mind on browsers, as everyone has their own preferences, but your friend who told you IE was low security is also going on very old information. I'm guessing this same friend was giving you tweaking advice for Windows 7? If so, find a friend who "gets with the times".

IE6 was weak on security. IE7 made great strides, and was even tested to be on the same level as Firefox at the time. IE8 improves on this, so the security argument falls apart quickly. Use the on you are comfortable with, but don't say one is more secure than the other, etc. Chrome, Firefox, and IE8 all get the job done and are safe to use.
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08 Oct 2010   #16
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Alright then
Here we go!
I deleted FF and I'm using IE8.

gonna wait for the full version of the 9th version to be published.

And I just wanna thank everyone who helped me here!
My available RAM is 3GB!!! since I guess the 1GB go's to the Windows requirements?
and the CPU is like 1 % which is amazing!

Graphic and Wireless card drivers are installed.
any other stuff I should do?
Ohh and I rated my computer it sais 5.9


Ohhh.. and How to I remove those arrow's next to my desktop shorcuts?
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08 Oct 2010   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Try this Start system configuration Click on it!

Choose Boot Tab advanced options

set Maximum memory: to Zero (0) Click OK

ReBoot Computer Then check memory in Control Panel System


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08 Oct 2010   #18
BDani

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Is it safe?
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08 Oct 2010   #19
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BDani View Post
Is it safe?

My post is the way to usually get the max 4gb of ram useable.
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08 Oct 2010   #20
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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