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Windows 7: What don't you like about Windows 7?

24 Oct 2009   #731
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
There would be a performance boost as then you could make windows 7 tiny as removing stuff means it would take up less space. You could then install it on a really small, more affordable solid state drive.
You can already do that. Removing the page file and hibernation file, Windows takes under 10 GB (even more then that without System Restore) easily. Making Windows tiny would not make it faster. Never has never will.

Used HDD space does not impact performance, unless the HDD is so full it has no breathing room.


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24 Oct 2009   #732
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
That will only let you remove a small amount of stuff though.
As one of the major players in manipulating vLite for Win 7 or making a lite edition of 7 in general, I came to the conensus that such a lite build is erroneous at best. As everyone knows (or most know), vLite was born from the cries of thousands who looked at Vista and saw a gigantic pile of apps and the sort that were not needed. Now the likes of vLite are almost un-necessary for Windows 7. Most of the built in apps of Windows 7 can be removed entirely in Programs and Features while the performance gains that vLite supposedly grants is simply "all in your head". With Superfetch revised and perfected over its birth in Vista along with the prefetcher being adjusted acordingly, such removal of components does nothing for performance. The only thing it could grant is a false "peace of mind"

Bottom Line?
Use Programs and Features to remove most of the built-in apps of Windows 7. IE, WMP, WMC, WDM, TC, TS, Games, and many other things can be removed
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24 Oct 2009   #733
Pieloi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Mhm, the main reason why I want to remove certain features, is because I can't stand looking at them...Being serious about that.
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24 Oct 2009   #734
stew2

 

I agree Pieloi, they shouldnt be installed if you dont want them.

I dont like having stuff on the pc that i dont use. When i install an app and it asks if i want to install yahoo toolbar etc i always choose no. Maybe everybody else says hell yes id love that app that im never going to use but i dont lol

I just think it should be an option
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24 Oct 2009   #735
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
I just think it should be an option
It is an option. Turn Windows features on or off. Will allow you to pretty much remove all of the none essentials.
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24 Oct 2009   #736
stew2

 

It doesnt let me remove games explorer, windows defender, windows firewall, hell it wont even let me remove basic apps like calculator or paint etc lol

Do you honestly think an option to install what you want when you are installing the OS is a c*** idea ?
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24 Oct 2009   #737
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Yes, I do. Having such an option will only complicate the setup. Instead a better way is already given called Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). Games Explorer is an extension of Windows Explorer. Windows Firewall is part of the networking stack. Removing such things has never worked well.

If you don't want to see them, just delete there shortcuts.
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24 Oct 2009   #738
stew2

 

Fair enough. It still 1 of my dislikes though
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24 Oct 2009   #739
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Yes, I do. Having such an option will only complicate the setup. Instead a better way is already given called Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK). Games Explorer is an extension of Windows Explorer. Windows Firewall is part of the networking stack. Removing such things has never worked well.

If you don't want to see them, just delete there shortcuts.
Building on what logic said...DISM can be used to remove packages from an offline installation. I believe it can be used to remove paint, calculator, etc. If you are willing, look it up and give it a shot
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24 Oct 2009   #740
stew2

 

Cheers. Il definately look into that.
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