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Windows 7: Features Removal - Suggestions?

07 Jun 2011   #1
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Features Removal - Suggestions?

I've been messing around with RT Se7en Lite a lot. Just wondering...

What Windows Features do you suggest/like removing?
What's pointless, outdated, bloatware, perhaps a 3rd party does it waaaay better?

So far on my list to remove are:
-IE9
-Backup
-WMP12

IE9 will obviously be compensated for with built in Chrome & FF.
I prefer GoodSync for backups & I like manually checking it.
WMP is cuz I boycott Windows trying to forcibly organize my personal stuff in nonsensical ways. & it refuses to play anything from where I do have my music, a separate HDD, so it's a completely useless program to me. I'll stick WMP11 in instead.


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12 Jun 2011   #2
oboedad55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I disable gagdets because I don't use them, as well as bluetooth and tablet pc since I don't have them.
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12 Jun 2011   #3
xHazard

Windows 7 Professional X64 SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hello Miranova23

I disabled XPs Viewer, DVD maker, Games, Tablet PC and XPs services
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12 Jun 2011   #4
oboedad55

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you notice any speed improvement?
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12 Jun 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oboedad55 View Post
Did you notice any speed improvement?
There will be none. I also do not recommend you remove IE. A lot of software actually makes use of IE. Remove it and they can fail to work. The same with Windows Media Player. Instead what you should do is go through "Turn Windows features on or off" to remove IE and WMP. The same can be done with DVD Maker, Media Center, XPs Printer/Viewer, Gadgets, Tablet PC and so on.

But go though some program to forcibly remove things only causes problems down the road. It doesn't even improve performance since the things you remove are not even running. They are merely DLLs.
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12 Jun 2011   #6
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I'm keeping XPS since I found it's basically Windows' own PDF. WMP12 I plan to replace with 11. IE I've realized needs to stay. I know there's no difference in performance or speed, just less clutter for me. =)
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12 Jun 2011   #7
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oboedad55 View Post
Did you notice any speed improvement?
There will be none. I also do not recommend you remove IE. A lot of software actually makes use of IE. Remove it and they can fail to work. The same with Windows Media Player. Instead what you should do is go through "Turn Windows features on or off" to remove IE and WMP. The same can be done with DVD Maker, Media Center, XPs Printer/Viewer, Gadgets, Tablet PC and so on.

But go though some program to forcibly remove things only causes problems down the road. It doesn't even improve performance since the things you remove are not even running. They are merely DLLs.
What he said!
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12 Jun 2011   #8
xHazard

Windows 7 Professional X64 SP1, Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oboedad55 View Post
Did you notice any speed improvement?
Yes i noticed improvement not much but my PC was a bit faster
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