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Windows 7: How to improve Windows 7 Home performance on 2mb machine?

26 Jan 2012   #1

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How to improve Windows 7 Home performance on 2mb machine?

Hi All,

I have a Compaq Presario V6305NR laptop, that came with Vista, that I would like to upgrade to Windows 7. I would like to know what services/programs can I turn off to help Windows 7 run better on a laptop with only 2gig of Ram?


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26 Jan 2012   #2


This will help you understand what you need:
Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website |
Problem is, everybody is different: do you have network set up you need to access? Do you have wireless printer? I mean the list can go on and on. I have some services set to manual, so they start up when needed, but there is always some issues, when the program doesn't work due to services it needs not running, so it could take some trial and error. Also, most services are not taking much space and even when running, but not used at the moment, they could be offloaded to HDD. Personally I'm more concerned with this idiotic programs that load up at start up, even if you don't use the program at all, checking for updates and other nonsense. For example MS office, Open Office, whole bunch of other programs have loaders running all the time, they supposed to speed up start up of actual program, but the problem is they save couple seconds here, but delay boot up every time and if you run Office once a month, where is the advantage?
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26 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Have a look at this tutorial by Brink: Optimize Windows 7
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26 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You don't have to do anything. I've been running Windows 7 since the beta on a 2 GB of RAM without any modifications problem free. The performance has been stellar.
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27 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

as above, i have used 7 on 2gb machine before and no real issues running day to day browsing, photo editing etc etc
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27 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I agree seven runs just fine on 2 GB unless you try to get into really RAM hungry applications (which aren't meant for laptops anyways)

So you'd best leave the services alone (not that you would save much RAM by switching a few off)

I run this "puppy" on 2 Gigs and I still have to find a task I couldn't finish in a timely fashion.

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