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Windows 7: Black Viper

14 Aug 2009   #31
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rover3500 View Post
...and especially superfetch 9(and others)as i don't use them and my hard drive activity has reduced alot(i never use search)
You're confusing Superfetch with Indexing services. Superfetch (Windows Vista I/O technologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is actually used to speed-up application launch, along with other uses such as speeding up paging file usage. It's not nearly as evil as indexing and has nothing to do with searching files.

It's advised to leave Superfetch enabled, though certainly your PC will work fine with it disabled.


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14 Aug 2009   #32
tuckinrimins10

Windows 7
 
 

Could one of you make a list of random stuff we should turn off? I dont use a printer or anything like that.. This PC is for gaming only.
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15 Aug 2009   #33
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
You're confusing Superfetch with Indexing services. Superfetch (Windows Vista I/O technologies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) is actually used to speed-up application launch, along with other uses such as speeding up paging file usage. It's not nearly as evil as indexing and has nothing to do with searching files.

It's advised to leave Superfetch enabled, though certainly your PC will work fine with it disabled.
Thanx for that,I don't know what made me think it was to do with indexing,my mistake.Have turned back on to try.I thought i'd seen some bad press about it,but it was probably indexing,as u said.Saves me making a fool of myself in future.I do all my tweaks at once,so i notice an overall difference
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15 Aug 2009   #34
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is one major problem with doing all the tweaks at the same time, any tweaks that make matters worse are not seen.

For example - you add 10 tweaks, 8 improve matters, 1 does nothing and one makes things worse - you would be better off only applying the 8 but will never know that.

Any changes to a system or possible fixes to issues should always be applied individually (and always perform a re-boot afterwords to make sure the system still works)
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15 Aug 2009   #35
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rover3500 View Post
I dont see why i should have services such as tablet pc,bluetooth,homegroup and especially superfetch (and others)as i don't use them and my hard drive activity has reduced alot(i never use search)as well as my memory.Surely it cant be that hard for the os to detect and disable services u don't need on install,there is plenty of software that does it
Well, OSes aren't mindreaders and cannot tell if you intend to need a service in the future.

Many services are not disabled but have a startup type of MANUAL. Open your Task Manager and click on the Services tab. Sort the services by the PID column. The services with no PID are NOT running and not directly consuming memory or cpu.

Again, if the desktop has sufficient resources, tweaking services from the Windows default may not provide any significant performance improvement and can cause user/support headaches.

If the need is justified, go for it! I firmly suggest you keep a record of any changes made for future reference when installing new programs or adding OS features. Thats's all.
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