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Windows 7: 10 Windows speed tips that DON'T work.

30 Apr 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
The only thing that will speed up your computer is more RAM.
A very fast hard drive (AKA SSD) will make a huge improvement and will speed up your computer substantially.

Also, there comes a point when more and more RAM doesn't provide benefits unless you have applications or multitask to a point where you really chew up RAM. Going from 1gig to 2gig..makes a big difference. Going from 2gig to 4gig, makes a difference, but much less noticeable. going from 4gb to 8gb is usually not perceivable.


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30 Apr 2010   #12
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I find Windows 7 and Vista(after sp1) quite speedy
and in no need of tweaks.
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30 Apr 2010   #13
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Interesting read -- and I simply think Windows 7 needs very little tweaking, out of the box IMO . Thanks JMH.
I agree! +1
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30 Apr 2010   #14
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
The only thing that will speed up your computer is more RAM.
By and large -- yes D.
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30 Apr 2010   #15
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HellionDarklord View Post
oh, but there are things that will speed stuff up.
(will do a big post later)
There is no tweaks or settings in Windows that will speed things up. Period. Modifying the default, out of the box setup of Windows with not improve performance. Period.

In my experience, Win7 is actually faster and smoother if left alone.
For those that have issues running just the OS smoothly, the problem is most likely hardware realted (upgrades required)
No software or tweak can negate that fact.

Many of the tweaks break the way things are intended to run, or attempt reduce the amount of RAM used , (which is really bad)

Side from a few small tweaks, such as disabling hiberfile and system restore (if you have a better back up option)
My guess is you'll find the large majority of members here agree ... leave it alone.
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30 Apr 2010   #16
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HellionDarklord View Post
oh, but there are things that will speed stuff up.
(will do a big post later)
There is no tweaks or settings in Windows that will speed things up. Period. Modifying the default, out of the box setup of Windows with not improve performance. Period.
+1

Tried to rep, have to 'spread around' first, so here's a public thank you for always producing clear and to-the-point posts.

Kari
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30 Apr 2010   #17
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HellionDarklord View Post
oh, but there are things that will speed stuff up.
(will do a big post later)
There is no tweaks or settings in Windows that will speed things up. Period. Modifying the default, out of the box setup of Windows with not improve performance. Period.

In my experience, Win7 is actually faster and smoother if left alone.
For those that have issues running just the OS smoothly, the problem is most likely hardware realted (upgrades required)
No software or tweak can negate that fact.

Many of the tweaks break the way things are intended to run, or attempt reduce the amount of RAM used , (which is really bad)

Side from a few small tweaks, such as disabling hiberfile and system restore (if you have a better back up option)
My guess is you'll find the large majority of members here agree ... leave it alone.
Good post, Wishmaster. +1
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30 Apr 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HellionDarklord View Post
oh, but there are things that will speed stuff up.
(will do a big post later)
There is no tweaks or settings in Windows that will speed things up. Period. Modifying the default, out of the box setup of Windows with not improve performance. Period.

In my experience, Win7 is actually faster and smoother if left alone.
For those that have issues running just the OS smoothly, the problem is most likely hardware realted (upgrades required)
No software or tweak can negate that fact.

Many of the tweaks break the way things are intended to run, or attempt reduce the amount of RAM used , (which is really bad)

Side from a few small tweaks, such as disabling hiberfile and system restore (if you have a better back up option)
My guess is you'll find the large majority of members here agree ... leave it alone.
I agree with this. I've tested a fair amount at home and at work with tweaks and a stop watch and many tweaks led to no results and after making a handful of changes, my machine actually got slower.
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30 Apr 2010   #19
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HellionDarklord View Post
oh, but there are things that will speed stuff up.
(will do a big post later)
There is no tweaks or settings in Windows that will speed things up. Period. Modifying the default, out of the box setup of Windows with not improve performance. Period.

In my experience, Win7 is actually faster and smoother if left alone.
For those that have issues running just the OS smoothly, the problem is most likely hardware realted (upgrades required)
No software or tweak can negate that fact.

Many of the tweaks break the way things are intended to run, or attempt reduce the amount of RAM used , (which is really bad)

Side from a few small tweaks, such as disabling hiberfile and system restore (if you have a better back up option)
My guess is you'll find the large majority of members here agree ... leave it alone.
Great Post +1 from me. -WS
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01 May 2010   #20
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HellionDarklord View Post
oh, but there are things that will speed stuff up.
(will do a big post later)
There is no tweaks or settings in Windows that will speed things up. Period. Modifying the default, out of the box setup of Windows with not improve performance. Period.

In my experience, Win7 is actually faster and smoother if left alone.
For those that have issues running just the OS smoothly, the problem is most likely hardware realted (upgrades required)
No software or tweak can negate that fact.

Many of the tweaks break the way things are intended to run, or attempt reduce the amount of RAM used , (which is really bad)

Side from a few small tweaks, such as disabling hiberfile and system restore (if you have a better back up option)
My guess is you'll find the large majority of members here agree ... leave it alone.
+1 from me as well. Great post.
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