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Old 08-06-2009, 02:41 AM   #11
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12 Unnecessary Vista Features You Can Disable Right Now
  1. Sidebar
  2. Aero
  3. Assorted Interface Beautification Options
  4. Remote Assistance
  5. Internet Printing Client
  6. Windows Meeting Space
  7. Windows Ultimate Extras
  8. Tablet PC Stuff
  9. ReadyBoost
  10. Search Indexing
  11. Offline Files
  12. Windows Error Reporting Service

Remove Unnecessary Processes to Fasten Slow Windows

I have 50 processes right now and I'm about to go through the "12 Features" tutorial.

I'll post back my results. I've already done the second tutorial.
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will uninstall N360 in 2 weeks time and I have now installed Avira AntiVir and I have also used CC Cleaner to clean up my registry and unwanted files, in the middle of a defrag and everything is running smoothly, cheers guys
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I have 50 processes right now and I'm about to go through the "12 Features" tutorial.

I'll post back my results. I've already done the second tutorial.
I now have 43 processes running after reboot at my desktop.

Here's what I chose to disable from the list above:

Remote Assistance
Internet Printing Client
Windows Meeting Space
Tablet PC Stuff
ReadyBoost
Offline Files
Windows Error Reporting Service



I might not notice a performance increase because of my hardware, but
on a slower system, this makes a huge difference.

Keep in mind that most people I've seen on this forum running Vista have
60+ processes running at startup.

That's crap that doesn't need to be running until you need it.
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I now have 43 processes running after reboot at my desktop.

Here's what I chose to disable from the list above:

Remote Assistance
Internet Printing Client
Windows Meeting Space
Tablet PC Stuff
ReadyBoost
Offline Files
Windows Error Reporting Service



I might not notice a performance increase because of my hardware, but
on a slower system, this makes a huge difference.

Keep in mind that most people I've seen on this forum running Vista have
60+ processes running at startup.

That's crap that doesn't need to be running until you need it.
Windows seems to be bad for that. Always has been to my knowledge. I have many friends who run 80+ processes. I even had one running 120 or so at idle, using 75% of his ram. There's a lot of truth to the disabling of windows features for a performance increase. Its amazing how many little things that are more or less useless for the average user but take a huge toll on resources, the same applies to those background apps that pile up over time and so on. I do however, think Aero is quite pretty for no effort, and if your hardware can run it, I think its worth the performance hit. If I'm going to spend however much of my time in a day looking at my desktop interface, I want to like the way it looks. Not saying it can't be good without Aero, but its not as easy as checking the box.
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True. Everything you said.

As I listed above, those are the things I turned off, in Bold.

I like Aero also, so I left it enabled, along with Sidebar, Assorted Interface Beautification Options, Windows Ultimate Extras, and Search Indexing.

I wonder how low I could get it disabling the rest? lol Anyway...

I've gotten my running processes down to 39 by uninstalling NOD32 and
replacing it with Microsoft Security Essentials Beta, and making another
trip through msconfig

In case anyone is lost here, I'm running Vista Ultimate x64
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True. Everything you said.

As I listed above, those are the things I turned off, in Bold.

I like Aero also, so I left it enabled, along with Sidebar, Assorted Interface Beautification Options, Windows Ultimate Extras, and Search Indexing.

I wonder how low I could get it disabling the rest? lol Anyway...

I've gotten my running processes down to 39 by uninstalling NOD32 and
replacing it with Microsoft Security Essentials Beta, and making another
trip through msconfig

In case anyone is lost here, I'm running Vista Ultimate x64
Yeah I realized that afterwards I leave my statement as is then, except in general, not necessarily directed towards yourself or anyone.

39 processes is ridiculously impressive for Vista. I can get my XP down to about 28-29 depending on what I'm doing. If I replaced some programs I'm positive it could be lower to maybe 20-24 but I really don't feel like juggling around my applications, my performance is fine and I'm not running needless processes, so I'm quite happy.
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