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Twelve unnecessary Vista features to disable

Dark Atheist

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#1
Vista, thy name is bloat! The latest Windows packs a lot of code -- more than any version of Windows ever -- and some of it is just plain unnecessary. All of that excess code has a way of slowing down an operating system. You can regain some PC performance by removing unneeded features.

I've identified a dozen Vista features that you can turn off right now. Some are shiny baubles that slow down graphics performance, while others are optional utilities that hog memory when they shouldn't. A few can actually be quite useful, though they play a major role in bogging down your PC.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/09/04/Twelve_unnecessary_Vista_features_to_disable_1.html

i have a few of these off already, anyone fancy trying them out and reporting back
 

kcnychief

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Seriously though - all this stuff is just heresay IMO. A machine that can run Vista based on hardware requirements really shouldn't have any problems unless you are overloading it with a lot of apps or programs. Normal maintenance can fix most any issues, 'cept for that stilly lockup problem that still occurs randomly!

Remember all the hype around the person we won't mention (Black Viper?)
 

Dark Atheist

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why i was asking someone to test it - either way we would know, maybe the suggestions on the post are better for machines that can just about run vista :)
 

American Zombie

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First thing I do on Vista install is: net users Administrator /active:yes

Use that account and delete the one created during setup.
 

epk

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#7
i disabled some.. prolly wont be much difference but...

i would never disable aero or index search tho



oh, and btw... obviously no one does this now cos xp is almost 7 years old, but tweaks like these used to be perfectly normal back in the day
so xp is not that much better :p
 
#8
Thanx for the link mate.
I already knew, and have disabled most of those tips(exept aero), but I had not seen the internet print services tip before. As I never use that I disabled that.
Not that I notice any difference tho LOL.
 
#9
you won't see any performance increase from disabling anything in vista. All PC's built with dual core or higher processors will breeze through vista when equipped with 2GB or more of ram.

I expect no more FUD to be posted surrounding these please, it shall be terminated with extreme violence!
 

Perris Calderon

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you won't see any performance increase from disabling anything in vista. All PC's built with dual core or higher processors will breeze through vista when equipped with 2GB or more of ram.

I expect no more FUD to be posted surrounding these please, it shall be terminated with extreme violence!
I agree with most of your post save on wittle bitty correction, I have a 2 gig box, 2 gigs is not enough for vista, minimum 3 gigs to run smooth
 

Sazar

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I run Vista plus a host of other applications on my pretty old Latitude D-620 with 2 GB's and have never had an issue.

And mind you, I do a LOT of multitasking.
 
#14
I run my vista 64 bit with dualcore and 4gig ram..so it runs fluidly from scratch..but i am a tweak addict, so i just cant stop tweaking. Eventually things go wrong, but I have a clean perfect vista image, so that is no prob hehe.
 

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