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Old July 21, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Nice tips - I would like to add to this - Use a free tool called VLITE along with your original DVD and a new blank CD or DVD - You can easily trim down VISTA to fit on half a CD with full functionality minus all the useless CRAP and outdated useless drivers you don't need......you can use vlite to strip down features and tweaks directly on your installer files ! VLITE is a miracle !

Also would like to add to the usage of readyboost - BE CAREFUL with this - make sure when you buy the USB stick that they are readyboost certified otherwise they won't be used. Vista checks this.
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Old July 27, 2009, 03:51 PM
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Sorry but most of these are rubbish that will offer very little to no performance boost, unless u are running it on an eee pc. Or an insanely old rig with a 4200rpm HD and 1GB of ram or less.

Save your time and ignore these steps.
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Old July 27, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Sorry but most of these are rubbish that will offer very little to no performance boost, unless u are running it on an eee pc. Or an insanely old rig with a 4200rpm HD and 1GB of ram or less.

Save your time and ignore these steps.
There are some things, like hibernation and windows defender, that really should be turned off. but for the most part you're right, it won't improve performance much if at all.
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windows defender can be set not to start up in itself and scan BUT it is useful for stopping programs from initializing on OS startup

There is settings capability for that in it

software explorer startup tabs and you can select to disable

Lots better than using msconfig.... great for flash, adobe etc.

edit: Actually the origianl posting was done awhile after vistas launch to...its been on a couple sites..won't change much though really.
been there played and documented doen't matter here.
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11. Install Windows Seven




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agreed, the Windows 7 RC ran as smooth as butter on my old laptop with 1 GB of ram and 1.7 GHZ Dual Core processor WITH full aero enabled.
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Some of these don't seem to work with Windows 7...

As for readyboost....Is it useful in Windows 7? Sorry for threadjack.
I'am using that with a 2gb data traveler. I don't use this key so it's on my Laptop. I have 2gb of ram and the readboost file is 5meg right now so i don't know if it's using it for anything good right now, but i'am using it for sometime at least :)
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agreed, the Windows 7 RC ran as smooth as butter on my old laptop with 1 GB of ram and 1.7 GHZ Dual Core processor WITH full aero enabled.
some of us still use drivers that are not working fully for 7 so that is not an option for some. (gigaraid driver)
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