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  • #16
    sunny staines- Its great to hear about your Win 7 experience! Please keep your reports coming! I think we could use a dedicated Win 7 User's Experience thread and maybe you could start it off with relating some more of your positive Win 7 experiences and usage tips...

    ~Maxx~

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    • #17
      SFC in W7

      Good news for those with no proper windows disc.

      SFC /SCANNOW runs from the cmd screen not the "run" and it will access systems files folder without the need of the disc in the drive.

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      • #18
        Indexing begone

        Originally posted by Maxxwire View Post
        Interesting that you should say that in that I had disabled indexing long ago, but I ran a program the other day which placed the Indexing Service back on Automatic and the amount of RAM required to boot Vista shot up 40 MB!

        ~Maxx~
        Not only did I disable Indexing in Services I also stopprd my disk from being indexed. This can be reversed if you change your mind :smile:
        This is how I did it on XP but I guess you can get there somehow on Vista and 7

        • First turn off running software for a fuller result.
        • Start
        • My Computer
        • Right click (C:) (or your main drive)
        • Properties
        • Untick Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast searching
        • Apply
        • Wait for a pop-up window that says Windows can't apply the change because the application is in use (or something like that) and click Yes to all
        Then you can walk away and have a coffee or whatever, because.........
        Note: It seems Windows must apply this to almost everything on the disk so it can take a long time.
        My NetBook (C:) says Total size: 144 GB and Free space: 103 GB and this took almost 15 minutes to finish.

        All the best, woz of oz
        Last edited by wozofoz; Nov. 11th, 2009, 14:30.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Maxxwire View Post
          danburrito- I was out and about today and I came across a display which had 4 Win 7 notebook computers running and I did a Task Manager Performance check on each of them and you were right they had a range of 1.1-1.7 GB of RAM in use and between 56 and 59 processes running!

          Now I can more fully appreciate the excellent job that you have done in trimming down your Win 7 computer and boosting its efficiency by such a wide margin!

          ~Maxx~
          Thanks, Maxxwire!

          The majority of credit goes to Charles at http://www.blackviper.com!

          I came across his website about a year ago, when I was not satisfied with my newly acquired Windows Vista. His comprehensive list and actual explanation of what each service does and how they are intertwined (some of them) brought light to the dark of Windows' service section (at least for me! XD)


          The rest is just years of tweaking, experimenting and simple trial and error (sometimes catastrophic) with various Windows versions over the years.

          And... I've gotten to love my services.msc registry batch file.

          P.S.: A good thing for tweaking is also the Task Scheduler section of Windows (in Vista, right after rebooting, my HDD would thrash for about 10 minutes or longer, until I found out after about 2 hours SystemRestore was the culprit, which ran as a task at startup - needless to say, it is the reason why it is completely turned off now)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by wozofoz View Post
            Not only did I disable Indexing in Services I also stopped my disk from being indexed. This can be reversed if you change your mind :smile:
            This is how I did it on XP but I guess you can get there somehow on Vista and 7.
            Exactly! I did the same on my Vista computer and you are right that the process is reversible, but I don't see that in my computer's future as I never have used the Indexing feature so unindexing the hard disc and disabling Indexing in Services was a big bonus.

            ~Maxx~

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            • #21
              Originally posted by danburrito View Post
              Thanks, Maxxwire!

              The majority of credit goes to Charles at http://www.blackviper.com!
              I have gone to check out more Win 7 computers and found the same ~1.7 GB-1.8 GB range of RAM running according to Task Manager. I agree with you 100% that the Black Viper website has the very best source of information on Windows Services and using their recently updated BlackViper.com: Windows 7 Service Configurations to cut back unneeded services in Win 7 is the key to taming this high RAM usage as you have so deftly demonstrated by your fine example!

              ~Maxx~

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