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I don't see any posts on here regarding speeding up our windows computers. So here are a few tips and tricks I am going to share with everyone.

 

msconfig - If you click the windows button and go to either "run" or "search" and type in msconfig, it will bring you a menu with a bunch of options. Under boot.ini change timeout from "30" to "3", next go to startup and uncheck any programs you don't need starting up every time.

 

CCleaner - This is a program I use regularly to clear out all the temporary files and cache that is doing nothing but slowing down my system.

 

DeCrapifier - This is typically used for anyone who just bought a new computer. What it essentially does is it deletes all of the free trial software, that your computer came with all at once.

 

 

If you know of another trick feel that I did not mention, feel free to share it with everyone else.

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Get rid of services that you are never going to use .....

  • Be very carefull doing this however and ensure you read fully what you are switching off
  • Switch off one at once and reset your computer each time. Will take you an age, but nothing in comparison to finding the culprit if you do them all at once and mess something up

Also something people neglect are drivers .. Always ensure you have the latest drivers. As with most software the devs try to improve performance. Drivers are no different to any other piece of software.

 

Good reference for services on blackviper here

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Get rid of services that you are never going to use .....

  • Be very carefull doing this however and ensure you read fully what you are switching off
  • Switch off one at once and reset your computer each time. Will take you an age, but nothing in comparison to finding the culprit if you do them all at once and mess something up

Also something people neglect are drivers .. Always ensure you have the latest drivers. As with most software the devs try to improve performance. Drivers are no different to any other piece of software.

 

Good reference for services on blackviper here

 

Doesn't gamebooster, etc. automatically take care of this for you including which service to turn off and which to keep on?

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Remember, Chaing your boot programs can be very dangerous aswell, some programs are essential to the computers startup.

Game Booster helps you by closing all programs running in the background when you want all your computers power towards your game.

First time I;ve hearing of DeCrapifier... Would it still work on my laptop which is about 5 months old but still has the crap trial software?

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Doesn't gamebooster, etc. automatically take care of this for you including which service to turn off and which to keep on?

 

never used it to be honest. However IMO why put something else on your computer to do it, when windows has its own very capable tools for it?

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Using msconfig/CCleaner to remove startup programmes, plus cleaning crap files using CCleaner or defragging (NOT ON A SSD) is probably the best ways to speed up a machine without buying new hardware.

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never used it to be honest. However IMO why put something else on your computer to do it, when windows has its own very capable tools for it?

 

The reason why I use Game Booster is that I need only to temporarily disable certain services when I am playing games. After that I re-enable them. When I use Game Booster, all this is done automatically for me. That's how computers should work. Do things automatically instead of us having to do it manually all the time.

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The reason why I use Game Booster is that I need only to temporarily disable certain services when I am playing games. After that I re-enable them. When I use Game Booster, all this is done automatically for me. That's how computers should work. Do things automatically instead of us having to do it manually all the time.

 

Ah I agree in that scenario, however the topic was about speeding up windows not speeding it up on a temp basis ;) . Im looking at the scenario that people have services running on their machines in which they will never use. In this case you would disable them permanently regardless of what programs you are running.

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The reason why I use Game Booster is that I need only to temporarily disable certain services when I am playing games. After that I re-enable them. When I use Game Booster, all this is done automatically for me. That's how computers should work. Do things automatically instead of us having to do it manually all the time.

Do you really need to disable services though? How much do you actually gain?

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Answer to that is depends on the services. Some very little, some quite a lot depending on what you are running. For example is you are playing something which is quite dependant on disk performance then the indexing service is actually a very big hitter.

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I always run "misconfig" to turn off all the unecessary startup programs. Right now I only have AVG and MemTurbo run on startup. Howevrer, it usually only speed on the boot time.

 

The best thing to speed up the computer is a fresh reinstallation of the OS. Do not reinstall all the cr@p should help the computer stay fast. :)

 

Why Cant you defrag on an SSD?

 

After 8 months use of my SSD on my laptop, it said 0% fragmented after I ran an analysis.

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Why Cant you defrag on an SSD?

 

Its not so much that you cant, its that there is no point. You have to look back at the reason for defrag which is to move fragmented data to the front of the disk and in order. Since Solid State is not stored in this way it is not needed.

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Its not so much that you cant, its that there is no point. You have to look back at the reason for defrag which is to move fragmented data to the front of the disk and in order. Since Solid State is not stored in this way it is not needed.

From what I've read, it actually shortens the life of the drive.

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From what I've read, it actually shortens the life of the drive.

 

Sorry I should rephrase. Im not actually sure if it does or not to be honest. Was just saying there isnt actually any point even if it didnt.

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If I ever need to speed up my Windows installation, I first open MSconfig and tweak the settings in there. Next, I turn off features I do not need (such as games and Internet Explorer). You can find all of this by making a simple search from your Windows menu. I also install programs that help speed up my PC. CCleaner is a good solution. It can clear your browser history and cookies, as well as cache from the whole OS. It can also clean up your registry and uninstall programs. My last solution is Game Booster. This stops services not needed for gaming. You can use this even if you don't game, so don't be afraid to try it! Good luck on speeding up our PC!

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Do you really need to disable services though? How much do you actually gain?

 

How much do I actually gain? Well, I use Windows 8 only to play World of Warcraft. After using Game Booster to disable everything which is not needed to play World of Warcraft, I could get a frame rate of about 50 to 70 fps. This is on an old Celeron running at 1.2Ghz.

 

Incidentally you can use Game Booster to permanently disable whatever background services you don't need. All you have to do is not to restore the settings. The services which are disabled will still be disabled even after you re-boot the computer.

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How much do I actually gain? Well, I use Windows 8 only to play World of Warcraft. After using Game Booster to disable everything which is not needed to play World of Warcraft, I could get a frame rate of about 50 to 70 fps. This is on an old Celeron running at 1.2Ghz.

 

Incidentally you can use Game Booster to permanently disable whatever background services you don't need. All you have to do is not to restore the settings. The services which are disabled will still be disabled even after you re-boot the computer.

I see. On an older specification of machine, something like this will have more of an impact. However on a more modern machine, probably something dual-core or better, you probably wouldn't notice much difference.

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I see. On an older specification of machine, something like this will have more of an impact. However on a more modern machine, probably something dual-core or better, you probably wouldn't notice much difference.

 

The more modern the machine the more modern the services...... Newer things use more resources (as the should). Your right in that turning off a small service is not going to make much of a difference, however if you turn off 20 small services that are not being used you will notice.

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The more modern the machine the more modern the services...... Newer things use more resources (as the should). Your right in that turning off a small service is not going to make much of a difference, however if you turn off 20 small services that are not being used you will notice.

 

I think the pertinent question should be "Why did Microsoft have all those services running by default in the first place when things can still run without any of them?" To make people buy more powerful computers?

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The more modern the machine the more modern the services...... Newer things use more resources (as the should). Your right in that turning off a small service is not going to make much of a difference, however if you turn off 20 small services that are not being used you will notice.

But that depends on the specification on the machine. On mine, disabling a lot of services won't make much of an impact because it's powerful enough to handle everything at once. If a user, with a modern, but less powerful machine disables a lot of services, then they may notice a difference. However the type of person to do that would be an enthusiast anyway, and would be expecting a performance boost. The average user probably wouldn't notice.

I think the pertinent question should be "Why did Microsoft have all those services running by default in the first place when things can still run without any of them?" To make people buy more powerful computers?

What do Microsoft gain by people buying more powerful computers? Not that much to be honest, just licensing costs. Plus, the reason they have all those services running is so things load quicker when you call them, rather than having to wait for the service to start.

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Uninstall unused softwares, Fix registry errors and defrag your hard drive. Also disable unnecessary softwares from starting up. Like Yahoo Messenger, Skype and etc. It will only slow down your start up time. Also use a light weight antivirus software to speed things up.

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I think the pertinent question should be "Why did Microsoft have all those services running by default in the first place when things can still run without any of them?" To make people buy more powerful computers?

 

Because they are a bunch of morons LOL

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