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davidjchuang
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      03-16-2008

I had been reading Shawn's tutorial regarding improving computer
performance. I have downloaded a few for later use. I have one question
to ask. About suggestion #12 : remove unused windows features. When I
looked at the list to check/uncheck, I didn't have a clue which is
which. Can Shawn or anyone give me a list of what I need and don't need?
My OS is vista home premium 32 bit, 2GB Ram, 120 GB hard drive, dual
layer 8x dvd burner, Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop. I am not using it for
business, and I am not a writer.


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      03-16-2008

davidjchuang;648323 Wrote:
> I had been reading Shawn's tutorial regarding improving computer
> performance. I have downloaded a few for later use. I have one question
> to ask. About suggestion #12 : remove unused windows features. When I
> looked at the list to check/uncheck, I didn't have a clue which is
> which. Can Shawn or anyone give me a list of what I need and don't need?
> My OS is vista home premium 32 bit, 2GB Ram, 120 GB hard drive, dual
> layer 8x dvd burner, Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop. I am not using it for
> business, and I am not a writer.


Shawn has written an excellent tutorial on speeding up Vista. There is
a companion guide that you can download for free (PDF format), which may
clarify some of the what is ok to turn off, what's better to leave
turned on, as far as services and start up programs. You can get the
guide here: 'TweakGuides.com - The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion'
(http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html)

I hope this helps.


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      03-16-2008

IMO, the absolute best guide to XP & Vista services which can be
disabled is here: 'Black Viper's Web Site' (http://www.blackviper.com/)
 
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      03-16-2008

ncgenek;648354 Wrote:
> IMO, the absolute best guide to XP & Vista services which can be
> disabled is here: 'Black Viper's Web Site' (http://www.blackviper.com/)
> .
> Gene K


Thanks Gene. I used Black Vipers Site to update my own services list.


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      03-16-2008

.joe and Ncgenek, you guys are way over my head. I asked what I though
a not-so-complicated question, I ended up downloading a novel of War An
Peace. Tweak guide or Black Viper, they are too much for me, not t
mention I don't have formal training in computer science. I do thank yo
for your help, just that this old dog been out of College for 25 yrs
too dumb to learn new tricks

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      03-16-2008

Thank you, Shawn. That's exactly what I need. No more Tweek and Viper
!!!


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      03-16-2008
What's "exactly what I need"?
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> Thank you, Shawn. That's exactly what I need. No more Tweek and Viper
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      03-16-2008

Brink;648434 Wrote:
> Hi Davidjchuang
>
> If you let the mouse pointer hover over the listed Windows Features
> you will get a brief desciption of what they are for. For a mor
> detailed description of them, scroll down a bit here
>
> 'Windows Vista Feature Guide
> (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...torial134.html
>
> Hope this helps
> Shaw


davidjchuang;648479 Wrote:
> Thank you, Shawn. That's exactly what I need. No more Tweek and Vipe
> !!


Your welcome Davidjchaung.

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      03-16-2008

davidjchuang;648432 Wrote:
> .joe and Ncgenek, you guys are way over my head. I asked what I thought
> a not-so-complicated question, I ended up downloading a novel of War And
> Peace. Tweak guide or Black Viper, they are too much for me, not to
> mention I don't have formal training in computer science. I do thank you
> for your help, just that this old dog been out of College for 25 yrs,
> too dumb to learn new tricks.

Whoa! Nobody here intends to confuse either you or the issue. My
reference to the Black Viper site was only intended to depict it as an
excellent guide to Windows services (background processes). If not
needed or ever utilized, some can be completely disabled or converted to
"Manuel" rather than "Automatic" startup thereby (if only slightly)
speeding your system. One fine example is the Windows Fax System (not
present in Vista Basic or Vista Home Premium) which very few utilize or
even know exists. Start your learning process by going to the "Run" box
and typing "services.msc" (less the quotation markers) and clicking "OK"
to see a list of the services on your system and their status THEN go to
the Black Viper site to view his explaination and recommendations.
IMO, most human beings never reach the "too old" (I just reached my
75th birthday) OR "too dumb" to learn stage. If and when you reach that
stage of life, you should avoid computers since changes to hardware and
software never come to an end. You will never learn everything you need
to know.
Gene K


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      03-17-2008
Hi, Gene.

> IMO, most human beings never reach the "too old" (I just reached my
> 75th birthday) OR "too dumb" to learn stage. If and when you reach that
> stage of life, you should avoid computers since changes to hardware and
> software never come to an end. You will never learn everything you need
> to know.


I'm just chiming in to say "Amen" to this. But, then, I'm only 72. And a
half. ;<)

But I empathize with David. That list of Services (over 150 on my Vista
Ultimate x64 system) is intimidating! And the names don't mean nearly as
much to me - even after 30 years of personal computing, starting with the
TRS-80 - as they must mean to Black Viper and you and other experts. I'm
sure that I could understand them if I invest enough time, but that will
have to wait until I get into the mood.

Actually, since I got this new hardware rig and Vista RTM over a year ago,
I've seldom felt the need for more speed. ;<)

RC
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> davidjchuang;648432 Wrote:
>> .joe and Ncgenek, you guys are way over my head. I asked what I thought
>> a not-so-complicated question, I ended up downloading a novel of War And
>> Peace. Tweak guide or Black Viper, they are too much for me, not to
>> mention I don't have formal training in computer science. I do thank you
>> for your help, just that this old dog been out of College for 25 yrs,
>> too dumb to learn new tricks.

> Whoa! Nobody here intends to confuse either you or the issue. My
> reference to the Black Viper site was only intended to depict it as an
> excellent guide to Windows services (background processes). If not
> needed or ever utilized, some can be completely disabled or converted to
> "Manuel" rather than "Automatic" startup thereby (if only slightly)
> speeding your system. One fine example is the Windows Fax System (not
> present in Vista Basic or Vista Home Premium) which very few utilize or
> even know exists. Start your learning process by going to the "Run" box
> and typing "services.msc" (less the quotation markers) and clicking "OK"
> to see a list of the services on your system and their status THEN go to
> the Black Viper site to view his explaination and recommendations.
> IMO, most human beings never reach the "too old" (I just reached my
> 75th birthday) OR "too dumb" to learn stage. If and when you reach that
> stage of life, you should avoid computers since changes to hardware and
> software never come to an end. You will never learn everything you need
> to know.
> Gene K
>
>
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