Karl's Windows Admin Tips & Tricks

Jun 29 2011   10:25AM GMT

Speedup your Windows 7 box

Karl Gechlik Karl Gechlik Profile: Karl Gechlik

We recently read a wonderful write-up on speeding up your Windows 7 box and they included other tips and hints as well. Definitely check this out before you jump on the Windows 7 Bandwagon. Check it out here.

Here is a quick snippet:

Choose Windows 7 32-bit if you have:

  • 3GB or less system memory
  • Dual core or single core processor
  • Built in graphic card
  • 250GB or less hard drive

Choose Windows 7 64-bit if you have:

  • 4GB or more system memory
  • i7, Dual core or Quad Core processor
  • Dedicated PCI express graphic cards such as Nvidia or ATI
  • 250GB or larger hard drive

Now that that’s out of the way – on we go to the good stuff…

1.0 Disable Unwanted Services

Windows 7 enables services that aren’t necessarily required by default. You can relieve a huge amount of system resources by disabling these services or setting them to “Manual mode”. Configuring a service to this setting means, it doesn’t start automatically, but rather only when it is required.

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