I've primarily been a mac user for most of my life. While I still love the OS, I've known for a long time that my gaming options are more limited than they are on Windows. So when bootcamp was made available, I jumped on the chance to be able to play many of the games I'd missed out on over the years, as well as the new releases. While the standard installation that I've wound up with through both Apple's Bootcamp and Windows 7 is fine, I wonder if I might be able to improve performance beyond what I currently have (without overclocking anything). Keep in mind that I'm a bit of a laymen when it comes to the technical side of Windows, so bear with me. There are two main reasons I suspect my machine might be underperforming: 1) Under Processes in Task Manager, I see 8 Local Services, 7 User, 2 Network, and 29 System. I wonder how many of these are bloat vs necessary. 2) Under services, I see 71 running and an even larger quantity stopped. Is this average? I'm running on a relatively fresh install, and aside from windows updates, I've only installed Steam and roughly 10 games, Origin, Fraps, Chrome, 7zip, and a small handful of other odds and ends. I also wonder what other bits of optimization there are. For example, every now and then Windows will ask if it should change my theme to a less intensive one. Are there other things like this that I can do to increase speed, even slightly?