Speed up games in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Pentad, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    Hello all,

    I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on my MBP. I also like to play games (Left4Dead 2, etc...) so I wrote a bat file that stops all the unnecessary services in Windows 7 to speed up games.

    Now I mostly play single player FPS games so if you are playing multiplayer games online then this will have to be modified since I stop the networking services.

    My humble prep playing consists of running SMC FanControl in OS X, set the fans to 6200 rpm, and then reboot into Windows. I then run this bat file to increase my FPS but still keep my MBP cool.

    The great thing here is that none of this is permanent. You just reboot and everything is back to normal. Also, I run this before I defragment my HD in Windows.

    Just copy the follow text and paste it into a bat file. You then need to right click on the bat file and select run as administrator for it to work.

    net stop "Apple OS Switch Manager" /y
    net stop "Apple Time Service" /y
    net stop "Application Experience" /y
    net stop "Application Information" /y
    net stop "Base Filtering Engine" /y
    net stop "Bluetooth Support Service" /y
    net stop "CNG Key Isolation" /y
    net stop "COM+ Event System" /y
    net stop "Computer Browser" /y
    net stop "Cryptographic Services" /y
    net stop "DCOM Server Process Launcher" /y
    net stop "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager" /y
    net stop "DHCP Client" /y
    net stop "Diagnostic Policy Service" /y
    net stop "Diagnostic Service Host " /y
    net stop "Diagnostic System Host" /y
    net stop "Distributed Link Tracking Client" /y
    net stop "DNS Client" /y
    net stop "Extensible Authentication Protocol" /y
    net stop "Function Discovery Provider Host" /y
    net stop "Function Discovery Resource Publication" /y
    net stop "Group Policy Client" /y
    net stop "HomeGroup Listener" /y
    net stop "HomeGroup Provider" /y
    net stop "Human Interface Device Access" /y
    net stop "IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules" /y
    net stop "IP Helper" /y
    net stop "Machine Debug Manager" /y
    net stop "Microsoft Antimalware Service" /y
    net stop "Multimedia Class Scheduler" /y
    net stop "Network Connections" /y
    net stop "Network List Service" /y
    net stop "Network Location Awareness" /y
    net stop "Network Store Interface Service" /y
    net stop "NVIDIA Display Driver Service" /y
    net stop "NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service" /y
    net stop "Offline Files
    net stop "Peer Name Resolution Protocol" /y
    net stop "Peer Networking Grouping" /y
    net stop "Peer Networking Identity Manager" /y
    net stop "Plug and Play" /y
    net stop "Portable Device Enumerator Service" /y
    net stop "Power" /y
    net stop "Print Spooler" /y
    net stop "Program Compatibility Assistant Service" /y
    net stop "Remote Procedure Call (RPC)" /y
    net stop "RPC Endpoint Mapper" /y
    net stop "Security Accounts Manager" /y
    net stop "Server" /y
    net stop "Shell Hardware Detection" /y
    net stop "SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)" /y
    net stop "SQL Server Browser" /y
    net stop "SQL Server VSS Writer" /y
    net stop "SSDP Discovery" /y
    net stop "Superfetch" /y
    net stop "System Event Notification Service" /y
    net stop "Task Scheduler" /y
    net stop "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper" /y
    net stop "Themes" /y
    net stop "UPnP Device Host" /y
    net stop "User Profile Service" /y
    net stop "Windows Audio Endpoint Builder" /y
    net stop "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework" /y
    net stop "Windows Event Log" /y
    net stop "Windows Firewall" /y
    net stop "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)" /y
    net stop "Windows Management Instrumentation" /y
    net stop "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" /y
    net stop "Windows Search" /y
    net stop "WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service" /y
    net stop "WLAN AutoConfig" /y
    net stop "Workstation" /y
    net start "Windows Audio"

    Feel free to add or remove services to this list. I run MSE for both my antivirus and antimalware so you might have to add your antivirus/malware service if you wish to stop it.

    If you have any questions let me know.

    Happy playing!
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    That's a bit drastic since games like L4D2 and CoD:MW2 runs fine (60+ fps) even on the Core Duo MacBook Pro running Windows Vista...
  3. lucifiel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2009
    In your basement
    might be useful, thanks. shall try this when I get home tonight.

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