Vista64 optimization?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MBX, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006

    anyone know about a good site how to optimize Vista64?

    Kind of get rid of everything unnecessary that might run in the background.

    I already turned off the effects and run in classic-theme mode.

    However i'm sure there's more hidden stuff.

    Any suggestions apperciated
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    First off I would
    - Disable User Account Control (UAC)
    - Disable Windows Defender (Firefox + Thunderbird + Avast Antivirus will provide much more protection on line and use less resources then the built in MS stuff)
    - open MSCONFIG from the run command and disable any unneeded startup items (like reader_sl, office startup etc... google the exact name of any item you are uncertain about, ignore the censational possible virus warning sites, is a reliable source for process listings)
    - disable unnecessary Vista services (blackvipers guide is very thorough it give default, safe, tweaked and barebones settings. also if you click on the service names you get details of the service)
    - turn off indexing if you are organized and do not use the file search

    Some other annoyances
    - disable balloon tips (those aggravating little balloon popups on the right bottom corner)
    - disable shortcut arrows with Vista Shortcut Manager(I like clean looking shortcuts with custom icons)

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