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i have windows 7 64 bit and i would like to know if there is a way to tweak it for gaming only? i currently have 62 processes running and i would like to use windows to it fullest for gaming.
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I recommend studying and taking full advantage of everything you can find here:

http://www.blackviper.com/

I mean just check everything out. That site alone helped me to do some very serious tweaking and streamlining!
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i have windows 7 64 bit and i would like to know if there is a way to tweak it for gaming only? i currently have 62 processes running and i would like to use windows to it fullest for gaming.
^THIS.

Yeah, Internet Explorer keeps doing these popups and giving me 'IE has stopped working' prompts. I want to really cut the IE down to barebones so that it's not giving me these annoying ads anymore!!
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Just use Firefox.
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post #5 of 12
62 processes?
Guess it came in the habit of folding and benchmarks I start up with 32 running, so if you want to close everything that isn't needed a simple way would be...

Start+R - MSCONFIG
Startup tab and turn everything off.

Services tab - [x] Hide all Microsoft Services
Turn everything off

Then restart your PC...Quick and painless.
Other than that just make sure everything is updated and using the best drivers according to released benchmarks for that game you want to play.
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Black Viper strongly advises against using msconfig for making permanent changes like that. For that matter, so do I.
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i am reading this here

http://www.blackviper.com/2009/01/13...ons/#more-2989

but i am scare to turn off something that i will need.
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Black Viper strongly advises against using msconfig for making permanent changes like that. For that matter, so do I.
I always used msconfig, so much simpler of course some things I had to go into services.msc since it wouldn't go away (looking at you vmware/gfwl stuff)

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Originally Posted by -javier- View Post
i am reading this here

http://www.blackviper.com/2009/01/13...ons/#more-2989

but i am scare to turn off something that i will need.
Personally I wouldn't recommend messing with services.msc unless you know what your doing.
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Originally Posted by -javier- View Post
i am reading this here

http://www.blackviper.com/2009/01/13...ons/#more-2989

but i am scare to turn off something that i will need.
For now, copy all of the settings in the "Safe" column. That's how I started, and I'm extremely glad I started that way. It gave me an excellent start (it feels like it gave me a very solid foundation).


Quote:
Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
I always used msconfig, so much simpler of course some things I had to go into services.msc since it wouldn't go away (looking at you vmware/gfwl stuff)



Personally I wouldn't recommend messing with services.msc unless you know what your doing.
Services.msc allows you to adjust every service while msconfig limits you. Count them: msconfig has almost half the amount in its Services tab.

Also, I know full well that Services.msc shouldn't be messed with unless you know what you're doing, so that's why I recommend using Black Viper's website. I didn't know what I was doing at first, but I do now thanks to him.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/24/11 at 5:46pm
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post #10 of 12
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For now, copy all of the settings in the "Safe" column. That's how I started, and I'm extremely glad I started that way. It gave me an excellent start (it feels like it gave me a very solid foundation).



Services.msc allows you to adjust every service while msconfig limits you. Count them: msconfig has almost half the amount in its Services tab.

Also, I know full well that Services.msc shouldn't be messed with unless you know what you're doing, so that's why I recommend using Black Viper's website. I didn't know what I was doing at first, but I do now thanks to him.
i will set everything on safe. how do i do it?
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