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Trimming down an already installed Win 7.

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Good day to the community and its distinguished posters biggrin.gif

I was wondering. Using the PC mainly for gaming right now. Is there a way to remove the stuff i don't use in Windows 7 like the games, media center, wallpapers among other things. Of course without compromising anything.

I do know that theres an option to remove features but i read that the hard disk space it occupies its not reduced since Windows is just disabling them but the archives are still there if the user wants to add the features again.

Hope someone can share their knowledge.
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post #2 of 7
type in your start menu "turn windows features on or off," which should give you a large amount of those options.
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Kubed_zero has the correct answer, but Sean has a guide on doing this and more. Though it specifically says ssd's, it does a lot more than that. http://www.overclock.net/a/windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds-by-sean-webster
post #4 of 7
You'll get the most useful stuff in Seans guide.

There are things like;
Switching off Hibernation
Switching off System Restore
Reducing the size of the PagingFile


All of this and more can be found in the link micro pasted in his post above thumb.gif
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Yep, just read over and follow my guide biggrin.gif
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The man's guide is good, as I used it to install my very 1st SSD. Thanks Sean.thumb.gif
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post #7 of 7
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Thanks for the excellent advice Sean Webster, Sunny Sahota, micro5797 and Kubed zero.

Will see how it goes.
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