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Hey guys i am thinking of going vista soon but i am wondering how much of the stuff can you turn off. I currently run windows XP with best performance and a few tweaks to get it as fast as possible. I want to do the same thing with vista too minimize the amount of memory and performance hit it will cause me.

Basically what can you get it down too, its not that i wont have enough ram or anything i just like the fastest i can get with looks being a far secondary.

Thanks
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I have it set to maximum visual quality...

EDIT: If you have a even a decent video card, the visual affects do not affect gaming and do not really affect overall performance of the system. Also like in XP, you want to turn off all services you do not use, to minimize RAM usage. The lowest I was able to get the RAM usage to was ~450-500 MB. I would stick with XP, due to the fact that you have a DX9 card & for me games did not run well at all.
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This is the tweak guide I used.
Results so far in the screen, could use some more tweaking.

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Ok so the lowest you got was about 450 or so, thats kind of what i am looking for. When i upgrade ill get a new vidcard so thats not gonna be a problem I just like to do alot of benching and i dont like my operating system dragging me down.

edit: thanks Grunian thats helpful
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Well thats good.

My friends vista P.C. uses 1gb of ram..........

Just turn off al the auto update/auto do this... services
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