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Well just got vista home premium installed. Must say it went very smooth with out any issues installing to a single HDD. It recognized my wireless adaptor and I was on the net right away. It looks really good but my God this thing is a resource hog. With everything on I was running about 720mb just at desktop. I went and turned it on high performance with everything off and it is still at about 570+mb.

Besides it being a system hog I seem to be pretty happy with it. The file system is going to take a little getting use to since I have had XP for so long. Heres a pic with my score for the built in benchmark thing. Ok I guess.

Time to find out how to tone down the resources this thing is using.
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Aw you disabled Aero - Still looks amazing without it

If you are finding it a resourse hog then try turning off the services you dont use.

Windows Key + R > "Msconfig" > Services


Also one other thing you will want to disable is UAC (User Account Control) - Its the stupid box that appears eveytime you want to install, modify or chang anything (Including Display Settins - Which is just annoying)

To Disable UAC
Windows Key + R > "msconfig" > Tools > Locate "Disable UAC" > Run it

This should speed up the OS and give you a better experience
    
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Thanks for the pointers Ill give it a go. I just turned everything off to see what it would use with it all off. Yeah that pop up is really annoying everytime you try to do something.
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Originally Posted by Mad_Handlez89 View Post
Aw you disabled Aero - Still looks amazing without it

If you are finding it a resourse hog then try turning off the services you dont use.

Windows Key + R > "Msconfig" > Services


Also one other thing you will want to disable is UAC (User Account Control) - Its the stupid box that appears eveytime you want to install, modify or chang anything (Including Display Settins - Which is just annoying)

To Disable UAC
Windows Key + R > "msconfig" > Tools > Locate "Disable UAC" > Run it

This should speed up the OS and give you a better experience
You can disable UAC through account control (Just click on your icon in the start menu) then click disable UAC.

Much easier
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Thanks for the pointers Ill give it a go. I just turned everything off to see what it would use with it all off. Yeah that pop up is really annoying everytime you try to do something.
You don't want to turn EVERYTHIGN off - Cause then you can't connect to network etc.

Just the stuff you will NEVER use like "Windows Cardspace" etc

I Hate UAC so much "You have turned on your computer, Are you sure you want to do this?"

You are trying to change the crappy wallpaper to a hot girl - Are you sure you want to do this?

    
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You don't want to turn EVERYTHIGN off - Cause then you can't connect to network etc.

Just the stuff you will NEVER use like "Windows Cardspace" etc

I Hate UAC so much "You have turned on your computer, Are you sure you want to do this?"

You are trying to change the crappy wallpaper to a hot girl - Are you sure you want to do this?

"Would you like to install Microsoft DirectX, it may not be safe?" ITS THE SAME COMPANY
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"Would you like to install Microsoft DirectX, it may not be safe?" ITS THE SAME COMPANY
LMAO Yeah

Another thing you might want to try Max.

Press Windows Key + Tab and try to not to scream in extacy
    
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OK guys all good it is turned off now thanks god, if I had to say yes one more time when I did anything I was gonna freak.

I assume this comes with the latest dx10 correct.
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OK guys all good it is turned off now thanks god, if I had to say yes one more time when I did anything I was gonna freak.

I assume this comes with the latest dx10 correct.
Yes it does - Type in "Dxdiag" into the run command box just to check but It should.

Have you done Windows Key + Tab yet?
    
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Yeah what is up with that. It allows you to scroll thru everything.
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