Originally Posted by Inuyasha1771
nice. Don't forget to change the appearance settings and stuff to not be graphically intensive, if you're really into shaving off the dumb things.
Hey, I am getting there :-) ... going to cover : msconfig, services.msc, regedit ** huge ** >> even setting MTU/RWIN, changing all of the OEM information (including using your own image instead of the original OEM logo) page file, how to hack the "performance rating index", tuning SuperFetch/indexing services, IICS, management tools/reading and understanding system logs and deleting them, customizing IE information, dislodging Messenger (which is a real **** of a ten step complicated process), visual appearance
(via system), dcomconfg, gpedit (for Ultimate users), components, frameworking, environment variables, recovery and Volume Shadow Service, advanced monitoring tools built-in to Vista, ReadyBoost, Task Manager > setting priorities & affinities (affinities on multi-core) > load balancing > taking control/ownership of a file, changing "vista-locked" read/write settings, recovery and start up repair, mini-dump and kernel release/tuning, restacking winsock, changing system restore max file size, tweaking with cmd prompt, tweaking with RUN command, etc.... anything I missed, other than the obvious (keep antivirus up to date, yada yada)? Will not teach you how to uncap your modem... too risky if you don't know what you are doing; at least messing up regedit causes crash... messing up uncapping causes prison.