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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 05:34 AM - Thread Starter
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In my case the following made it so my vista boots to desktop within 15-18 seconds from windows loading screen, IE8 runs smooth and fast, games run great anyways, and its generally improved my experience. If anyone else has ideas please share them.

1) Type "msconfig" into the search bar on the start menu, go to "startup" uncheck everything you dont need, the only thing in my case that I run on startup is: Windows Operating System, Avast, Logitech setpoint, Realtek audio manager, windows defender, wmpnscng and Nothing more. Startup programs only slow things down always look at this msconfig after you have installed most things, because they do tend to add things to startup you do not require, and can be opened once you actually need them.

2) After Installing all your drivers, programs, games, other tools & utilities - Run JKdefrag - http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag/ let this run, it will take around an hour on average. Reboot afterwards.

3) Disable useless features through control panel -> programs & features: Tablet PC Optional Components, Windows Meeting space.

4) IE8 RC download this its rather fast. I disabled the following: Feeds & Webslices - Everything under "Advanced" uncheck, change the update above it to "1 week." Reduce the history keep time to 2-3 days under Browsing History Settings, Temporary Internet files reduce to around 100mb or less.
Accelerators disable: Under search "settings" I disabled everything except: Live Search and Windows Live Email.

5) I also followed this guide for a cool new look, performance im not sure it effects but still http://www.windows7buzz.com/install-...-on-vista.html

anyone with tips please do not hesitate to add to this.

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I like what you did, however it is much better to use Services.msc.

Give this site a shot: http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

I used his suggestions for XP services, and thanks to what I learned, I have finally gotten to the point where I cannot disable even ONE service, no matter what it is, or else something will "break", depending on what I disable.


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http://www.winvistaclub.com/Ultimate...s_Tweaker.html download this just found it, can change UAC rules in vista, a little like windows 7 can, but it also has about 150 tweaks you can play with

The UAC control on that tweaker works a charm, I set to to level 2, only notify me when non-admins try to install software or change comp settings, the popup is elevated for admins meaning you can change stuff and install stuff without that uac popping up, but it is still enabled for non-admin users, changed the speed for shutdowns and all the other dials to 1/2 way along the dial, enabled check boxes instead of having to use ctrl to get multiple files highlighted, removed shortcut arrows on their icons, and disabled few other useless stuff. let me know how well it works for everyone else

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http://www.winvistaclub.com/Ultimate...s_Tweaker.html download this just found it, can change UAC rules in vista, a little like windows 7 can, but it also has about 150 tweaks you can play with

The UAC control on that tweaker works a charm, I set to to level 2, only notify me when non-admins try to install software or change comp settings, the popup is elevated for admins meaning you can change stuff and install stuff without that uac popping up, but it is still enabled for non-admin users, changed the speed for shutdowns and all the other dials to 1/2 way along the dial, enabled check boxes instead of having to use ctrl to get multiple files highlighted, removed shortcut arrows on their icons, and disabled few other useless stuff. let me know how well it works for everyone else
Speaking of using CTRL, try adding Shift and also using Shift by itself.


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The Tweaker program would be my suggestion if you find the OP's steps confusing or are not a advanced user.

I already have most of those steps done, but most of the startup programs I have are needed about 5 minutes into my day. Of course, my startup time from cold boot is about 2-3 minutes rather than 20 seconds.

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