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#46 Richard Hammond

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 14:16

Theres a big difference between making the mechanical components of a car work properly and changing the look of the gui to something i prefer. Try again.

If i wanted to run with your analogy it would be the car manufacturers installing guages in my face and when i opened the bonnet/hood the dipstick would automaticaly pop up in front of me, i dont need the car manufacturers doing all this im quite capable of looking at the dipstick if and when i needed to.


#47 cpressland2

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 14:20

Games
Internet Explorer 8 <-- I'd rather use IE in a VM if I really needed to use it.
Media Features
->Windows DVD Maker <-- I'd rather network stream
->Windows Media Center
->Windows Media Player <-- iTunes and Spotify
Tablet PC Components
Windows Gadget Platform
XPS Services
XPS Viewer

#48 MagicAndre1981

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 15:38

I'm removing Windows Defender and Windows DVD Maker with DISM. I don't use them

#49 Udedenkz

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 17:35

Internet Explorer 8
Windows DVD Maker
Remote Differential Compression
Windows Gadget Platform
Some Other Things

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
Windows Time
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Windows Firewall
Windows Defender
UPnP Device Host
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Tablet PC Input Service
SSDP Discovery
Server
Security Center
Routing and Remote Access
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Portable Device Enumerator Service
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service
Peer Networking Identity Manager
Peer Networking Grouping
Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Media Center Extender Service
IPsec Policity Agent
IP Helper
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keyrign Modules
HomeGroup Provider
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Function Discovery Provider Host
Distributed Link Tracking Clinet
Diagnostic Policy Service
Computer Browser
Base Filtering Engine
Application Experience
And a few 3rd party services

UAC
Aero Peek, Animations, Fade In / Out Effects
System Sounds, Beep
Swap
Tracking, Some Of It
Anything and everything related to bluetooth

I also deleted Windows Defender ( testing Unlocker ).

Some other things. System boot much faster now.

#50 Borimol

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 17:38

Internet Explorer 8
Windows DVD Maker
Remote Differential Compression
Windows Gadget Platform
Some Other Things
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
Windows Time
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Windows Firewall
Windows Defender
UPnP Device Host
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Tablet PC Input Service
SSDP Discovery
Server
Security Center
Routing and Remote Access
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Portable Device Enumerator Service
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service
Peer Networking Identity Manager
Peer Networking Grouping
Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Media Center Extender Service
IPsec Policity Agent
IP Helper
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keyrign Modules
HomeGroup Provider
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Function Discovery Provider Host
Distributed Link Tracking Clinet
Diagnostic Policy Service
Computer Browser
Base Filtering Engine
Application Experience
And a few 3rd party services
UAC
Aero Peek, Animations, Fade In / Out Effects
System Sounds, Beep
Swap
Tracking, Some Of It
Anything and everything related to bluetooth


Oh my God! :laugh:

#51 svnO.o

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 17:53

I've disabled:

Hibernation - To save space on SSD.
Restore Points - To save space on SSD (I do weekly backups instead).
Minimize/Maximize Animations - Makes Windows 7 feel faster.
Boot animation - Saves a couple seconds for Windows 7 to boot up.

Automatically disabled by Windows due to SSD: Disk defrag, Superfetch

#52 Udedenkz

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 18:18

Oh my God! :laugh:


I also disabled these Shell Extensions,
Shell extensions for sharing
PlayTo
.contact shell context menu
.contact shell extension handler
.contact shell extension handler (there are two of them)
Microsoft XPS Shell Metadata Handler
.group shell context menu
.group extension handler
.group extension hanlder (again two of them)
Mail Service
Previous Version Property Page
Shell extensions for sharing
Microsoft Disk Quote UI
Bluewire General Property Sheet
Bluetooth Bluewire Shell property extension
Windows Firewall
Speech Recognition
HomeGroup Control Panel
Parental Controls
Sunc Center Folder
Action Center CPL
Getting Started
Ease of Access
Windows Search Service Media Center Namespace Extension Handler
Sticky Notes Namespace Extension for Windows Desktop Search
For &People...
Windows Live Sign-in Helper (this should have been removed with Windows Live! Bad Microsoft ! BAD!)

This mostly to clean up shell, remove useless things.

This did mess up something though - I get Security Tab First When Getting Properties of Something, instead of General Tab. Not sure how to fix.

#53 StarLion

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 18:28

Congratulations, you've turned Windows 7 into Windows 95 :pinch:

#54 +Ely

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 18:35

Congratulations, you've turned Windows 7 into Windows 95 :pinch:


+1

#55 virtorio

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  • Phone: LG G3

Posted 14 December 2009 - 07:04

It's a pretty major part of AAM. Without it, programs can not only trick you and ride elevations (which they can even with the SD), but they can also completely change the appearance of the prompt to say whatever they want. They could even make it look like a random non-UAC message.

I know, but the dimming messes with my eyes big time (eye problems), so it's either that or off.

Combined with the fact I've been using Windows since 3.1 and have had only a handful of malicious applications during that time I'm not the least big bothered.

#56 billyea

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 10:02

I don't know if I've turned anything off persay, not even Windows Defender (I believe it gets activated as part of MSE anyway). I may have disabled Games, some accessibility features, and a signed driver check. If i don't need it, I don't use it, and it uses up 3 KB of my RAM. But if I do... well I'm glad it used 3 KB then.

#57 Mamoun

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:54

It looks like I'm the only one who hasn't disabled anything, I feel like a newbie. :p

#58 zhangm

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 11:55

It looks like I'm the only one who hasn't disabled anything, I feel like a newbie. :p

I haven't disabled anything, and I'm a ******* pro.

#59 iamwhoiam

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 12:37

If there are small things I can EASILY do to make it more comfortable for me, then why on earth shouldn't I? You argument makes absolutely no sense. I also turn labels back on for the taskbar, because I like it better that way. Why should I accept all the defaults?

I don't like using my PC the Microsoft thinks I should, either. Every new version gets less customizable and more 'noobified'.

#60 +Brandon Live

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 21:34

Internet Explorer 8
Windows DVD Maker
Remote Differential Compression
Windows Gadget Platform
Some Other Things

WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service
Windows Time
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Windows Firewall
Windows Defender
UPnP Device Host
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Tablet PC Input Service
SSDP Discovery
Server
Security Center
Routing and Remote Access
Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Portable Device Enumerator Service
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service
Peer Networking Identity Manager
Peer Networking Grouping
Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Media Center Extender Service
IPsec Policity Agent
IP Helper
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keyrign Modules
HomeGroup Provider
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Function Discovery Provider Host
Distributed Link Tracking Clinet
Diagnostic Policy Service
Computer Browser
Base Filtering Engine
Application Experience
And a few 3rd party services

UAC
Aero Peek, Animations, Fade In / Out Effects
System Sounds, Beep
Swap
Tracking, Some Of It
Anything and everything related to bluetooth

I also deleted Windows Defender ( testing Unlocker ).

Some other things. System boot much faster now.


Sounds like you're hardly even running Windows at this point...