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Habe im Netz ein spitzen Kompendium zum Verbessern und Tweaken von Windows 7 gefunden wo alles an Tipps und Tricks schön sachlich erklärt wird.

Auf jeden Fall einen Blick wert!!

 

 

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--=[ General Windows 7 Performance Tweaks ]=--

 

 

Change the Power Plan To Maximum Performance

 

The Power settings in Windows 7 is not automatically set for maximum performance. By default the power plan in Windows 7 is set for a balanced performance with energy consumption on hardware. So you may not get the optimal performance from windows 7 if this is the case. So we need to change the power plan to High Performance Mode.

Double click the Power Options in the Control panel.

Click the down arrow showing Show Additional Plans to see the High Performance power plan

Now just activate the High Performance plan and that's it.

Go for the advanced power settings.

Go to Hard disk, then to Turn off hard disk after and set it to Never. This enables the GC to do its job while logged off.

 

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Speed Up the Windows 7 Bootup Time

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type msconfig in there and press Enter Key to open up the System Configuration Window. Click on the Boot tab in there.

You will see a box called Time out. This is the time (in sec) which the system waits for the user to select the operating system to boot to.

You can safely set the value to 0.

Tick the "No GUI Boot" option too [turns off the Windows 7 logo at boot-up].

Click Apply and then on OK.

 

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Alternatively to change "Time out" only:

 

Right click on Computer and select Properties from the right click menu.

Click on Advanced System Settings from the left pane to open up the System Properties window.

Select the Advanced tab from it. Then under Startup and Recovery click Settings.

Now uncheck box "Time to display list of operating systems" and click OK.

 

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Change the Number of Processors Used at Boot Up

 

Information:

If you have a multiple core CPU (e.g. Intel Core Duo or Quad CPU) or multiple CPUs, then this will show you how to change the Number of Processors that will be used during boot up for troubleshooting and debugging purposes to be able to determine if there is a problem with a single processor/core, or for a programmer to test their code against a single core while running on their multi-core system.

 

Note:

Windows 7 will use all your processors by default at boot up without this Number of Processors setting box checked. Using all of your available processors (cores or CPUs) during boot allows the computer to boot faster only because a multiple core CPU or multiple CPUs can handle and do more at once than a single core or CPU. Multiple cores do not actually increase the speed, but only increase the number of processor cores working on the job which in turn has the job finish quicker. If you do not have much running at startup, then you may not notice much improvement in how long it takes to startup.

 

Instructions:

Click the Advanced Options button. The Boot Advanced Options Window will then pop up.

Tick the check box saying Number of Processors. Now click on the drop down box and select the maximum number of processor cores (might be 2 or more).

[* According to some sources this setting doesn't speed up boot time]

 

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How to See What Your Windows 7 Restart Time is

 

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Information:

This app will show you how long in seconds it takes your Windows 7 to restart back to the desktop.

See the instruction and download the app HERE

 

 

Disable the Aero Theme on Windows 7

Right Click on your Desktop and select Personalize click the Window Color Tab.

Uncheck the Box saying Enable Transparency and then click on Open classic appearance properties for more color options.

Then a window will open up. Apply a Standard theme from it.

 

Disable the Unwanted Visual Effects

For this right click on Computer and select Properties from the right click menu.

Click on Advanced System Settings from the left pane to open up the System Properties window.

Select the Advanced tab from it. Then Under Performance click Settings . Choose Custom: Options From it.

Now untick all the options and select only the last four options

Now just logoff your system and turn logon.

 

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Disable Unwanted Startup Programs

 

Many programs have components that start when Windows starts and run in the background. While some of these programs are necessary (such as antispyware programs), you will find that others may not be necessary.

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type msconfig in there and press Enter Key to open up the System Configuration Window.

In the System Configuration window, the Startup tab shows all the programs that are scheduled to start with Windows. Resize the columns so that you have a good view of the name and manufacturer.

Go through each item, clearing the check box for programs you don’t want to start with Windows.

Click OK, and then restart the computer.

 

 

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Disable the Unwanted Services

 

It is more safe to set the following services to manual rather than disabling them. This is because when some times if windows needs a service windows can start it by itself if and only if it is set to manual. If you set it to disabled Windows 7 cannot start the service by it's own.

 

To open up the Services Window:

Click Start

Select Control Panel

Double click Administrative Tools

Double click Services

or

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type services.msc in there and press Enter Key

 

To disable the Unwanted Service:

Scroll down and highlight the service you want to adjust

Right-click on it and choose Properties

Click the stop button.

Select Disable or Manual in the Startup Type scroll bar.

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Services to Disable:

Application Experience

Computer Browser (If your PC does not connect to any network)

Desktop Window Manager Session Manager (If you don't want the aero effects)

Diagnostic Policy Service

Disk Defragmenter

Distributed Link Tracking Client

IP Helper

Offline Files

Portable Device Enumerator Service

Print Spooler (If you do not use Printer)

Protected Storage

Remote Registry (You can safely disable it for more Security)

Secondary Logon

Security Center

Server (If your computer do not connect with any network)

Tablet PC Input Service

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Windows Defender

Windows Error Reporting Service

Windows Media Center Service Launcher

Windows Search (If you rarely use Windows Search feature )

Windows Time (If you do not want to synchronize system time with internet time automatically)

 

 

Disable the User account control (UAC) Feature

 

From the Control Panel open the User Accounts and Family Safety

Click User Account.

Click the User Account Control settings link.

Now just Drag the Slider towards Never Notify.

Click OK and Reboot your system.

 

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Disable UAC With a Registry Hack

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

In regedit go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\System

In the right pane, right click on EnableLUA and click on Modify

Change value to 0.

* UAC Enabled: 1

* UAC Disabled: 0

 

 

Turn off Unused Windows 7 Features

 

There are many feature in windows 7 that we often don't use.

Disabling these unused features in Windows 7 will really help in speeding things up.

Open up Programs and Features from Control Panel.

Click the Turn Windows features on or off from the left pane.

Now uncheck all the Feature that you don't use in Windows 7 [e.g. "Games"] and restart the system for the changes to take effect.

 

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Disable the Aero Snap features in Windows 7

Information:

Aero Snap will help you to maximize, minimize and resize the windows just by dragging and dropping it into the screen corners.

Instructions:

Open the Control Panel and double-click on Ease of Access Center icon.

Now click on the Make it easier to focus on tasks seen at the bottom in there

Now tick the check box saying Prevent windows from being automatically arranged when moved to the edge of the screen.

Note: After you disable Aero Snap Feature, you won't be able to use some of the new Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts used to move the active window around the screen, e.g. Win+Left Arrow, Win+Shift+Right Arrrow, etc. See the "Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcut List" section below for more useful shortcuts.

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Speed up the Menu Show Delay Time

Information: This will show you how to change the amount of time it takes for a menu in Windows 7 to pop, fade, or slide open when you run the mouse pointer over it.

Instructions:

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

In regedit go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

In the right pane, right click on MenuShowDelay and click on Modify

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Type in a number between 0 to 4000 [400 is default, I use 1] for how many milliseconds you want the Menu to wait before it opens.

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Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

Note: The lower the number, the faster the response time. If you use an entry of 0, there is no menu display delay. However it is not recommended to use 0 though since the menus may be hard to navigate through at that speed.

Change the Mouse Hover Time before Pop-up Displays

Information: This will show you how to change the delay time, in milliseconds, that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered on a item before it is selected or opens a pop-up in Windows 7. For example, how long it takes for a taskbar open window button before to display it's thumbnail preview while hovering the mouse pointer over it.

Note: If you have the Animations in the taskbar and Start Menu option checked in Visual Effects, then you may not see much or any difference. You will need to uncheck this option first before doing the tutorial below.

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Instructions:

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

In regedit go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse

In the right pane, right click on MouseHoverTime and click on Modify

Type in a number between 0 to 4000 [400 is default, I use 30] in milliseconds, that the mouse pointer has to stay hovered on a item before it is selected or opens a pop-up.

Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

Note: The lower the number, the faster the response time. If you use an entry of 0, there is no delay before the taskbar thumbnail preview opens. However it is not recommended to use 0 though since it may be hard to navigate through the thumbnails at that speed.

Speed Up the Shut Down Time

Information: This will show you how to set the "Wait to Kill" time Windows 7 waits for programs to save data and close before shutting down.

Instructions:

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

In regedit go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l

In the right pane, right click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and click on Modify

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Type in a number between 1000 to 20000 [1-20 seconds] [12000 is default, I use 1000].

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Note: If you have problems with programs from your computer shutting down to quickly, then repeat the above steps and increase the time a bit.

Change from IDE to AHCI Mode after Installation

Information: AHCI stand for Advance Host Controller Interface. AHCI is a hardware mechanism that allows software to communicate with Serial ATA (SATA) devices (such as host bus adapters) that are designed to offer features not offered by Parallel ATA (PATA) controllers, such as:

Hot-Plugging

Native Command Queuing (NCQ) -might improve computer/system/hard disk responsiveness, especially in multi-tasking environment

You can read more about AHCI mode HERE

Instruction: There is one way to fix this, although you need to have knowledge of registry editing.

The detailed steps from Microsoft website are as follows:

Exit all Windows-based programs.

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\msahci

In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.

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In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.

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On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

Restart your computer

Go to BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot

Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

Alternatively

Just download this Reg File and double-click to implement AHCI on your Windows-based computer.

Just remember to do the BIOS switch as well when you reboot.

Change from AHCI to IDE Mode after Installation

Instruction:

Exit all Windows-based programs.

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Pciide

In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.

On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

Restart your computer

Go to BIOS and enable IDE, Save & Reboot

Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

Alternatively

Just download this Reg File and double-click to implement IDE on your Windows-based computer.

Just remember to do the BIOS switch as well when you reboot.

Enable RAID Mode after Installation

Instruction:

Exit all Windows-based programs.

Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.

Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.

If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.

Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\iaStorV

vel

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\iaStor

In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.

In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.

On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

Restart your computer

Go to BIOS and enable RAID, Save & Reboot

Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

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Increase System Speed

Enable Write Caching

Description: This will show you how to enable write caching to have better performance for a storage device.

Instructions: Open the Control Panel -> System and Security -> Device Manager -> expand Disk drives -> Double click on the listed storage device that you want to enable write caching for -> Click on the Polices tab -> By default, "Enable write caching on the device" is checked under the Write-caching policy section. If not, then check it -> Select (check) the "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device" box -> Click on OK -> Click on Yes to restart the computer to apply.

WARNING: Turning off "Windows Write-cache Buffer Flushing on the Device" runs the risk of data loss in case of a power failure without actually shutting down the machine.

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Disable indexing

Description: Indexing creates and maintains a database of file attributes. This can lead to multiple small writes when creating/deleting/modifying files. Searching for files will still work.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services - > Right-Click Windows Search -> Startup type: Disabled -> OK

Description: We also need to stop Windows 7 indexing the SSD. SSD drives seek so fast that Indexing is not needed. In fact, while Windows 7 is indexing the SSD it is slowing down your system.

Instructions: Go to Computer -> Right click on SSD Drive -> Properties -> Uncheck Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties -> Click OK

Once you unchecked indexing follow the onscreen instructions, you may have to skip some files you do not have access to.

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Disable defragmentation

Description: Defragmenting a hard disk's used space is only useful on mechanical disks with multi-millisecond latencies. Free-space defragmentation may be useful to SSDs, but this feature is not available in the default Windows Defragmenter.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services - > Right-Click Disk Defragmenter -> Startup type: Disabled -> OK

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Turn Off the Disk Defragmenter Schedule

Description: Disk Defragmenter schedule allows to run defragmentation automatically in Windows 7. Disk Defragmenter is set to run on a automatic schedule by default in Windows 7.

Instructions: Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter -> Click on the Configure schedule button -> Uncheck the Run on a Schedule box -> Click on OK -> Close the window.

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Disable Superfetch

Instructions: Open regedit.exe and browse down to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

Find the "EnableSuperfetch" key on the right-hand pane, rightclick it, hit modify and change 3 to 0 and hit OK.

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Disable Prefetch

Description: Frees up RAM by not preloading program files.

Instructions: Open regedit.exe and browse down to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters

Find the "EnablePrefetcher" key on the right-hand pane, right click it, hit modify and change 3 to 0 and hit OK.

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Firefox - Use memory cache instead of disk cache

Description: If you use Firefox, there's a way to write cached files to RAM instead of the hard disk. This is not only faster, but will significantly reduce writes to the SSD while using the browser.

Instructions: Open Firefox -> Type about:config into the address bar -> Enter -> double-click browser.cache.disk.enable to set the value to False -> Right-Click anywhere -> New -> Integer -> Preference Name "disk.cache.memory.capacity" -> value memory size in KB. Enter 32768 for 32MB, 65536 for 64MB, 131072 for 128MB, etc. -> restart Firefox

Note: If you're going to install RAM Disk on your computer you can change the Firefox cache location to the RAM Drive.

Please, see the section below called --=[ RAM Disk ]=-- for the instruction.

Free up extra drive space

Disable the Page File

Description: Eliminate writing memory to the SSD, free over 2GB of disk space.

WARNING: If you run out of memory the program you're using will crash.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Settings (Performance) -> Advanced Tab -> Change -> Uncheck Automatically manage -> No paging file -> Set -> OK -> Restart your computer

Alternatively, if you want to play it safer, you can set a custom size of 200MB min and max.

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Disable System Restore

Description: Don't write backup copies of files when installing new programs or making system changes. Can free up between a few hundred MB to a couple GB.

WARNING: Although unlikely, if a driver installation corrupts your system, there won't be an automatic way to recover.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> System Protection Tab -> Click Configure -> Check Turn off system protection -> Click Delete -> OK

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Disable System Restore

Description: Don't write backup copies of files when installing new programs or making system changes. Can free up between a few hundred MB to a couple GB.

WARNING: Although unlikely, if a driver installation corrupts your system, there won't be an automatic way to recover.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> System Protection Tab -> Click Configure -> Check Turn off system protection -> Click Delete -> OK

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Disable Hibernate

Description: You may free up 1GB of space on the SSD if you have 1GB of memory, 2GB of space if you have 2GB memory. You will lose the hibernation feature which allows the equivalent of quick boots and shutdowns.

Instructions: Start Menu -> Type cmd -> Right-Click the cmd Icon -> Run as Administrator -> Type powercfg -h off -> Hit ENTER -> Type exit -> Hit ENTER

To enable type: powercfg -h on

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TRIM Commands

Enable TRIM

Go to the Command Prompt and type:

fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0

Disable TRIM

Go to the Command Prompt and type:

fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1

How do I know if TRIM is working in Windows 7?

Go to the Command Prompt and type:

fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify

DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled)

DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled)

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