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Performance Tweaks

Features of this group are intended for increase speed of loading, operation, turn off an operating system and another software by changing of standard options of system thus that a computer resources which can be spent for performance of more useful tasks were released. Also these options help to increase safety and a power system effectiveness.

A system reboot is required to apply some of the tweaks.

All features in this section can be returned to initial state by means of Red Button.

When you are opening the Features window, ticks on the Performance Tweaks tab corresponds to current system settings.

In this section following features are accessible.


     Automatically Close Hung Applications
     Hung applications will be automatically closed without a prevention.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Automatically Close Hung Services
     By default if a service does not respond Windows 20 seconds wait before it to close.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Automatically Unload DLLs from Memory
     Use this option to unload DLLs automatically when the application using them has been closed.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable Active Desktop
     With Active Desktop you can use interactive web page as your desktop wallpaper.
     OS: XP

     Disable Automatic Windows Update
     Windows Update is a service provided by Microsoft for users of Microsoft Windows which provides updates for the operating system and its installed components. Microsoft Update is an optional feature that can be enabled to provide updates for other Microsoft software installed on a Windows computer, such as Microsoft Office, Windows Live applications, and Microsoft Expression.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable AutoRun of CD/DVD
     By default Windows will run a default application when a new disk is inserted into your CD/DVD ROM drive.
     OS: XP

     Disable AutoRun of Windows Messenger
     OS: XP

     Disable Balloon Tips
     Normally Windows will display a balloon tips in the notification area to guide and give advice to new users.
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable Creation of Last Known Good Configuration
     This setting allows you to disable the creation of the Last Known Good Configuration, which stores a copy of the configuration after each successful boot-up.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable CTFMON
     CTFMON (ctfmon.exe) is a process used by Microsoft Office to activate the Alternative User Input Text Input Processor (TIP) and also the Microsoft Language Bar.
     OS: XP

     Disable Desktop Cleanup Wizard
     The Desktop Cleanup Wizard helps you clean up your desktop by moving rarely used shortcuts to a desktop folder called Unused Desktop Shortcuts. When enabled the Desktop Cleanup Wizard will regularly check your desktop for shortcuts that have not been used in the last 60 days. If such shortcuts are found it will allow you to remove this shortcuts and store them in an automatically created desktop folder called "Unused Desktop Shortcuts".
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable Low Disk Checking
     OS: XP/Vista/7/8/10

     Disable Dr. Watson Dr. Watson is a debugger started by default at each failure in work of applications.
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable Error Reporting
     Error reporting is when your system attempts to connect to Microsoft’s website to send a report of the problem you are experiencing in hopes to help fix it by documenting it.
     OS: XP/Vista

Disable Fast User Switching Compatibility Service

     Disable File Association Web Service
     Disables the web service to find the appropriate program for unknown file types.
     OS: XP/Vista

Disable Firewall

Disable Messenger Service

     Disable Net Crawling
     Disables the automatic search for network folders and printers.
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable NTFS Last Access Time
     When Windows accesses a directory on an NTFS volume, it updates the Last Access time stamp on each directory it detects. Therefore, if there are a large number of directories, this can affect performance.
     OS: XP

     Disable NTFS Short Name Creation
     By default, NTFS generates the style of a name containing eight characters and three characters for the extension. It allows to save compatibility with old versions of OS of Microsoft (MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows 3.x).
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable POSIX Subsystem
     POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX) - Windows subsystem developed for applications support POSIX. For overwhelming majority of users it is useless.
     OS: XP/Vista

Disable Print Spooler Service

     Disable Program Compatibility Assistant
     OS: Vista/7

     Disable Recent Document History
     Recent Document History contains links to files you’re opened for quick access to recently opened files.
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable Recent Shares in Network Places
     Disables visited network shares being added to Network Places.
     OS: XP

     Disable Remote Registry Service
     Remote Registry Service allows remote users to change register parametres on your computer.
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable Search Assistant
     Disable animated search companion.
     OS: XP

     Disable Search Indexer
     Indexing the contents and properties of files designed to increase the speed of finding files on the disk or text within a file using the standard Windows search program.
     In Windows Vista, when you turn off the indexing of files Windows Explorer will not display virtual folders elements.
     If you use the search function a little, turn off it to improve system performance.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

Disable Secondary Logon Service

Disable SSDP Discovery Service

     Disable Start Menu Show Delay
     By default at opening of lists of the Start Menu Windows carries out a delay that slows down work.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable System Restore
     System Restore monitors changes to your system allowing you to roll-back to previous configurations.
     OS: XP

Disable Tablet PC Input Service

Disable Task Scheduler

Disable Thumbnail Caching

Disable Time Synchronization

Disable Universal Plug and Play Device Host Service

Disable User Account Control

     Disable Visual Effects
     Disables: combobox animation, mouse/cursor shadow, listbox animation, menu animation, menu fading, menu selestion fading, mouse hot tracking effects, tooltip animation, tooltip fading, gradient taskbar captions, menu shadows, windows animation, other common control animation.
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable Windows Defender
     OS: Vista/7

     Disable WMI
     WMI is intended for collection of every possible reports on the fulfilled operations and about the occurred errors.
     OS: XP

     Disable Windows Media Player Automatic Updates
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable Windows Media Player Automatic Codec Downloads
     OS: XP/Vista/7

     Disable Windows Media Player CD and DVD Media Information Retrieval
     OS: 7

     Disable Windows Media Player DRM for Imported Music
     OS: XP/Vista

     Disable Windows Media Player DRM Internet Access
     OS: 7

     Disable Windows Media Player Music File Media Information Retrieval
     OS: 7

Disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

     Disable Windows Media Player Recent Files List
     OS: 7

Disable Windows Security Center

Disable Wireless Zero Configuration Service

Optimize Hard Drive When Idle

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