The features of this group are designed to increase the speed of loading, running, shutting down the operating system and other software by changing the standard system settings. Also, these features help to increase security, convenience, and energy efficiency of the system.
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.
Automatically Close Hung Services
By default if a service does not respond Windows 20 seconds wait before it to close.
Automatically Unload DLLs from Memory
Use this option to unload DLLs automatically when the application using them has been closed.
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".
Disable Low Disk Checking
Disable Dr. Watson Dr. Watson is a debugger started by default at each failure in work of applications.
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.
Disables the automatic search for network folders and printers.
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.
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).
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.
Disable Recent Document History
Recent Document History contains links to files you’re opened for quick access to recently opened files.
Disable Recent Shares in Network Places
Disables visited network shares being added to Network Places.
Disable Remote Registry Service
Remote Registry Service allows remote users to change register parametres on your computer.
Disable Search Assistant
Disable animated search companion.
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.
By default at opening of lists of the Start Menu Windows carries out a delay that slows down work.
Disable System Restore
System Restore monitors changes to your system allowing you to roll-back to previous configurations.
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.
Disable Windows Defender
WMI is intended for collection of every possible reports on the fulfilled operations and about the occurred errors.
Disable Windows Media Player Automatic Updates
Disable Windows Media Player Automatic Codec Downloads
Disable Windows Media Player CD and DVD Media Information Retrieval
Disable Windows Media Player DRM for Imported Music
Disable Windows Media Player DRM Internet Access
Disable Windows Media Player Music File Media Information Retrieval