Monday, June 29, 2009

Make Vista fast

0. Install following hot fix from Microsoft

1. Disable "DWM.exe"
Task Manager -->New Task -->Services.msc
Stop "Desktop Window Manager" and change it to start up manually
2. Disable Sidebar
Remove check box "Start Windows Sidebar when windows starts"
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Windows Sidebar Properties
3. Change to use classic file explorer
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Folder Options

General --> choose "Use Windows classic folders"

4.Turn off "Remote Differential Compression"
To turn it off go in Control Panel / Programs and features / Turn on or turn off
Windows features and uncheck "Remote Differential Compression"

5.Disable TCP/IP "Receive Window Auto-Tuning "
To disable it, open a command prompt and type (run as Administrator):

netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

6. Disable Windows Search Service
TaskManager -->New Task -->Services.msc
Stop "Windows Search Service" and change it to start up manually

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