Windows 7 Performance Tweaks

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January 30, 2012 Windows No Comments

I like to see if I can get more out of my Operating Systems. So I always seem to be tweaking them. Here are some things I like to do on Windows 7.  As I found more I like I will add them here.



Network Tweaks


Disable Autotuning

Disabling autotuning will help much on DNS lookup and network discovery. It improves the data transfer speed also over the network. Disabling autotuning in windows 7 is very similar to Windows vista

Run a administrator command prompt. Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt > Run as Administrator.

netsh interface tcp show global will show you that it is enabled.

netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled will disable autotuning.

netsh interface tcp show global will show you that it is disabled.

netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=enabled will enable autotuning.


Remove RDC ( Remote Differential Compression) Go to Start > Control Panel > Change View by: Large icons > Programs and Features > Click on Turn Windows features on or off > uncheck Remote Differential Compression.

This feature introduced with Windows Vista to transfer data over network in compressed format. The same RDC feature continued in Windows 7 also.

 You can remove this RDC (Remote Differential Compression) in windows 7 by visiting control panel and programs and features. Click on ‘Turn Windows features on or off’ and uncheck Remote Differential Compression.


Remove IPv6 from network properties. Go to Start > Control Panel > Change View by: Large icons > Network and Sharing Center > Click on Local Area Connection Status > Properties > Uncheck Internet Protocol Version 6.

If your internal or external networks do not require IPv6 protocol, better remove it under network connection properties. Keeping IPv6 in your computer sometimes slows down network by trying to register IPv6 addresses, or trying to get IPv6 address, or trying to resolve IPv6.


Windows Explorer tweaks


Folder Options: Go to Start > Control Panel > Change View by: Large icons > Folder Options > View

Check off Always show icons, never thumbnails. ( I don’t do this one personally, friend likes using this one )

Check off Launch folder windows in a separate process.



Other Tweaks


Disable User Account Control

Go to Start > Control Panel > Change View by: Large icons > User Accounts > Change User Account Control settings > Pull Slider to Never Notify. This will disable it. Remember this is a security setting that is suppose to help protect you from virus etc.


System Utilities

Do you run and use any system utilites like Wise Registry Cleaner (Has a System Tuneup that seems interesting), when installing Wise make sure and not install the web browser tool bar. I have found that some users install them all and it really seems to have a performance effect on the web browser. Download Here


Services you could disable

Go to this website and check out Services you can disable. Click on the link.


Websites I found some of the information on this website.


Do you have a favorite tweak or tool you would like to share? Send it to me and I will like to look at it. Please use my Contact page.

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