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features you disabled of Windows 7 and why?

By Benwild ·
Had the same thread for Vista once, and now for Windows 7 what major features/service did you turn off in W7?

System Protection (Restore) -> Until I get a bigger harddrive, I'll keep it off. It is space chewing and there are so many good free backup utilities there, I use Easeus backup personally and Macrium sometimes.

Windows Search (Indexing services) -> Search will be fast as long as your files are organized and the condition is okay.

Windows Defender -> NOD32 is fine.

How about you guys?

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Desktop gadgets

by CharlieSpencer In reply to features you disabled of ...

First thing I disabled in Vista, first thing to go in W7. Waste of overhead.

I replaced Windows Defender with the newer MS Security Essentials.

I'm undecided about indexing. I disable it on systems at work since they're configured to save to network shares. I'm playing with it at home but haven't reached a decision.

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desktop gadgets agree

by Benwild In reply to Desktop gadgets

yes, Palmetto

The desktop gadgets...totally agree,how can i missed that...

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Changed screen to plain & Trying to Delete Messenger

by Julie25s In reply to features you disabled of ...

I changed my screen to plain. Can't stand all of that junk in the background and don't like to advertise the Windows logo. I and some others are also trying to figure out how to delete Windows Messenger. For now I just tell them to close it each time. Most people who are new to windows ask how to disable the Windows Live ID that keeps popping up but I tell them not to because even though they aren't using it now they might want to later. I love the desktop calendar and the clock gadget.

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Technical and PC Support?

by Julie25s In reply to Changed screen to plain & ...

Did I really put myself down as technical/PC Support? As you can see I'm quite a junior at the hardware end of things and don't want to get into that. Mostly I just teach people the basics of how to "use the Internet. I can't go much further than that.

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Sounds like 'Support' to me.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Technical and PC Support?

Support doesn't necessarily mean hardware.

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