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    VISTA tweaks for better perfomance in FS

    There is several ways to kill CPU hungry processes to direct as much as possible CPU resources for use to what's really important. FS that is.
    I hope you contributors on this forum can help making this list of tweaks as long and good as possible.

    I'll start up with a few of the best known.

    Kill the indexing service. This service run in the background eating CPU and RAM copying files and indexing folders.
    Solution: 1. Navigate to Control Panel, choose “Uninstall a Program” under “Programs” and then click on “Turn Windows features on or off“. There you can disable the Indexing Service.
    More info: http://4sysops.com/archives/how-to-d...indows-search/

    Remove the Windows auto update. Checks the register and online for updates in background.
    Solution:
    1. Click to Start > Control Panel > Classic View > Windows Update.

    2. Click Change Settings.

    3. Under Update service, check Use Microsoft Update to enable Microsoft Update or uncheck it to disable it. Click OK when finished.

    4. Click Continue if prompted by User Account Control.


    Remove Windows Software Protection. Possibly Autoinstalled in a previous windows update.
    Solution: Control Panel/programs and feature/view installed updates and
    right-click line/uninstall.

    Disable the UAC. Can cause problems when installing programs, modules and addons.
    Solution: The easy solution is through Control Panel. Type "UAC" into the search bar at the top of the screen, click turn off...
    More info: http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2...20/763275.aspx

    Disable spool service. Service used for printing. This only free up a "drop" of RAM, but if you don't have a printer attached, you don't need it.

    There are several programs to disable unnecessary processes. Manual disabeling can be done following TweakHoud's recommendations -> http://www.tweakhound.com/vista/tweakguide/page_8.htm

    Some of the mentioned above and even more are showed at BlackVipers Vista Super tweaks -> http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/supertweaks.htm#nine

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    Thank you

    Curious.... what kind of performance increase did you receive after making these tweaks?

    Matt Olieman

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    The hunt for better perfomance is a ongoing and continuing job. Hard to say by FPS, but I feel every byte of RAM spared by the system is a byte for FS.
    I have a general feel that my system is running smoother and FSX perfomance is getting better and better.
    No need to say that weekly defrags are part of keeping the system up to shape.

    Keep them VISTA tweaks comming. Always eager to learn new ones.

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    Those above tweaks and several others from another site is what I do to every FS system.

    I think on the main FS computer I have 22-24 essential processes running at the time FS is running that is not FS related. This is an XP system though. Vista may have more requirements.
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    I would recommend turning off the Aero glass interface stuff.

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    follow the guides at vlkviper's website also for optimization. A lot of services can be turned off.

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    Re: VISTA tweaks for better perfomance in FS

    Feel sorry for those who have to struggle on with Vista now that Win7 is available. Win7 is all that Vista was supposed to be.

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    Re: VISTA tweaks for better perfomance in FS

    Do you see a difference (FSX-wise) from Vista to Win7?

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