Showing posts with label windows 7. Show all posts
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Monday, May 02, 2011

Win7PE SE Release

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Product Key Card

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

How To: Repair And Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record (MBR)

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How To: Repair And Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record (MBR)

The Master Boot Record (MBR) will be created when you create the first partition on the hard disk. It is very important data structure on the hard disk drive. The Master Boot Record contains the Partition Table for the hard disk and a small amount of executable code for the Windows Vista boot start. The location of Master Boot Record files is always the first sector on the hard disk.When you start your Windows Vista computer, the BIOS (basic input/output system) looks for the MBR on the first sector of your hard drive. The MBR tells the BIOS which partition on the hard drive contains the operating system.

When we try to boot after hardware testing procedures, we see just blank screen without any messages. It means the piece of code at the beginning of the MBR could not be executed properly. That’s why even error messages could not be displayed.Also when we try to boot into Windows Vista, we see an error message like “Operating System not found” and this error occurs with a broken Master Boot Record (MBR).

To Restore corrupted Windows Vista Master Boot Record(MBR),follow the simple procedures.

You can use the Bootrec.exetool in the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot and repair the following items in Windows Vista:

A master boot record (MBR)
A boot sector
A Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store

Note When you are troubleshooting startup issues by using the Windows RE, you should first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If the Startup Repair option does not resolve the issue, or if you must troubleshoot more steps manually, use the Bootrec.exe tool.

To run the Bootrec.exe tool, you must start Windows RE. To do this, follow these steps:

Put your Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
Press a key when you are prompted.
Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
Click Repair your computer.
Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
Type “Bootrec.exe”, (without the quotes) and then press ENTER.

Note: To start the computer from your Windows Vista installation DVD, your computer must be configured from BIOS to start from the DVD drive

Bootrec.exe options

The Bootrec.exe tool supports the following options. Use the option that is appropriate for your situation.

/FixMbr

The /FixMbr option writes a Windows Vista-compatible MBR to the system partition. This option does not overwrite the existing partition table. Use this option when you must resolve MBR corruption issues, or when you have to remove non-standard code from the MBR.

/FixBoot

The /FixBoot option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that is compatible with Windows Vista. Use this option if one of the following conditions is true.

The boot sector has been replaced with a non-standard Windows Vista boot sector.
The boot sector is damaged.
An earlier Windows operating system has been installed after Windows Vista was installed. In this scenario, the computer starts by using Windows NT Loader (NTLDR) instead of Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe).

/ScanOs

The /ScanOs option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option displays the entries that are currently not in the BCD store. Use this option when there are Windows Vista installations that the Boot Manager menu does not list.

/RebuildBcd

The /RebuildBcd option scans all disks for installations that are compatible with Windows Vista. Additionally, this option lets you select the installations that you want to add to the BCD store. Use this option when you must completely rebuild the BCD.

Note: If rebuilding the BCD does not resolve the startup issue, you can export and delete the BCD, and then run this option again. By doing this, you make sure that the BCD is completely rebuilt. To do this, type the following commands at the Windows RE command prompt:

bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
c:
cd boot
attrib bcd -s -h -r
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
bootrec /RebuildBcd

Note: If you are running a RAID array, if this does not help and you are recieving errors. Check in your BIOS and make sure the BIOS did not convert back to IDE.Windows Vista needs to see the compleate MBR, In a RAID setup the MBR is split between two drives.

How to Open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7

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This will show you how to open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7.
   Note
The Local Group Policy Editor is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that provides a single user interface through which all the Computer Configuration and User Configuration settings of Local Group Policy objects can be managed for your computer.
Computer Configuration
Administrators can use Computer Configuration to set policies that are applied to computer, regardless of who logs on to the computers. Computer Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.
User Configuration
Administrators can use User Configuration to set policies that apply to users, regardless of which computer they log on to. User Configuration typically contains sub-items for software settings, Windows settings, and administrative templates.
   Warning
You will need to be an administrator to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
The Local Group Policy Editor will only be available in the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterpise editions. You will not have the Local Group Policy Editor available in the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium editions.

Here's How:
1. Open the Start menu, and type gpedit.msc in the search line and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This file is located at C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc.

2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes.

3. You can now set and manage the Local Group Policies on your computer to how you want them.
NOTE: For more details and information about how to use the Local Group Policy Editor, click on the blue ? toolbar icon.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is Released!

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Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is Released!


Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update that includes previously released security, performance, and stability updates for Windows 7. Installing SP1 helps keep Windows 7 up to date. For more information, see What's included in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

How to get SP1

The recommended (and easiest) way to get SP1 is to turn on automatic updating in Windows Update in Control Panel, and wait for Windows 7 to notify you that SP1 is ready to install. It takes about 30 minutes to install, and you'll need to restart your computer about halfway through the installation.

To learn if Windows 7 SP1 is already installed

  • Click the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
    If Service Pack 1 is listed under Windows edition, SP1 is already installed on your computer.

Disk space requirements

Make sure you have enough free disk space to install SP1 (even though much of that space will be reclaimed after the installation). If you need to create free disk space, go to Strategies for freeing disk space on the Windows website.
Installation method
Estimated amount of free disk space required
Windows Update
  • x86-based (32-bit): 750 MB
  • x64-based (64-bit): 1050 MB
Downloading SP1 from the Microsoft website
  • x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
  • x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB
Installing SP1 using an installation DVD
  • x86-based (32-bit): 4100 MB
  • x64-based (64-bit): 7400 MB

CCleaner v3.04

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CCleaner v3.04

We're pleased to announce the release of CCleaner v3.04!

We've been working hard this month on both improving the file cleaning and the registry cleaning power of CCleaner.
Release notes:
  • Added support for Windows 7 SP1.
  • Added Internet Explorer UserData cleaning and management.
  • Added Safari cookie management.
  • Improved Google Chrome detection.
  • Added Google Chrome JumplistIcons folder cleaning.
  • Added Opera Icon Cache folder cleaning.
  • Added support for Comodo Dragon.
  • Added support for SongBird embedded browser.
  • Added support for Thunderbird embedded browser.
  • Added Registry cleaner for Sound Events.
  • Improved Registry cleaning for Unused File Extensions.
  • Improved Registry cleaning for Application Paths.
  • Added environment variable support in Custom Locations.
  • Command line exporting of embedded INIs (/export [folder path]).
  • Added cleaning for Excel Viewer, FeedDemon, WinDiff and Last.FM, Free Download Manager, Internet Download Accelerator and Internet Download Manager.
  • Improved cleaning for AntiVir Desktop, AVG AntiVirus 10.0 and Windows Media Player.
  • Improved system file detection security.
  • Minor bug fixes.

You can download now from here!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Windows 7 Codecs (100% free)

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Windows 7 Codecs (100% free)

Direct Download:



File name: Win7codecs_v274.exe File size: 23.02 MB

ENJOY FULL PLAYBACK OF ALL OF YOUR MEDIA FILES WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR SYSTEM.


If you have renamed system files or used a utility such as MCDU, this may not work for you.
Please attempt to return all system files back to original filenames before using this product.
If you decide to installed registry hacks; you machine may already be broken beyond repair.


MKV playback is fully supported including thumbnailing.
You can choose any media player you want, everything will play.


The Windows 7 Codecs offered here do not change or interfere with the support Microsoft has provided concerning native codec support in Windows Media Player 12 and Media Center. Alternative hardware accelerated (DXVA) H264 codecs are also provided by the codec installation for use by all players.


To UNINSTALL software from Shark007 you MUST use the UNINSTALL button on the Help TAB.


The following filetypes are enabled and SUPPORTED by the installation of the Windows 7 Codecs.

amr | mpc | ofr | divx | mka | ape | flac | evo | flv | m4b | mkv | ogg | ogv | ogm | rmvb | xvid

All of the above filetypes can be queued to the Windows Media Player Playlist using a right-click.






Anytime you make an adjustment in the settings application using Administrative privileges it is REQUIRED that you re-open the application as a user afterwards to have the settings transfered to the user account. Whenever you open a player, it is almost always done as a user!

Concerning S/PDIF, digital, optical and HDMI: The administrator and a regular user are different users and each must setup the Audio TAB for FFDshow pass-through. At no time should anyone have a need to click the leftside of the Audio TAB manually; it uses system detection.


The codec packs contains a Settings Application to use in conjunction with your windows media center setup which will enable each user to choose different splitters and decoders for specific filetypes. The application will also allow you to choose from 10 different speaker configurations from 'same as input' and all the way up to full 7.1 channel output.



The Settings Application is 100% UAC compliant.
Restricted access is enforced. (User Account Control)

The Application allows each user to maintain individual Windows 7 codec settings while at the same time seamlessly integrating any administrative commands directly into the users account. New users accounts are detected upon opening the Application and automatically inherit the Administrators settings.


If you have used a tool called Win7DSFilterTweaker, please use Reset All immediately after installation.

This action will correct some inconsistencies caused by the use of that tool.




This installation will enable intuitive video file descriptions of hidden file extensions.




Adding files to the Windows Media Player Playlist





On the Help TAB of the Settings Application is a button to allow you to choose Windows Media Player Filetype Associations. Once you have used this button, you can Enqueue newly associated files to the Windows Media Player Playlist as depicted below. If for some reason this doesn't work for you, go back to the associations button, click No twice, consecutively, then select Yes. No reboot is required.




This will also work for audio files such as FLAC, APE or musepack.









Codecs have been a problem for most users at one time or another. This is because there has never been an 'out of the box' working solution that the average computer user could install and just have everything work properly from the beginning. There are several decent codec package solutions out there, but none of them did everything I wanted. I was always in need of a tweak, adjustment, or even a re-installation just to get the codecs I needed/wanted and most of the time, the file still didn't play properly. I've never claimed to be a media guru. My media experience prior to creating the Windows 7 codec packages was to double-click a file I downloaded and hope that it played.


The installer will automatically remove most other popular codec releases from your computer before installing this concise yet comprehensive windows media center setup package. For a list of all things automatically uninstalled by the Windows 7 codecs installer, Click Here. You won't need to make any adjustments or tweaks to enjoy your media center content immediately. Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center will instantly recognize all your files as playable.


It does not contain a media player and it does not associate file-types. With the Windows 7 codec package installed you will be able to use any media player, limited only by the players' capabilities, to play all movies and video clips. Streaming video is supported in several formats in all popular web browsers. Users of the Windows 7 media center codecs have the ability to choose what is installed and where to install it using the public redistributable. After installation you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. You can also re-add the removed items at any time.


The Windows 7 codecs installation supports 20 localizations. The default is English and the installer includes support for the following other languages; Arabic, Chinese Simplified/Traditional, Japanese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish and Turkish. Languages can be added upon request.








Download the latest stable version, 2.7.4 Final from:




UNINSTALL YOUR OLD VERSION - upgrades are DISABLED

When choosing to uninstall this software you MUST use the button on the Help TAB.


distribution file information: MajorGeeks receives the distribution file directly from me.

It is currently 23MB and has an MD5 of ef718daa8c20db594b42ee0782fd9a3d


changelog:

- update ffdshow 3755

- update Gabest 2917

- improve suggested settings (AVI fix)





File name: Win7codecs_v274.exe
File size: 23.02 MB

Saturday, November 20, 2010

W.O.A.T. Tool OEM/KMS Activator

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W.O.A.T. Tool OEM/KMS Activator  
WOAT Tool v2.0 - The Official Windows OEM/KMS Activation Tool.       By: Darkor Hellruins / FireAnt2010

About:
This tool its like a "MONSTER VERSION" of Opa Tool. It Checks for Widows Status, Activates Windows 7 via OEM or KMS Emulator.
Also Can rearm Widnows 7 and Server Editions forever like IR4 by timesurfer and Reset Windows 7 Editions Back to trial.

PS. Meaning of WOAT = W.indows O.EM A.ctivation T.ool

Release Notes:

    * Script cleaned and slightly updated.
    * Full Automatic Functions (OEM & KMS Activation)

Main Features:

    * Activation Status check.
    * OEM Activation (Slic 2.1 Only)
    * Reset Windows back to Trial and Install Default Key.
    * Rearm Forever. (Installation of Rearm Task Required).
    * KMS Activation. (VL Only)

Reset to Trial Supports:

    * Ultimate N & E
    * Enterprise N & E
    * Professional N & E
    * Home Premium N & E
    * Home Basic N & E
    * Starter N & E

Note: Will add support for all server edition from time to time...

Rearm Supported OS's

Windows 7 Editions:

    * Starter
    * Home Basic, E, N
    * Home Premium, E, N
    * Professional, E, N
    * Enterprise, E, N
    * Ultimate, E, N

Windows Server Editions:

    * Datacenter
    * Datacenter Core
    * Embedded Solution
    * Embedded Solution Core
    * Enterprise
    * Enterprise Core
    * Enterprise IA64
    * Essential Additional
    * Essential Additional SVC
    * Essential Management
    * Essential Management SVC
    * For SB Solutions
    * For SB Solutions EM
    * Home Premium
    * Home Standard
    * HPC
    * Hyper Core
    * Medium Business Management
    * Medium Business Messaging
    * Meduim Business Security
    * SBS Premium
    * SBS Premium Core
    * SBS Standard
    * Solution
    * Solution EM
    * Solution Premium
    * Solution Premium Core
    * Standard
    * Standard Core
    * Web
    * Web Core
    * Win Fundation
    * Win SB
    * Win SBV
    * Starter, E, N
    * Ultimate, E, N

OEM Activation Supported OS's:
"Slic v2.1 required"

    * Ultimate
    * Professional
    * HomePremium
    * HomeBasic
    * Starter

KMS Activation:

Windows 7 Editions:

    * Professional
    * Professional N
    * Professional E
    * Enterprise Edition
    * Enterprise Edition E
    * Enterprise Edition N

OEM Certs Available:

   1. ACER
   2. ACER NEW
   3. ADVENT (added)
   4. ALIENWARE
   5. ASUS
   6. ASUS NEW
   7. BENQ
   8. DELLDSGLTD
   9. EMACHINE-ACRSYS (added)
  10. EXPER-DATATE (added)
  11. FOUNDER
  12. FUJITSU
  13. FUJITSU-FSC
  14. FUJITSU-FSC (added-New)
  15. GATEWAY-EMACHINE
  16. GIGABYTE
  17. HAIER
  18. HASEE
  19. HCL-HCLINF (added)
  20. HEDY
  21. HP-COMPAQ
  22. HP-SERVER (added)
  23. IBM-LENOVO
  24. LG
  25. MEDION
  26. MSI
  27. NEC
  28. NOKIA (added)
  29. PACBEL
  30. QUANMAX (added)
  31. SAMSUNG
  32. SHARP
  33. SONY
  34. SONY NEW
  35. TCL
  36. TONGFANG-THTFPC (added)
  37. TOSHIBA
  38. TOSHIBA-TOSCPL
  39. TOSHIBA-TOSINV
  40. TOSHIBA-TOSQCI
  41. TSINGHUA-TONGFANG
  42. VILIV-YUTC (added)
  43. WORTMANN-WORTMA (added)

Thanks to:

    * Opa
    * Phazor
    * MasterDisaster
    * ancestor(v)
    * timesurfer
    * MDL Forum
    * and All of You

Release History:
Version 1.0 - Not release to the public.
Version 1.1 - Not release to the public.
Version 1.2 - Not release to the public.
Version 1.3 - Initial Release - 8/7/2010
Version 1.4 - Not release to the public. Bug Fixing - too many errors.
Version 1.5 - Not release to the public. Bug Fixing and Testing.
Version 1.6 Released - 8/12/2010 Added KMS Activation. New Certs.
Version 1.7 Released - 9/19/2010 More supporter OS's in Reset to Trial. Added Go to Validation Site. Added Activation Loop if activation fails.
Version 1.7.1 Released - 9/22/2010 - Fixed some typo mistakes that where causing errors. Fix Activation Loop code.
Version 1.7.3 Released- 9/23/2010 - Script updated, new cool features. - Fixed Release number in titles. Update Activation Loop new Code.
Version 1.7.4 Released - 9/28/2010 - Script Edited, More Automatic Features - Detect OS and Install proper key in all menus. Added Go to Support Site now open in Default browser.
Version 2.0 Released - 10/14/2010 - Full Updated and Full Automatic Functions.

Hash Calc: WOAT 2.0.EXE

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mixing Win PE 3 and Linux.

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The last days I enjoyed myself by

mixing Win PE 3 and Linux

.
I wanted to use these o/s simultaneously,so this is the result.

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1) Get the ISO image file of WInPE 3.0 and open it
2) On the root of the ISO image put these file and folders :
a) Colinux
a1) Colinux-0.7.8 from here :

http://www.fileserve.com/file/RWfFP2X/coLinux-0.7.8.exe

a2) Compressed Linux filesystem from here :
http://www.fileserve.com/file/5QrvKD6/Ubuntu-9.04-1gb.7z
Unzip the the Ubuntu-9.04-1gb.tz file to C:\coLinux. This will take a while (unpacked it will be 1G). Unzipped, the file will have the name Ubuntu-9.04.ext3.1gb.fs.
The images that coLinux provides may not be big enough for our needs, especially if we plan to install Gnome or KDE. Here's a nifty little program we can use to increase the size of the image file: toporesize.zip. Toporesize can be found on Colinux Image Tools.
a3) Edit the colinux.conf file like this :
CODE
kernel=vmlinux
initrd=initrd.gz
cobd0=Ubuntu-9.04.ext3.1gb.fs
root=/dev/cobd0
mem=512
eth0=pcap-bridge,"LAN"
eth1=tuntap
b) tools
b1) 7z files from here :
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
b2) NXclient client / server for Windows / Linux files from here :
http://www.nomachine.com/download.php
b3) Wincap-nmap-4.11.exe file
c) script.bat
edited script.bat like this and put it on the root of the ISO image
CODE
@echo off
set tagsource=\colinux
for %%i in (c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z) do if exist "%%i:%tagsource%" set cddrive=%%i:
set tagdest=\"autoexec.bat"
for %%i in (c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z) do if exist "%%i:%tagdest%" set drivedest=%%i:
echo %cddrive%
echo %drivedest%
%cddrive%
cd \tools
winpcap-nmap-4.11.exe /s
%drivedest%
cd \
if exist %drivedest%\colinux echo You already have an old installaion of Colinux,starting...
if exist %drivedest%\colinux goto start_colinux
mkdir colinux
%cddrive%
cd \colinux
xcopy *.* %drivedest%\colinux /S
cd \tools\7z
copy 7z*.* %drivedest%\colinux
%drivedest%
cd \colinux
7z e Ubuntu-9.04-1gb.tz
:start_colinux
%drivedest%
cd \colinux
colinux-daemon.exe --remove-driver
colinux-daemon.exe --install-driver
start /MIN colinux-daemon @colinux.conf
%cddrive%
cd \tools\nxclient
start nxclient
that's all. I attached a screenshot to show how works WinPE and Linux together,some time ago enemies,now friends :)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Sysinternals Suite

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Sysinternals Suite


Updated: September 29, 2010


Download Sysinternals Suite(12.4 MB)

Friday, October 01, 2010

error 0x000000 ....fixwindows ram error problem....

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Had you Ever seen error 0x000000 ...The memory could not read or write error message
Then you were so mad to turn the table upside-down?
come on, this is a for sure method solution to fix it.
Not ..It is fixed the problem directly

Method:
1.Start ---> RUN---> cmd
2.Fill in this command in order to re-registrater and scheduling of all the DLL

for %1 in (%windir%\system32\*.dll) do regsvr32.exe /s %1


After re-register all the dll, etc., will not see a similar situation
This is often done for the test hardware will be of great help friends!!

Good luck
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Better installer for Windows 7

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This installer has 4 advantages compared to the original setup.exe:
1. This installer supports install vista and win7 in the xp based winpe.
2. You can install the OS directly onto a USB external hard drive.
3. You can choose which partition to put the bootmgr and bcd manually, which can prevent putting
   the boot files onto usb disks when booting winpe from usb.
4. If you install win7/2008 with setup.exe from winpe, the OS partition will occupy C: no matter
   which partition you choose. With this installer, you can decide which letter to be used for
   the OS partition in Windows.


Attention:
1. If you install vista or 2008 with this installer, the windows partition will occupy d:.
2. After installing the OS on a USB hard drive, you are recommended to open the write cache of
   the hard drive in device manager.
3. If you want to plug the usb OS to another PC, please run
   \Windows\System32\sysprep\sysprep.exe /oobe /generalize /shutdown
   After the shutting down the computer, you can plug the hard disk to another computer.

Download:


Monday, September 20, 2010

Fwd: [Windows.7Tweaker.net] Windows (7) Setup and Tweaking Guide for Benchmarking

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When it comes to benchmarking, at least in some competitive form, every little bit helps. The best place to start that is with your OS. The following information is specific to Windows 7, however the general principal applies to XP and Vista.

After a nice, fresh, clean install I only installed one other program which is certainly not needed for benchmarking and normally not running during a benchmarking session. I did want to mention it though because you will see it in the images that are shown below. The program is called LogMeIn. The reason I have this installed is to allow me to tweak my OS and work on tutorials when not at home. The rest of time it is disabled. Now onto some tweaking.

Step 1

Create two partitions on your hardrive. The first partition needs to be big enough for your windows installation and whatever benchmarking software and drivers that MUST be installed. The second partition will hold all of your non-installed programs and any validation files and screenshots that you take of your bechmarks. You could also use a USB drive instead of the second partition as another option.

Step 2

Install Windows, Drivers, and all available updates.

Step 3

Goto the following website and pick your OS (for this example I am using Windows 7) then follow all the recommendations in the "Tweaked" column. If this is going to be a machine you use everyday you may want to choose the "Safe" column and skip Step 4.

This is similar to what your running services would look like (if using W7):

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 957x750.


This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 955x748.


Step 4

There are some additional services that can be disabled. Again if you plan to use this machine for everday use you may want to skip this step. The services are listed below and all are stopped and set to 'Disabled' except for windows update which is set to 'Manual'.

Desktop Window Manager Session Manager
Multimedia Class Scheduler
Print Spooler
Security Center
Superfetch
Themes
Windows Audio
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder
Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
Windows Update (Manual)

Now the services you have running should look like something below:

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 856x570.


So with all of these tweaks we have reduced the running services from 58 to 26 (this does not include the LogMeIn services that you will not have). That is over half.


Step 5

Now that we have all of the unnecessary services disabled it is time to get rid of some Windows Features. So lets head to the Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Turn Windows Features on or off.

By default it should look something like this:


You want to turn all of them off except the ones that are still checked below:



The only reason I left IE8 is simply because it gives a default browser for 3DMark to use when uploading results if I have an internet connection at the time. You can go ahead and remove this as well if you are not planning on having a connection when you bench.

Step 6

Now the tweaking is done it is time to add your benchmarking programs. ONLY install the programs that require it. For instance 3DMark requires you to install their programs to work, however SuperPi does not. If your benchmarking program gives you a choice between one that needs to be installed and one that does not, do not choose the installation. The less bloat in windows the better.

For those programs that do not need to be installed just place them on either the second partition you made or your USB thumbdrive. Place a shortcut on the desktop so that you can easily run them.

Step 7


Once you have everything installed and ready to go create a 'System Image' in case your OS becomes corrupt due to a failed overclock. To do this goto Start -> All Programs -> Maintenance -> Backup and Restore. On the left you should see 'Create System Image'. From there just follow the prompts, select where to store it (external drive maybe) and let it do it's thing.

If you ever need to resotre you can just use your Windows disc. It has a restore from image option. This will save you alot of time if something goes wrong.

Conclusion

I hope this has been easy to understand and informational. If anyone has any suggestions or comments that would improve this in any way please feel free to let me know.


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Posted By Jerry Blogger to Windows.7Tweaker.net at 9/11/2010 10:55:00 PM