How To Slim down Windows 7 for faster performance

Hello Readers! How to fast your window 7 If you’re in search of a leaner, cleaner and ultimately
faster machine, follow these handy tips for keeping Windows 7 working at peak performance.

When it launched Windows 7, Microsoft prided itself on having made the new operating system far less bloated than Windows Vista and XP. This meant it ran better than those earlier versions, but there’s still lots of room for improvement. Whether you think it’s time you re installed your operating system for improved performance, or you want to help speed it up after a re-install, we’ll guide you
through a variety of methods that will ensure you you’re using a lean, fast version of Windows 7 for as long as possible. We’ll start with making a slimmed down installation for those who want to take
the plunge and re-install everything on their PC. This will ensure that from the start you get a smaller footprint than you would if you simply got out your original Windows 7 installation disc and re-installed from there. We’ll then move on to some more general de-cluttering tips that will help keep your trimmed Windows 7 install in check. Let’s get cracking…

Step-by-step Declutter your Windows 7 installation

1.Trim your reinstall

There are many tools that can help create a slimmer Windows install for you, but we’re going to use RT Seven Lite. Download and run it. Choose ‘Express’ as the install option, then click ‘Next’ on each following screen to complete the process. Now it’s time to grab that Windows installation disc.

2.Create temporary folder

You’ll now be presented with the RT Seven Lite interface. You will need to extract your Windows 7 disc files somewhere in order to use the program to edit them, so before you create your slim install, make a temporary folder on your desktop called Win7 Lite (or similar). Don’t worry about making extra clutter – you’ll be able to delete this folder when you've finished.

3.Create an ISO

Click the ‘Browse’ button on the main page and find your Windows 7 ISO. If you have a physical
Windows 7 disc, you’ll need to create an ISO using ISO Recorder ( Install it, then right-click your DVD drive and choose ‘Create image from CD/DVD’, pick a path and click ‘Next’.

4.Slipstream the Service Pack

Back in RT Seven Lite, select your temporary folder as the extract path and click ‘OK’. When it
asks which image to configure, choose the correct Windows version. If you want to slipstream Service Pack 1 into your disc, check the ‘Slipstream Service Pack’ box at this step – it can’t be done later.

5.Tweak the install

When the process is complete, you can begin tweaking. Click the ‘Task’ button in the left sidebar.
From here, you can choose which portions of Windows you want to customize. You have six
check-boxes on this page, which correspond to the six sections on the left sidebar of the app.


Only the options selected will be highlighted in the left sidebar. The first (if you've chosen it) is
‘Integration’. If there are certain updates that you really need in the original installation, you can choose them here. ‘Updates’ is the most important, so go to the appropriate tab, choose ‘Add’ and then navigate to C:\Windows\ Software Distribution\ Download to select it.

7.Remove features

This is a very important section, which lets you remove applications and other features from Windows to make it more lightweight. The left box lets you check boxes to permanently remove apps, while the right box lets you unchecked boxes to merely disable certain features. If you’re not sure what a program or feature does, a description is given for each.

8.Final tweaks

Click on the ‘Tweaks’ tab to make further changes. There are 10 different categories to choose from here. The worst offenders in terms of ‘bloat’ are under the heading Services. Before you burn the disc, visit the ‘Un-attended’ tab, where you can enter your product key so it activates automatically after you install Windows, saving you time and hassle.

9.Prepare to burn

When you’re done, go to the Log section and click ‘Commit’. This will make all your changes in the temporary folder you created on the desktop. The process could take up to an hour or more, depending on how much you've tweaked. You can also click ‘Export settings’ before ‘Commit’, which will save the tweaks in case you want to come back and edit them later.

10.Choose install version

Now you’re ready to head to the ISO-Boo-table section  and create your custom installation disc (or USB stick, if you prefer). Under Mode, you can choose ‘Direct burn (DVD)’, ‘Create image (ISO file)’ or ‘USB boo-table’. Give the volume a name, then hit ‘Finish’. You can split the install across discs or USB sticks if it’s too-large for the one you have.

11.Start menu items

Once you've installed your new, slim version of Windows, you can make some post-install adjustments. Speeding up boot processes is a classic. To do this, open System Configuration (type
ms-config in the Start Menu’s search box and press [Enter]) and go to the ‘Start-up’ tab. Simply unchecked any items you don’t want and click ‘Apply’ when you've finished.

12.Disable hibernation

If you have a Windows 7 laptop and don’t tend to use its hibernation feature, you can type powercfg -h off into the command prompt (type cmd in the Search box and hit [Enter]). Doing this will disable hibernation and delete the hiberfil.sys file, which can be a few gigabytes in size depending on the amount of RAM installed in your system.

13.Switch off System Restore

Another way to save space is to turn off System Restore completely. Open the Start menu, right-click and choose ‘Properties > System Protection’. In the new window that appears, click ‘Configure’ and in the next Window select ‘Turn off system protection’ and then click ‘OK’ followed by ‘Apply’. You can go back here to re-enable it if you change your mind.

14.Slim the Windows 7 partition

You’re almost finished, but there’s one more simple trick you can try. You can move some Windows system files to a new partition without re installing. Go to ‘Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings’ and click ‘Environmental Variables’. Now just point the value of the variables TEMP and TMP to another partition on your PC and hit ‘OK’.


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