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Taking back control of my computer

  1. #1


    Sterno@where.com Guest

    Taking back control of my computer

    What I've done so far to get back some control over my computer. And
    now Vista isn't constantly writing to the hard drive and using up my
    CPU's cycles.

    Turned off UAC, but then IE7 not in protected mode, so
    I Dl'd TweakUAC, to turn off UAC but keep IE7's protected mode.

    Dl'd Zone Alarm Free Edition to control outbound firewall.

    Reduced size of System Restore from 45GB to 10GB via command at dos
    command prompt.

    Turned off Indexing.

    Turned off Hibernation & got rid of 2gB hiberfil.sys file via typing
    powercfg -h off at dos command prompt.

    Turned off automatic defragmentation.

    Disabled "OptinNotification" and "Consolidator" in Task Scheduler.

    Disabled mcudate.exe in Task Scheduler.


    Anything that I missed?

    Sterno

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Taking back control of my computer

    Turn off Windows Defender!

    "Sterno@where.com" wrote:

    > What I've done so far to get back some control over my computer. And
    > now Vista isn't constantly writing to the hard drive and using up my
    > CPU's cycles.
    >
    > Turned off UAC, but then IE7 not in protected mode, so
    > I Dl'd TweakUAC, to turn off UAC but keep IE7's protected mode.
    >
    > Dl'd Zone Alarm Free Edition to control outbound firewall.
    >
    > Reduced size of System Restore from 45GB to 10GB via command at dos
    > command prompt.
    >
    > Turned off Indexing.
    >
    > Turned off Hibernation & got rid of 2gB hiberfil.sys file via typing
    > powercfg -h off at dos command prompt.
    >
    > Turned off automatic defragmentation.
    >
    > Disabled "OptinNotification" and "Consolidator" in Task Scheduler.
    >
    > Disabled mcudate.exe in Task Scheduler.
    >
    >
    > Anything that I missed?
    >
    > Sterno
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Sterno@where.com Guest

    Re: Taking back control of my computer

    Thanks. I turned it off. No more auto-scan or real-time protection.

    Sterno

    On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 12:00:02 -0700, Mick Murphy
    <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Turn off Windows Defender!
    >
    >"Sterno@where.com" wrote:
    >
    >> What I've done so far to get back some control over my computer. And
    >> now Vista isn't constantly writing to the hard drive and using up my
    >> CPU's cycles.
    >>
    >> Turned off UAC, but then IE7 not in protected mode, so
    >> I Dl'd TweakUAC, to turn off UAC but keep IE7's protected mode.
    >>
    >> Dl'd Zone Alarm Free Edition to control outbound firewall.
    >>
    >> Reduced size of System Restore from 45GB to 10GB via command at dos
    >> command prompt.
    >>
    >> Turned off Indexing.
    >>
    >> Turned off Hibernation & got rid of 2gB hiberfil.sys file via typing
    >> powercfg -h off at dos command prompt.
    >>
    >> Turned off automatic defragmentation.
    >>
    >> Disabled "OptinNotification" and "Consolidator" in Task Scheduler.
    >>
    >> Disabled mcudate.exe in Task Scheduler.
    >>
    >>
    >> Anything that I missed?
    >>
    >> Sterno
    >>


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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