Windows Features

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How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Vista
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Some Vista features are installed (turned on) by default, while others are not. This will show you how to turn the Windows Features that you want on or off.
How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Vista

information   Information
Some Vista features are installed (turned on) by default, while others are not. These features will remain stored on your hard disk all the time (CAB files), so you can turn them on or off when you want to.

This will show you how to turn the Windows Features that you want on or off in Vista.
Note   Note
The available features listed will vary according to the edition of Vista you have.




Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel (Classic View).​
2. Click on the Programs and Features icon.​
3. Click on the Turn Windows Features on or off link on the left side. (Circled in red below)​
Programs.jpg

4. Click on the Continue button in the UAC prompt.​
5. It will take a moment to load.​
6. Now just check or uncheck the programs you want On or OFF. (See screenshots below)​
Note   Note

  • Some of the features shown below are only available for the Vista Ultimate version. (EX: Windows Ultimate Extras)
  • If you let the mouse pointer hover over the listed Windows Features, you will get a brief desciption of what they are for. For a more detailed description of them, scroll down a bit here: Windows Vista Feature Guide
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7. Click on OK when done.​
8. You will now see this.​
Configured.jpg

9. You may need to restart the computer when this is finished. If you do, it will let you know.​
That's it,
Shawn


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Hi,

My windows features dialog box is empty.

Some background: I recently had a corrupt user profile which i tried to use your other tutorials to fix which didn't solve my problem in the end so i created a new account and moved the files and folders (my documents) across to the new account and deleted the old corrupt account.

Following this i thought i may as well see what i can do about speeding my machine up a bit so i have been making my way through your list to speed up my system performance.

I got to this tutorial and have found that the windows features dialog box is empty. I followed the link at the top of the page and ran the system file checker and it told me that some files were corrupt but could not fix them. I tried to open the cbs.log file but access is denied (i am the administrator).

I have tried this: How to analyze the log file entries that the Microsoft Windows Resource Checker (SFC.exe) program generates in Windows Vista

but after typing: findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt

into the command prompt i get nothing

I haven't done a system restore yet as i am a bit concerned that it may return me to a corrupt user profile?

Do you have any ideas?

Thanks

Alex
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
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    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
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    512 GB M.2 SSD
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