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 PostPost subject: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:08 pm 
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I have a fresh install of 7022 that I have been playing with in depth this morning.

it seems the OS is fairly well componentized...which makes configuring it very easy. I know most people will probably shove a standard install on and leave it, but for someone like me, it works very well indeed.

On a fresh install of Windows 7 (once first boot had completed it was running 27 processes & using less than 30% of my ram (1gb) - much better than vista) I found it very easy to "turn off" all the features I don't need on a workstation.

I turned off; Games, IIS, Media centre, DVD maker, Windows fax and scan, Tablet PC, Gadgets and XPS viewer....none of which I need. It was nice to see that after a reboot these had gone from the start menu & left me with just the features I need. No errors or anything. very impressive.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:46 pm 
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I suppose turning features off would be the next step in my 7022 install also :)

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:19 pm 
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Actually turning off features removes them from the list of available shortcuts and some services are stopped.

But doesn't remove any files from you're system, all functions are installed but are just disabled.

(This post is just only for information purpos).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:24 am 
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The feature is also in Windows Vista. Although, Windows 7 does have more stuff you can disable. :D


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:54 am 
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(Having a mental Blank) Can't remember if Vista/7 has an SYSOC.INF file, but if it does you could add more things to the Add/Remove Windows Components menu by opening up in notepad and removing the word "Hide".


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:29 am 
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In vista that control is more hidden (aka I don't know where it is!) - AND no, vista doesn't have that file.

Somebody should try to find where they now hide these settings.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 7 components - Very flexible.        Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:02 am 
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One small tool, which is useful , is lost by turning off the tablet service. But it can be reenabled standalone, by making a shortcut to the .exe. Its in System32.
"But doesn't remove any files from you're system, all functions are installed but are just disabled."
I believe that may be what the OP is trying to achieve, to cut down on resource useage.


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