Programs and Features, Windows Features; which to disable?

By OpticalOrange99 ยท 4 replies
Oct 18, 2007
  1. Hey:

    I enabled all the "Windows Features" in "Programs and Features" in the Windows Vista Control Panel. I thought it would be helpful. My friend says it'll probably slow down my pc though. My PC is high end though so I didn't really care at the time but now I guess I want to optimise it so I guess I was wondering which I don't need. I've provided a image composite of all the Features in the list. Maybe just tell me which trees to disable? There's no way to set it back to default and Vista help is sort of lax on the net at the moment so I'd appreciate any help.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    If you really want to tweak,check out Black Viper`s Vista Services

    Those are the services that underpin many of the programs and features options.

    Warning : Read the preface before touching anything,and make a note of what you

    disable,so you can easily re-enable if necessary.

    I know for a fact that The Indexing Service, in XP, is a big drag,so I`m guessing the same goes for Vista.

    If you want a tweaking program,try TweakVista 1
  3. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    I have XP,but Vista probably has Accessability options.
    Disable or don't install or use them unless you need them.
    In add/remove you can Remove ones you won't use with Windows Components.
  4. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    zipperman: Yeah Windows Features is the new method of doing that in Vista. You don't need to remove/uninstall them anymore. You just disable them.

    Po` Girl: I'll check out the link. Thanks.
  5. OpticalOrange99

    OpticalOrange99 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Here is a screenshot of the Vista Home Premium Default configuration:

    (Well actually it's my friend's who has Windows Vista Ultimate but it's the same except for 3 things on the list.)

    Hopefully this will help someone who's in the same bind as me due to the lack of people on the net who have Vista running on a PC at the moment.
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