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There are some Windows optimizations and tips that can at best be considered questionable. Although most of them cause little damage, some of them can actually affect performance. Some of them may have worked with older versions of Windows, but are now obsolete. To be honest, the best way to improve performance is to use RAM! Or simply a simple thing, like reducing the number of departures, makes a big difference in performance.
Doubtful Windows Tweaks & Advice
Here is a list of some optimizations or tips that have no value or are of questionable value.
Use Registry Cleaner or Optimizer to run Windows faster
Using a secure registry cleaner to remove orphaned and remaining registry entries is fine. But don’t expect Windows to run faster. If you use a registry cleaner to speed up your system, it can’t really help. If your registry has been corrupted or has a problem, using a registry optimizer will probably not solve the problem. If you try to remove the rest of the recording waste yes, it may have its own use.
Keep in mind the changes recommended by some 1-click optimizers. Most of these programs usually ask you if you want to do the optimization in one click, or if you want to check each proposal before accepting it. Choose the last option and check each recommendation, and only if you are sure what the tweak is doing if you allow the change.
Hmm… Register cleaners are good or bad.
Deleting unnecessary files and improving Windows
Deleting unnecessary files in general is a good idea for PC maintenance and servicing. But some people like to go to cleaning ramps with the idea that they can improve performance. All they do is free up space, because NTFS performance does not deteriorate as the number of files increases. Windows will not work any better because you have deleted unnecessary files.
Clean or optimize the prefetch
folder this folder with 128 entries, up to 32 most used applications can therefore be designed as a temporary self-optimization. Why would you want to do that? The developers of the memory management system have done a good job in the latest versions of Windows, so it is best to leave the prefect alone.
Read more about the prefetch folder.
Disable some services to speed up Windows
Do not follow this advice to the extreme, as it may actually shut down your system.
file creation or update that, among other things, forces the application to start longer.
Never stop the system recovery service, because you never know when it can save your day.
Disabling DNS client service can affect the overall performance of the client computer, and network traffic for DNS requests increases when the DNS resolver cache is disabled. This effectively reduces Internet performance for previously visited websites and weighs unnecessarily on your ISP’s DNS server.
These are just a few examples. You should therefore recommend a good service guide such as Black Vipers before deciding to disable the service. Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users can use our free SMART software, a utility to customize Windows services. It is based on the Black Vipers Guide. Closing services indiscriminately is a sure recipe for trouble.
Always unload the DLL to free up memory
With this setting, the control n Windows XP/Vista/7/7/8/10 has absolutely no effect. This registry key is no longer supported by all Windows operating systems after 2000.
Several ways to make your USB ReadyBoost compatible by changing the device status value to 2, ReadSpeedKBs to 1000, WriteSpeedKBs to 1000, WriteSpeedKBs to 1000 in registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /SOFTWARE /Microsoft /WARE /Windows-NT /CurrentVersion /EMDgmt.
But the use of such methods only deceives Windows if these USB sticks are ReadyBoost compatible. Do not expect performance gains in such cases.
Optimize solid state drives to improve performance
SSD drive optimization does not really improve performance under Windows 8/10, it is better to leave the values at their default values.
Learn more about Superfetch & Prefetch for SSD under Windows.
Modify empty tasks to clear memory and make PC run faster
Rundll32.exe advapi32.exe advapi32.dll,Is ProcessIdleTasks really clear memory? Not really! This command simply hibernates Windows so that it can perform tasks it would not normally perform when the PC is running.
Read misconceptions on Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks.
Disable QoS to increase bandwidth
QoS allows Windows to set traffic priorities. The Windows operating system reserves a fixed percentage of the total Internet bandwidth for the use of QOS or quality of service such as Windows Update, license renewal, etc. The Windows operating system reserves a fixed percentage of the total Internet bandwidth for the use of QOS or quality of service such as Windows Update, license renewal, etc. However, disabling QoS does not increase network bandwidth. Microsoft has already clarified this for a long time:
One hundred percent of the network bandwidth is available for all programs, unless a program explicitly requires priority bandwidth. This reserved bandwidth is always available for other programs, unless the requesting program is sending data. By default, programs up to a total bandwidth of 20% of the underlying connection speed can reserve on each interface of a host computer. If the program that reserved the bandwidth does not send enough data to use it, the unused portion of the reserved bandwidth is available for other data streams on the same host.
Learn more about configuring and restricting reserved bandwidth in Windows using group policy.
RAM or memory optimization
Memory optimizers claim free memory that is not used or is unnecessarily used by unused processes. Memory optimizers move data from the computer’s memory to virtual memory or an exchange file, pretending that users believe they are freeing the computer’s memory. You may have noticed that your computer no longer responds after using a RAM optimizer. The use of memory optimizers can affect performance.
So memory optimizers work?
Reduce Windows boot time with Advanced Boot
This setting advised you to open msconfig > Advanced tab > Advanced button and change the number of processors from 1 to 2 or 4.
Do you know of any optimizations or advice that you consider bad or of questionable value? Please share here for the benefit of others.
If you are a tweak enthusiast, you should read this article on how to start, run and shut down Windows faster.
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