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>> Start->Right-click Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings->Advanced-

>Performance:Settings->Visual Effects
Select "Adjust for best performance"
>> Start->Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Personalization->Theme
Under Basic and High Contrast Themes, select "Windows Classic"
The "Themes" service can now be stopped
Start->Control Panel->System and Security->Administrative Tools->Services
Double-click "Themes"
Change Startup type to "Disabled"
Click the "Stop" button
Click "OK"
>> Start->Right-click Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings->Advanced-
>Performance:Settings->Advanced:Processor scheduling
Select "Background services" in the "Adjust for best performance of" section
>> Start->Right-click Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings->Advanced-
>Performance:Settings->Advanced:Virtual memory->Change
Set C: drive (OS) to No paging file
Created paging file on F: drive (least used) using the recommend size of 6141 using
Custom Size: Intitial size: 6141 and Maximum size: 6141
>> Start->Control Panel->System and Security->Power Options->Show additional plans
Select "High Performance" then click "Change plan settings"
Change "Turn off the display" to never
Click "Change advanced power settings"
Expand "Hard disk" then "Turn off hard disk after": Change setting to "0"
Expand "Display" then "Turn off display after": Change setting to "0"
Click "OK" then click "Save changes" in the "Change settings for the plan: High
performance" window
>> Core Parking: Run "regedit" and search (F3) for 0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-
Change the "Value Min" and "Value Max" to 0
Press F3 to find the next entry as the number of instances depends on the number of
power profiles in the system (3 found in my system)
>> Windows 7 Fault Tolerant Heap: Run "regedit"
Go to this key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\FTH\Enabled and change the value to "0"
This disables the Fault Tolerant Heap entirely on the system
>> In SONAR 8, 8.5 and X1 (only do this for quad core processor systems)
In Options->Audio->Advanced tab click Edit Config File (aud.ini)
Changed "ThreadSchedulingModel" from 1 to 2
>> Turn off System Restore and file versioning
Start->Control Panel->System and Security->System->System protection
Select hard drive where Protection is set to "On"
Click "Configure" button
Select "Turn off system protection"
Click "OK"
Repeat for other drives with protection on
>> Turn Windows Features off
Start->Control Panel->Programs->Turn Windows Features on or off
Uncheck "Windows Search"
Uncheck "Tablet PC Components"
Uncheck "Windows Gadget Platform"
Uncheck "Remote Differential Compression"
Click "OK"
>> Disable Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop
Start->Control Panel->->System and Security->System->Remote Settings
Uncheck "Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer
Ensure "Don't allow connections to this computer" option is checked
>> Disable IPv6
Run "regedit"
Navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\
Look for "DisabledComponents" entry
If not there, create it by selecting "New" from the "Edit" menu and then click
"DWORD (32-bit) Value"
Modify the "DisabledComponents" entry by double-clicking it
Enter "FF" as a hexadecimal value to disable IPv6 over all interfaces and prefer
IPv4 over IPv6. Other values are possible but they only disable specific
components. "FF" disables all IPv6 components
>> Stopped the following Services and changed their "Startup" to "Manual"
* Bluetooth Support Service
* Windows Media Center Receiver Service
* Windows Media Center Scheduler Service
* Windows CardSpace
* Peer Networking Identity Manager
* Peer Networking Grouping
* Remote access Auto Connection Manager
* Remote Access Connection Manager
* Remote Registry
* Smart Card
* Smart Card Removal Policy
* Remote Desktop Configuration
* Tablet PC Input Service
* Telephony
* Remote Desktop Services
* Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector
* Windows Defender
* Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)
* Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
* Parental Controls
* Nero Update
* IP Helper
* Offline Files
* TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper