View Full Version : Wondering about Tweaking computers ...

06-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Hmmm, I just used a scan by UniBlue and wonder if it's really worth the money involved in paying for the program. (My scan shows the below but of course won't allow one to fix the 'problems' unless one pays).

Results of Scan

Network Tweaks
Set the maximum browser cache size
Increase the global maximum number of connections
Check for page updates only once per session
Reduce rendering delay
Set the cache size to 5000kb
(Requires reboot) Increase connection limit
Only check for updated content once per session
Set the Internet Explorer start page to about:glank and disable secondary start pages
Prevent Windows Explorer from looking for scheduled tasks in remote folders
Adjust DNS cache size

Windows Tweaks
Disable paging executive
Requires reboot of below:
Boost disk cache performance
Disable old style file name support
Disable last access time stamp on file system
Reserve additional space for the master file table
Disable tool tips
Disable fade effect in menus
Enable large system cache
Requires reboot) Disable windows animations
Requires reboot ) Reduce the delay when displaying menus
Allow fast shutdown
Do not delete page file on shutdown
Disable the desktop cleanup wizard

Startup tweaks
Disable all the below:
clipbook service
alerter service
messenger service
distributed link tracking client service
IPSEC Service
RPC locator service
routing and remove access service
SSDP discovery service
NetMeeting remote desktop sharing service
secondary logon service
remote desktop help session manager service
remote registry support service
telnet service
TCP/IP NetBIOS helper service
UPnP device host service
Disable Windows Time service
D - human interface access devices service

(None of this means anything to me - but perhaps it means that none of the above are necessary for the average computer user's computer?)

Thanks once again.

06-12-2008, 08:58 PM
Don't waste your money Mara.

06-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Tell it to bugger off Mara.

06-12-2008, 09:53 PM
Could do your system some serious harm, for example

"Disable paging executive"

Absolutely not recommended.

06-12-2008, 11:43 PM
Wahoo! It's so reassuring that this program isn't needed! Huge, huge happy smile and once again my most sincere thanks! :)

Dalo Harkin
10-12-2008, 04:10 PM
All of those so called advantages are no different than say turning the 'eye candy' off - it is more common on laptops to try and get a minute speed increase - but as the others have said Mara - anything that says it boosts system performance or along those lines normally can but with some extremely catastrophic consequences if it goes wrong.