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This is something most are familiar with.. But incase there are noobs on here, w/an older PC or laptop, looking to get the most out of their machines.. I disable all non-essential services, and create .CMD shortcuts to turn them on when i need them. this reduces CPU and Memory load.. thereby improving overall responsiveness.. Included are .CMD shortcuts for: Power Scheme: i set my laptop to Power Saver every night, and have it hooked up to my stereo while foobar plays the audio of documentaries i've downloaded & converted :)VMware: i have all VMware related services disabled. . and when i need it.. i simply enable the services.. takes a second.VPN: since i have ESET installed.. Windows Firewall can be disabled.. but VPNs require Firewall service among a few others.. so i've created .CMD shortcuts to enable/disable all related services. (if you need a free/reliable VPN service, i use VPN Gate.)Windows Backup: same thing.. it's only required to run right before backing up.Windows Update: same thing.. why waste badwidth when you only need to check once a week.File: CMD.zip CRC: 5AE965BC Size: 4.50 KB (4,613 bytes) How to use: Create a CMD folder under %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.Copy content into created CMD folder.and it should show up on the Start Menu. UPDATE December 9, 2013Found an extremely useful script, which uses wevtutil, for clearing Windows 7 Event Logs for a more responsive OS Do this once a week.. (i do it once a day.. i have no need for the logs.. and disabling Event Log will cause problems.. so DON'T disable)Download: http://paste2.org/Nt00nMIJ Copy & save with Notepad as *Name*.cmdNOTE: noobs would like to argue, clearing the Event Log is dangerous or useless.. that's because they haven't tried or is confusing w/disabling the service. :)