This seems a bit old, but we still use Intel, so this is still relevant.
For anyone inexperienced (and even for elders!) some advice:
- if making changes, commit changes ONE BY ONE. Save, restart if necessary. Test
- remember what you've done, and don't do anything unless you THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING>
I found this page because I have my 'new OS' (installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit, clean install, virtual OS on 'bare metal') I'm setting up after my last one (hundreds of hours of tweaks
all gone...) died (sector 0 failed on new SSD).
So I'm looking at tips, removing what I think I don't need.
If using something like ccleaner/tune-up, disable.
If you have a problem, hit f8 and try last known good (auto backup created)
Unless you're CERTAIN you don't need it, leave system protection on, maybe create a restore point before committing significant/experimental changes.
I wanted to add this, because the 'jist' of this thread said to me, "don't remove startup entry igfxtray.exe.. çause it'll kill your computer".
I think this is wrong.
I don't remember this many startup entries previously, but I did follow the driver installation order for my machine for the first time. I have intel stuff, nvidia stuff, nvidia 3d stuff, I even installed the wi-di drivers (I hope to get chance to use them soon!)
My startup entries include:
C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe (display setting)
C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe (shortcut support)
C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe (screen res program)
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe /MAXX3 (hd audio background process)
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe -s (realtek audio program)
quickset (for dell hotkeys) I keep on. java updater (jusched.exe) I'm tempted to leave on (out-of-date java is a big security threat)
nusb3mon (usb 3 controller driver) currently enabled...
In the past, I've tried disabling everything (incrementally). I even disable my intel graphics card once (don't do that, unless you don't use your laptop display, or you know what you're doing).
My problem is, I don't ASSUME anyone has 'the right answer'(all the info). I like to test things, and evaluate the results myself.
So, I don't NEED hotkeys to control display settings, so I'm disabling anything that isn't needed...
my advice: read, learn, backup, test, decide. Thanks!