Windows Vista comes with an incalculable number of features of all kinds in order to counter all requests. Only here, wanting to offer everything, we end up with a heavier system. To regain performance and disk space, let’s turn off some features for the least useless.
Open the start Menu then enter programs in the search field. In the list of results, then click on Programs and Features.
In the list of Tasks, click on Enable or disable Windows features.
A window then opens:
All we have to do is uncheck unnecessary features according to your needs.
I suggest you remove the following features:
- Optional components for Tablet PC (unless you want to keep theCapture tool) ;
- Remote differential compression;
- Windows collaboration space;
- Windows DFS replication service (to be kept for computers in networks);
- Indexing service (different from Windows Vista indexing engine);
Validate your choices by clicking on OK then wait several minutes.
Rest assured, if you make any mistakes, you will always be able to reactivate them as needed. There’s no question of uninstalling anything here.
Personally, I took the initiative to disable all Windows features. I didn't encounter any problems afterwards. If the heart tells you, do the same!
In the end, you should get much better performance!