Using MSCONFIG to easily speed up Windows 7. Make it Faster

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In this How to Guide, I will show you how to improve system performance in Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, by using MSCONFIG.exe and freeing system resources.
In this demonstration I am using a Windows 7 Machine with 8GB of ram.

First, let’s expand the running programs list by clicking on the up arrow in the lower right hand corner of the Taskbar. Notice how I have 13 programs running right after a fresh boot.

Now let’s open Task Manger by right clicking on the taskbar and…


  1. i have 1.00gb and im using window 7. My CPU usage is 25% to 33% and my physical memory is 90% to 94% idont know what to do.. icant play League of legends because my FPS is 0    …. T_T can you help me?

  2. I have 7 or 8 gigs of ram and I left it on for 2 days ( idle at the desktop) and I checked the CPU and I only used 1 or 2 gigs or ram but where it says free it gave me the number 1 ( was It physcial memory aspect of ram)
    near the paging and stuff on the same page…

    What happens if it went to 0 is that when Id get the blue screen of death

  3. Hello HomeAddition Thank you for the tip a lot 🙂
    My operating system is 32-bit and I have 3GB (1GB usable) Ram.
    Processor is 2.30GHz
    Windows 7 ultimate:OS with intel pentium inside
    My problem is my physical memory….since I formated my PC my physical memory was pretty sick and nice (30%) but recently It's getting to (80%) which is bothering me a lot.So please help me because I want to know what to do or otherwise I'll go to the store to install more memory.

  4. I've read that you need a 64 bit version of Windows 7 to use more memory. Type "bootcamp on 32-bit windows 7 ram limited to 2gb" into Google there are many articles that talk about this issue and some workarounds. I don't have a computer like this so it's hard for me to test the theories. Let me know how you work out.

  5. Hi, i do have a question, Im running a bootcamp on 32-bit windows 7 ult. os, and it seems it can only use (on my computer) 2.16GB or RAM even though I have 8GB, would this help or what settings or what should i do to fix this? thanks

  6. Hey everybody check out my latest MSCONFIG video for Windows 7 that shows you which processes and services to shutdown to GREATLY boost performance; especially in GAMING! You can also check out the full write up on my blog: just copy and paste that URL. The blog post was created on 8-1-12.

  7. There are very few results for it. Is it the one that says "Trojan.Inject.48008" on the Dr. Web site? I've located the file on the registry settings, should I just manually delete it? (btw I ran some scans a few days ago, and Kaspersky Pure 2.0 trial, Avast, and MalwareBytes didn't detect it)

  8. Could someone please help me? When I go to msconfig and then the Startup tab, I found an entry named "MCPtXSMpLL", and I have no idea of what it is…

  9. It could be some type of adware installed on your computer or into your browser.

    I'm making a new video for Windows 7 showing everyone how to improve gaming performance by shutting down many different types of services and processes. Look for it soon, subscribe to my channel to be informed.

  10. My videos do work my friend. I worked in IT for over a decade and all I did was help people with computer stuff. Now I make videos of these things and I help people do geeky things without making them read a ton of books 😛

  11. Very true, especially if many of them startup right when your computer boots.

    Defragmentation can help with recovering some speed back from your hard drive. But seriously though, get an SSD drive for your boot drive and see what a difference that makes 😛

  12. @teringvideo Services to Disable part 2:
    Remote Registry (You can safely disable it for more Security)
    Secondary Logon
    Security Center
    Server (If your computer do not connect with any network)
    Tablet PC Input Service
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Windows Defender
    Windows Error Reporting Service
    Windows Media Center Service Launcher
    Windows Search (If you rarely use Windows Search feature )
    Windows Time (If you do not want to synchronize system time with internet time automatically)

  13. Services to Disable part 1:
    Application Experience
    Computer Browser (If your PC does not connect to any network)
    Desktop Window Manager Session Manager (If you don't want the aero effects)
    Diagnostic Policy Service
    Disk Defragmenter
    Distributed Link Tracking Client
    IP Helper
    Offline Files
    Portable Device Enumerator Service
    Print Spooler (If you do not use Printer)
    Protected Storage

  14. @teringvideo There is no easy answer to that question, because it really depends on what you need running in the first place. Everyone runs many different apps on their PC. Search for "General Windows 7 Performance Tweaks" on Google to read the OCZ guide.

    Turn off things that you know you don't need, like. Itunes if you don't use it, bloated printer software, if all you do is hit print. etc. Experiment, but don't turn off things you don't know about, it can cause problems.

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