Do You Like To Tweak Your Operating System?

@jamz82 (1861)
Italy
February 17, 2007 5:28am CST
When I installed Windows Xp I prefered doing a tweaked copy of it without internet explorer and without windows media player, msn messenger and programs like that I dont like. I removed windows Paint too. At the place of Internet explorer I installed Firefox, and instead of media player I installed VLC. I installed too the last version of msn messenger. So Do you like to Tweak your Windows? Tell me which changes in windows have you done!
2 people like this
26 responses
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I use Mac OS X but like to tweak the performance, starting with installation. I try not to install the language support for languages I don't use, and also don't bother with all the demo software. I also tweak the OS to make it run faster and eliminate features tht make the software easier for beginners, but that I don't use.
3 people like this
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
19 Feb 07
Me too I delete the support for the other languages, like help tutorial and pdf files.
1 person likes this
• Malaysia
17 Feb 07
I love tweaking my OS, i even tweaked firefox so it can upload pages faster it is great, best platform if u want to tweak your system is linux, there are so many possiblities, of course u need to learn first but it is the ultimate freedom in tweaking your os and other software, and u could try to get aMSN it is faster than normal MSN Messenger. Search for aMSN nice soft. and instid of photoshop u could use Gimp. Instid of office u could try open office for that one u got to visit www.openoffice.org. there are alot more.
2 people like this
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
Gimp - Gimp - a good alternative to photoshop
wow another windows tweaker lol! Me too I tweak firefox to upload the page faster (I forgot to say it). I always wanted to use linux, but I don't know where to start, and I think it is a problem with program compatibility. Then there aren't as much programs as in windows. Is aMSN for Windows too? I've found only the linux version! Yes I've heard about Gimp and I was going to install it. I think I'll do it soon. Thanks for the openoffice link. I think I will try that too.
1 person likes this
• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
well i duno if there is an aMsn for windows ,there is one for Mac, but u could the get the source code and compile it yourself. Jus now i checked and yes there is a version for windows there u go visit http://amsn-project.net/download.php and than select the windows icon to get the windows version
1 person likes this
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
19 Feb 07
thank you very much for the link. I will check it out! I'm not good compiling codes I don't know how to do that. I prefer to download a program ready to install! I think you are very good with computers!
1 person likes this
@khusboo (28)
• India
17 Feb 07
yes! I do a lot of tweaking using Windows XP. My tweaks are mostly on memory and look and feel, and some registry, AND group policy(gpedit). Also a some start ups. AND some windows unwanted things like system restore and windows alerts. I feel its really helps a lot in improving performance. Don't forget to turn up some services like remote registry stuffs.. oh! there are so many... you just need to explore..
2 people like this
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
slow pc? - windows xp slow? let's tweak it!
I've forgotten to say I disable visual themes and I turn the windows xp in classic visual mode. I try to make an o.s. as much lighter as I can. thank you man.
1 person likes this
@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
17 Feb 07
Yes, I like to tweak my system to make it runs faster. One thing I always do is to prevent the OS loading too many services at startup. Books on optimizing computer reveals that many services are actually of no use to ordinary users but they occupy a significant portion of memory making the system run sluggishly. So I use tweaking software to prohibit unnecessary service to load when machine is turned on.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
tweak windows - tweak windows, there are some softwares to do that
interesting. I do tweaks too disabling useless backgroung processes. Sometimes there are some process I'm not sure if disable or not.
@asadahsan (723)
• Pakistan
17 Feb 07
yeah i love it and i think when i feel that system is slow so i tweak it otherwise no more time to do it but i do it every weekend....
@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
I do that too. I replace them with other softwares that are suited to my preferences and needs. Having multiple softwares with the same functions will just use up hdisk space and system resources.
1 person likes this
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
yes and it's a big waste of hard disc space! Before to install a program I look for reviews to see if it's good or not.
@ashumit02 (819)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I like to tweak operating system as necessary .Normally i use it to do for a week or two .I like to do this using software tweak xp or the window xp default tweaking capablity .Tweaking of window xp increases the speed of program execution .
@maxisking (105)
• New Zealand
17 Feb 07
I just ditched IE and got Firefox, Also i ditched Microsoft word and powerpoint ( I NEVER USE :P )
1 person likes this
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
ashampoo textmaker - ashampoo textmaker, it has the same options of word and takes less space.
good choice!:) I don't like microsoft office. It takes a lot of space in my hard disc. Right now I'm using ashampoo texmaker instead of word. It has the same options of word and takes less space.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I dont mean to be dumb but Iam still new to all this computor stuff being that Ive only had the internet for about 5months now You said that you installed VLC instead of med player what is that.?
1 person likes this
@shomomo (850)
• Israel
17 Feb 07
I love it! it helps me make my computer more me. I always loved customizing programs and adding skins. I've really changed my msn messenger and added Plugins, it really made my chatting experience better, not to mention the Firefox plugins, also known as extensions.
• Pakistan
17 Feb 07
when i install windiows xp or windows 98 i would like to make all the thing which mircosoft make in the program i install two opreating system on my pc that why my pc got some slow but i am enjoying the both opreating system i installed so may other thing on both opereating system which i like But it has still so may bugs and microsoft doing nothin work on it
1 person likes this
@lenith (1222)
• India
17 Feb 07
i have also made some changes in my operating system. i have removed window messenger which annoys me on every boot. i have made some changes in registry too to make my system faster.
1 person likes this
@crazyrk (817)
• Brazil
17 Feb 07
No, I don't like to tweak my Windows because of if Firefox stop working I can use IE until I fix it ! And with 3rd-partie programs like Winamp ! Good bye, crazyrk.
1 person likes this
@simesc (248)
17 Feb 07
I like to tweak my system. The thing that I hate is when my system decides that it does not want to allow me to make the tweaks and wants to change it back to how it wants.
1 person likes this
• India
17 Feb 07
Yeah, I do some tweaks my Operating System but rarely. Some tweaks I do with mine Operating System (Windows XP Service Pack 2) are: First to speed up my PC, I change the performance option which is in the advanced tab of My Computer Properties. Use sometimes optimum performance for speed and sometimes chose optimum appearance for some graphics. Second, always disable the "error sending report" feature of it by going to the advanced tab of My Computer Properties and changing the Error Reporting properties. Its really annoying when its popped out. Use Hibernation instead of turn off when electricity is gone. But I uses Windows Firewall than any other. I think Its better than others and lite to. I use IE 7 and Windows Media Player 11 but also uses VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic, Real Player, Jet Audio (Sometimes). I don't use Games feature of Windows XP and permanently removed the Windows messenger option. It always some at start up which really annoyed me a lot. Have a nice day.
1 person likes this
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Yes I did some tweaking on here. Actually I cannot remove Internet Explorer because I have some sites that will not open without it. Although I use Firefox, Opera or Avant Browser instead of Internet Explorer :). I just uninstalled IE 7 because it was sucking! It wouldn't even load any pages. So I thought whatever! I use Classic Media Player, DiVX, UltraPlayer, WinAmp and occasionally Windows Media Player and Real Audio Player. I have Open Office and Microsoft Office installed (Microsoft office is bootleg, haha). I have tweaked the register and used powertools for Windows.
• China
18 Feb 07
i removed IE first from the windows XP, then i remove outlook,games second.i install firefox instead of ie,and foxmail instead of outlook.
• India
18 Feb 07
Yes A Lot I Have Changed My Startup Sound i hAVE PUT MY OWN ICON IN SHELL32.DLL
• India
18 Feb 07
Ya sure its too good for my pcs. its run my pcs fast and better.
• United States
18 Feb 07
I sure would if i knew how, like on XP right now i can't stand some aspects of it.