Windows 7 RC Impressions

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  1. Allaman

    Allaman Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I've just tried PDF Annotator and ink on win 7 and my Cpu -load is on maximal level at about 70% (underclocked to 0.8 Ghz) but I can't remember the XP-figures :(

    My temperature (Everest) is about 35-40 Degrees for my cpu (undervolted) and about 60 degrees for gpu while browsing and pdf editing

    I also didn't install any drivers except HP Quick launch Buttons and everything like hand writing recognition and Pen/Touch calibration/input works fine with windows drivers (32 bit version)

    offtopic:
    Frank have you ever tried PDF Annotator? can you compare it to bluebeams PDF revu? What ane its advantages?
     
  2. DRTigerlilly

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    Re PDF Annotator, its about personal preference. Both offer trials of their software, the best thing to do would be to get trials of both and see which works best for you.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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  4. ennui

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    Disabling Indexing made the single greatest improvement to my CPU usage and memory usage statistics, and I no longer see CPU usage regularly spiking to 100% when idle.
    With that and other assorted useless services disabled, I've managed to get memory usage down to ~450 megs with my antivirus and NHC running. To get it much lower, I'll have to start disabling network functionality and anything else I can kind of live without.
     
  5. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    @ennui:
    Great to hear such good news. Could you tell me what services you've disabled or link to a list which you may have used which explains those services.
    The issue is that I have to keep most services activated because I need most of the features they offer.
    It's also a pity to deactivate the indexing service because I thought it would have been better implemented in Win 7 than it was in XP, sadly it does not seem so.
    How well does NHC work in Win 7?
     
  6. ennui

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    I used Black Viper's Windows 7 RC1 Config and disabled almost every "safe" service along with several of the "Tweaked" services.

    Still have a bit more to tweak, some day I hope to disable the diagnostic services when everything is stable (ha!) and I can probably do without some of the "Network *" services.

    Yeah, kind of a disappointment that indexing still isn't "worth it" to run. I'd like to the future and say, "maybe WinFS will change things", but I've disabled indexing on every version of Windows for a decade and likely will continue to do so for a while yet.

    NHC runs fine in 32bit Win7, although undervolting doesn't seem to be nearly as effective according to the NHC monitor: Win7 varies the clock rate a lot more than XP ever did, which means NHC is always playing catch-up to undervolt the CPU before Windows switches to a different frequency. Setting a fixed frequency helps, but NHC and Windows still fight over voltages.

    Here's a raw list of the services I'm running right now, the system is using 448mb total according to taskman:

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    Name						Status  	Startup Type	Log On As
    ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)					Manual		Local System
    Adaptive Brightness						Disabled	Local Service
    Application Experience						Manual		Local System
    Application Identity						Manual		Local Service
    Application Information				Started		Manual		Local System
    Application Layer Gateway Service				Disabled	Local Service
    Application Management						Manual		Local System
    Avira AntiVir Guard				Started		Automatic	Local System
    Avira AntiVir Scheduler				Started		Automatic	Local System
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service		Started		Manual		Local System
    Base Filtering Engine				Started		Automatic	Local Service
    BitLocker Drive Encryption Service				Disabled	Local System
    Block Level Backup Engine Service				Manual		Local System
    Bluetooth Support Service					Manual		Local Service
    BranchCache							Disabled	Network Service
    Certificate Propagation						Disabled	Local System
    CNG Key Isolation				Started		Manual		Local System
    COM+ Event System				Started		Automatic	Local Service
    COM+ System Application						Manual		Local System
    Computer Browser						Manual		Local System
    Credential Manager				Started		Manual		Local System
    Cryptographic Services				Started		Automatic	Network Service
    dashsvc						Started		Automatic	Local System
    DCOM Server Process Launcher			Started		Automatic	Local System
    Desktop Window Manager Session Manager		Started		Automatic	Local System
    DHCP Client					Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Diagnostic Policy Service			Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Diagnostic Service Host				Started		Manual		Local Service
    Diagnostic System Host						Manual		Local System
    Disk Defragmenter						Manual		Local System
    Distributed Link Tracking Client				Disabled	Local System
    Distributed Transaction Coordinator				Manual		Network Service
    DNS Client					Started		Automatic	Network Service
    Encrypting File System (EFS)					Disabled	Local System
    Extensible Authentication Protocol		Started		Manual		Local System
    FLEXnet Licensing Service					Manual		Local System
    Function Discovery Provider Host		Started		Manual		Local Service
    Function Discovery Resource Publication		Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Group Policy Client				Started		Automatic	Local System
    Health Key and Certificate Management				Manual		Local System
    HomeGroup Listener						Manual		Local System
    HomeGroup Provider				Started		Manual		Local Service
    Human Interface Device Access			Started		Manual		Local System
    IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules				Manual		Local System
    Interactive Services Detection					Disabled	Local System
    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)				Disabled	Local System
    IP Helper							Disabled	Local System
    IPsec Policy Agent				Started		Manual		Network Service
    KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator			Manual		Network Service
    Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper				Manual		Local Service
    Media Center Extender Service					Disabled	Local Service
    Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727_X86			Manual		Local System
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service				Disabled	Local System
    Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider				Manual		Local System
    Multimedia Class Scheduler					Automatic	Local System
    Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service					Disabled	Local Service
    Netlogon							Disabled	Local System
    Network Access Protection Agent					Disabled	Network Service
    Network Connections				Started		Manual		Local System
    Network List Service				Started		Manual		Local Service
    Network Location Awareness			Started		Automatic	Network Service
    Network Store Interface Service			Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Offline Files							Disabled	Local System
    Parental Controls						Disabled	Local Service
    Peer Name Resolution Protocol					Manual		Local Service
    Peer Networking Grouping					Manual		Local Service
    Peer Networking Identity Manager				Manual		Local Service
    Performance Logs & Alerts					Manual		Local Service
    Plug and Play					Started		Automatic	Local System
    PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator						Disabled	Local System
    PNRP Machine Name Publication Service				Manual		Local Service
    Portable Device Enumerator Service				Disabled	Local System
    Power						Started		Automatic	Local System
    Print Spooler					Started		Automatic	Local System
    Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support		Manual		Local System
    Program Compatibility Assistant Service		Started		Manual		Local System
    Protected Storage				Started		Manual		Local System
    Quality Windows Audio Video Experience				Manual		Local Service
    Remote Access Auto Connection Manager				Manual		Local System
    Remote Access Connection Manager				Manual		Local System
    Remote Desktop Configuration					Disabled	Local System
    Remote Desktop Services						Disabled	Network Service
    Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector		Disabled	Local System
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)			Started		Automatic	Network Service
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator				Manual		Network Service
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Net			Started		Automatic	Local System
    Remote Registry							Disabled	Local Service
    Routing and Remote Access					Disabled	Local System
    RPC Endpoint Mapper				Started		Automatic	Network Service
    Sandboxie Service				Started		Automatic	Local System
    Secondary Logon							Manual		Local System
    Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service			Manual		Local Service
    Security Accounts Manager			Started		Automatic	Local System
    Security Center					Started		(Delayed)	Local Service
    Server						Started		Automatic	Local System
    Shell Hardware Detection			Started		Automatic	Local System
    Smart Card							Disabled	Local Service
    Smart Card Removal Policy					Disabled	Local System
    SNMP Trap							Disabled	Local Service
    Software Protection						(Delayed)	Network Service
    SPP Notification Service					Manual		Local Service
    SSDP Discovery					Started		Manual		Local Service
    Superfetch					Started		Automatic	Local System
    System Event Notification Service		Started		Automatic	Local System
    Tablet PC Input Service				Started		Automatic	Local System
    TabletServicePen				Started		Automatic	Local System
    Task Scheduler					Started		Automatic	Local System
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper				Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Telephony							Manual		Network Service
    Themes						Started		Automatic	Local System
    Thread Ordering Server						Manual		Local Service
    TPM Base Services						Manual		Local Service
    UPnP Device Host						Manual		Local Service
    User Profile Service				Started		Automatic	Local System
    Virtual Disk							Manual		Local System
    Volume Shadow Copy						Manual		Local System
    WebClient							Disabled	Local Service
    Windows Audio					Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Windows Audio Endpoint Builder			Started		Automatic	Local System
    Windows Backup							Manual		Local System
    Windows Biometric Service					Automatic	Local System
    Windows CardSpace						Disabled	Local System
    Windows Color System						Manual		Local Service
    Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar		Started		Manual		Local Service
    Windows Defender				Started		(Delayed)	Local System
    WDF - User-mode Driver Framework		Started		Automatic	Local System
    Windows Error Reporting Service					Manual		Local System
    Windows Event Collector						Manual		Network Service
    Windows Event Log				Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Windows Firewall				Started		Automatic	Local Service
    Windows Font Cache Service					Manual		Local Service
    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)					Manual		Local Service
    Windows Installer						Manual		Local System
    Windows Management Instrumentation		Started		Automatic	Local System
    Windows Media Center Receiver Service				Disabled	Network Service
    Windows Media Center Scheduler Service				Disabled	Network Service
    Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service			Disabled	Network Service
    Windows Modules Installer					Manual		Local System
    Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0		Manual		Local Service
    Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)			Disabled	Network Service
    Windows Search							Disabled	Local System
    Windows Time							Manual		Local Service
    Windows Update					Started		(Delayed)	Local System
    WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service			Manual		Local Service
    Wired AutoConfig						Manual		Local System
    WLAN AutoConfig					Started		Automatic	Local System
    WMI Performance Adapter						Manual		Local System
    Workstation					Started		Automatic	Network Service
    WWAN AutoConfig							Manual		Local Service
     
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  7. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    thank you for the tips, list and link, I will try this next week.

    I've reinstalled Win 7 x86 now and tested it for a short moment again.
    The ink seems to be smooth now, just like in XP:TE. Maybe I damaged something with installing and uninstalling the Wacom drivers last time.
     
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