Q: How to do specific performance adjustments within Windows 10?

  1. XweAponX's Avatar
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       #1

    Q: How to do specific performance adjustments within Windows 10?


    I have a paid Utility that I use to set certain performance adjustments. What I'd like to do is find out exactly where I can make these same adjustments from within Windows 10, so I can make these same adjustments on a PC where I don't have access to that same utility.

    Here is the first batch of settings, restart the Shell, force DLL unload from memory. Increase paged memory usage for NTFS. I can disable Auto Restart fro the Advanced Settings panel in System Info, so that's not a problem. The last item "Adjust Processor Scheduling for best performance of Programs/Services, I know where that is as well, so it's the top three settings I'm not sure where they are.

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    This one, I'm not sure where to shut off the prefetcher

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    And finally these three settings. which tell the system to shut down quicker.
    But most important is at the very bottom there, "Automatically Close Non-Responding applications"-
    Which is very helpful when apps want to hang during shut-down.

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    I don't know exactly how the tool is doing some of these things.

    I have the Utility in my home systems, so it's no problem here, mostly it's when I have to work on a PC when I am away from home, these particular settings help with performance.

    There are also some Networking settings, I don't know exactly how to duplicate:

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    Which is helpful for various types of broadband networks. I've been dependent on tools like these since XP, I figure if the tool can make the adjustments, why can't I just do it directly?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21H1 x64
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    Most of those can be done via registry, you can create reg/bat file to apply them swiftly.
    Like Shutdown settings for instance use those (value is in milliseconds):

    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "AutoEndTasks" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "HungAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "5000" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v "WaitToKillAppTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "10000" /f
    reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control" /v "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" /t REG_SZ /d "10000" /f

    When I have more time, I can look them all up, but basically googling each settings will give you an answer.
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  3. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Great, that's a start. I can easily make a universal batch file to do that. I'm not sure which strings to lookup for some of the other settings they have in there.

    I just tried it, it worked... It didn't max out the speed settings for system shutdown, but it moved them all toward "fast" when I checked in the utility.
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  4. CountMike's Avatar
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    Keep in mind that some of those settings were useful mostly for XP, like for instance: "Always unload DLLs" and can't do any good on Win7 and up.
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  5. topgundcp's Avatar
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    Great, that's a start. I can easily make a universal batch file to do that. I'm not sure which strings to lookup for some of the other settings they have in there.
    Any time you use one of those third party software to optimize your PC. Registry entries will be updated based on what you selected. You can use google if you know exactly what you are looking for.
    Based on the screenshots. I know you are using Windows10Manager so we'll work on this.
    1. First, download: Process Monitor from MS Sysinternals.
    2. Run: Windows10Manager and select Optimize->System Speed then set what ever you want from the 3 tabs: System, Startup, Shutdown. Do not click Save.
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    3. Run Procmon.exe
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      From the screen shot, select #1. From #2, select Process. From #3, select: Windows10Manager.exe, click Add
      Again From #2, select Operation. From #3, select: RegSetValue, click Add
    4. The result is shown in #4 & #5. Click Apply->OK
      NOTE:
      click Edit->Clear Display if the Procmon Windows is not empty.
    5. Now click Save from System Speed screen (step 1).
    6. On the Process Monitor, it should show you all the Registry Values set for all 3 tabs.
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      Right click on an item->Jump to should open the registry for that item
    7. Export them to a file with extension .reg then use it later on another PC by double click to merge.


    Done. Hope this helps !!!

    NOTE: If you count the number of checked items from step 1 on all 3 tabs. It should match the number of items on the Process Monitor screen.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 03 Oct 2015 at 07:35.
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home Dev 21H1 x64
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    topgundcp said:
    First, download: Process Monitor from MS Sysinternals.
    How did you get PM running, I can not? According to their forums it is not windows 10 compatible yet.
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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #7

    TairikuOkami said:
    How did you get PM running, I can not? According to their forums it is not windows 10 compatible yet.
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  8. Edwin's Avatar
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    Copy the following into notepad and save as a .reg file then run it. It should cover all performance tweaks you'll need.
    (Also adds 'Move To' and 'Copy To' to your right click context menu)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
    @="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
    @="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "AutoEndTasks"="1"
    "HungAppTimeout"="1000"
    "MenuShowDelay"="400"
    "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="2000"
    "LowLevelHooksTimeout"="1000"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse]
    "MouseHoverTime"="8"
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoLowDiskSpaceChecks"=dword:00000001
    "LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001
    "NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
    "NoInternetOpenWith"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="2000"
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  9. XweAponX's Avatar
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    WOW! All of a sudden there is data in here, thanks a lot for the responses.

    Count Mike:
    Keep in mind that some of those settings were useful mostly for XP, like for instance: "Always unload DLLs" and can't do any good on Win7 and up.
    Well it's true, I mostly use that setting on a Core Duo PC that only has 2GB of Ram, that I'm running Pro Tools 6.4 on. It's the only machine I have that can host that hardware. I HAVE to unload any unused DLLs.

    But I've been using this same setting in Vista/7 and 8 machines and it does help a lot. It's not system process that are affected as much, but other 3rd party processes, like iTunes and iCloud processes, any time you install a utility that goes with a Cloud Service, DropBox, Box, Google Drive, those all load disastrous EXEs and DLLs that stay resident and kill your system. I had several of these installed when I installed Windows 10, I have removed all of them save OneDrive and any OneNote processes. I have to keep iTunes for my iPhone, but I had installed a program called MoboRobo, which I used to use to manager my old Droid tablet. I wanted to use that for my new Samsung tablet, but they changed the program, it's more of a store app now rather than a file manager, and it was choking my system to death.

    It was after I removed that, I discovered Yamicsoft had created a Windows 10 tool, so I hopped on that, It's very helpful for me at home, but I just want to have some other free options, I don't want to shill for yamicsoft or any company, regardless of how well the software runs. I kind of have to shill for Malwarebytes and Eset, because those are necessary AV tools- But even at my home I don't install those to all of my machines.

    I carry a "toolbox" around my neck on a flash drive connected to a USB extender, I keep all of the free tools I can find on a bootable medium so I can get right into the system and start testing stuff. But once I get the System disinfected, I'd like to give it a boost like I can with the Manager program. That's why I want this free alternative, I'll keep the tools on my drive and once I go through some of these responses I'll be able to memorize some procedures.
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  10. XweAponX's Avatar
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    TairikuOkami said:
    How did you get PM running, I can not? According to their forums it is not windows 10 compatible yet.
    I just ran it, it's working. So I pull the strings from Windows10Manager.exe? I'll try it out when I get back, have to install MBAM to a system.
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