I don't know if what I have is "that tune-up guide" for Win7 but I do have a bunch of saved links
Windows Indexing is BAD http://forums.adobe.com/thread/676303
While in Properties, be sure you have drive indexing set OFF
-for the drive, and for all directories, to improve performance
http://www.decrap.org/ remove bloatware
Free System Optimizer http://www.iobit.com/advancedsystemcareper.html
Be sure you have the default hard drive indexing OFF for all drives and folders!!!
Temp/Cookie Cleaner http://www.mixesoft.com/
Win7 Toolbar http://WindowsSecrets.com/comp/110210
More Win7 Tips http://windowssecrets.com/comp/110127
Utilities http://windowssecrets.com/comp/110106 (Startup Solutions)
Win7 Configuration Article http://windowssecrets.com:80/comp/100218
Win7 Monitor http://windowssecrets.com:80/comp/100304
Win7 Optimizing http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm
Win7 Adobe Notes http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/508/cpsid_50853.html#tech
Win7 Adobe Update Server Problem http://forums.adobe.com/thread/586346
An Adobe Win7 FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/511916
More Win7 Tips/FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/thread/513640
Win7 God Mode http://forums.adobe.com/thread/595255
CS5 Install Error http://forums.adobe.com/thread/629281
CS5 Help Problem http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/842/cpsid_84215.html
Win7 and Firewire http://forums.adobe.com/thread/521842
Win7 64bit Crashing and "a" fix http://forums.adobe.com/thread/580435
Harm's Tools http://forums.adobe.com/thread/504907
Optimizing Hard Drive http://www.video2brain.com/en/videos-5353.htm
Anti-Malware Tools http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/the-advanced-system-recover-toolkit/
Repair AVI http://forums.adobe.com/thread/888268
Tune Vista & Win7 64bit http://forums.adobe.com/thread/436139
Drive C space http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1007934?tstart=0
THat's it! Thanks
Well, I go back to what I said earlier. Those tune-up guides are ancient, and following them has screwed some things up for me. The Black Viper stuff is outdated. I turned off some things that caused me to lose some needed functions. I know it's a lot of work to put those guides together and I don't want to sound un-appreciative. And many of those things are still valid, but not all. But does anyone have or is working on a newer tune-up guide?
The one on Harm and Bill's site, the guide referenced by CC_merchant above, is excellent and very thorough.
I was just working on a fresh build of an extremely fast PC (see: Re: Dell T7600 Super Titan & CC = fast, fast, fast!), so I was reflecting on what you are asking in this thread.
Here is the my personal list of what I feel is REALLY important for setting up a new PC that I will use to run Premiere Pro (I mostly run Windows 7 64-bit):
- Update various drivers from hardware vendors (PC, motherboard, video card, RAID card, etc.)
- Perform various Windows updates
- Turn off System protection
- Load Adobe software
- Perform Adobe software updates
- For all drives or drive arrays (anything that has a drive letter in Windows): turn off drive indexing (general tab) and activate write caching w/o buffer flushing (hardware / policy tab)
- Defrag all hard drives / Run "optimize" applications for SSDs if your manufacturer has a good one (Samsung's is good, but does not work on Dell OEM Samsung SSDs )
- Overclock your CPU a bit if your motherboard and CPU allow it (keeping voltage low and temperatures < 70 deg. C though)
- Load a GPU monitoring program that can monitor GPU usage and under / overclock your graphics card memory and GPU cores. Most of what Premiere Pro does with a GPU is less taxing that what it needs from your CPU so... Overclocking will get you the most performance and under-clocking - or better yet setting a quiet RPM and telling the GPU to throttle based on temperature can quiet some PCs a lot - all without killing performance much at all
Notably too is what I do not tweak or optimize:
- I run with virus protection and Windows firewall both on (used to use Sophos anti-virus and am exploring Windows Security Essentials for Win7 now which is similar to the Windows Defender that is included in Windows 8)
- I generally don't turn off any unused services; I'm not saying that this would not help, I'm just sharing I don't spend the tweaking time to do this and Premiere Pro CC 2014 still smokes
- I leave my "performance options" Visual effects setting at "Adjust for best appearance" and really like the "Enable Aero Peek" feature. I generally run a strong GTX video card so this may not work or everyone
Did you notice:
Start with visiting the BlackViper Windows 8 Service configuration. Everything not needed can be set to either 'manual' or 'disabled'. Manual has the advantage that if the service is ever needed in the future, it will be turned on automatically, something not possible when using disabled.
Turning services to Manual allows you to check whether a certain service is needed or not. When viewing the Services and seeing that they have started, even though you turned it to manual simply means that the service is needed by an application and you can leave it on automatic. Using Disabled, you can run into difficulties.
I would be surprised if anyone would still invest in a Windows 7 tuning guide.
If I'm still using Windows 7 I suppose the Win 7 tuneup guide is appropriate. But over the years, the default settings change or are added. I would have upgraded to Windows 8 by now, but I get the sense that people are happier with 7.
Windows 8 is for people who like big smart phones. Bring back DOS and the command line