- Customization #1: Change the Desktop Theme
- Customization #2: Create a Desktop Slideshow
- Customization #3: Move the Taskbar
- Customization #4: Add Programs and Documents to the Taskbar
- Customization #5: Personalize the Start Menu
- Customization #6: Change What the Power Button Does
- Customization #7: Add Gadgets to the Desktop
- Customization #8: Change Windows 7's Default Programs
- Customization #9: Remove Auto-Loading Programs
- Customization #10: Remove Unnecessary Windows Components
Customization #10: Remove Unnecessary Windows Components
Autoruns helps you free up system memory by not loading so many programs when Windows launches. But that isn't the only way to free up system memory; you can also
turn off Windows features that you don't use. All you have to do is follow these steps:
- From the Control Panel, select Programs and Features.
- When the Programs and Features window appears, select Turn Windows Features On or Off from the task pane.
- When the Windows Features dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8, uncheck those features you want to disable.
- If you want to re-enable any features, check them in the Windows Features dialog box.
- If prompted to confirm your choice, click Yes.
- Click OK to close the Windows Features dialog box.
Figure 8 Disabling non-essential Windows features
Note that disabling a feature doesn't delete it from your system; it's still there, taking up hard disk space. This way you can easily re-enable any feature you previously disabled, without having to re-install Windows itself.