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Computerworld article promotes unnecessary Vista fiddling

I've just finished reading an article on Computerworld called "12 unnecessary Vista features you can disable right now" which claims that you can "reclaim your PC's performance by turning off a dozen wasteful features." Sorry folks, but more than 90% of this article is bunk.

Let me just run through the "tips" contained in the article quickly and add a few thoughts:

Bottom line, 90% bunk. You might be wondering whether doing all the things I've labeled as bunk have a cumulative effect on performance. Sorry, but that's also bunk.  The difference between a system with all these features running and one with them turned off is usually too small to measure.

Here's a tip. Next time you come across an article promising performance gains, look for any data presented by the author to back it up, even if they just tell you how much RAM they gained on their system, or how much their 3DMark went up by. If you see little or no metrics, that points to a regurgitated article written by someone who either hasn't tried out the tips themselves and is taking everything on face value, or hasn't bothered testing out the claims to see just how much performance gains their achieved.