You all must be owning a machine at home and I am sure many of you won't be liking the way the machine is revving and you sometimes cannot own the kind of a machine which you might be using at work... I thought about giving some simple tips to make that box sitting at your home to work faster for you ... Trust me..all the tips that I am throwing out here has been tested and I have been neck deep into this for 12+ years now.....
Ok To start with ... If you are "still" using windows to work on maya, max what ever then I would recommend to disable some services which eats up processor time and memory... Hmm some warning now... disabling some
services can cause installed applications to fail, so I recommend you to disable unnecessary services one at a time, and test out the applications which you use regularly to ensure they still function correctly before you touch another one.
1. Computer Browser
[Do you have a network at home? do you use the network view? if not you don't really need this service]
2. Distributed Link Tracking Client
[Again if you don't have a network at home and if you dont have a domain or somthing at home then you dont need this service]
3. Distributed Transaction Coordinator
[Keeps a tab on which database is getting accessed in your system.. hmm do you have oracle in your machine then you might need it else you don't ]
4. Fax Service
[You know what to do]
5. Indexing Service
[Unless you have a special need for a full text index searching of all local
files in your hard drive , I recommend disabling it. For everyday usage this really speeds up the comp.]
6. Netlogon service
[If you are logging onto a domain then leave it running . Otherwise set it to Manual mode]
7. Network DDE
[Again if you have a network running at home with "windowsNT3.5" I am sure you wont have one running with that.. turn it to manual mode]
8. Print Spooler
[If you dont have a printer then set it to manual.. this saves up lots of memory]
9. Remote Registry Service
[Do you want your machine's registry to be modified remotely by someone? if not then turn it to manual start]
10. Runas service
[Generally this service is used by the admins in a network to install something in your machines with out logging off. At home you are your admin and you have the super power to do anything so you can safely set it to manual mode of startup]
Ok... this is for the first post. Keep checking this thread.. I will definitely give some cool tips to make your home comp faster n faster n ...I hope this post will be helpful in making your pet workstations faster and will make your research, your demo reels, games or what ever faster and better....
10 More will follow in my next post ......