UPDATED ON: 2022-08-13 ▒ PREFACE WORDS As you remember, my previous daily driver was Ryzen 9590x 16c/32t. After some fun with it I’ve decided to drop it in favor to retro stuff. Intel Xeon CPU based around Broadwell chip: E5-2696v4 22c/44t became the chip of the choice. It is OEM version of top of the line E5-2699v4 . It is a bit slower, around marginal 3-4%, but costs significantly less than 2699v4.
Recently Ghacks.net reported about almost unreal rumour regarding another 3 years of extended support for Windows 7. If news are true, consider this as a gift from above, because i can’t stand windows 10/11 abominations and Linux is just not ready for serious multimedia workstation workloads. Imagery by spacedrone808
I’m very satisfied that I covered such a large topic and pretty sure that it is the most complete Windows 7 tweaking guide ever. But due to the lack of spare time it is still in unfinished state, so consider it as a stack of knowledge. Document contain all information posted here plus loads of more detailed stuff. DOWNLOAD DOCX VERSION Maybe, if i have more free time, i’ll return back to the topic to clean things up someday.
Lightning fast text two-panel orthodox file manager with loads of functionality. These blue panels take very special place in my heart. Maybe because i’m using software right from the mid 90s. Still under active development. 64-bit version is preffered. DOWNLOAD FAR MANAGER Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED ON: 2022-04-03 Modern version of classic Diablo II with fully revamped graphics. Official system requirements doesn’t mention mighty Windows 7. To my surprise I was able to run game on Windows 7 x64 ESU without any problems. If some of you experiencing difficulties in launching game just grab hacked DirectX 12 libs and place them into the root of game folder. DOWNLOAD DIRECTX 12 FILE PACK GAMEPLAY SAMPLE SECRET #1: TO UNDO ANNOYING LOBBY MUSIC JUST DO A ONETIME CTRL+M HIT
VER 0.1B [SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOMED] ¶ ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTION Finally I get up all one’s courage to compile and publish essential stuff regarding Windows 7 optimization. Note that full version of the guide will be released somewhere around early 2023. Check the warm place to stay on the edge. And now….Let’s dive into the tweaking process! All console commands should be executed from command line with with administrative privileges. Most of mentioned tweaks could be done via control panel, to enter it in a fast way just type in command line or execute Start Run:
You may already noticed list of system tweakers for Windows 7 on my site header. Just wanted to describe process a bit with the help of plain words and some png pictures for crispy clearness and buttery smooth understanding of the process. ▒ INSTALLATION First step is to obtain high quality distribution of Windows 7. I always recommend Generation2 builds . His repacks include activation, embedded support of modern CPU’s, USB 3.
By default software forbids execution when you are using classic desktop and aero is not enabled. However, there is a nice workaround. By adding –no-dwm-warning switch to starting shortcut you can avoid internal restriction. "C:\Program Files\Affinity\Photo\Photo.exe" --no-dwm-warning NOTE: with some graphical drivers you may experience visual artifacts and not precise image rendering. Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED ON: 2022-05-20 NOTE: list will be updated in the future. Also i’ll do my best to provide last Windows 7 compatible version of software. Contact me for suggestions and error reports . List of essential software needed for smooth and hassle free system performance. I use these applications on a daily basis. Selection is really private, but nevertheless of this fact I want to share my knowledge with you.
DON'T EVEN THINK THAT WINDOWS 7 IS DEAD! Official extended support for Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 . Home users can’t extend support for the operating system while business and enterprise customers may extend support by up to three years till January 14, 2023 , to be precise. This is done by joining the ESU program which is available per machine [business] or per user [enterprise].