Disable More Features in Windows 7

Windows 7 is still in its beta phase, and an RC release is just round the corner, but the earlier milestones versions already proved how faster Windows 7 really is than Vista and XP.

Last week, when Wndows 7 build 7048 got leaked, testers found out that they can disable Internet Explorer 8 in Windows. Similarly, you can disable more applications now.


This feature is also available in Windows Vista, but was limited to a small number of programs that could be disabled. Thanks to all the user feedback, Microsoft has added the following applications in the list that you can disable on the fly!

  • Windows Media Player
  • Windows Media Center
  • Windows DVD Maker
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Windows Search
  • Handwriting Recognition (through the Tablet PC Components option)
  • Windows Gadget Platform
  • Fax and Scan
  • XPS Viewer and Services (including the Virtual Print Driver)

Windows 7 fits in 8 GB disk space, but you can reduce it more by removing all the unwanted applications, thus increasing the overall OS speed.

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