Saturday, June 27, 2009

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Turning Off Offline Files Feature In Windows Vista

There were many of Vista features that you can turn off right now. One such program is windows offline files (at least i don't want this feature for myself). Well, few can actually find it to be quite useful, though these features play a major role in bogging down their PC.
Should you really turn off the features right this minute? That depends on your computer, your work habits, and your tastes. You can regain some PC performance by removing unneeded features.

Just to be on the safe side, make sure to create a restore point before you turn any of the items off. That way you can quickly return your machine to its present state should you decide that you don't like the change. 

Make A Restore point:
click Start, type sysdm.cpl, and press Enter. 
Choose System Protection, Create, and then follow the prompts.
Alternatively, you can also start system restore by choosing -- Start Menu , Programs And Accessories, System Tools, System Restore
Offline Files:
If you work on files stored on a server somewhere, and you can't depend on that server always being available, Vista Business and Ultimate's Offline Files feature makes your life easier by copying the files to your hard drive and keeping them synced.
Microsoft didn't include Offline Files in the Home editions of Vista. But if you have Business or Ultimate and still don't need Offline Files, turn it off by clicking Start, typing services, and pressing Enter. Find and double-click Offline Files in the list of services. In the 'Startup type' drop-down menu, select Disabled, and then click OK (refer below screen shot). 

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