• Create a lightweight user account for only web browsing (Windows 7)
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I would like to know if there is a way to make a minimalist account for using my laptop on the go to conserve processing power and battery life. My laptop runs out of power pretty quickly (the battery is fine, just too many background processes I think). I'd like to just use Google Chrome on this user account. Can I disable system processes on only one user account or does it affect all of them. Also, should I use blackviper's barebones recommendations? I just want a profile for when I'm not plugged in, is light weight in terms of OS demands, and will help conserve battery life. Thanks!
You could start with a Limited user account, and then further lock it down with group policies.
When you make the limited account, you can access: Control Panel > Power Options to tweak the power usage and how long it takes before dimming, sleeping, and turning off power to the harddrive.
So far I have an account named "web" set up that only has the necessary processes running using BlackVipers "tweaked" settings. It's pretty damn fast and saves some energy as well. It starts with Chrome maximized on boot. Does pretty much what I need it to. My laptop just has shit battery consumption. I could go for a net book.
What I would do is to try and install the free chromeOS lime in dual boot so you have both it and windows. Boots real fast, runs well and only has web browsing with google chrome. And it uses less resources than windows so I'm sure your battery would last longer. [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1144844[/url]
I'm guessing you could also check out [url]http://www.jolicloud.com[/url] I've trialled it and it's decent.
[QUOTE=thelurker1234;33950600]What I would do is to try and install the free chromeOS lime in dual boot so you have both it and windows. Boots real fast, runs well and only has web browsing with google chrome. And it uses less resources than windows so I'm sure your battery would last longer. [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1144844[/url][/QUOTE] I'd try this too, but the last time I did I had problems with drivers.
[QUOTE=DeadKiller987;33954901]I'd try this too, but the last time I did I had problems with drivers.[/QUOTE] Are you sure you tried [B][URL="http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/lime.php"]Lime[/URL][/B]? You may have tried Vanilla/Flow. [URL="http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/lime.php"]Lime[/URL] has support for more drivers.
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