Over the last couple of months I gathered the following tweaks for a better performance insight the virtual machine, besides disabling / uninstalling useless services and devices:
- Disable the pre-logon screensaver:
Change the value of “ScreenSaveActive” to 0.
- Disable updates of the last access time attribute for your NTFS filesystem, especially for i/o intensive vm’s this is a real boost:
fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1
- Disable all visual effects:
Properties on your desktop
Appearance -> Effects
Disable all options.
- Disable mouse pointer shadow:
Control Panel -> Mouse
Click on the tab “pointers” and switch “enable pointer shadow” off.
So if you’ve got an addition, please post it and I’ll keep updating this blog post!