We all know that Windows (XP, Vista or 7) has many features bundled within. Some of them are neat but a lot is really not necessary. Making Windows lean and mean is what most of us look for. I'm not talking about Vlited barebone install here. Basicaly, it's a fresh install followed by some tweaking and turning off some unwanted features. For my part, this is what i turn off: Indexing Built-in Defrag Error Reporting Remote Assistance System Restore Hibernation Gadget Sidebar Welcome center Sound sheme Except for XPS Viewer, everything else is turned off in "Windows Features" in the uninstall section of Vista. This is not counting some disabled services. So what do you have turned off?