Registry tweak: Toggle between best performance and best appearance

You want to optimize Windows 7 for your next gaming session? Why not bind a registry tweak to your keyboard that can toggle between best performance and best appearance?
Toggle Between Best Performance and best appearance


Toggle Between Performance vs. Appearance

Important: You still have to log out and log in again after applying the registry tweak, that’s why it might be faster to apply the settings manually. However, I will see if I can come up with something to automatically restart the explorer afterwards.

Manually Create Registry Files:

Insert for best appearance:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
“VisualFXSetting”=dword:00000001

Insert for best performance:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
“VisualFXSetting”=dword:00000002

Manually Optimize Windows 7 For Best Performance (Rather Than Best Visual Effects)

1. Step Click Start > Control Panel

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2. Step Click ‘System and Security’ link.

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3. Step Click ‘System’ link.

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4. Step Click ‘Advanced system settings’ link.

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5. Step Click ‘Advanced’ tab in the opened System Properties window and click Settings.

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6. Step Now in the Performance Options, select ‘Adjust for best performance’.

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7. Step Select following: Enable Aero Peek, Enable desktop composition, Enable transparent glass, Use visual styles on windows and buttons by clicking on its checkbox. Then click Apply and OK.
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