Is there a tool that makes Windows 7 lighter?

I am thinking of a tool much like 98lite for Windows 98, which was designed to:

Tailor your Windows installations to your hardware and needs for substantial improvements in performance, stability, and security by removing superfluous Windows code and features you don't want our use. 98lite makes Windows work for you; everything is optional and without risk; previously removed components can be effortlessly added back with a click of your mouse.

That program made a lot of things as an option instead of default.


There is a freeware version of NTLite that supports Windows 7. Of course, you have to know what to remove.


  • 3
    A summary of features might be a nice addition which might save someone a click.
    – Travis
    Jul 7 '15 at 20:10
  • @Travis This highly depends on what you want. For a OS for benchmarking you would remove a lot more options than for your daily driver e.g.
    – idkfa
    Jul 9 '15 at 10:20

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