Turn off Remote Differential Compression in Windows Vista

Windows Vista has a feature called Remote Differential Compression, which is used to computes the difference between sizes of files over a networks and moves them with as little bandwidth as possible. This is useful and saves bandwidth only if you are on a local area network and share files over it. For a home user, this service only consumes system resources. You can turn it off if you want it. Here is how :

  1. Press the keyboard combination Windows logo key + R to bring up the Run dialog.
  2. Type OptionalFeatures.exe in the Run dialog and press Enter.
  3. This would open the Windows Features window. Scroll down and un-check the checkbox labeled Remote Differential Compression,

  4. Click OK to save the settings.

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