Turn off Remote Differential Compression in Windows 7

Windows 7 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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  1. Thanx… I thought this feature was a waste of resources on Win7… I also turfed IE11 (came with WSUS updates & did nothing but whine, kvetch & duked it out with Chrome!), Tablet PC Components & Windows Gadget Platform. I’ve also considered kicking both of the XPS (Services & Viewer) to the curb because I’ve honestly only seen it used in one instance when the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winterpeg sent out freebie tickets for it’s inaugural opening to invites only. They got so many complaints (including from me, a lowly XP Pro user at the time) about that that they resent them in a more useful .pdf format……

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