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Windows 7: What hardware does Windows use when it is "loading" a folder?

30 Nov 2010   #1
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
What hardware does Windows use when it is "loading" a folder?

What hardware does Windows use when it is "loading" a folder and you see a green bar appear at where the address is displayed at?

How can I make the loading much faster?


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30 Nov 2010   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

As I understood the question you can do that by buying a new processor and upgrating your ram.
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30 Nov 2010   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
As I understood the question you can do that by buying a new processor and upgrating your ram.


I suppose you are correct, greater computer performance would help.
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30 Nov 2010   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
What hardware does Windows use when it is "loading" a folder and you see a green bar appear at where the address is displayed at?

How can I make the loading much faster?
What are your specs?

your system specs only say the OS version.
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30 Nov 2010   #5
Everlong

 

Faster HDD as that specific directory is being searched for all the files it contains.
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30 Nov 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Put your folders on a SSD.
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01 Dec 2010   #7
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

So it is a combination of processor, ram and hard disk read speed?
What is the order of their importance? Which is the most important, which is the least?
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01 Dec 2010   #8
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

When a folder has a lot of files, it should NOT be optimized for anything else than General Items. For instance, I'll notice a clear increase in speed when my Pictures folder (about 11 gigs) is optimized for General Items, instead of Pictures.

The screenshot shows where to change optimization:

Name:  Folder_customize.png
Views: 6
Size:  39.6 KB

Kari


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01 Dec 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
So it is a combination of processor, ram and hard disk read speed?
What is the order of their importance? Which is the most important, which is the least?
All of the above plus graphics card as in Kari's example.
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04 Dec 2010   #10
wazawak

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks so much guys! I've finally gotten my windows 7 back in the classic xp style and feel at home on my own computer again. Cheers!
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