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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 01 Dec 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 22,451
Posted By Dogcatcher
Bringing the thread up to date

The good guys over at Tom's Hardware recently took a look at the question of how much memory is needed and how it should be used. Definitely worth a read.

Memory Upgrade: Is It Time To Add More...
Forum: Virtualization 26 Aug 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dogcatcher
In addition to your use of ESXi, have you used...

In addition to your use of ESXi, have you used the Xen hypervisor? If so, how would you compare them?
Forum: Virtualization 23 Aug 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dogcatcher
Hardware details

On the Asus and Intel boards, are you using Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad? If you have a mix, do you see any substantial performance difference running ESXi on four rather than two cores?

What...
Forum: Virtualization 23 Aug 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dogcatcher
Picky, indeed

I love the concept, but ESXi has refused to install on any of the five boxes I've tried so far. In one instance, it insisted on a USB keyboard rather than the in-use PS/2 keyboard. That's pretty...
Forum: Virtualization 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dogcatcher
Good information

Thank you for the feedback. You brought out factors that I did not notice in my limited testing. I definitely will research ESXi. It turns the question of how best to use Win7 as the host on its...
Forum: Virtualization 18 Aug 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,363
Posted By Dogcatcher
Virtualization - What Now?

I need some advice.

I want to implement virtualization on Win7, but am unsure which system is the best to use.

The PCs that will be used are modern, motherboards have VT, plenty of disk space,...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 118
Views: 76,542
Posted By Dogcatcher
Is that Classic Start Menu part of this...

Is that Classic Start Menu part of this installation? I'd like to have the toolbar, copy ui and statusbar without the classic start menu.[/QUOTE]


During installation you may opt for the menu,...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Nov 2009
Replies: 118
Views: 76,542
Posted By Dogcatcher
Switch to the tree view, and then highlight the...

Switch to the tree view, and then highlight the file in the right pane. Does that bring up the desired info?
Forum: General Discussion 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dogcatcher
Upon re-reading your observations, some further...

Upon re-reading your observations, some further thoughts.

In Firefox, under Tools > Options > Tabs, there is a checkbox to warn you if opening more tabs will cause Firefox to slow down. Is that...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Nov 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By Dogcatcher
If you have done a clean install, have you also...

If you have done a clean install, have you also gone to Microsoft Update to pick up patches and drivers?

Each install I have done has found an updated or necessary driver for critical elements. ...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By Dogcatcher
Bring icons to desktop

Just a different setup process. Here's whatcha do:

Right-click on the Desktop. Select Personalize.

In the top right corner of the "Change the visuals and sounds" page there is a link to...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Nov 2009
Replies: 118
Views: 76,542
Posted By Dogcatcher
Half a loaf

I, too, like the XP-style status bar, and I was disappointed that the volume free space report seemed to have been removed from Windows 7.

After further exploration, I'm happy to report that...
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