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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By spazzie
Well thanks "Tews" for your expert views on how...

Well thanks "Tews" for your expert views on how modern OS's decimate performance/wear/tear on hard disks thanks to superfetch. ;=-)

FYI countless businesses worldwide large and small disowned...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 21,918
Posted By spazzie
Prefetch or Superfetch? I see no superfetch...

Prefetch or Superfetch? I see no superfetch service in Windows Server 2008 R2

Unlike Superfetch, prefetch does work, great explanation here:
JSI Tip 5826. What is the Windows XP Prefetch?...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By spazzie
I'll post my Windows XP Professional results...

I'll post my Windows XP Professional results first because I'll need to rebuild the PC to a Windows 7 box (or I may dual boot) and then test.

I'm using your initial testing plus a few others. Due...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 21,918
Posted By spazzie
The "More RAM = better it ran" scenario worked a...

The "More RAM = better it ran" scenario worked a treat in the XP era but from my everyday experience with Vista since 2005 and Windows 7 from Technet 2008 its a different story altogether.

By...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 18 Aug 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By spazzie
I've completed the XP testing so far Ken, Windows...

I've completed the XP testing so far Ken, Windows 7 up next.

Even in 2009, Windows XP SP3 plus a slew of post SP hotfixes / updates such as IE8 continues to amaze and provides the user with a...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 18 Aug 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By spazzie
Well at this stage of my testing, XP is providing...

Well at this stage of my testing, XP is providing myself, the user with a superior computing experience.

I can click on the Word 2007 shortcut and it opens within 4 seconds (not sure how you got...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 18 Aug 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By spazzie
I doubt you will ever get performance from a SSD...

I doubt you will ever get performance from a SSD drive in Windows 7 as the OS overheads cause contention between the users workload and the resources it wants to claim (basically everything).

One...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Aug 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,638
Posted By spazzie
Try before you buy. Insist the salesperson has a...

Try before you buy. Insist the salesperson has a Acer netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium. Don't buy then try later.
Forum: Graphic Cards 18 Aug 2009
Replies: 51
Views: 28,178
Posted By spazzie
The most likely scenario is Windows 7 has...

The most likely scenario is Windows 7 has conveniently preloaded into your precious RAM dozens of applications big and small it thinks you might use thus depriving you of RAM for a responsive UI...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Aug 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 21,384
Posted By spazzie
One person's testing doesn't count for everyone's...

One person's testing doesn't count for everyone's - otherwise Vista would have been a huge 'hit' worldwide which simply wasn't the case.

I'll rebuild my DELL 4600 3.0Ghz HT, 3.3Gb RAM, GeForce...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Aug 2009
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By spazzie
Be careful! High performance PC's and modern...

Be careful! High performance PC's and modern Operating Systems don't equate to great performance. Keep in mind Vista / Windows 7 "intelligently" wants to fill all of your RAM with applications you...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Aug 2009
Replies: 1,927
Views: 264,372
Posted By spazzie
Dead Wrong, buddy. Windows 7 was caching a...

Dead Wrong, buddy. Windows 7 was caching a wasteful 2Gb of precious RAM and as a consequence ALT-TAB between my foreground applications was sluggish. Not to mention operation of my foreground...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Aug 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 13,173
Posted By spazzie
Yes Antman, live in your world of denial and...

Yes Antman, live in your world of denial and insist businesses big and small embraced Windows Vista because of this awesome computer science that it extolled but never lived up to its promise.

Or...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Aug 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 13,173
Posted By spazzie
Proof is 'out there' mate but go ahead and insist...

Proof is 'out there' mate but go ahead and insist Vista was a success and people raved about its performance!

And Windows 7 is still unconvincing performance wise unless a whole slew of...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Aug 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 13,173
Posted By spazzie
Good luck with getting any performance from your...

Good luck with getting any performance from your foreground applications and desktop explorer shell. Forget running a game!

Wasted RAM is caching Office, Acrobat Reader and dozens of other cached...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Aug 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,976
Posted By spazzie
So a new user states his/her own real...

So a new user states his/her own real life/business experiences with modern OS technologies such as superfetch and that somehow relegates them to being a "troll spreading FUD" and receive a "warning"...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Aug 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,803
Posted By spazzie
I can only speak from experience. The everyday...

I can only speak from experience. The everyday Vista user is frustrated at why their PC requires 5 - 10 minutes before their PC is responsive to what they need to do. Even Microsoft engineers suggest...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Aug 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,803
Posted By spazzie
Prefetch worked great on XP, they should have...

Prefetch worked great on XP, they should have just left it at that. SSD "disks" are just around the corner, so heaven knows what Microsoft engineers were thinking with this obsession to fill RAM just...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 10 Aug 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,803
Posted By spazzie
Well Prefetch is caching Excel, Powerpoint, the...

Well Prefetch is caching Excel, Powerpoint, the entire office suit in fact ..I only use Word 2007 and Opera so I don't see the point in consuming RAM for the sake of consuming RAM and slowing down my...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Aug 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,976
Posted By spazzie
If you continue to use superfetch, you will be...

If you continue to use superfetch, you will be getting a new HDD quite regularly as it thrashes the crap out of it.

Superfetch is a much hated technology because Microsoft peddled their "we know...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Aug 2009
Replies: 49
Views: 13,173
Posted By spazzie
Turn off superfetch, indexing, windows defender,...

Turn off superfetch, indexing, windows defender, windows drive protection, tweak Aero based on your graphics card and hey presto: you to can have a "better than XP" performing Windows Xperience!
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Aug 2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,803
Posted By spazzie
Why should RAM be wasted on caching apps I never...

Why should RAM be wasted on caching apps I never use? Surely this isn't good on the desktop, let alone Windows 2008 File Servers? ;-)

In Widows 7 RTM downloaded from TechNet Plus, I've found my...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Aug 2009
Replies: 24
Views: 35,287
Posted By spazzie
So what does this mean? Adding RAM used to...

So what does this mean? Adding RAM used to improve performance, not any more as Microsoft will use it to cache applications you may or may not ever use! Great use of RAM for heavy foreground app...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Aug 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,499
Posted By spazzie
Well in the old days of Windows XP you could...

Well in the old days of Windows XP you could install more RAM and you would receive a performance boost.

Nowdays Windows Vista / WIndows 7 will cache applications off HDD to all of your RAM like...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jul 2009
Replies: 1,927
Views: 264,372
Posted By spazzie
There's a LOT not to like about Windows 7

Prefetch / Superfetch
A choice of what to cache to RAM would be nice. Superfetch caches Excel, Powerpoint ie. rarely used apps so that's 'great use' of *my* RAM Microsoft. NOT. The result is...
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