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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 May 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By 7point5
1) is it true ramdisks use up an entire core of...

1) is it true ramdisks use up an entire core of the CPU?

2) if pagefile is on a ramdisk what happens if I boot into safe mode will ramdisk still be there (and if not where will the pagefile be...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By 7point5
alrite so lemme put it this way: without...

alrite so lemme put it this way: without disabling task scheduler itself :

what are all the necessary tasks that should not be deleted?
(or, what are all the tasks that can be deleted?)


bt(w...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By 7point5
alrite but how do you know? how can we verify? if...

alrite but how do you know? how can we verify? if Windows doesn't say it (by not preventing security update on top of update) then how can you know for sure?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Mar 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By 7point5
when going the "monthly rollup" route, how to prevent BLOATING?

so if I choose the monthly rollups instead of the security updates, I noticed a huge flaw:

the size added to the hard drive is equal (even larger maybe because compression) to the size of the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By 7point5
:shock: how that possible if the rollup...

:shock: how that possible

if the rollup includes the security updates then windows is suppose to detect that if I try to install a security update on top of a (more recent) rollup

generally...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By 7point5
!WARNING! monthly rollups do NOT include security updates!!

figured I should let everyone know this is vital

you'd think that by installing monthly rollups you can dispense with the monthly security updates - that's FALSE

I tested this myself, I...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By 7point5
task scheduler can be safely disabled?

it contains a lot of useless tasks (eg. those involving telemetry)

and if I'm not mistaken the ONLY useful (ie. performance-improving) task is the scheduled defragmentation right?
and this I can...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,854
Posted By 7point5
configure windows to QUICKLY delete pagefile on shutdown? (not wipe)

so I just discovered what may be one of the dumbest design choices ever if this is true: when configuring windows to clear the pagefile on shutdown (by flipping the ClearPageFileAtShutdown value in...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By 7point5
if all fails try cleaning inside the slot with...

if all fails try cleaning inside the slot with some acetone (using a q tip)

acetone evaporates quickly so no danger to the board
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By 7point5
I tried cleanmgr it's garbage only cleans a few...

I tried cleanmgr it's garbage only cleans a few MBs not GBs

and the backup files for the updates (the ones that allow uninstall & rollback) are still there
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 5,975
Posted By 7point5
old thread but couldn't find a more recent one ...

old thread but couldn't find a more recent one
because Dism has no 'startcomponentcleanup' option, that's just a myth that started who knows when & then spread over the web - even windows 8.1...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By 7point5
actually the real question is don't win7 itself...

actually the real question is don't win7 itself have a built-in optimization feature to reduce the size of winsxs folder?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By 7point5
so that's the only difference with older...

so that's the only difference with older chipsets?

both can handle new cpus equally? (the be difference in cpu benchmarks between older & newer boards?)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By 7point5
what about performance hit is there any...

what about performance hit is there any performance hit?
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By 7point5
I knew it...

I knew it https://forum-images.hardware.fr/icones/smilies/mad.gif so any safe apps?
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By 7point5
k but the first link is about removing packages...

k but the first link is about removing packages (not what I want)

the 2nd link I actually looked it up before: many of the options there ain't supported by win7

is there even a built-in...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By 7point5
newer CPU on previous generation chipset = automatic performance loss?

to elaborate: since a given socket can cover 2 generations of chipsets/mainboards (for instance LGA1155 CPUs like Sandy & Ivy are handled by both P67 boards (with bios update) and H77/Z77 boards, and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By 7point5
could become...??? corrupted how?...

could become...???

corrupted how? (corruption to user data only? corruption to data in user-inaccessible zones like G-list P-list firmware etc? physical?)


in scenario #2 assume the drive's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By 7point5
WHAT HAPPENS if you disconnect a running HDD in these 2 scenarios :

#1 :
- the drive is in AHCI mode both in bios & in the OS (so hotplugging allowed), but:
- the running OS is installed on that drive


#2 :
- it's a NON-OS drive, but:
- the drive is in IDE...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2,084
Posted By 7point5
HOW to reduce win7 installation size (Winsxs etc.) using Dism?

question's in the title

whether it's an online or a mounted image, how do I use dism to reduce size of win7? (say by removing backup files of all installed updates, rollups, even sp1 itself I've...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By 7point5
that's not possible (unless you've a very special...

that's not possible (unless you've a very special & super strong bios)


ok to say it clearly what I meant was, it's totally impossible to hide a hard drive from windows 7 setup without physically...
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Mar 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By 7point5
force windows7 to ignore other drives & windows installations @ setup?

question's in the title

when installing win7 on a new physical drive, on a pc with other physical drives (and windows on one of those other physical drives) win7 always modifies the existing...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By 7point5
(no actually I use EFI) and yet problem only...

(no actually I use EFI)

and yet problem only occurs with latest monthly rollup updates (and disappears if I uninstall that update)

usually when a PC restarts there's a brief time when signal is...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Feb 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 8,130
Posted By 7point5
I ran windows 7 PE x64 basically a mini...

I ran windows 7 PE x64
basically a mini version of win7 it's a recovery environment the iso's really small only 160mb which I installed on a usb flash drive (with freeware Rufus app to make it...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Feb 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 8,130
Posted By 7point5
dunno tbh DISM command syntax vary a lot with...

dunno tbh DISM command syntax vary a lot with every OS you'll have to trial & error but you'll know at once if it's the good syntax or not
what environment you running dism from?
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