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    Bad Tweaks

    An interesting blog post - Bad Tweaks by TweakHound.

    This is not a comprehensive list of bad/ineffective tweaks. See Increase boot performance for another example.

    Joe

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    Nice list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    An interesting blog post - Bad Tweaks by TweakHound.
    I'm surprised that he doesn't include (almost) "anything on the Black Viper website", unless it is by implication...
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    See Increase boot performance for another example.
    I once tried the changing of number of processors and disabling boot gui and it did absolutely nothing to the boot speed.

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    Thus the post. Those settings are primarily used by Microsoft & OEMS to help debug boot issues. I've seen many posts about how it improved boot times but never have I seen any reproducible benchmarking to prove it. IMO, it is a placebo effect.

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    Thanks, it nice to see I'm not the only one who utilizes the good advice of Tweakhound.

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    Tweaks?

    The only tweaks I use are hardware oriented. I use multiple disks and multiple partitions that enable Widows to load programs and settings and API's by reading two disks simultaneously - no waiting. I have 8GB RAM. I use Task Sceduler to do routine maintenance so I leave my desktop machine on, and boot times have no real meaning for me.

    I've read about how fast SSD's are, but my setup is already faster than I am, and I seldom boot my system (which is pretty darned quick, anyway), so any increase in speed via SSD is simply a foolish waste of money for me. I won't even consider buying an SSD until they can match the capacity of platters at equal or cheaper prices. A couple of weeks ago I bought a 1TB Seagate on sale for $60. It's a spare backup drive for my eSATA drive dock that I'll use for my laptop drive images.

    I'm comfortable with the Windows 7 interface, my organizational structure allows me to find anything I need quickly using Windows Explorer opening in Computer (I totally ignore libraries), and I've customized my start menu in such a way that I don't miss Classic at all.

    For my 2˘, a lot of the "tweaks" out there are just another way for someone other than me getting their fingers into my registry. No thanks.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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