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  • Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

    Just passing this article on for those that haven't made the jump to Vista 64 to get some massive memory loving yet.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/02/...hop/index.html

    Also, on a different note:
    Restart Windows Explorer the Safe Way

    Note sure how many people know about getting a buggy system back up and running when a program hangs is to close the explorer.exe process and then restart it. Has saved me from a reboot hundreds of times, and is easy to do once you do it a couple of times.

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    -Carlos A. Urbizo-


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    Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

    Thanks for the info.

    Another Vista question after reading TOM's article; do you leave the hibernation feature on or off? I was thinking about turning it off.
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      Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

      I turned it off. I never use it anyway. I have had Vista Ultimate x64 for only a couple of weeks and been trying to find a lot of little tricks about shutting down stuff to help speed it up. Although it runs pretty fast for me with the 4Gb of RAM I have I still like looking for ways to get the computer to run faster. Shutting down some of the services I never need and are unimportant helped a little. I figured I could mess around and if I mess it up I can always format and reinstall if I goof it up.

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        Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

        Turning off the stupid Aros (bad spelling) display setting gives you some memory back. I don't need see through window borders. I set mine to the color black, and like it a lot more.

        I was messing around with a program that lets you visually view the files on you computer by relative size, and saw a 4 gig file called hibernation, looked it up and was pretty pissed at what it was, and taking up all that space.

        This is an awesome program:
        http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/on.../sequoiaview//

        Try it and bet you find a ton of crap you should have deleted off your computer.
        Like left over movies, large picture files, programs, etc.

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          Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

          Sequoiaview mentioned here:

          http://www.tacticalgamer.com/hardwar...directory.html

          I'm using WinDirStat:

          http://WinDirStat.info/
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

          snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

          Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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            Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

            I like the Aeros feature and left it turned on but there are a lot of services running I am trying to find out what can be safely shut down without any ill effects. I had read a long .pdf file that was sent to me by one of my friends and the recommendations they used for shutting own a lot of the services and I had thought I really messed up the computer. Luckily I was able to get all organized again with no problems. Must be one of the services I tried shutting down that caused a lot of the stuff to stop working, like control panel would not open or could not right click on the desktop and get personalize to come up or right click on "My Computer" and get it to pop up at all. Anyway i went back to default wit them all till I read some more on services.

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              Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

              After reading that, I shut off hibernation and turned off my page file even though I only have 4GB (not the 8GB in the article!).

              It's been running for a day now playing BF2 and COD4 without any problems. Can't say I've really noticed any performance changes but I'll keep the page file off unless I get problems.

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                Re: Vista Workshop: Windows Vista With 8 GB

                if you google BlackViper you will find a site that is the best source for info on services I have ever seen and know a ton of tweakers that use only it. The guy that does it must have so much time on his hand to go though so many and test test and retest.

                Edit: looked it up for everyone and just noticed that he just updated Feb. 4th for Vista. I know what I will be doing tomorrow :)
                http://www.blackviper.com/
                Really good site to bookmark folks.

                Here are a couple more from my bookmarks:
                http://www.tweakhound.com/vista/tweakguide/services.htm
                http://www.ocmodshop.com/ocmodshop.aspx?a=864

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                -Carlos A. Urbizo-

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