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  1. Posts : 743
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       26 Oct 2014 #291

    Even after clean up, defrag etc. in my VM things are close to unusable. Often the desktop and windows jump around, tray icons still take forever to appear etc..

    At least on my setup it seems a step backward. I restored the first build from an image for messing around. But it's still way slower than using W7 32 or 64 bit in a VM.

    I wonder if that Start Screen stuff creates another layer or something.
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  2. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       26 Oct 2014 #292

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Even after clean up, defrag etc. in my VM things are close to unusable. Often the desktop and windows jump around, tray icons still take forever to appear etc..

    At least on my setup it seems a step backward. I restored the first build from an image for messing around. But it's still way slower than using W7 32 or 64 bit in a VM.

    I wonder if that Start Screen stuff creates another layer or something.
    Did you also defrag the physical partition? Worth a shot.

    Bill
    .
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  3. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       26 Oct 2014 #293

    Edwin said: View Post
    Okay MS, c'mon!!!
    What's with the cluttered navigation pane???
    Try this: open the three explorer shortcuts (user, This PC, and Taskbar)
    change folder options to NOT expand to current location
    collapse all of the navigation pane locations (I had to do this in each explorer window open)
    close each explorer (saves expanded/collapsed status) - just make sure all navigation pane locations are collapsed.

    This is from Win8, but it's the same in Win10 (locations are different - User opens Home and Taskbar opens Home or Libraries (if shown))

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    Win10 is a bit buggy with explorer since they've added the Home location - but I like the changes. I had win95 set up sort of like this with shortcuts on the desktop. I even called it Home - lol.
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  4. Posts : 743
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       26 Oct 2014 #294

    Slartybart said: View Post
    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Even after clean up, defrag etc. in my VM things are close to unusable. Often the desktop and windows jump around, tray icons still take forever to appear etc..

    At least on my setup it seems a step backward. I restored the first build from an image for messing around. But it's still way slower than using W7 32 or 64 bit in a VM.

    I wonder if that Start Screen stuff creates another layer or something.
    Did you also defrag the physical partition? Worth a shot.

    Bill
    .
    Yeah,I did the 3 step method VMWare suggests.. inside the vm, shut down and defrag using vmware tools, then defrag the partition the vm is on.
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  5. Posts : 357
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       26 Oct 2014 #295

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Even after clean up, defrag etc. in my VM things are close to unusable. Often the desktop and windows jump around, tray icons still take forever to appear etc..

    At least on my setup it seems a step backward. I restored the first build from an image for messing around. But it's still way slower than using W7 32 or 64 bit in a VM.

    I wonder if that Start Screen stuff creates another layer or something.
    My Win 10 x64 VM was very slow and I thought it was because this VM folder is on a spinner HD.

    I disabled the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service.

    That made a big improvement for me.
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  6. Posts : 1,517
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       26 Oct 2014 #296

    I triple boot my PC (W7, XP & Linux Mint 17).

    My W10 TP VM (VMware Player running on LM17) seems as fast as (if not faster than) my W7 install.

    My W7 install has slowed down (a lot) during the past 6 months.
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  7. Posts : 743
    Host W8.0 x64 Guest W10 x86
       26 Oct 2014 #297

    DavidE said: View Post
    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Even after clean up, defrag etc. in my VM things are close to unusable. Often the desktop and windows jump around, tray icons still take forever to appear etc..

    At least on my setup it seems a step backward. I restored the first build from an image for messing around. But it's still way slower than using W7 32 or 64 bit in a VM.

    I wonder if that Start Screen stuff creates another layer or something.
    My Win 10 x64 VM was very slow and I thought it was because this VM folder is on a spinner HD.

    I disabled the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service.

    That made a big improvement for me.
    Thanks. I'll try that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 493
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       27 Oct 2014 #298

    CountMike said: View Post
    What I found that helps with stuff like that in FF: Turning cache up, mine is set to 650MB and turning off automatic Flash updates, many times it cracked during search for or updating it.
    How does one turn the cache up?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    27 Oct 2014 #299

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    CountMike said: View Post
    What I found that helps with stuff like that in FF: Turning cache up, mine is set to 650MB and turning off automatic Flash updates, many times it cracked during search for or updating it.
    How does one turn the cache up?
    Tools > Options > Advanced > Network, Cached Web Content
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  10. Posts : 493
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       27 Oct 2014 #300

    Thank you Mike. I increased it to 600.
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