Windows 10: Disable Prefetch & Superfetch

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  1.    20 Dec 2015 #21

    shakennstirred said: View Post
    I have been using their over versions of this on win 7/8/8.1 and now 10.
    so been using it years, never had a single problem with it.
    cant see what you did to make it add another account, never done that here
    I never touched anything apart from couple of settings in Customization part. Wasn't satisfied with results so I used "restore defaults but it seems it doesn't restore just changes I made but restores full system defaults which is not what I expected, it should just reverse only changes made with that program.
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  2. Posts : 92
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    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2015 #22

    Interesting story, Windows is NOT an OS you install and use for months and years!
    My HDD partitioning is always : C 50GB - D 25 GB - E Rest of space
    C is Windows and D is a single file, an image of C made by Acronis TrueImage or anything else.
    Restore in 2~4 minutes! I have a fresh intact Windows installation image and a 2nd one with all drivers + software.
    2nd one is used most of the time, 1st one is used just in lieu of fresh Windows re-installation from DVD!
    Saves time and burner, and every few days, I restore to the 2nd full image, Windows performance is visibly decreasing over time with heavy workloads, is that too hard to find?!
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  3.    20 Dec 2015 #23

    CountMike said: View Post
    I never touched anything apart from couple of settings in Customization part. Wasn't satisfied with results so I used "restore defaults but it seems it doesn't restore just changes I made but restores full system defaults which is not what I expected, it should just reverse only changes made with that program.
    its not a dodgy program that adds crapware or spyware etc, I wouldn't post it if it was.
    i have tried n tested it over many years in its various versions and like i said its worked flawlessly, that's why i thought others may like it.
    so not sure why its done what you say it has, very strange.

    if i don't like anything its done I just untick it and hit apply again, it has always gone back to the old setting
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  4.    20 Dec 2015 #24

    shakennstirred said: View Post
    its not a dodgy program that adds crapware or spyware etc, I wouldn't post it if it was.
    i have tried n tested it over many years in its various versions and like i said its worked flawlessly, that's why i thought others may like it.
    so not sure why its done what you say it has, very strange.

    if i don't like anything its done I just untick it and hit apply again, it has always gone back to the old setting
    I did use it on W8 and it did those few things I asked for, like faster closing of non responding programs and few interface changes and it worked OK.
    There was another program like that, can't remember now exactly which one that allowed verbose BOOT so I thought it was this one. That verbose BOOT is pretty useful thing, it lists all the processes during boot time.
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  5. Posts : 3,717
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       20 Dec 2015 #25

    CountMike said: View Post
    Yes, that too, ever since Windows became SSD aware, methinks it's from W7 Sp1. With XP, it used to be recommended and default virtual memory 2 1/2 times physical RAM !!!
    Correct. 10 uses less RAM than any of the previous OS versions, because they finally got the algorithm correct.

    8.1 would use up to 3 GB with just the OS running. 10 uses from 1.4 to 2 GB when running.

    No need to start mucking in areas that the OS will change the settings on as it is running.

    Now the manufacturers of the SSD's have realized that leaving at least 10 GB unformated, will also allow the hardware to better maintain allocating when a bad RAM bit is found.
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  6. Posts : 3,717
    Mac OS Sierra
       20 Dec 2015 #26

    omidsolo said: View Post
    Interesting story, Windows is NOT an OS you install and use for months and years!
    Actually it is. There are systems out there that have worked perfectly fine for over 6 years, without having to reimage the drive.
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  7.    20 Dec 2015 #27

    Hi,

    i have tried n tested it over many years in its various versions and like i said its worked flawlessly, that's why i thought others may like it.
    Same here. But........This version is far from perfect as it comes with some of the boxes pre-set and since this program basically toggles registry entries you often end up with the exact opposite of what you'd expect it to do. Ergo, caveat emptor.

    Now the manufacturers of the SSD's have realized that leaving at least 10 GB unformated, will also allow the hardware to better maintain allocating when a bad RAM bit is found.
    Correct but contrary what most users think not all drives require you (the user) to set an area for over provisioning though.
    E.g. latest Sandforce controlled SSD don't require you to do anything.

    Either way modern SSDs have come a long way. I wouldn't worry about them, just look at the MTBF figures to convince yourself. Plus they're much less prone to physical damage than HDD's anyhow.

    Cheers,
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  8.    20 Dec 2015 #28

    omidsolo said: View Post
    Interesting story, Windows is NOT an OS you install and use for months and years!
    It can be.

    I have an old computer with XP installed in January 2008. Until about 3 years ago it was in daily use and had many application installs and uninstalls. Recently I noticed the uptime was 49 days. Problems have been minimal. The computer was used when I bought it, manufactured about 2005. I don't think I have replaced anything other the CMOS battery.

    I also have a 6 GB drive bought in 1998. Still runs with no SMART warnings. In it's early years usage was quite heavy.
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  9.    21 Dec 2015 #29

    My system as right now:
    W7 Pro Retail >Sp1 > W8 > W8.1 > W10 all upgrades/updates since first W7 clean install. Many HW changes since than too.
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  10. Posts : 1,499
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home
       21 Dec 2015 #30

    Agreed


    LMiller7 said: View Post
    omidsolo said: View Post
    Interesting story, Windows is NOT an OS you install and use for months and years!
    It can be.
    Since January 2010, I've reinstalled W7 twice:
    • The Calculator and Network Manager somehow got "borked" (2012)
    • I got a new HDD and I decided that I might as well perform a clean install (2013)

    The 2012 reinstall still runs properly when I plug in the old HDD (replaced in 2013).
    The dual boot XP install (created in January 2010) also still runs correctly.

    I had to re-image my W7 PC last month, after I discovered that I had accidentally installed a "Get W10" update.
    After I uninstalled it, I noticed that various system windows were screwed up.
    Note:
    I don't consider re-imaging as reinstalling.
    So I'm still on my 2013 install, from a certain point of view.

    As for XP, after I started using FF instead of IE6 in 2006, I didn't have to reinstall it, until I created the dual boot setup with W7 in 2010.
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