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Posted 13 January 2009 - 03:40 AM

Thought I'd start this topic to gather any tips/tweaks for Microsofts new OS.

Heres first:

Make sure 'turn off write-cache buffer flushing on the device' is 'enabled' and you will double your HD performance score. :clarky:

Mine went from 3.0 to 6.0 with this little tweak, make sure you read the warning before doing so.


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:23 AM

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:12 AM

No change in mine...
Attached Image: writecache.JPG

Still 3.0

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:41 AM

so in 7 we can't change performance like in vista C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT (tweaking) ????

Edited by os collector, 13 January 2009 - 10:41 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:24 PM

To take ownership of files and folders, you can use this Tweak. It will give you the option to take ownership when you right click on a file or folder or drive.

Attached Image: takeown.jpg

Download and open the zip file below, then right click on the file, then click on merge.

http://rapidshare.com/files/182922928/TakeOwnership.zip

Right click on whatever you want to own, and select 'take ownership'. :chriso:

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 09:34 PM

1. Open the Start Menu.
2. In the search box, type regedit and press Enter.

3. In regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop

4. In the right pane, right click on MenuShowDelay and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)

Attached Image: reg2.PNG

5. Type in a number (400 is default, I use 1) for how many milliseconds you want the Menu to wait before it opens. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: The lower the number, the faster the response time. Do not use the number 0.

Attached Image: modify2.PNG

6. Click on OK to apply. (See screenshot above)
7. Close regedit.
8. Logoff and logon, or restart the computer to apply the changes.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:37 PM

View Postscaramonga, on Jan 13 2009, 01:24 PM, said:

To take ownership of files and folders, you can use this Tweak. It will give you the option to take ownership when you right click on a file or folder or drive.

Attachment takeown.jpg

Download and open the zip file below, then right click on the file, then click on merge.

http://rapidshare.com/files/182922928/TakeOwnership.zip

Right click on whatever you want to own, and select 'take ownership'. :clarky:


Great timesaver-
thanks Scara-
works on Vista too

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:00 AM

Thanks, got it installed. :chriso:

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:39 AM

These are great tips. Thx Scara. :chriso:

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:25 PM

Windows Installer crashing on load?
Here's the solution:
start regedit
navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
-Software
--Microsoft
---SQMClient
----Windows
-----DisabledSessions

Change MachineThrottling into _MachineThrottling

Did the trick for me!

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:28 AM

how to make the god awful jumping/disappearing present windows you are working in stay visible when moving. total shite. when right in the middle of doing something, if you move the window, sized to your liking, it vanishes, or goes full size...wtf. hate it.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:33 PM

View Postm.oreilly, on Jan 22 2009, 01:28 AM, said:

how to make the god awful jumping/disappearing present windows you are working in stay visible when moving. total shite. when right in the middle of doing something, if you move the window, sized to your liking, it vanishes, or goes full size...wtf. hate it.

I think this is what you are in need of Mike. :roadrunner:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:04 PM

thanks man :roadrunner:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:20 PM

You Can Choose Which Folders to Back Up and Create System Images

One revised feature in Windows 7 is the Backup utility. Previously with Vista, you could only designate types of files to back up. Now, you pick which folders to duplicate, plus export whole system images.

The new Backup and Restore looks pretty similar to the Vista version, where there's a welcome screen to choose backup or restore, and a prompt to choose a target drive before getting into the nitty gritty of data protection. But instead of a screen asking you what file types you want to back up, there's now a screen asking if you'd like windows to automatically choose the files to protect, or if you'd like to do it manually.

Letting Windows 7 back up your computer is a two click process. You click OK to launch the auto backup menu, and then you click OK to actually carry out the action. Manual backup, however, presents you with a tree menu that has check boxes next to each drive/directory/folder. From here, you can decide which folders are worthy of attention.

You can also create system images that automatically backup to an external drive with Windows 7, something you couldn't do with Vista. Previously, backups were limited only to data files that weren't system files, program files, or settings, but rather text docs, audio files, video files, and emails.

You still can't save individual program and system files with Windows 7, but you can have the computer create a whole image that can be used to restore you computer if your drive craps out.. This is done without asking in automatic backup if there's a proper amount of space, and is a checkbox option on the manual backup screen.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:33 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Jan 22 2009, 01:04 PM, said:

thanks man :roadrunner:

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