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Old 05-11-07, 07:22 PM   #13
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FEAR is in my folder ,HL2 isnt but HL2 ep1 is Twice and Half Life Sauce has 4 icons?? Stupid useless folder.

That so-called vista tweakguide reads as more of a general guide to a pc ,a lot of lines are just relevant to xp which I find quite lazy.
And that guy probably did some bench-presses before that picture was taken ,What a bighead.

Im sure it will be up for an edit soon though, much like my posts.

It might be a good idea to get an RSS feed from this place or similar
http://www.tweakvista.com/
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Old 05-14-07, 10:22 AM   #14
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Go into device manager and click on your HDD(s) and under poilicies enable advanced performance, helped me a lot with all the disk thrashing...other than that I disabled indexing and used the tweak guides to disable some other obvious stuff I don't use...dial-up connection, fast user switching etc.
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Old 05-17-07, 11:31 PM   #15
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Go into device manager and click on your HDD(s) and under poilicies enable advanced performance, helped me a lot with all the disk thrashing...other than that I disabled indexing and used the tweak guides to disable some other obvious stuff I don't use...dial-up connection, fast user switching etc.

Okay, which folders should I choose to disable indexing on?

C:\ OS

G:\ Game Drive

The other two drives are storage drives.
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Old 05-18-07, 12:04 AM   #16
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One thing I'd like to do is set quickkeys for certain things. For example, press F1 to show desktop, press F2 for bringing sidebar to the front, etc. Anyway to do this without a 3rd party program?
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Old 05-18-07, 10:05 AM   #17
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Okay, which folders should I choose to disable indexing on?

C:\ OS

G:\ Game Drive

The other two drives are storage drives.
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Old 05-19-07, 09:51 AM   #18
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Okay, which folders should I choose to disable indexing on?

C:\ OS

G:\ Game Drive

The other two drives are storage drives.
On all drives as you dont need the indexing at all IMO.
It will just take a little longer for the OS to find stuff if you seek but hey who really cares about one sec ore more and I dont seek files very often annyway so for me its off an all drives!
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Old 05-19-07, 07:47 PM   #19
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On all drives as you dont need the indexing at all IMO.
It will just take a little longer for the OS to find stuff if you seek but hey who really cares about one sec ore more and I dont seek files very often annyway so for me its off an all drives!

Okay, put how to I choose the option to disable certain drives in Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64?
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Here's a service tweak/checklist I use to cut down processes.

This guide is only recommended for power users. Inexperienced Windows users should NOT use this. It's also recommended that you have in-depth knowledge about network security. The guide is meant to be used with Windows Vista RTM build 6000.

Beware: Disabling some of the services below may have a negative impact on your system/network security. I take no responsibility what so ever of any negative consequences these tweaks may have on your system, hardware or life. Use on your own risk.

Disable the following services to improve performance and decrease RAM usage:

Base Filtering Engine
Disable if you don't use the Windows Firewall

Diagnostic Policy Service

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Function Discovery Provider Host

Function Discovery Resource Publication

Human Interface Device Access
Disable if you don't use/need hotkeys on your keyboard.

IKE and AuthIP IPSec Keying Modules
Disable to improve network performance and decrease RAM usage.
Disabling will have a negative impact on network security.

Internet Connection Sharing
Disable if you don't need to share your internet connection.

IP Helper
Disable to improve network performance and decrease RAM usage.
Will also disable IPv6 connectivity over IPv4. Might be useful in the future.

IPSec Policy Agent
Disable to improve network performance and decrease RAM usage.
Disabling will have a negative impact on network security.

KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Disable if you don't use MSDTC and/or KTM.

Messenger Sharing Folders USN Journal Reader service
This service is only available if Messenger Live is installed.
Disable if you don't use Messenger Live's sharing folders.

Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
Disable if you don't use MS Shadow Copy.
Disabling will have a negative impact on system redundancy.

Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Disable if you don't use the Net.Tcp protocol (from .NET framework).
Disabling will make .NET applications using this protocol not to function properly.

Network List Service
Disable if you aren't connected to a LAN with multiple computers or if you don't share files or printers through your LAN.

Network Location Awareness
Disable if you aren't connected to a LAN with multiple computers or if you don't share files or printers through your LAN.

Offline Files
Disable if you only use local profiles and aren't connected to a domain.

Portable Device Enumerator Service
Disable if you don't need to syncronize data with removable storage (such as mp3 players. This will not affect third party applications such as iTunes, only applications using this service, e.g. Windows Media Player).

Print Spooler
Disable if you do not use a printer

Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Disable if you don't care about compatibility issues. (Running applications in compatibility mode will still function.)

ReadyBoost
I have this feature disabled and it frees up alot of virtual memory. My benchmarks were better with this service disabled.

Remote Access Connection Manager
Disable if you don't use dial-up connections and/or VPN-networks.

Routing and Remote Access
Disable if you don't need to route network data within a LAN or WAN.

Secondary Logon
Disable if you don't need to login two users at once.

Security Center
Disable if you can take care of the system security manually.

Server
Disable if you don't share files and/or printers through LAN.

Shell Hardware Detection
Disable to remove autoplay functionality on removable media.

SL UI Notification Service
Disable. You can manually run this if it's needed for activation or other software licensing issues.

Tablet PC Input Service
Disable if you don't have a Tablet PC.

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Disable. Totally useless if you don't use NetBIOS (NetBT).

Telephony
Disable if you don't use dial-up connections.

Terminal Services
Disable if you don't use Remote Desktop.
Disabling will improve system security.

UPnP Device Host
Disable if you don't need to host UPnP devices.

WebClient

Windows Defender
Disable if you don't want to use it. Though, consider using third party anti-malware application if you disable it.

Windows Error Reporting Service
Disable if you don't use error reporting.

Windows Firewall
Disable if you don't use the Windows Firewall. Though, consider using third party firewall (hardware, software or router w/ firewall).

Windows Image Aquisition (WIA)
Disable if you don't use a scanner and/or digital cameras.

Windows Media Center Extender Service
Disable if you don't use Media Center extensions.

Windows Search
Disable if you don't want to use the advanced windows search feature with indexing (Normal search will still function, but is alot slower).

Windows Time
Disable if you don't want the clock to syncronize automatically. Waste of resources. Update clock manually.

WinHTTP WebProxy Auto-Discovery Service
Disable if you don't use applications which use the WPAD protocol (most applications don't). Manually enable if you need it.

Virtual Disk
Set as manual if you don't use Disk Management in the Computer Management console.
You can manually start this service at any time if you need to use Disk Management.

Volume Shadow Copy
Disable if you don't use MS Shadow Copy.
Disabling will have a negative impact on system redundancy.

If you don't use the Aero theme disable the following services:

Application Experience

Desktop Window Manager Session Manager

If you don't use themes at all, disable the following services:

Application Experience

Desktop Window Manager Session Manager

Windows Themes
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Okay, put how to I choose the option to disable certain drives in Windows Vista Ultimate Edition x64?
I dont know about Vista X64 as I have X86 but I think it should be the same procedure, test and open My computer so you see your drive letters, C/D/E etc and just rightclick on C and chose properties and there you disable Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching.

And you do the same on the other drives okey, easy
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SemperFi is that the list from BlackViper?
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I dont know about Vista X64 as I have X86 but I think it should be the same procedure, test and open My computer so you see your drive letters, C/D/E etc and just rightclick on C and chose properties and there you disable Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching.

And you do the same on the other drives okey, easy

Okay, I see it when I uncheck that option it asks me the following question,
'Do you want to apply this change to drive C:\ only, or do you want to apply
it to all subfolders and files as well? I choose...apply changes to drive C:\, subfolders and files.
It seems to be the correct one. What do you guys think?
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Okay, I see it when I uncheck that option it asks me the following question,
'Do you want to apply this change to drive C:\ only, or do you want to apply
it to all subfolders and files as well? I choose...apply changes to drive C:\, subfolders and files.
It seems to be the correct one. What do you guys think?
Yepp apply it to all subfolders is correct, it says so in the Vistatweakguide BTW http://www.tweakguides.com/
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