I'm not sure if this has been posted before but here goes:
Longhorn's most useful feature "leaked "as XP tweak
According to the article,--->Externer Link
http://www.microsoft-watch.com/artic...129TX1K0000535 the Voles in the
Redmond Vole Hill will deliver some astounding features.
Those include the ability to launch apps 15% faster than Windows XP, boot PCs 50% faster, patch systems
with 50% fewer reboots, and let firms migrate to Longhorn 75% per cent faster.
The only reason why its faster is they added a superfetch feature to the prefetcher. If you look at the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\SessionManager\Memory Management\Prefetcher
you will notice in windows xp;
EnablePrefetcher = 3
and you will notice in windows longhorn;
EnableSuperfetch = 1
Well, guess what? You can put the EnableSuperfetch = 1 in windows xp and get the same speed.
Wow, Microsoft just added a feature that was already there in xp.
From what I have been reading the tweak is designed for at least Windows XP SP2.
So maybe someone who has SP2 installed can see if improves anything.
One of the many claims Microsoft makes for Windows Longhorn is that it wil launch applications 15%
faster than Windows XP does currently. This is down to improvements in the Prefetch functionality.
There's no need to wait until Longhorn arrives; this improvement is already in Windows XP thanks to
Service Pack 2. It just needs to be turned on.
To enable super prefetch:
* Use a registry editing tool (run>regedit) to navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory
* Insert a value with the following details:
Data Type: DWORD
Value Name: EnableSuperfetch
You will need to turn off the EnablePrefetch already in Windows XP
* Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect
pleas back up the registry entry first before you do it.
I found this on demonoid.com forums, it seems from the replies it does work. However, I cannot test it as i have win2k.