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Thread: Vista's speedup trick leaked to xp :)

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    99shassan's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    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

    key:
    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.

    Zitat:
    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

    Management\PrefetchParameters
    * Insert a value with the following details:

    Data Type: DWORD
    Value Name: EnableSuperfetch
    Value: 1

    You will need to turn off the EnablePrefetch already in Windows XP

    EnablePretech=0

    * 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.
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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    That's complete BS.

    Do you honestly think that one little registry tweak makes up all of the speedup you get in vista?

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    4play's Avatar knob jockey
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    this is fake from what i have read.

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    agreed that is bs - that is an old xp tweak


    do a search on "xp prefetch tweak" and youll understand
    on the other hand if that is the main difference with vista then microsoft needs to fire some people
    this was my "superpost" instead of my "post" 0/1/2/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    That's complete BS.

    Do you honestly think that one little registry tweak makes up all of the speedup you get in vista?
    ok jeez

    Has anyone tried it? a few people on demonoid.com says it has speeded up.
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    99shassan's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    I've had two friends try it on fasttracker and they say they've noticed a speedup.
    Changed SPAN settings in sig a YEAR after it was removed

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    Yup its fake, just did it, and it made things slower really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmithz
    Yup its fake, just did it, and it made things slower really.
    id try it but im still on sp1 lol

    Smith is a bag of douche,FACT.

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    99shassan's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    i don't know then, spd and dwells on ft said it has increased the speed of their startup, guyver can confirm as he is also a memeber of ft. maybe it works on different pcs.
    Changed SPAN settings in sig a YEAR after it was removed

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    place-bo effect?
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