Menion

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  1. Yay! It actually works Thanks a lot Stead!
  2. Hey! I am running Windows Vista x86 (build 6000) and I can't seem to install the WIM filter. I've tried to reboot several times and the driver (wimfltr.sys) is copied into the drivers folder (..windows/system32/drivers) but vLite doesn't recognize it. It always ask me if I've restarted after installed, which I've done. If I try to use NET STOP wimfltr it seems as if the service is running, because it say the service can't be stopped or paused. But I can't seem to find the service anywhere else. I've tried to install the filter in many different ways. Letting vLite install, install manually with .inf-file and so on, but nothing works! Anyone have a clue? Regards, Menion
  3. Uhm. That's not a bug. It's a feature.... You can install Vista without entering a key for evaluation purposes (30 days). You won't be able to activate without a proper key. So, this was already known.
  4. Well, I guess you don't a clue what you're talking about. One of the new features in Vista is symbolic links (NTFS Symbolic Links @ Wikipedia). All the old XP folders such as Application Data exists as symbolic links in Vista. Which means that for all old applications, all the folders from xp (Application Data, My Documents etc.) are still accessible. So what the heck are you ranting about?
  5. This guide wasn't meant for you tweak services haters... As I clearly stated, you do it on your own risk. I gained a lot of performance and decreased Vista's RAM usage considerably, so what's wrong is wanting to share that experience and knowledge with the rest of the community? Come on. Get a room!
  6. I've followed the guide myself, and my computer run so much better. I decreased RAM usage from about 480 to 330 after fresh startup. And that's noticeable. That's only from disabling services btw. Yikes. Against any tweaking at all? Well. ALOT of the services in Vista and XP aren't even used by us mortals, so why should they be enabled per default? I don't want to waste resources on stuff I don't use and never will. And that's pretty understandable, isn't it? Tweaking services is the same as overclocking. There's a risk, but it's worth the performance gain.
  7. Windows Vista Services Tweak Guide v1.0 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). Program Compatibility Assistant Service Disable if you don't care about compatibility issues. (Running applications in compatibility mode will still function.) ReadyBoost Disable if you don't use this feature. 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 Ok, that's all so far. If you have anything to add, just post a reply! Constructive feedback and criticism is also welcome. Request to be pinned!
  8. Hey! I don't like the default aero theme, so I'm looking for a replacement, anyone know if there are any new themes for Vista yet? Since the uxtheme has been patched there should be themes to use with it, or? Regards, Menion
  9. Processor: 4.2 Memory: 4.5 Graphics: 5.9 Gaming graphics: 5.5 Primary hard disk: 5.2 Pretty good for something that cost me less than $600 Next upgrade is CPU and Memory... The rest will hold out for a while. Cheers!
  10. I've come up with a great solution that helps alot against fragmentation. That is, convert drives to dynamic ones, and then create partitions that you mount in folders that you use for different stuff... This is my setup: C: (10GB partition for system, drivers and such) - Not striped C:\Games (80GB partition for installed games) - Striped over 3 disks C:\Program Files (40GB partition for installed programs) - Striped over 3 disks D: (250GB partition I use to store my documents, ftp and other stuff that doesn't need to be defragmented very often) - Striped over 3 disks S: (3GB partition for swap and temporary only) - Striped over 3 disks The only partitions that really needs to be defragmented is C:, C:\Games and S:, all the others doesn't get fragmented alot and/or don't need to be defragmented. But this doesn't stop the system becoming bogged down (Windows have always been like this!!) So when it happends I just refortmat C: - use my nLited installation (install takes about 15 minutes) and just mount all the partitions to the right folders again reinstallation of most software goes really fast since all the files already exists and thus, installation just skip them. This means I won't loose any critical data (exept your current desktop, I am thinking about mounting the desktop folder into it's own partition as well, but it might be overkill!), since it's stored on different partitions... So I can reformat with ease! I also use striped partitions over 3 drives, which is very easy when you have dynamic drives. Even if my computer have crashed once in a while (due to OC:ing and bad drivers), and that I've reformatted about 6 times; I use the same striped partitions. They are still healthy and have never failed! So I must say that software striping is alot safer and stable than hardware striping, but software striping may eat cpu during hdd read/write-intensive tasks, and doesn't give the same performance boost, but it's cheaper and easier! Best regards, Menion
  11. Hey! I get some stuttering because of dynamic texture loading and such, but that's quite common, and I can live with that! Would take insanely long time to load an area if everything was preloaded! Since I am on WinXP 64-bit I need to run in 32-bit emulation mode (Hoping for a 64-bit patch!), which give me a small decrease in performance, but only affects about 2-5 fps. Inside i have stable 40-60 fps, and outside about 15-40 depending on how many NPCs are on-screen at the moment. Regards, Menion
  12. Hmm.. I don't use it never chose to install the drivers for it... I'm on NAT and have chosen to forward some custom ports to my internal IP, so it's not really needed... So if any hardcore hacker want to break in, I don't mind I don't have anything of value anyway! How do you know it doesn't show up when RAM is faulting? In my case it did.. Not always, but sometimes... I also got this error when I was OC:ing my GPU as well, but then it pointed to the nvidia-driver so It was pretty easy to understand why it happened. http://www.tweaksforgeeks.com/IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.html There it says that mostly it's the CPU, but secondly RAM, so I guess you're wrong ;D Regards, Menion
  13. Haha ok! Luckily I've never used it and probably never will... I got nVIDIA firewall instead
  14. cpuz says that they are running in dual channel mode Man... This is so weird!
  15. Then why use it? I found some nice tools, both command-line utilities and gui-based ones that can handle both 32-bit and 64-bit files... You can find them here: Haventools Maybe could use it? Regards, Menion