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Re: Windows (all versions) Tips.
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2009, 12:35:26 pm »
Toasty,

Do you know if there is a problem with dual booting and installing the same applications under the different operating systems?  Pesty suggested under instructions for dual booting XP and Vista that one should not install OP under both Vista and XP due to some registry key issues.  Is there a kind of "firewall" between the two OS installs or can there be problems such as this one?

Do you mind posting a link to the post you are referencing. I respect and trust Pesty's knowledge and would like to read what he wrote before commenting on it.

To the best of my knowledge there should be a distinct registry for each installed OS.
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Re: Windows (all versions) Tips.
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2009, 03:17:54 pm »
Unless there is some setting in the boot ini file/BCD that is written to by Orion Pirates (Unlikely) there should be no concern about dual booting and running OP. As far as I know, the OS is unconcerned and thinks it is the only OS that resides on the machine in a dual boot configuration. The OSs do not share registries to the best of my knowledge--Linux being a case in point.

A cavaet: if OP or the Server Kit is configuring bios settings (shudder, but also very very unlikely) this could have an impact on a dual boot configuration and may be what Pesty is posting about. I'm not sure. Maybe you should ask him to clarify.
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Re: Windows (all versions) Tips.
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2009, 01:18:49 pm »
NOTE: I have not tried this from an XP/winsrv2003 box. It does work from Vista/WinSrv2008/Win7

Install Vista or windows 7 from USB drive

On Vista or windows 7
Run cmd as administrator
Type diskpart
Type list disk
Type select disk * (disk number of the USB drive)
Type clean (this deletes all the partitions on the drive)
Type create partition primary
Type active
Type format fs=fat32 quick or format fs=ntfs quick
Type assign (gives it a drive letter)
Use explorer to copy the install DVD to the USB drive
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Re: Windows (all versions) Tips.
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2009, 04:13:30 pm »
tired of sluggish preformance well here we go.

First right click on my computer, then go down to properties then click over to the advanced tab

Under preformance click settings, go to advanced tab then at the bottom you see virtual memory, where going to change this value.

Click Change.

Select the hard drive you want your virtual ram stored on.

Now where going to go to the lower pane.

256mb-768mb of ram set both min and max value to 3072
1gb-2gb set both values to 2048
2gb-4gb set both values to 1536
4gb-8gb Set both values to 1024
Over 8gb you can safly disable virtual ram for normal use.

Why set both values, this is to prevent disk swapping as virtual ram is called, this sets the size on bootup to that size and does not change the size based on demands. This prevents a low disk warning when you say have 1gb left, but virual memory enlarges and suddenly your computer is low on diskspace. The computer will always allocate this amount and it improves overall system preformace.



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Re: Windows (all versions) Tips.
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2010, 07:18:40 pm »
I'm fooling around with a couple of Netbooks with Windows 7 Starter edition and came upon this one online.  It should work in all versions of Win7 though not just starter.

How to gain access to ALL configuration options.  (Link to source)

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   1. Create a new folder
   2. Name it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
   3. That's it


The folder name does not need to be "GodMode" apparently.
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