In Part 1 of my SuperFetch Q&A, I began to respond to common complaints about Windows Vista’s and Windows 7′s SuperFetch feature. In Part 2, I’ve compiled yet another round of questions and answers for users who are having severe problems with SuperFetch. Let’s dive right in… Question #5: Does SuperFetch decrease battery life ? [...]
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Eighteen months ago, I wrote a blog post in which I debunked the myth that SuperFetch is merely a memory hog and that it should be disabled. I even included some benchmarks that showed the potential performance loss after disabling the feature. The reaction to this blog post was overwhelming! Many of you reported experiencing [...]
Mechanical hard disks have ruled for ages—but their reign is coming to an end. Uptake of faster, more energy-efficient solid state drives (SSDs) is increasing. Fast boot times and overall performance coupled with a decrease in prices are their major upsides, but users need to take special care of their SSDs. This blog post outlines [...]
Although it sounds more like a ray gun in a videogame, ReadyBoost is an often overlooked performance feature within Windows Vista and 7. It’s designed to improve PCs’ speed and responsiveness. Let’s talk about if it’s right for you, how you can enable it, and how much of a performance gain you can expect to [...]
Let’s start this one off with a little, practical exercise. Are you with us? Good! Right-click on your taskbar, and select “Task Manager”. Now, take a good look at the numbers you see under the “Performance” tab. Let them sink in a bit.
Myths about optimizing Windows have been floating around forever. Unfortunately, a couple of technical Windows books, magazines, and Web sites have picked up on them by accident as well. In some cases, these rumors are pretty harmless. For instance, someone at a technical forum started the rumor that SuperFetch, a Vista feature that enables programs and files to load faster, is also available for Windows XP. [...]