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    Vista thrashing of the hard disk

    Blue Falcon likely hit the nail on the head. Indexing can be disabled for most people. Vista will basically randomly access the HDD, generally while not in use. It wouldn't shock me to see it doing it while a process has been running for a while, but no keyboard/mouse activity is going on...
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    moving the windows default location of the Program directory?

    Pfft, if everything posted here was right... :p I actually see this on patches more than installs.
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    Windows Corrupt Profile - Why does it happen?

    Good answer to "why" questions (especially this vague)? "I don't have a clue." It's really a good answer, and 99% of the time, it's the truth. I had it explained to me this way by an instructor, and it clicked. It took 5 years and 10,000 different people to create windows 2K. That's the OS...
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    moving the windows default location of the Program directory?

    I'm not sure what the exact commands are, but I'll throw out this general caution when changing default directories. Lazy programmers hard code shit like c:\program files\blah blah blah. There are a lot of lazy programmers. I'll see if I can turn something up after a few quick searches...
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    Should I disable pagefile in Windows XP x64?

    Howdy, Don't disable the page file, give it a set size (min=max). Somethings never change. ;)
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    Forum Warning

    Step in the right direction. Two things stopped me from posting here a while back, those auto-link thingies I'm not seeing and mountains of thread crapping.
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    How to find Windows XP boot directory

    The cheesy way would be to run "set" from the cmd prompt. The "official" way would be to look at the boot.ini
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    Anyone see this @ newegg?

    Same shit different thread. Features at a glace, I'm not reading the whole thread to see if someone DID answer the question. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions/default.mspx
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    Synching Folder over Netowrk in XP?

    Another HDD, redundancy FTW.
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    Vista hurts gaming performance?

    Did you read my last post? There aren't facts to counter his point because it's hypothetical. The proof is already posted. A hospital isn't going to use incompatible hardware, end of story. Do you have any idea what kind of liability that would open them up to? Malpractice FTL.
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    Synching Folder over Netowrk in XP?

    You can redirect the my documents folder on the HTPC to a share, and then use off-line files synch to do the copy. http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/gpx_redirecthome.mspx?mfr=true...
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    Vista hurts gaming performance?

    If the author has no integrity I'm not really interested in reading any of their work. The author makes wild ass claims to make his point, such as the hospital thing. See if he said "Vista will require XYZ to play DRM" that'd be reasonable. It does. However, they instead make a ridiculous...
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    Vista hurts gaming performance?

    Hmm, not much changed around here, eh? Hey, BTW, did you write that article? :rolleyes: Yeah, I think you have established MULTIPLE times you are NOT the author. Wanna try one more time? For fun, maybe? Excuse me for responding to your post. I thought we were supposed to have...
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    Vista hurts gaming performance?

    Yeah, but you posted it. Why? So you could start a discussion. My question isn't to the author, he's an idiot. My question is to the forum, and it's rather valid. Again, what hospitals are going to copyright their work? If you agree with the forum goers that it's incorrect, why did you...
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    Building Vista Images *Offical Thread*

    Yeah.... *cough*bullshit*cough* http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST&f=70&t=85537 1) make a base image on a Dual Core machine 2) add these lines to your sysprep.ini [Unattended] UpdateUPHAL="APCIAPIC_UP,%windir%\Driver Cache\i386\halaacpi.dll"...
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    Building Vista Images *Offical Thread*

    Cute. :) I'll see this thread later when I need to play catch-up.
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    Vista hurts gaming performance?

    What hospital is going to copyright the HDDVD? Do you know what "premium content" is?
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    Any reason to not get Vista Ultimate over Vista Home?

    Better question, is there anything is Ultimate you want/need for the price? Why do you assume ultimate is what you need in the first place?
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    Is SP2 safe to install?

    SP2 killed a friends of a friends system so I'm NOT loading it.
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    Windows is being dumb

    I thought that didn't work with SP2.
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    vista - loose network connection on reboot

    I'd update/try different versions of the NIC's driver. If you hardcode the speed/duplex make sure to remember that when you switch networks with different settings.
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    Best way to change a mobo without reformatting?

    What was the error after you swapped out equipment? edit: if sysprep fails 10-1 you can do an in-place reinstall of windows and that'll generally fix it.
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    Vista Upgrade Advisor Stuck

    Check/reset your bios settings.
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    Possible to install XP Pro on top of XP home?

    IIRC you will end up with a Pro install.
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    Eh, best way to install windows on identical machines?

    Take a look at this link. It's for moving a windows install to another PC, but has a lot of sysprep links. If you have any questions feel free to PM me.
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    faking/disabling virtual memory

    *kicks it for old time's sake*
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    Boot.ini problems

    Boot using http://www.ubcd4win.com/ It'll boot to a windows environment.
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    EU Asks Microsoft to Remove Vista Security Features

    ...and I haven't been reading much. :p Thanks.
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    Boot.ini problems

    Post your current boot.ini
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    EU Asks Microsoft to Remove Vista Security Features

    Would you happen to have a link for this? That would be pretty cool if they did that...
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    Windows XP Home vs. Pro Memory Usage?

    Wow. Just wow. Has it gotten this bad around here?
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    Windows XP Home vs. Pro Memory Usage?

    What does "power user" mean? http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx If you need the features of pro, get it. Otherwise get home. Don't worry about memory usage... Really. Service packs are not optional with regards to security. You may have a period in time where...
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    EU Asks Microsoft to Remove Vista Security Features

    I counted something like over 60 different boxed versions. There are 8 main versions, x4 for licensing options for OEM, Retail, EDU, VLA. Then x2 for 32/64 bit versions. There are a few extra's as well as exceptions. edit: MS should just pull out of the EU market. Don't sell Vista in the...
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    Moving Mydocuments folder

    Right click the my documents folder, properties, type the path in the target. Move your files to the target.
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    Should my OS and apps go together?

    God kills a kitten everytime you partition without really-really good reasons.
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    Going on holiday, how do I secure my PC

    Check out Deep Freeze, trial should do you fine. Basically it prevents any system changes while it's enabled.
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    Something seriously wrong....

    How did you create the music files?
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    Capturing video output.

    Very cool, didn't know snagit did video too. I'll check it out. Gimmda, it's listed as a feature here. http://www.techsmith.com/download/trials.asp edit: Hmm, I just found out I may need to record an audio input with the video capture. I may be able to splice in the audio with the video...
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