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#46 boopme

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:16 AM

Great thoughts.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:40 PM

i've found that the only goodmway of keeping your pc fast is regular maintenence.
that means, uninstall all the stuff u haven't used for a while, do a deep analisys defragment and registry cleanup.
and as the last resort, format the sucker

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

i've found that the only goodmway of keeping your pc fast is regular maintenence.
that means, uninstall all the stuff u haven't used for a while, do a deep analisys defragment and registry cleanup.
and as the last resort, format the sucker



Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.



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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:13 AM

thank you

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:46 AM

wow nice information jgweed.. but who use win 98 now rather than those who uses DOS or Gwbasic till yet..?



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:30 PM

I sped my WIN98-SE machine up considerably by using a program called "WPCredit". This program allows you to access ALL OF THE CHIPSET SETTINGS !! -- about 20,000 of them. Keep in mind that mobo manufacturers tend to use rather conservative settings, so as to insure that their mobos work even with low quality RAM installed etc.

 

Playing with WPCredit I managed to increase my memory read speed by about 50% and increase memory write speed by 100%.

 

See : http://www.k6plus.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1406



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

It's kinda obvious if you use 98/Me/2000 it's gonna be slow.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:31 PM

If the user does not have a point of reference with another newer machine. The only thing they can rely on is that it is slower than when they put it into service. Not just because it happens to be older hardware and an end-of-life OS. Comparing older hardware and OS it's obvious that the older machine will be slow. But if the only way you know is the difference between introduction to service and current operation this is a valid topic.

Slow is a relative reference. Not a distinction.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

If the user does not have a point of reference with another newer machine. The only thing they can rely on is that it is slower than when they put it into service. Not just because it happens to be older hardware and an end-of-life OS. Comparing older hardware and OS it's obvious that the older machine will be slow. But if the only way you know is the difference between introduction to service and current operation this is a valid topic.

Slow is a relative reference. Not a distinction.

I don't get the underlined part.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

Meaning if you don't have other points of reference except your older OS/Machine this is a valid topic to post in, regarding dealing with slowness. Your comment that just because it's older it's automatically slow is not relevant. As this is not a comparison of hardware or OS forum. It's strictly OS and related machine relevant. You're making a comparison when one is not warranted.

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