« on: June 11, 2010, 09:05 AM »
Security by obscurity..Nuff said!
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On my first re-boot, the savings on boot-up were a little over 2 minutes off my 6-minute boot-up time. After some more tweaking after that, and then a huge Windows Update today, the time has gone back up to 6:03 minutes, so there's still more tweaking required, methinks.-IainB (June 09, 2010, 10:29 AM)
Contains the Win32 Intel version in English for Windows NT-x86, Windows 95 and Windows 3.1+Win32s, with the WinImage self-extractor.
311,365 bytes (approx. 1 minute 30 seconds at 28.8 K)
Also, you can drag to the folders in the tree in the left margin. Finally, copy to, or move to, or cut&paste, are fast&easy because they are buttons on your toolbar.-Curt (June 09, 2010, 08:08 AM)
Anyway, with QTTabbar, you can just click "Options > Window > Capture new Explorer processes", and "Options > General > Activate new tab, +(and/or), reuse existing tab (or, open in new tab)".-Curt (June 09, 2010, 06:30 AM)
Ninite takes care of installing the usual suspects quite easily.-40hz (June 08, 2010, 03:33 PM)
Then again, we're talking about the newspaper that published legendary headlines like "Headless Bodies in Topless Bars",-Lashiec (June 08, 2010, 09:20 AM)
True. But there's always free tools like PC Decrapifier for situations where a machine is loaded with as much junk as you can shake a stick at. This utility has made getting rid of junk so easy that even a relative neophyte could handle it.-40hz (June 08, 2010, 06:51 AM)
Anything that allows you to make your own disk image recovery set. Macrium Reflect is an excellent choice for Windows machines.
I really like Macrium. They even use the word "whilst" on their website.
Clonezilla will do the same (plus a whole lot more) for for any OS, including Windows.
There's a DC thread running on this topic over here.
Agree. Mostly. But as I get older, I'm finding (for me) it is more about saving time. More about getting it done correctly with the least amount of unnecessary effort.
You can almost always get a better deal either going directly to the manufacturer or one of the reputable mail order suppliers.-40hz (June 07, 2010, 07:34 AM)
FWIW, it's also not too difficult to get rid of that junk. It's certainly less work than loading a fresh copy of Windows, installing updates, loading drivers (and doing that in the correct sequence), updating those, installing recovery software, building recovery disks, running a...well...you get the picture.-40hz (June 07, 2010, 07:34 AM)
If you build it yourself you have complete control over what goes into the PC. With a system builder you have to deal with what they think is best...and even worse, deal with what they think is acceptable to cut corners on.-Innuendo (June 07, 2010, 08:23 PM)
Why bother building it for those simple needs? You're not going to save much money (especially if you include your time in the equation) vs. a system builder.Mostly true, but a few advantages remain:
- Oshyan-JavaJones (June 07, 2010, 01:06 AM)
As sword stated, you boot from the MSDOS 6.22 floppy.
Then, at the command line, issue the "sys" command with the designation of your hardrive. For example
It will install the three (hidden) OS files on the C drive. That's it!-parkint (June 06, 2010, 08:27 PM)