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Make Windows XP as fast as Longhorn

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LFC    0

Microsoft claims Longhorn will be, er, faster

The only reason why its faster is they added a superfetch feature to the prefetcher. If you look at the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSession ManagerMemory ManagementPrefetcher

you will notice in windows xp

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24749

Thanks to http://warp2search.net

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bush    0

hmm, don't have exact that key. and didn't get into instructions :|

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GamerZ    0

did anyone try it, does it works faster?

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theMaxx    0

That sounds too good to be true! :p

Me will wait to hear about people trying it :ninja:

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HeXetic    0

I can't try it out cause I don't seem to have the key either.

EDIT: Found it but think this is a bunch of bull.

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[DGS]    3

lol BUSH... you have to add it yourself!

It works though.. amazing.. i now have LONGHORN XP 2005!

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Alpha2004    0

mmmmkay.

this is pure bs right? right? :shifty:

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Alpha2004    0
I notice no difference

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do you have to delete the old key?

they do say it was added though, so probably not

Anybody try rebooting after this?

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Matt T    0

I notice no difference. It seems fairly obvious that the speed of Longhorn doesn't rest purely on the addition of a single registry entry - I wonder if the source of this took into account the hardware Longhorn was using and the new technologies Longhorn features?

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max84    3

I did it, but notice no difference yet.

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Matt T    0
do you have to delete the old key?

they do say it was added though, so probably not

Anybody try rebooting after this?

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I don't think so - the page doesn't say anything about deleting the old key.

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FiREFLi    0

If it was this simple wouldn't it be done by default?

I don't think this is going to work.

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fluidman    1

do you have to delete EnablePrefetcher and replace it with EnableSuperfetch ? or do you just add the EnableSuperfetch ??

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Long    3

I'm sure the Longhorn optimization isn't the prefetcher. I mean its already an enabled and reasonably effective prefetcher in XP is fine.

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Alex_is_Axel    3

unless they didnt know about it back then until after research?

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cyberfrem    0

If this was true then wouldn't Microsoft have publicised this themselves ages ago? After all wouldn't they want XP to run as fast as possible if this tweak worked? Why would they know about this and not tell, thereby crippling XP for the rest of us?

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Midnight Mick    4
If this was true then wouldn't Microsoft have publicised this themselves ages ago?  After all wouldn't they want XP to run as fast as possible if this tweak worked?  Why would they know about this and not tell, thereby crippling XP for the rest of us?

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Because (& this is if this tweak does work) they will want to keep XP "Crippled" as you put it so people do upgrade to Longhorn or have at least a reason to.

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Jerry Grey    0
Because (& this is if this tweak does work) they will want to keep XP "Crippled" as you put it so people do upgrade to Longhorn or have at least a reason to.

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yea, right! There no way changing one registry key is going to impove the PC speed... Even if this was true, Ms would already apply this "tweak". :no:

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Jexel    0

yes MS just happened to have 2 versions of its prefetch funtion in one OS hoping that noone will find out as they will implement the "superprefetcher". Sounds pretty stupid to me. That article also seems abit suss

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VLR    0

What's "prefectcher"?

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cyberfox2004    1
What's "prefectcher"?

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C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch

Please do some googling then you will know

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]
"VideoInitTime"=dword:000001d4
"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000003
"AppLaunchMaxNumPages"=dword:00000fa0
"AppLaunchMaxNumSections"=dword:000000aa
"AppLaunchTimerPeriod"=hex:80,69,67,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff
"BootMaxNumPages"=dword:0001f400
"BootMaxNumSections"=dword:00000ff0
"BootTimerPeriod"=hex:00,f2,d8,f8,ff,ff,ff,ff
"MaxNumActiveTraces"=dword:00000008
"MaxNumSavedTraces"=dword:00000008
"RootDirPath"="Prefetch"
"HostingAppList"="DLLHOST.EXE,MMC.EXE,RUNDLL32.EXE"
"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:00000001

Edited by cyberfox2004

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The_Decryptor    1,105
mmmmkay.

this is pure bs right? right?    :shifty:

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Yep it is, the very name of the key gives it away.

unless they didnt know about it back then until after research?

586242004[/snapback]

Um, i do think that if Microsoft coded it in, they would know about it.

Not like it appered in the compiled binaryies on the disks during shipping.

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SunnyB    0

This is all hogwash.

This is a non-existent key in XP. If it involved adding

a new DWORD or STRING-VALUE to an existing key

I might believe it could work but not by adding a

totally new key.

If that were possible why can't we just add a new key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE//SYSTEM//CurrentControlSet//Control//Session Manager//Memory Management//ComputerEnhancements

"MakeMyComputerFaster=dword:1"

"ShowBSOD=dword:0"

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Jexel    0

benefit of the doubt. As long as the people who actually implemented the key think its faster, it ought to be FASTER.

It's all pyschological, most people think that just by cleaning couple of registry keys their comps will actually run faster. *shrugs* Let them have their fun.

This is all hogwash.

This is a non-existent key in XP. If it involved adding

a new DWORD or STRING-VALUE to an existing key

I might believe it could work but not by adding a

totally new key.

If that were possible why can't we just add a new key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE//SYSTEM//CurrentControlSet//Control//Session Manager//Memory Management//ComputerEnhancements

Add DWORD "MakeMyComputerFaster=1"

Add DWORD "ShowBSOD=0"

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hahahaha...i bet if you post it on a website there ought to be one person who actually tries it out.

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D1g1talMan    0
This is all hogwash.

This is a non-existent key in XP. If it involved adding

a new DWORD or STRING-VALUE to an existing key

I might believe it could work but not by adding a

totally new key.

If that were possible why can't we just add a new key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE//SYSTEM//CurrentControlSet//Control//Session Manager//Memory Management//ComputerEnhancements

Add DWORD "MakeMyComputerFaster=1"

Add DWORD "ShowBSOD=0"

586242158[/snapback]

lol.

Don't forget

Add DWORD = "RequireActivation=0"

Add DWORD = "BlockAllSpyware=1"

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