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Chicane-UK    674

To defend those of us who disable SuperFetch (and it seems there are a lot - I personally don't feel we're WRONG here). I personally like my Windows to just load up and login and be ready to go so I can start using applications instantly - I hate waiting for stuff to finish loading, etc. SuperFetch does add on another minute or two's worth of disk activity and holds up me doing the stuff that I want to immediately.

I'm more than willing to accept that for many users it'd be a great feature - but I personally don't want to hear the hard disk graunching away any longer than I have to. And as others have said - I don't mind if an applications takes a few seconds longer to launch.

No other OS does this, and I don't think they ever will - not because of copyright or other such reasons, but simply because of the perception of the system working longer / harder than it has to and tieing up resources based on what the OS thinks you're going to load.

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Unknown_97784568745    18
No other OS does this, and I don't think they ever will - not because of copyright or other such reasons, but simply because of the perception of the system working longer / harder than it has to and tieing up resources based on what the OS thinks you're going to load.

Linux does this, Mac OSX does this. What other OS are you talking about? :p

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+allan    12
To defend those of us who disable SuperFetch (and it seems there are a lot - I personally don't feel we're WRONG here).

There is no "right or wrong" and there's certainly no reason to defend anything. It's your computer to do with as you wish. Whether or not someone else thinks you are making a smart decision is irrelevant.

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Malskazz    0

Everything is pretty much disabled on my laptop.. Or removed.. I do use Superfetch tho.

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soldier1st    40

all i disable is the remote desktop nothing else as why bother?

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CPressland    176
Linux does this, Mac OSX does this. What other OS are you talking about? :p

Ubuntu definatly dosnt do this.

When I first setup my web server after bootup the hard drive spins down and usually dosnt spin up for like another two-three hours. Of cause now it's a different story.

As for Mac, Tiger, no way, Leopard, seams to do it, but not for like a few minutes or anything, more like 10 seconds.

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Guest xiphi   

None. There's no reason to disable anything in Vista besides the Sidebar. Those that choose to disable UAC, Superfetch, etc etc are simply uneducated about such features and are walking on thin ice, especially with UAC disabled.

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Owen W    53

Why in the heck would you disable search?

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Minifig    40

UAC and Sidebar. :)

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Wilhelmus    12

Sidebar only.

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The2    1

windows sidebar.

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Sam    22
UAC because TVersity won't work with it switched on in any form.

I've used TVersity fine with UAC enabled. I installed it in XP Comapatibility mode to avoid the dialogue telling me I needed to disable UAC.

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The_Decryptor    1,105

The session thing UAC does that ends up disabling Aero (Temporarily at least)

And sidebar, it's useless now.

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splicer707    0

Disabled Features:

Sidebar

Windows Defender

System Restore

Security Center

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+virtorio    3,128

Sidebar

Secure Desktop

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BoDEAN    68

Why disable sidebar? I am a huge fan of having disk space, weather forecast, and network usage displayed to me right on the desktop.

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alisalem    17

Sidebar and backup.

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AaronMT    1

Disabled in Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1

  • Windows Sidebar

My personal reason - laptop desktop experience runs smoother with it disabled (2GB DDR).

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Popcorned    0

Nearly every component from vLite,

I keep Superfetch, but remove the majority of the other stuff like : UAC, Defender, DRM, etc ...

Runs noticeably faster in many scenarios.

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solardog    0

Sidebar is the first thing I shut down after a fresh install.

Remote Assistance.

Tune back Auto Update to just check.

Blah...Im still half asleep, Ill get back to you later.

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Inertia    41

On my desktops, Media Center I disable nothing, on my laptop I disable sidebar.

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Cyplex    42

Sidebar

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Chicane-UK    674
Linux does this, Mac OSX does this. What other OS are you talking about? :p

As far as I know they cache applications as they open - but they don't actively load programs that they expect you to use. And if they do, they're doing it a hell of a lot more efficiently than Windows does as once I get to the desktop under OSX there is no more disk thrashing at all. Desktop loads and that's it.. ready to rock.

Why disable sidebar? I am a huge fan of having disk space, weather forecast, and network usage displayed to me right on the desktop.

Even on a widescreen display I find sidebar just hogs too much space. And the inconsistent size / shape of applications is too annoying. I like the desktop to be totally uncluttered - icons and all.

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Huleboeren    2

I disabled UAC and Sidebar

Why disable sidebar? I am a huge fan of having disk space, weather forecast, and network usage displayed to me right on the desktop.

I never use the desktop :s

all the widgets seem useless to me - im never at the desktop more than 5 seconds :/

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pyehac    0

only the built in Windows firewall, only because I have Comodo firewall

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