JesterX

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Heres a little tip to all the tweakers, DO NOT turn off Task Scheduler Service.
The service is what does Prefetching and if you turn it off, Prefetching turns off and your PC will get a lot slower!

A lot of tweak sites tell you that this service can be turned off with no adverse effects, its NOT true.
 

JesterX

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Are you shitting me?
It makes a huge performance impact.
Boots are much faster and applications (espeically FF) open up faster

The memory gain by shutting down is less than 4MB.

Try it, shut down Task Scheduler, clear out your Prefetch. Try a boot up and run some apps.
 

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u are funny little man. why do u think that u know more about windoze than i do!?!? the service u are mentioning needs quite a few megs of ram and processor cycles. not too much. it stores in %system root%/windows/prefetch data about all apps that run on the machine. it records data about their behaviour to be able to cache certain data for it. maybe it brings a minor speed improvement but it makes a shit load of files that he doesn't ever clean up. has to do a little with the cache management that windows does that is so good that if u start/stop/use apps basically run the computer days in a row it just alocates ram and never releases it. windows just keeps swallowing ram because he doesn't know when to stop caching and when to dump the cache.

now abou the scheduling. i don't get it why symantec/norton dudes feel the need to depend on a windows service to do shit for them when their app runs continually on the computer and could do the scheduling by itself. and symantec registers a shit load of services just for the fun of it and still needs other services to run.

this is the difference between well made soft and crappy made soft. i went through a situation when i made an update from sp1 to sp2. virtually all windows services refused to run. i don't mean system restore and help and support but, cryptographic services, remote procedure call, network connetcions and stuff. above from that other non m$ services ran ok (kaspersky, agnotioum outpost, o&o) mozilla forefox could run jus ok and i could very well browse the net, winrar did ok, total commander also. ahead nero crapped on itself because it was wining about another servicee. alcohol 120% ran fabulous. but when i tried to reinstall sp2 it wined that it could not use cryptographic services. i wanted to repair windoze and i could not do it because windows didn't had everithing ok. this is like "u cann't repair ur windows because it isn't running in optimal conditions". i just hate the bone head way the m$ does stuff.

i just start itching when i hear about rock solid, compatible, not licky, fast, secure m$ software. they just can't do it.