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I have a question, why bother stripping an OS? Why not just disable services and parts of the OS that you don't want through msconfig?
    
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Because it's faster.
    
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that s not a good answer, as disabling those services would make it just as fast as they are not in use?
    
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
Because it's faster.
Not really.

It just makes the OS install smaller. If a service isn't running, then a service isn't running.
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because it is easier to disable them before, rather than waste time doing it the other way.


also, if you have to reinstall, you can do it quick.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Not really.

It just makes the OS install smaller. If a service isn't running, then a service isn't running.
And that equates to .008 in superpi
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
that s not a good answer, as disabling those services would make it just as fast as they are not in use?
Honestly, his answer was a great answer. Swap drives and your ready to go. No need to waste time disabling services and what not when you want to bench. You also don't want to corrupt your daily OS.

Some OS are also better at certain benches than others. Thus, if you have a few drives with different OS that are ready to go, you'd be set.
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And that equates to .008 in superpi
and that .008 could be the difference between first and 500th
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and that .008 could be the difference between first and 500th
Exactly
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i doubt a smaller install size would result in a faster bench, i have shrunk down OSes, but honestly its faster to hit MSConfig and disable all of them with a click of a button.

I think if you just run benches off an SSD that is about as fast as it gets, other than benches that rely on SSD/HDD performance like PCMark. I am just asking b/c i think its a PITA to have to edit an OS and then burn an iso and put it on an ssd, when a instll of windows 7 or xp takes a few minutes with an SSD.

I honestly don't see why ppl wont just disable the services and such instead of stripping an OS, but never the less i have all teh benching OSes in stripped form. Its just a hassle in my mind to burn them to a CD and then install them when i already have discs.
    
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