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post #11 of 23


ahh yea ....

slimed strip stream OS disc not only installs faster you don't have to bother turning anything off as it is not installed, way faster...

You also have to understand benchers install an OS almost everytime out

with an SSD you can go can install windows and start benching in 12 minutes with a fresh minty new OS

you take for granit that benchers use the 24/7 rigs for grinding ... simply not the the case and for the novice who does, does it really matter .... no
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post #12 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
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?
bench your sig rig on a full retail install with services disabled and on another drive with a tiny stripped OS and post your results and you show us the difference.
    
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post #13 of 23
I never really liked the diagnostic mode/safe mode method, fine for a bit of testing but not for serious benching.
After I started freezing things I appreciate a stripped OS even more, can get back up & benching faster after corrupting an OS & wastes less ln2.
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post #14 of 23
So from I can gather, a stripped OS is not any faster than a complete one with the same features disabled. BUT, from a convenience standpoint, it is much easier to have the install already trimmed.
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post #15 of 23
Just thought id add, its much more efficient to control services with services.msc, rather then msconfig, they have a habbit of reenabling themselves after OS updates etc when manipulating via msconfig. msconfig = good for startup only imo.
post #16 of 23
idk. hard to say on the stand point of stripped or tiny vs full retail with some stuff disabled. imho for me tiny xp sp3 with everything removed was tons faster then full install of xp sp3 with stuff disabled.

but since there are issues with data corruption, i'd rather corrupt a tiny os on a spare drive then to corrupt my main drive on my daily rig.
    
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post #17 of 23
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well the thing is i hate dealing with software, i really don't wanna go through all the crap with stripping my OS lol. Its going to be harder than slipstreaming a service pack into an OS then i don't wanna do it lol. Id rather just disable everything. I mean what it takes me 20mins to install and OS, and it takes me like 30mins to 1 hour to setup everything to bench, so that time the OS can install. I thought services.msc was teh same as msconfig? idk guess i will try both ways.
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post #18 of 23
trust us, if it was easier/more effective to do what you say, everybody would do it.

We don't just strip oses for no reason.
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post #19 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
well the thing is i hate dealing with software, i really don't wanna go through all the crap with stripping my OS lol. Its going to be harder than slipstreaming a service pack into an OS then i don't wanna do it lol. Id rather just disable everything. I mean what it takes me 20mins to install and OS, and it takes me like 30mins to 1 hour to setup everything to bench, so that time the OS can install. I thought services.msc was teh same as msconfig? idk guess i will try both ways.
Think about it this way also, if you stip an OS down, and you install it. you end up with a stripped OS, but if you didn't strip your OS before installing, you have to redisable all those services any time you install the OS, with a stripped down copy, you only have to do it once, and you have a stripped ISO to use.

so with disabling services, you have to disable them every time, with stipping you only do it once.
post #20 of 23
how do you go about stripping it down?
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