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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
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.
I think this is mostly accurate, with the exception that you can remove some things when stripping that might be impossible (or difficult) through msconfig. It's nice to boot every time and have the OS where I want it immediately.

Also, there are a few services that are disabled that can actually help some things run faster. For instance, my Pi time in diagnostic is a bit slower than my normal boot on my stripped XP, even though they're the same install.

My 2D XP is stripped of practically everything except what is directly necessary. It's quite convenient to have an install that's exactly what I want if/when I corrupt something!

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how do you go about stripping it down?
You can use nlite for XP and 7lite for Windows 7 and Vista!
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It's faster inside the OS, and also when booting -> more likely to succeed a suicide run.


Yes, it makes a difference. Most of us bench from a tiny SSD to avoid any kind of problems derived from a bigger drive/drive poo (I've done 3DMark runs and suicide CPUz runs from an 8GB Kingston SSDNow, and at once a friend used a RAM drive to hit 6GHz on his i7-965).


It's been a long time since I havent benched from a dedicate OS, jsut lazy
   
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post #23 of 23
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It's faster inside the OS, and also when booting -> more likely to succeed a suicide run.
This is a great point. Even on a standard 7200 RPM drive, I make it into windows fully functional after ~20 seconds max. The loading XP screen doesn't even get the green bar all the way across before it boots straight into the OS.
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