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Once in a while, when I play Bad Company 2, or other games, and I minimize, there is this message on the screen. Says something like:

"Windows is running slow, we recommend changing colors to Windows Basic..." or something like that.

How do I do that? Cause ever since i clicked "Never show this message again" (I thought it was just an error) , I cant figure out how to change it.

(Lately Ive been getting slow performance in all games, when just last week, it was all butter. Tried going back to stock clock speed settigns, and everything, but still no luck. drivers are all updated.)
    
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Right click on the desktop > personalize > then you should be able to find it from there.


On XP right now so I can't really remember exactly, but I'd hope you can find it from there.
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Once in a while, when I play Bad Company 2, or other games, and I minimize, there is this message on the screen. Says something like:

"Windows is running slow, we recommend changing colors to Windows Basic..." or something like that.

How do I do that? Cause ever since i clicked "Never show this message again" (I thought it was just an error) , I cant figure out how to change it.

(Lately Ive been getting slow performance in all games, when just last week, it was all butter. Tried going back to stock clock speed settigns, and everything, but still no luck. drivers are all updated.)
Did you disable your pagefile by chance?
    
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Did you disable your pagefile by chance?
What is that?
    
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I get this all the time.. it honestly doesnt do that much in helping your fps.
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What is that?
It's known as virtual memory, in the 'System Properties' dialog box, then under the 'Advanced' tab, then 'Performance', then again under 'Advanced' tab and you'll see 'Virtual Memory'.

I was only curios to know if you disabled it by chance; some people with lots of RAM feel the need to do so.
    
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I was only curios to know if you disabled it by chance; some people with lots of RAM feel the need to do so.
Or if you have an SSD as your OS drive.
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It's known as virtual memory, in the 'System Properties' dialog box, then under the 'Advanced' tab, then 'Performance', then again under 'Advanced' tab and you'll see 'Virtual Memory'.

I was only curios to know if you disabled it by chance; some people with lots of RAM feel the need to do so.
Whats the use in disabling that, exactly?
    
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Whats the use in disabling that, exactly?
People with SSD's do because they're trying to extend the life of their SSD by limiting the writes on it; some people claim uber performance with it disabled when loads of RAM is installed.

Otherwise, none.
    
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