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Originally Posted by Rookie1337;15513389 
Wow. I don't miss having to defrag.

My only bad experience with it was windows in terms of doing anything for entertainment. It was bearable as a web browser and notetaking machine with windows (when not OC'd) but it definitely became more with Linux.

Sometimes I think it's because I was too lazy to figure out what was needed to make windows happy on it.

Anyway, I'm glad though your experience is good. I hate reading threads/reviews about people complaining they can't stand their netbook and the reason is they tried to do too much with it and not bother to learn to tweak things themselves.

Thats understandable

Noticed that I actually forgot MSCONFIG(my bad, you do it once and well it all blands together seeing how I have to do this to every computer that comes into our shop), also I set Advanced Options to use both threads on start up and made the time out set to 5secs.

For that boot time counting program I got 2mins 20secs(my bad on this too, I put my 500GB 5400RPM drive in it without realizing, but oh well)
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Thats understandable

Noticed that I actually forgot MSCONFIG(my bad, you do it once and well it all blands together seeing how I have to do this to every computer that comes into our shop), also I set Advanced Options to use both threads on start up and made the time out set to 5secs.

For that boot time counting program I got 2mins 20secs(my bad on this too, I put my 500GB 5400RPM drive in it without realizing, but oh well)
Ouch on the boot time. I can't remember how long mine took with windows but it sure was long (hence why I slept it in those days).

Being spoiled with good hardware can certainly make one lazy about the little tweaks you can do...now I feel the urge to see what I can do with my desktop's windows setup.

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Using "BootRacer"

1st Result: 77 Secs for Time to Logon
56 Secs for Time from Logon to Desktop
133 Secs for Total Time to Desktop

2nd Result: 33 Secs for Time to Logon
42 Secs for Time from Logon to Desktop
75 Secs for Total Time to Desktop
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I read the car analogy and I think a better one is wanting to do 10 sec. 1/4 miles in a stock Pinto, just no hardware for that kind of performance.Make the planned upgrades and it will be a new day. I can remember the "Vista Ready" Dell desktops with 1 gb.Things went a lot better when that second 1 gb stick was added.I can see how much RAM 7 uses on all my different desktops and I ask why should it be so very much different in your case.
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post #25 of 49
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Ouch on the boot time. I can't remember how long mine took with windows but it sure was long (hence why I slept it in those days).

Being spoiled with good hardware can certainly make one lazy about the little tweaks you can do...now I feel the urge to see what I can do with my desktop's windows setup.

What have you changed?
- Reset vssadmin from what I believe default is 10% to about 500MB
- Disabled all programs but Anti-Virus and Realtek HD Audio Manager
- Set "Number of Processors: from 1 to 2(These are Threads, not actual processors) in Boot --> Advanced Options --> Tick "Number of Proccessors:" and set as high as possible.
- Set Timeout Option to 5secs under "Boot" tab
- Disabled most of the Visual Effects under System Properties --> Advanced --> Performance --> Settings --> Visual Effects(I'll list what I left clicked.
This is what I left ticked in that Menu
- Enable Aero Peek
- Enable Desktop Composition
- Enable Transparent Glass
- Show Thumbnails instead of Icons
- Show window contents while dragging
- Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
- Use Visual styles on windows and buttons
Using these will for the most part keep windows 7 looking the exact same while taking into account that most of the non-essential items wont be running in the background and taking up space.

I'm trying to think if I missed anything at all, which I'm sure that I have but I can't think of it at the moment lol

Let me know if this helps you, also I have a much better desktop that im using to type this right now so the netbook is MUCH lower on the scale for computers that I use lol
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post #26 of 49
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I read the car analogy and I think a better one is wanting to do 10 sec. 1/4 miles in a stock Pinto, just no hardware for that kind of performance.Make the planned upgrades and it will be a new day. I can remember the "Vista Ready" Dell desktops with 1 gb.Things went a lot better when that second 1 gb stick was added.I can see how much RAM 7 uses on all my different desktops and I ask why should it be so very much different in your case.
Ya I plan on buying that 2GB stick(I only have one slot) of DDR3 204-pin PC3-10600 RAM for my Netbook but I have no idea the amount of performance I'll actually get :/ for you how much did your performance go up?
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post #27 of 49
using win7 since day1 on my netbook eeepc 1000ha

mine has 2gb

disable pagefile, sistem restore, updates,

antivirus resident off (avg, manual updates, no cache server)

latest drivers for everything

disable startup programs (like adobe, java, office, etc) leave only the asus ones (she, smartkey, etc)

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btw i play hd 720p vids perfect on my netbook, using core avc + mpc or divx h264 decoder, or ffdshow,

office 2010, win7 ultimate, etc, that netbook is awesome
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post #28 of 49
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using win7 since day1 on my netbook eeepc 1000ha

mine has 2gb

disable pagefile, sistem restore, updates,

antivirus resident off (avg, manual updates, no cache server)

latest drivers for everything

disable startup programs (like adobe, java, office, etc) leave only the asus ones (she, smartkey, etc)

-----

btw i play hd 720p vids perfect on my netbook, using core avc + mpc or divx h264 decoder, or ffdshow,

office 2010, win7 ultimate, etc, that netbook is awesome
You shouldn't disable PageFile especially with 2GB's of RAM but how exactly does Core AVC help? I heard about it but can you explain a bit more?
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post #29 of 49
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You're certainly welcome Ryko.

Out of curiosity, can you post up a BootRacer time (http://www.greatis.com/bootracer/)? It'd be interesting to see just where you're currently at...
Lowest Boot time was 40 Seconds.
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My Boot-time averages between 50secs and 1min on my Netbook
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