Originally Posted by JCJP
I never use it. I think I'll disable it. However, I could see where it could be useful If you really had to retrieve a file after a severe software failure.
But you really should do a clean install any time something catastrophic happens to your OS.
That is, unless you work for the CIA....
**EDIT: Noticed you said performance, and I really doubt it will affect performance whatsoever. However, I do enjoy having a minimalist approach towards my computing, hence no icons on my desktop and as few applications as possible installed. Believe me, it makes me feel like David Bowie or Brian Eno creaing "Low" or "Another Green World". In case you haven't noticed, I'm into music production.
***EDIT 2: My best friend has Asperger's as well, and he's quite possibly the smartest person I know, so I wouldn't feel that bad about it. He elucidated the fact to me that even CNN wrote an article on it "The Nerd Disease", saying men such as Einstein might have had it. Yes, Albert Einstein had many mental issues.
Oh, I talk about having Asperger Syndrome the way people say "yeah, I have brown hair."
I"m happy to know what's up with me. I've only known about it since late April of '06, and it was the first and only diagnosis with which I was ever in perfect agreement. And I learned that it's fair to others to let them know about it to avoid the question, "I wonder what his deal is. He's so... I dunno! Different?" But as for being smart... well, I'm probably too humble to say very much, but let's just say that I an unable to disagree.
Yeah, I'm the minimalist too. I have 31 processes running at idle.
Whoa, I got 29 running right now (28 if you exclude the TM). Oh, there's wmiprvse.exe again... lol Okay, make that 30. So yeah, I love to customize my pc.
Yeah, I doubt it affects performance too, and so I was hoping to confirm that (but I was also hoping to learn why I am wrong if disabling it does
increase performance). And I'm kinda like you where I think "well, if I really get to a point where I need to use System Restore, then maybe I'd be better off reformatting. lol"
Maybe I should use it just for fun since I've never really utilized many of the features XP has like System Restore. I remember being so amazed by it when I watched this one video where this asian guy and this brunette were comparing win98 to XP in front of a small audience, and like I say, I particularly remember being amazed by System Restore. I should like, create a restore point right now, and then use it just to see it in action.