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Vista on a 561mb RAM lappy

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As you can imagine, it's disastrous. It runs like molasses, which wouldn't be so annoying if I couldn't even access some basic network functions. It goes so slowly that it takes about 2 minutes for the network window to come up, and when i try to access the network/file sharing window, it shows but is impossible to interact with (click buttons, etc). I tried to disable as many startup programs as possible, but it still uses about 50% ram and won't allow access to network/file sharing. Can you guys help me to figure out how the hell to make it LESS of a ram killer?
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Disable services like mad!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Disable services like mad!
Disable all graphical extras.
Disable all other programs that start up when windows starts up.
Make Screen like 800x600, no desktop icons etc.
When all else fails.
Revert back to XP
Or get more ram
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yeah, hit up that Tweak/Tune/Hack vista guide, its somewhere here on the forums. ill post the link if i can find it.

disable ALL visual junk, basically making it look like classic windows
    
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I've already disabled graphics. I don't know what services to disable.
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post #6 of 33
no matter what you do I do not think you will get vista to run well on that thing you should a least have a gig of ram...
or if all else fails try ready boost if you have a flash drive lying around.
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seiroulsy, ive found between mulitple vista systems, they all use about 700mb minimum.. thats doing nothing... I hope you didnt buy the system that way and that you upgraded to vista by yourself.. cos they shouldnt be allowed to sell it that way
a good way to find out what services and starup items do is to google it! seriously google the name of the file that you find in msconfig to check out what it does!
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Sadly, it came that way. I wouldnt be stupid enough to up to vista on such ram.

I don't need it to run well, I just need it to function.
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post #9 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Disable services like mad!
Which translates to "make it XP again."
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disable windows search in services (controls indexing and it will work the harddrive like a part time job)
    
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