Do NOT use programs or anything other method to clear prefetch data.
That BlackViper website isn't very clued up, either. Disabling some of those processes will just make them take longer when you actually need them. For isntance, it says you can disable the activeX installer. Which is fine until you need to install an activeX feature and then the system has to start that process before it can begin, wherein it usually expects it to be running.
The only processes I can see that you could safely disable is the tablet PC process and only if you plan to never use a graphics tablet.
You can spend hours trying to shave 7 seconds off your boot time or you could save money for an SSD and actually see the improvement.
And yeah, I've got my flame suit on. I know there's this massive misconception that if you disable loads of stuff your PC somehow magically becomes faster, but it's all false. However, some people feel the need to say "I tweaked this system" but what they mean is "I just can't leave things alone"
I kind of thought that with some of the processes. It will make the PC start up faster because the processes won't be automatically running, but then when you actually want to use them they will have to start up, slowing things down at that point.
At the moment, there are other things I want for my PC more than an SSD. One day I will get one, I'm sure. I just thought there might be some little things I could do to improve the boot time and the amount of RAM being used.
And no, I never believed that it would become magically faster. I mainly thought about doing this because I realised that I was using a load of RAM at idle.
And yeah, I can't leave things alone. If I could, I probably would never have joined OCN.
Edited by Ellis - 12/18/10 at 8:53am