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windows boot fast is recomended ?

by -danutz- / March 10, 2007 11:13 PM PST

these days i found something that enables windows to boot fast, so i tried on my computer and really works, anyway it could have some other efects, i mean is secure ?

Here's how to do it:
Locate the following registry...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement\PrefetchParameters
On the EnablePrefetcher value, change the setting from 3 to 5 (decimal) and then restart your pc.

it worked for me

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MYTH!!! Junk advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2007 11:33 PM PST
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hmmm
by -danutz- / March 10, 2007 11:47 PM PST
In reply to: MYTH!!! Junk advice.

have you even tryed before saying that ? just put 5 even if it says doesn't exist and restart your pc ... then come and post, you will se that works and is more faster

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Junk advice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2007 11:56 PM PST
In reply to: hmmm

Sorry, but there are many more tweaks out there like this. All have responses like "try it, it works." But the reality is, they are bad advice.

See link for more.

Bob

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5 Doesn't Exist
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 9:12 AM PDT
In reply to: hmmm

...and yes, I've tried it. (Settings 0-3 are the only proper settings.) If you want to disable the Prefetcher entirely, change it to 0, but I don't recommend it. It actually SLOWS the boot down. See the link below for other "myths" about Prefetch and XP issues. (Look in the "Optimization Myths" section for Prefetch info.):

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html

Hope this helps.

Grif

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If you experience slow booting
by Cursorcowboy / March 11, 2007 11:53 PM PDT

or possible memory related problems, the Prefetch may contain corrupt, invalid, or obsolete information. Simply delete the content of the folder C:\windows\prefetch which will be rebuilt in three days or you can create a new prefetch immediate (10-15 minutes) by initiating the following command on the Run line and then pressing ENTER:

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

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:)
by -danutz- / March 11, 2007 11:58 PM PDT

ok thx i will try it and reply what i got

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EnablePrefetch located in Registry Editor
by 3eagles_52 / March 30, 2007 6:24 AM PDT

C/NET suggests changing EnablePrefetch in Registry to 5 ( in decimal-not hexadecimal) but every time i try it it reverts back to hexadecimal How can I get it to stay in Decimal?

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Where exactly does "C/NET" suggest that?
by Edward ODaniel / March 30, 2007 6:51 AM PDT

Curious minds want to know because EnablePrefetcher only accepts limited hard coded values and they do not go as high as 5:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms940847.aspx

The EnablePrefetcher key has the following values:

0 = Disabled
1 = Application launch prefetching enabled
2 = Boot prefetching enabled
3 = Application launch and boot enabled


Can you provide a link to where this supposed CNET suggestion is posted?

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EnablePrefetch
by 3eagles_52 / April 1, 2007 2:18 AM PDT

In the C/NET course called "Speed Up Your Computer", one of the lessons made mention of this! And my Registry DOES go up to 5.

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No link?
by Edward ODaniel / April 1, 2007 11:28 AM PDT
In reply to: EnablePrefetch

you can enter a value of 105 if you desire (or 555 if you really like the number) but the OS is hard coded to only work with 4 specific values -- 0, 1, 2, and 3.

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Nope, 5 Doesn't Exist..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 1, 2007 1:39 PM PDT
In reply to: EnablePrefetch

...and yep, I've tried it. (As mentioned by Edward O', settings 0-3 are the only proper settings.) If you want to disable the Prefetcher entirely, change it to 0, but I don't recommend it. It actually SLOWS the boot down. See the link below for other "myths" about Prefetch and XP issues. (Look in the "Optimization Myths" section for Prefetch info.):

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html

Hope this helps.

Grif

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