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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Even if the OS was writing to it 24/7 - its not really the OS's fault. Everything wear and tears.
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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by Oobie- View Post
    My friends hard drive died the other day, hes been using Vista for about a year now....I'm pretty sure its vista's fault.
    Vista killed my mother, whilst linux raped my father.
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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    no i hate all OS's (well except RISC OS 3 obviously!), it was more about taking hte piss out of the stupid comment.
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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Agent, are you sure it isn't/wasn't Windows Defender? It's the real hog in Vista. I disable each and every option in it. Indexing just settles down, and SuperFetch only really comes into affect after a week or 2 of work, and even then mainly just after the system has finished booting.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    I wish it was possible to tweak superfetch so it would ignore some directories and their contents. It does go a bit mad which gets annoying.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Agent, are you sure it isn't/wasn't Windows Defender? It's the real hog in Vista. I disable each and every option in it. Indexing just settles down, and SuperFetch only really comes into affect after a week or 2 of work, and even then mainly just after the system has finished booting.
    windows defender wont even update anymore now, it just brings everything to a complete crawl and everything stops responding so as soon as the pc loads it gets exited, i should really tell it not to load when vista starts anymore, strange as it used to work great!

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Use a proper AV than defender. Although the comments here remind me to disable it and see if that helps my home PC before I blow it away.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    I'm really itching to go back to XP. The only issue is that I have no idea why.

    Vista runs really smoothly. It just it seems...bloated. I installed XP the other day (on a separate partition) and it ran really well. It ran as quick as Vista yet had a much small footprint.

    There are other little things that bother me. For instance I get an error when quitting TF2 (common issue) and it really annoys me. And old software such as quickpar suffer from memory leaks occasionally.

    I just don't know what to do. The reasons for staying with Vista are; 4gb RAM and DX10 - but then I rarely use DX10.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    I've had no problems with Vista Business x64 so far, other than being slightly less stable than XP it's fine. I have 4gb of RAM and my HDDs setup in RAID0, so it may be aleviating the problem for me, but I haven't noticed any of the performance problems mentioned in this thread.

    Only thing I have disabled is UAC, got fed up with the 'are you sure?' everytime I tried to do anything. It my be good security practice, but I'd rather take the risk!

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    So its been almost 3 months since I made this thread- I thought an update is in order.

    Quite simply, I've had enough. The boot-up time has got to the point of being nothing short of stupid compared to both XP and Ubuntu. I boot into the desktop of Vista and the HD's are reading / writing for the best part of 3 mins. In this time, using all but the most simple of applications is not possible.
    I've killed all unneeded services, removed items from startup, all drivers are up to date and defragged. Its not an external application as using resource viewer clearly shows that the majority of reading / writing is going on in places that are OS protected (like the MFT).

    Installing or uninstalling an application is hell. System restore brings the system to its knees. While a system restore was pretty quick on XP, I find it almost unusable on Vista.

    I thought it may have been hardware related, so the HD has been swapped and the OS has been reinstalled a few times. I've tried every tweek I can find online to try and speed it up.

    It's done. I admit defeat. I can simply not get this OS to behave as I want. It is always too busy doing what it thinks is best for me, which the majority of the time is wrong. I simply can not find one thing on Vista that is faster over XP....which is immensely annoying as I prefer Vista by far.
    I'm falling back to XP for the time being. I simply can not deal with it any more

    I loved you Vista. Why did you keep presenting me with an industrial size tub of Vaseline when all I wanted was a hug?
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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Boot time in vista is a problem for me too, need to sing and dance to the audience while my presentation loads from cold :/ .

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Boot time in vista is a problem for me too, need to sing and dance to the audience while my presentation loads from cold :/ .
    Why, what is wrong with hibernate or standby? lol

    I just cant stand the noise of the HD's constantly :S

    I have 4GB Ram, do you all think 8GB Ram is the solution!?

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Standby / S3 /STR (Suspend to RAM) still needs the RAM to be powered. On a laptop, it can be a waste in battery if travelling.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: Hey Vista, leave my god dam harddrive alone

    Agent did you disable the superfetch service?

    Also about your boot time, just how long is it?

    Run this VBS script and let me know how bad that boot time really is

    Code:
    Option Explicit
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim Wsh, Time1, Time2, Result, PathFile, MsgResult, MsgA, AppName, KeyA, KeyB, TimeDiff
    MsgA = "Please close all running applications and click on OK."
    KeyA = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RestartTime\"
    KeyB = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\RestartTime"
    AppName = "ReBoot-Time"
    Set Wsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    PathFile = """" & WScript.ScriptFullName & """"
    Result = wsh.RegRead(KeyA & "Times")
    if Result = "" then
    MsgResult = Msgbox (MsgA, vbOKCancel, AppName)
    If MsgResult = vbcancel then WScript.Quit
    Wsh.RegWrite KeyA & "Times", left(Time,8), "REG_SZ"
    Wsh.RegWrite KeyB, PathFile, "REG_SZ"
    Wsh.Run "cmd /c Shutdown -r -t 00", false, 0 
    else
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyA & "Times"
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyA
    Wsh.RegDelete KeyB
    TimeDiff = DateDiff("s",Result,left(Time,8))
    MsgBox "Your computer reboots in " & TimeDiff & " seconds", VbInformation, AppName
    end if
    wscript.Quit
    Save it as bootspeed.vbs and if you run it make sure you have autologin on otherwise logging in yourself adds to the time.

    Have you gone through the tutorials at vistax64.com? I've tweaked my Vista and it's feeling smoother than pre-SP1. I don't feel like switching back to XP weirdly

    If you've already removed it then oh well. Would be nice to see other users boot times too

    * Although I say boot time it's reboot time but it's the easiest way to measure the time.
    ** Boot script nabbed from VistaX64.com

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