Tagged: Tip of the Day

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Tip 55: My Disk is a Cluster ****

My disk is a cluster size, of 4Kb. This is the default cluster size of an NTFS volume up to 16TB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140365). But is this the best size to use? There are many performance whitepapers that recommend that other cluster sizes should be used for best performance of...

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Tip 54: The Benchmark is Within, Run WinSat without the GUI

This tip is for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The Windows Experience Index is a performance measurement that can be used to judge how well a PC will run Windows. The value of the index starts at 1 to 5.9 for Windows Vista and 1 to...

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Tip 50: Wipe your **** after you’re done

I know what you were thinking but the **** stands for data, or bits. I remember using some old Norton Utilities to wipe deleted files from hard drives. I’m not sure why I did it, as I’m sure the data I had deleted was not important to anyone...

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Tip 49: How Do You Set Default User Profile Registry Settings

This tip is for Windows 2000 and up. Instructions for Windows NT 4.0 can be found at; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/146050. The following instructions are based on Windows 7. The steps may be different in other versions of Windows. Since the instructions in this post will show how to edit the...

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Tip 47: One Windows System Stability Index Score to Rule Them All

This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 Server RTM and up. Since I talked about Wbemtest.exe and Windows System Stability Index in the last posts I thought I would do something useful with the treasure trove of reliability information available through WMI. Usually the System Stability Index is...

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Tip 44: How Fast is That Download in the Window

This tip is for Windows Vista, 2008 RTM, 2008 R2 and 7. Your Internet Explorer download window may be lying to you. If so,how can you tell? Your Youtube video is taking forever to play, or is stopping.How fast is your connection? Sure, you can try one of...