XP & NTFS Reader Tips

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

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    Got this from the latest LangaList:

    "Reader Michael Santo was on a roll, and sent in two separate and
    interesting tips on the same day:

        1) You may have noticed when you go to Add/Remove programs and
        try to delete extra Windows components (like Messenger, which
        I don't want), you only a few items. If you want all possible
        Windows components you can uninstall, go into the \Windows\Inf
        directory, edit SYSOC.INF and remove the word "hide" and
        replace it with, well nothing. [I.E. replace instances of     ",HIDE," with ",,"] You can then add/install all the Windows
        components possible, including Windows Messenger.

        2) re NTFS, there's one thing you can do to increase
        performance. The OS marks the timestamps a folder when you
        access it. You can turn this off by Opening the registry and
        Changing
        \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate
        to 1. Naturally if the key does not exist you should create it ..."

    (These may have been covered elsewhere here - if so, my apologies). Pete
     
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    First class information - and exactly what I needed right now!  No wonder I haven't been able to uninstall/reinstall dial-up networking!   :D

    Thanks, Pete!
     
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    You're quite welcome, Checkout! lol! Man, you were all over that one in a heartbeat! Very glad it helped. Pete
     
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Oh, they don't call me Quickie Checkout for nothing!

    (I have to pay them, of course!)
     
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    I wouldn't touch that one with a ten foot pole! :) Pete
     
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