Tweak Question

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rainwalker, Jun 11, 2005.

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  1. Rainwalker

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    Greetings.........while in the process of doing this tweak:

    Tweak 5- The Mystical Prefetcher
    I was always amazed by this until I learned it actually existed.
    Windows has a built in service called a Prefetcher which fetches
    programs frequently used by the user more than others. The tweak
    is though, improving its performance. Open your registry and
    navigate to
    KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
    Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters
    In there you will find something called \"EnablePrefetcher\". The
    default value data should be set to 3, but I recommend around
    5-6.

    I discovered that i have both a 'controlSet001' and a 'controlSet002' ...........my question is this as it should be in XP Pro .....and if so, why :doubt:
     
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  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    While the below explanation concerns Win2000....the same also applies for XP.

    ControlSet00n
     
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    Thanks Bubba...........and also for the link :)
     
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    You are doubly Welcome :)
     
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    The Prefetch folder is used by Windows XP to speed the boot process. Windows XP records information about each program that launches at boot and uses that information to boot faster the next time. Because multiple files might have the same name, it appends a "hash" of the file's location. That's the odd string of numbers and letters between the filename and the .pf extension.

    This folder may accumulate useless junk, especially if you change your configuration a lot. There's no harm in emptying it. Simply delete all the files in that folder; Windows will rebuild it as needed.
     
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