xp prefetch clean and control

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2495

    At the link above you can download this app. I have used it on three different computers and you can adjust how prefetch works or shut it off to save system resouces. At the link there is more info.


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    Hi Bigc73542.

    I had that same program on my old XP home computer.
    Got it the same place that you linked. ;)

    It is a nice little program.
     
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    Cool look's to be a very handy tool for XP user's!!!!

    Cookie to you!!!

    Any info on one for 98 or me maybe........o_O?

    Got way too many friends and work ones using the older M$ OS's !!!!!!!


    Anyway GREAT link and info !!!

    Wilders team are my Hero's......!!!


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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I am not completely positive but I think my last comp which was win-me had a prefetch something like xp. You might check at the link in the post there might be some refference to it. :)I was mistaken, it looks like it is xp specific.

    Tool for flushing the Prefetch log and controlling the Prefetch Parameters. What Is Prefetch?? - Taken From Microsoft Website - "Windows XP monitors the files that are used when the computer starts and when you start applications. By monitoring these files, Windows XP can prefetch them. Prefetching data is the process whereby data that is expected to be requested is read ahead into the cache. Prefetching boot files and applications decreases the time needed to start Windows XP and start applications." This information is logged and stored on your hard drive taking up space and requiring a process to be kept running monitoring which applications are being run. This has a performance impact on your PC. Disabling the Prefetch function or at least only enabling it for the Boot Files will allow you to free up some system resources and preserve some disk space.
     
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