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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:19 AM

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hi,
I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file system\hard
disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs better.
Can anyone here confirm this.
tia

...Rex..

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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:20 AM

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Hi Rex

Yes, my Thinkpad is much faster - not at running progs but much less time
booting and seeking. Also went for the manual memory setting of 2.5 x ram.

Go for it.

Stef
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:20 AM

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If this setting ever worked, it was back when "hot" PCs had 16 mb of ram, a
486 or P1 processor and W95. I could not notice a difference back then and
I surely could not today with a P4 that is nearly instantaneous as it is.
You can try the setting and when it doesn't work, no harm will occur.
Limiting the size of a swap file can cause problems so don't do that.

--
Regards


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
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Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo



"Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uc5xiNNnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> hi,
> I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
> system\hard
> disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
> computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs better.
> Can anyone here confirm this.
> tia
>
> ..Rex..
>
>
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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:20 AM

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"Control Panel, System, Performance tab, File System button, Typical
Role".

"Windows 98 Secrets" (Livingston/Straub), p. 1039, says it governs how
fast Windows 98 may display file names & folders...

"If you choose Network Server, Vcache caches 64 directory paths and 2729
filenames in memory. If you choose Desktop Computer, it caches 32 paths
and 677 files. The Desktop Computer setting uses 10K of memory as cache
and the Network Server setting uses 40K. You can most likely spare the
additional 30K to speed up access to your files and folders."


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| hi,
| I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
system\hard
| disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
| computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs
better.
| Can anyone here confirm this.
| tia
|
| ..Rex..
|
|
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:20 AM

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"Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uc5xiNNnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> hi,
> I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
system\hard
> disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
> computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs better.
> Can anyone here confirm this.
> tia

Microsoft got the settings reversed, so, when you set your PC
to 'network server', you are actually setting it to the correct value
that the 'desktop computer' setting should have had in the first place.

All the tweak does is make one Registry change,
if I remember correctly.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:21 AM

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What is a manual memory setting of 2.5X ram? Surely you are not talking
about limiting virtual memory. This "theory" was debunked years ago.

--
Regards


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
Tips: http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo



"stefaroo" <stefaroo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4F8CD0CF-E764-4D78-9433-6E72B37ADFA8@microsoft.com...
> Hi Rex
>
> Yes, my Thinkpad is much faster - not at running progs but much less time
> booting and seeking. Also went for the manual memory setting of 2.5 x ram.
>
> Go for it.
>
> Stef
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:21 AM

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Hi again, Ron

Like I said, it works for me.

We laptop owners with PII, 128mB RAM, 98se, lots of hungry applications and
a wife-restricted wallet need all the help we can get.

Stefaroo
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 12:46:21 AM

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Hugh,

That error only existed in the original version of W95 and W95a--it was
corrected in OSR2 and W98.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;138012
--
Regards


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
Tips: http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo



"Hugh Candlin" <No@MeansNo.Com> wrote in message
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>
> "Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uc5xiNNnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> hi,
>> I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
> system\hard
>> disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
>> computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs better.
>> Can anyone here confirm this.
>> tia
>
> Microsoft got the settings reversed, so, when you set your PC
> to 'network server', you are actually setting it to the correct value
> that the 'desktop computer' setting should have had in the first place.
>
> All the tweak does is make one Registry change,
> if I remember correctly.
>
>
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 3:09:08 AM

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Sometimes things just seem faster when they really are not. For example,
you said your ThinkPad boots faster but that is impossible as the setting
has nothing to do with the boot process (see PCR's post). I guess I remain
skeptical even though several people have told me it makes a difference <G>.
--
Regards


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
Tips: http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo



"stefaroo" <stefaroo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9AFE46B7-B847-4211-8E5D-97146349CD3F@microsoft.com...
> Hi again, Ron
>
> Like I said, it works for me.
>
> We laptop owners with PII, 128mB RAM, 98se, lots of hungry applications
> and
> a wife-restricted wallet need all the help we can get.
>
> Stefaroo
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 1:58:34 PM

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"Ron Badour" <Sorry@NoAddress.com> wrote in message
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> Hugh,
>
> That error only existed in the original version of W95 and W95a--it was
> corrected in OSR2 and W98.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;138012
> --

Correct.

I meant to include that info, but somehow managed to leave it out.
August 10, 2005 5:36:13 PM

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"" wrote:
> hi,
> I have heard that changing a setting in
> 'deviceperformancefile systemhard
> disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually
> speeds up a
> computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo
> performs better.
> Can anyone here confirm this.
> tia
>
> ...Rex..

I guess what this dose is move the performance focus to backgroud
services so they perform better and ergo means any program you are
using will perform worse, this is just a educated guess, so I could be
wrong.

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Anonymous
August 11, 2005 11:35:22 PM

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Hi all, many thanks for a vast array of replies.
Perhaps I should have worded it differently, perhaps
asking whether it increases a computers performance
as opposed to just speeding it up.
With the diversity of replies, would it be correct to believe that
making the change is a worthwhile tweak?
Cheers.

...Rex..

"PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
news:uGry#ISnFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> "Control Panel, System, Performance tab, File System button, Typical
> Role".
>
> "Windows 98 Secrets" (Livingston/Straub), p. 1039, says it governs how
> fast Windows 98 may display file names & folders...
>
> "If you choose Network Server, Vcache caches 64 directory paths and 2729
> filenames in memory. If you choose Desktop Computer, it caches 32 paths
> and 677 files. The Desktop Computer setting uses 10K of memory as cache
> and the Network Server setting uses 40K. You can most likely spare the
> additional 30K to speed up access to your files and folders."
>
>
> --
> Thanks or Good Luck,
> There may be humor in this post, and,
> Naturally, you will not sue,
> should things get worse after this,
> PCR
> pcrrcp@netzero.net
> "Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uc5xiNNnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | hi,
> | I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
> system\hard
> | disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
> | computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs
> better.
> | Can anyone here confirm this.
> | tia
> |
> | ..Rex..
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 11:35:23 PM

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Yea, go ahead & do it, Rex.


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR
pcrrcp@netzero.net
"Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| Hi all, many thanks for a vast array of replies.
| Perhaps I should have worded it differently, perhaps
| asking whether it increases a computers performance
| as opposed to just speeding it up.
| With the diversity of replies, would it be correct to believe that
| making the change is a worthwhile tweak?
| Cheers.
|
| ..Rex..
|
| "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
| news:uGry#ISnFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > "Control Panel, System, Performance tab, File System button, Typical
| > Role".
| >
| > "Windows 98 Secrets" (Livingston/Straub), p. 1039, says it governs
how
| > fast Windows 98 may display file names & folders...
| >
| > "If you choose Network Server, Vcache caches 64 directory paths and
2729
| > filenames in memory. If you choose Desktop Computer, it caches 32
paths
| > and 677 files. The Desktop Computer setting uses 10K of memory as
cache
| > and the Network Server setting uses 40K. You can most likely spare
the
| > additional 30K to speed up access to your files and folders."
| >
| >
| > --
| > Thanks or Good Luck,
| > There may be humor in this post, and,
| > Naturally, you will not sue,
| > should things get worse after this,
| > PCR
| > pcrrcp@netzero.net
| > "Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:uc5xiNNnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | hi,
| > | I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
| > system\hard
| > | disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds
up a
| > | computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs
| > better.
| > | Can anyone here confirm this.
| > | tia
| > |
| > | ..Rex..
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 11:35:23 PM

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If you think it is going to speed up either a game, typical computer
operations or starting and shutting down, then the tweak will not give you
improved performance. If you are looking to speed up access to files and
folders (the things a server normally does), then the tweak *may* show some
improvement because of the increased cache size. It does not hurt anything
to try it so give it a shot and then post back your results.

--
Regards


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
Tips: http://home.satx.rr.com/badour
Knowledge Base Info:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=kbinfo



"Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u8enDvlnFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi all, many thanks for a vast array of replies.
> Perhaps I should have worded it differently, perhaps
> asking whether it increases a computers performance
> as opposed to just speeding it up.
> With the diversity of replies, would it be correct to believe that
> making the change is a worthwhile tweak?
> Cheers.
>
> ..Rex..
>
> "PCR" <pcrrcp@netzero.net> wrote in message
> news:uGry#ISnFHA.3256@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> "Control Panel, System, Performance tab, File System button, Typical
>> Role".
>>
>> "Windows 98 Secrets" (Livingston/Straub), p. 1039, says it governs how
>> fast Windows 98 may display file names & folders...
>>
>> "If you choose Network Server, Vcache caches 64 directory paths and 2729
>> filenames in memory. If you choose Desktop Computer, it caches 32 paths
>> and 677 files. The Desktop Computer setting uses 10K of memory as cache
>> and the Network Server setting uses 40K. You can most likely spare the
>> additional 30K to speed up access to your files and folders."
>>
>>
>> --
>> Thanks or Good Luck,
>> There may be humor in this post, and,
>> Naturally, you will not sue,
>> should things get worse after this,
>> PCR
>> pcrrcp@netzero.net
>> "Rex" <Rex@Hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:uc5xiNNnFHA.2156@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> | hi,
>> | I have heard that changing a setting in 'device\performance\file
>> system\hard
>> | disk' from 'desktop computer' to 'network server' actually speeds up a
>> | computer as it thinks it has a larger job to do and ergo performs
>> better.
>> | Can anyone here confirm this.
>> | tia
>> |
>> | ..Rex..
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
!