Found my first bug in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jonny813, May 6, 2007.

  1. jonny813

    jonny813 OSNN Addict

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    Go to Reliability and Performance Monitor>View>Cutomize the "X" does not close the Window

    Gonna report it tomorrow during office hours. A simple but very annoying bug

    If anyone else finds any bugs go to:http://support.microsoft.com/gp/contactusmsft
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yeah, I'm seeing the same behavior. Nice catch! :)
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I actually came across this a few months back but didn't realise that it was a bug. :dead:
     
  4. dreamliner77

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    It's a feature!
     
  5. jonny813

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    What? broken! lol:)
     
  6. zeke_mo

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    I ran into a bug but it only happened a few times. When I went to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties> Notification Area> and when I unchecked power the volume icon went away and vise versa.
     
  7. ming

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    Can sum1 confirm this for me.... open task manager>performace. Look at Physical memory (MB), FREE xx. Do you guys get a very small figure? It's telling me the total being 1GB, but only 18MB free, althougn at the very bottom it says 52% (in use).
     
  8. madmatt

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    Doh!
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Not a bug. That's Superfetch in action. :)

    The percentage figure at the very bottom of the Task Manager window is the amount of memory in use by running processes. The rest of it is available to the system, so rather than leaving it unused and wasted, Vista uses it as a cache to prefetch data from the disk based on metrics that it collects over a span of time; that's what the "Cached" number represents.

    Applications that you launch frequently get preloaded into the cache automatically after bootup to mitigate the performance hit that's incurred when you hit the disk. On my desktop, for instance, Photoshop launches in ~4 seconds because Superfetch now keeps it cached.
     
  10. Grandmaster

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    That's sweet. There's a lot cool stuff about Vista I still don't know.
     
  11. ming

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    oh ok. nice to know that. eating up more juice as a result i guess. :p
     
  12. NetRyder

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    You can actually see it working if you like.
    Just reboot your machine, and launch Task Manager immediately after Windows starts up. Then watch the numbers in the Physical Memory section of the Performance tab. You'll notice the "Cached" number steadily increasing and the "Free" number decreasing as the system prefetches data into memory. :)
     
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  13. madmatt

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    Kunal knows everything!
     
  14. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I thought this was discussed before in an earlier thread..
     
  15. madmatt

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    I don't read your posts...

    Err.
     
  16. ming

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    lol... i didnt bother reading about disabling app, full stop.
     
  17. ewokuk

    ewokuk OSNN Junior Addict

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    and incase people hadnt noticed, vista bashes the crap out of your hdd a hell of alot, probably because its "caching" programs. I cans it there for maybe 10 minutes after bootup with CONSTANT hard drive access. It isnt only after bootup, it sometimes decides to do this at other times as well.

    and no it isnt lack of memory leading to page file use, i have 4gb and no programs running in systray.

    i will be disabling this and see how much difference it makes.