Removing SP2

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mick42, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. mick42

    mick42 OSNN Addict

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    Can I remove SP2 from "Add or Remove Programs" in Control Panel as my pc is taking ages to boot and I cant see anything beneficial in it.

    Cheers
    Mick.
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I tried that to see what my system would be returned to. Things I had turned off in msconfig were now on & some other minor changes. What else it did I don't know as I restored my system using a backup.

    Sp2 increased my boot up / shut down time but only by 20 seconds or so.

    Have you tried turning off unneeded things in msconfic to see if that improves your boot time?
     
  3. mick42

    mick42 OSNN Addict

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    I`ll have a look and let you know.

    Cheers
    Mick
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Well use bootvis to optimise your system from here

    Also run this tweak:


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction]
    "Enable"="Y"

    Copy to notepad save as boot.reg and run it.Make sure you back up your registry first.

    Another thing you might find good to do is run this tweak to change icon cache size:


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IconCache]
    "Text"="Icon Cache Size"
    "Type"="group"
    "Bitmap"="SHDOC401.DLL,6"
    "HelpID"="update.hlp#51140"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IconCache\Huge]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "Text"="8192 Icons"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"="8192"
    "ValueName"="Max Cached Icons"
    "DefaultValue"="2048"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000002
    "HelpID"="update.hlp#51140"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IconCache\Large]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "Text"="4096 Icons"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"="4096"
    "ValueName"="Max Cached Icons"
    "DefaultValue"="2048"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000002
    "HelpID"="update.hlp#51140"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IconCache\Medium]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "Text"="2048 Icons"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"="2048"
    "ValueName"="Max Cached Icons"
    "DefaultValue"="2048"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000002
    "HelpID"="update.hlp#51140"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\IconCache\Small]
    "RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer"
    "Text"="1024 Icons"
    "Type"="radio"
    "CheckedValue"="1024"
    "ValueName"="Max Cached Icons"
    "DefaultValue"="2048"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000002
    "HelpID"="update.hlp#51140"

    Do as in boot tweak, when you want to enable it after installing it, open my computer hit tools>folder options>view, roll down scroll bar and select cache size for icons and hit apply, ok reboot.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/sysperf/fastboot/default.mspx