tweaks?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    I have xp office,I recently ran a repair from the xp cd & it apparently undid all the tweaks I had done & now my folders & apps like ms word open very slowly.
    Is their a tweak perhaps that will enable these to open more rapidly.
    I got most of the tweaks off dealers favorites tweaks thread which is now gone.
    Any suggestions
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    bluzeboy!!!!!!

    good to see you made it back here.

    I'm suspecting your prefetch was emptied is all...this should optimize back to what it was as you continue to launch the program over time

    also;

    add

    /prefetch:1

    to the shortcut path...this works on some but not all apps

    Others will return a message saying the program in the target box is invalid. Just remove the switch

    now, I've tried this tweak a few times, and to be honest, I didn't notice a differance, but this tweak is known....let me know if it works for you
     
  3. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    perris -you are probably right about my prefetch probably got emptied,i know about the command /prefetch:1 ,but i can't find a place to put it on Word,
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    shoot, I don't have office installed on this box yet, I'm using open office for now...I can't 'speriment for you

    sorry
     
  5. yoyo

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    That /prefetch:1 switch (and /prefetch:3, /prefetch:4 up to /prefetch:9) very likely are only internal switches used by Windows Media Player to handle different file types. Don't think you can transfer this to any other application.
    Likely this tweak got distributed on the net originally by someone misinterpreting that default WMP shortcut "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1
     
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  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I think you're right yoyo, as I say, I've tried it and ntice no differance
     
  7. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    If useful, I have the tweaks section downloaded on 07/July 2003 if that's of any use?

    [e]-punk, Do you have the old tweaks section stuff, or was it lost with the DB?
    If ya want this i'll send it to ya. It's around 56K zipped, and 280k extracted.

    Looks like the files are on "tongawonga.tripod.com/xperiecetweaks.htm" ? :confused:

    Let me know if it's any use ;)
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    If you cann send it to me also, zip it up, I'll pm my email

    thanx 4 that
     
  9. Erbmaster

    Erbmaster Moderator Folding Team

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    I've sent it to ya Perris, but after reading your PM...
    I RAR'ed it rather than Zipping it. Hope that won't pose a prob?
    If it does let me know, and i'll resend in the zip format... ;)
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I have a lot of the old tweaks list around. The .doc and .html ones.

    The .doc one is posted on the first page of the "My favourite tweaks" thread.