Hiya folks. I just wanted to comment about the RAMDISK for XP program that is posted on the XP-Erience website. It comes with a ramdisk.exe (uncompresses several files to a location of your choice), a .reg file and a .txt file with pretty good instructions. However I wanted people to know somethings. (Before i go on, i am using this with xp pro, using an account named "installer" that is in the local administrator's group). For some reason, several parts of the .reg file DOES NOT get placed into the registry. I am not a registry wiz, but this confuses me. One of the most important parts is the DISK SIZE. The part of the registry that makes the disk size keeps it at 1 meg!!! Even though i have merged the reg file that is included in the zip with my registry. You have to go in MANUALLY and change the size yourself!!!! Here the part with the disk-size for the ramdisk: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ramdisk\Parameters] "BreakOnEntry"=dword:00000000 "DebugLevel"=dword:00000000 "DebugComp"=dword:ffffffff "DiskSize"=dword:01f00000 "DriveLetter"="Z:" "RootDirEntries"=dword:00000200 "SectorsPerCluster"=dword:00000002 Now go to the same spot in your registry and find that the "DiskSize"=dword is going to only be 1 meg!!!! (in hex). I had to change that manually, and reboot to get my 31 megs. Hrm. Also here are some more entries i had to change: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileReconciliation\History] "CentralFile"="History" "LocalFile"="History" "Name"="*.*" "DefaultDir"="Z:\\History" "MustBeRelative"=dword:00000001 "Default"=dword:00000001 "RegKey"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\User Shell Folders" "RegValue"="History" [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders] "Cookies"="Z:\\Cookies" "Recent"="Z:\\Recent" "Cache"="Z:\\Temporary Internet Files" "History"="Z:\\History" [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders] "Cookies"="Z:\\Cookies" "Recent"="Z:\\Recent" "Cache"="Z:\\Temporary Internet Files" "History"="Z:\\History" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Url History] "Directory"="Z:\\History" The parts with the z:\\ WAS NOT UPDATED IN THE REGISTRY!!! i had to add the z:\ myself in the registry. The below part WASNT even in the registry!!!: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileReconciliation\Cookies] "CentralFile"="Cookies" "LocalFile"="Cookies" "Name"="*.*" "DefaultDir"="Z:\\Cookies" "MustBeRelative"=dword:00000001 "Default"=dword:00000001 "RegKey"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\User Shell Folders" "RegValue"="Cookies" And now i have to figure out how to add it myself. I'm not entirely sure. What's with all the "\\" double backward slashes? Are they legit? Hrm....... Even though with all these problems it worked to an extent, but seeing as all those entires were ignored, i am not sure if it REALLY was saving everything in the correct spot. Also something else that bothers me. Maybe someone has a clue as to what is going on. I like to use a local administrator account, this time the user "installer" and install EVERYTHING i want on a computer. Set it up exactly the way I like it. Do all the editing i have to do etc etc etc, and then take that profile directory and copy it into the "Default User" Directory. THen when anyone else ever logs onto the computer, they will see exactly everything I have setup and done with the "installer" account. This works GREAT especially when you have some programs that will NOT work with "user" access. This allows them to work fine (in windows 2000 professional). And no setup of any other programs in a new profile. Everything is setup already Now remember, ramdisk "seemed" to of worked with installer. Now when i log into the computer with a "user" account, everything looks kosher. I can browse etc etc etc UNTIL i have to log in securely (like www.aol.com) when it doesn't work. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of making the "user" account a "local admin" temporarily just to be able to go into registry and make sure everything matches everything in the .reg file that came with the zip file. I LOVE the idea of storing EVERYTHING related to IE browsing on a ram disk. The temporary files idea is great also. Its just that you have to make absolutely sure it works Any comments? -G -firstname.lastname@example.org I attached the ZIP file from www.xp-erience.org to this post (or at least im going to try) if anyone wants to run some tests.