Linked by David Adams on Sat 16th Jul 2005 23:02 UTC, submitted by daniel_iversen
Windows Time to throw out the old Pentium I/MMX computers? Not yet... read this guide on how to install Windows 2000 on a very old computer with only 32MB RAM and tweak it to run very fast.
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RE : transputer_guy
by Al2001 on Sun 17th Jul 2005 00:50 UTC
Al2001
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2005-07-06

It wouldn't run any faster on a machine with 1GB of memory, tweaks like this are only useful on constrained machines.

I used to be quite an avid tweaker, essentially a habit I picked up from the days when I only had 8MB's of memory. One day I decided to setup 2 profiles on XP one heavily tweaked the other had windows defaults then ran some benchmarks. Guess what the tweaked profile wasn't a single bit faster.

The moral of the story is that it's pointless releasing servicing purely to save memory if your not short of memory in the first place.

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