Oct 24 2007

Hack Your Windows Vista Experience Index Score And Really Showoff

lightning Are you tired of of having a low Windows Experience Index Score and don’t want to spend a ton of money to upgrade to a blazing fast rig, well here’s a down-n-dirty hack to make that score whatever you want. Now the base scores currently range from 1 to 5.9. so to keep it believable maybe you should only set it to 5.9 or just come up with a great story as to why its at a 9.9. Read below for the hack.

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  1. Navigate to C:WindowsPerformanceWinSATDataStore.
  2. Open up the newest file in that folder with WordPad. (You may need to change you file permissions to save it after making your changes) 
  3. Scroll down to the WinSPR settings and make your changes.

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4. Save the file and now you have a 9.9 Super Rig.

UPDATE: 10-27-07  I forgot to mention if you can’t save the file you will need to disable User Account control first. For directions to disable UAC Click here.

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    Oct 20 2007

    Remote Differential Compression And Your Vista Network Part 2

    sp1 This week I had the opportunity to install Vista SP1 on my computer so I decided to revisit my Remote Differential Compression test. You can Read Part 1 Here. Microsoft has said SP1 will speed up file transfers so I retested with the same file and as you can see it made a marked improvement

    4.35 Gig test file, Windows Vista with Remote Differential Compression on.

    Original Vista Version Vista SP1
    Hard drive to Hard drive: 3:12 sec Hard drive to Hard drive: 1:47 sec
    Computer to Computer: 13:54 sec Computer to Computer: 6:36 sec

    4.35 Gig test file, Windows Vista with Remote Differential Compression off

    Original Vista Version Vista SP1
    Hard drive to Hard drive: 2:47sec Hard drive to Hard drive: 1:53 sec
    Computer to Computer: 13:03 sec Computer to Computer: 6:48 sec

    4.35 Gig test file, Windows XP

    Hard drive to Hard drive: 1:33
    Computer to Computer: 8:15

    With Vista SP1 installed. Remote Differential Compression only had a few second difference between having it turned off. But notice the huge difference between Original Vista and SP1. Wow!! It even beat XP in the computer to Computer test by almost 1.5 minutes.

    Update 5-24-08

    New information is available to speed up your network read my new post .



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    Oct 16 2007

    Changes In VistaRevisited Postings

    clock 2 Just a quick post to let my regular readers know due to my increased work schedule I may only be able to update the blog on the weekends for the next month or so. But stay subscribed and keep checking in.                                                                       Thanks for understanding.

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    Oct 15 2007

    Cracking Windows Passwords Update

    lifesaver Hi all I found another useful Windows Password rest / cracking utility. I tried it and it does work as advertised. The author has a very detailed Howto to guide you through the process. It may seem like a daunting task but if you follow the directions it will work.

    Its called Offline NT Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD

    The Howto is located Here and the FAQ is Here.

     

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    Oct 14 2007

    Vista Revisited: The Week In Review For 10-14-07

    With the end if the week here I thought we’d review this weeks post in case you missed any. Not that there’s been a hole lot, just call me the slacker.

    Delete Your Recently Viewed Items In Vista: Keep prying eyes from seeing your files.

    Speed Up Your Hard Disk Performance In Vista By Enabling Write Caching: A quick way to speed up your computer.

    How to Hack Windows Update To Download Vista SP1 Beta : Hack your way to get windows update to send you Vista SP1.

     

     

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    Oct 13 2007

    How to Hack Windows Update To Download Vista SP1 Beta

    sp1 ITsVISTA found a way to get Vista SP1 Beta from Windows Update, just follow his directions and you too can get it. Also check out his site, Its a Excellent resource for Vista users.

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    By now you probably know that Vista SP1 Beta is available to a select few testers. If you?re somewhat savy, you may know how to find it on the P2P sites, where it is available for download. But did you know that you can get it directly from Microsoft, through Windows Update, with only a very small, simple hack? Click here to see how it done.

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    Oct 12 2007

    Speed Up Your Hard Disk Performance In Vista By Enabling Write Caching

    lightning You can increase the performance of your computers SATA hard drives by enabling Write Caching.

    What is Write caching you ask.

    When write caching is enabled, when the system sends a write to the hard disk, the logic circuit records the write in its much faster cache, and then immediately sends back an acknowledgement to the operating system saying, in essence, “all done!” The rest of the system can then proceed on its merry way without having to sit around waiting for the actuator to position and the disk to spin, and so on. This is called write-back caching, because the data is stored in the cache and only “written back” to the platters later on.

    Write-back functionality of course improves performance. There’s a catch however. The drive sends back saying “all done” when it really isn’t done–the data isn’t on the disk at all, it’s only in the cache. The hard disk’s logic circuits begin to write the data to the disk, but of course this takes some time. The hard disk is using a variant of that old “the check is in the mail” trick you might hear when you call someone to remind them of that loan they were supposed to pay back three weeks ago. (Read more from the Pcguide)

    Here’s how to enable it. (Caution this should not be used for external drives.) And you also have a UPS installed.

    1. Click the Start Orb and start typing Device Manager in the search box.
    2. Click Device Manager under the Programs section at the top.
    3. Approve the UAC if prompted.
    4. Click the small + next to Disk Drives.
    5. Right click the hard drive and choose Properties.
    6. Click the Policies tab.
    7. Put a checkmark in Enable Write Caching on the Disk.
    8. Put a checkmark in Enable Advanced Performance. (This option enables extremely aggressive write caching, which can speed up drive access but also cause you to lose data if the power goes out suddenly.)
    9. Click Ok and your finished.

    To see Screen shots for the process, Click the Read the rest of this entry link.

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