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Cindi    Posted 08-15-2003 at 11:50:42       [Reply]  [No Email] this?

Speed up Your System
This tip helps many systems to run faster, your mileage may vary.

1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel
2. Double click the System listing
3. Click Performance tab.
4. Click File System button.
Look for typical role of this computer under settings and you'll probably find your system is set up as a DESKTOP computer.
Change the settings to Network server and reboot your system.
This change dedicates more RAM memory to your disk cache,
instead of accessing your hard drive as often..

Note: Systems with 32+ MB of RAM will benefit more from this change.

Paul Johnson    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:19:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello! Go right ahead and make the change, it's a good thing to do and will improve your PC performance. Not a lot mind you, in fact you probably won't even notice that it helped but it does. If you run a benchmark program before and after you'll notice slightly higher numbers which means better. I did this to all the Windows 95/98 computers I issued out at the local hospital I work at. You'd be better suited to just upgrade your PC memory to 64 MB or even 128 MB but no more. FYI, that little tidbit works on only Windows 95/98 based computers. Paul.

Ayuh...    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:32:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Actually it basically does nothing for the RAM, but does affect the way Win9X uses the hard-drive for Virtual Memory...If I remember rightly which I probably don't...


PS...It does help marginally, but as stated above...Increasing RAM is about the best thing you can do for your machine...PC100/133 RAM is dirt cheap now too...

Dave Smith    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:14:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know the answer to you're question. But I went there and there is no such think as desktop or network setting on mine. There are a whole lot of things that I do not have the foggiest idea what they are. I have windows XP. One thing that is there that I could figure out is a shadow on my mouse arrow. Look close at your's and see if there is one there. Look real close. Now what possible usefull purpose can it be for?
Dave <*)))><

Ain't you ever heard    Posted 08-15-2003 at 15:06:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
that "only the shadow knows"

Salmoneye    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:17:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are called 'Mouse Trails' (if it is what I am thinking)...A holdover from early Windows when that was one of the coolest thing that the puter did...


Dave Smith, NO    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:22:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Salmoneye, Not the stuttery thing. Look real close at the arrow. There is a dark shadow there behind and to the right. It looks like a lite is shinning on the arrow and that is casting a shadow.
Dave <*)))><

Salmoneye    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:27:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not on mine...But then I am running Win98...

Suzy Q    Posted 08-15-2003 at 11:54:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would wait to hear from the guys who are more expert... Dont forget the tricky Worm that appears with good info, but can prove fatal...

I would error on the side of caution. Did this information come by a email?

Maggie/TX    Posted 08-15-2003 at 13:56:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmm, I immediately wondered if the info came by email also. Cindi, I believe you ought to wait to hear from Salmoneye or one of the regulars who you know from experience know a lot about computers. Fawteen would know this one also. Don't go doing anything rash! LOL!

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