I'm wondering if this is all in an attempt to get "Metro" apps to behave more and more like desktop programs. The next logical step I suppose would be allowing Metro apps to run in ordinary, resizable, movable windows, like what people are already doing with ModernMix.
Even on my desktop machine, there are times when I don't mind at all having a beautiful modern app take up my whole screen. It's usually fine ... but a full-screen calculator? Hmm.
More on my tweaking hobby. Here's a test of the launch time for OpenOffice on my PC. It generally takes about 1-2 seconds and please note that I do not have any quick-launch options set to be enabled at startup:
Hmm... I wonder how long it would take to launch MS Word?
Word 2013 - About 1sec on my computer. SSD
Yep! I only reduce resources that are not needed for my purposes and I'm going to leave it at that to avoid any negative comments regarding same; however, I will add one final note that my desktop boots from power on to desktop in 7 to 10 seconds without the fast starup option enabled (which is automatically disabled when you delete the hiberfil.sys file). One more comment and then I'm done. I have no need for a large pagefile. In fact, the only reason I have one is to do two things:I do appreciate your reply... seeing that last picture, I realized more or less how you did to manage to get that small footprint on your OS! Especially when I saw the 200MB 'pagefile.sys' and the System Volume Information files!!! Mine is around 3.5GB (pagefile) and 6.3GB (System Volume) of space to give you an idea... so I can assume you did the exact same thing for other services such as 'hiberfil.sys', right (you know) reducing all system/resources files as minimum as possible?!?!?
Stop the crash dump initialization error from appearing in the Event viewer on boot
Allow small crash dumps to be captured (if I ever needed to analyze them)
Good luck to all with their own personal choices regarding their own installation footprint.
But if you could do that, why will bother to create a "metro" app, when it is going to act like a desktop program!?!? The only way I see they are doing that is using the same SDK for both desktop and "metro" programs. Until then, Metro should run on full screen (or be snapped in to any side of the monitor) and desktop programs should have all the flexibility it has today.
But I do agree with you on this, full screen calculator on a 19 inch monitor must be really frustrating!Even on my desktop machine, there are times when I don't mind at all having a beautiful modern app take up my whole screen. It's usually fine ... but a full-screen calculator? Hmm.
But anyway, it is amazing what you have done as you created the faster yet stable PC as possible! I do understood how you made that possible and maybe I'm going to do the same thing on the future!!!
So thanks anyway for taking your time to explain that to me!
I believe the "footprint" was for bare windows with associated PF and such. Programs added later can vary in size and number an nobody can predict that.