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Can I use my Win7 SSD as a ReadyBoost Drive for Win8?

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    1) ABSOLUTE TWADDLE -- some of these drivers won't install --especially if the main os is a 64 bit system. I don't suppose you've ever had enough experience to have run some programs which give "Compatability error" or similar failures. You are talking absolute HOGWASH (as per usual I might add) on this particular issue.

    2) So "People" don't run servers -- many do -- I know loads that host web sites etc from a server running at home --often the server is virtualized too.

    3) some people don't necessarily have the luxuries of having a spare machine for this --- sometimes if your machine is being used to make money such as tracking stock exchange index then you don't want to have it shutdown .

    4) Stress / Volume testing is also a legitimate scenario before large scale applications are put into production.

    5) just replying to the amount of total Bovine Scatology that appears under your auspices.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    jimbo, there is no point arguing with GMan. He does not even read his own quotes. Once he has his mind set, that's it. We are just wasting our time.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    jimbo, there is no point arguing with GMan. He does not even read his own quotes. Once he has his mind set, that's it. We are just wasting our time.
    Thanks for confirming that for me LOL.
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  4. #14


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    I feel like I am having a conversation with dumb and dumber.

    Are you guys missing out somehow on all I do on this website? Apparently, or these types of statements would not be made.

    "1) ABSOLUTE TWADDLE -- some of these drivers won't install"

    Learn how to use Windows and computers. I've told you this before. Haven't ever had my computer "shutdown" by the definition of what you mean. Why? Because I know how to use Windows. Jimbo, please do not try to tell me about networks. I'll make you look foolish before you type your next sentence.

    WHS, apparently Microsoft's explanation isn't good enough for you?

    Chev, do you feel better for trying to jump in on their bandwagon that was set to crash down the hill before the horse was even attached? lol

    You guys can continue arguing with me, sure. Or you can up your game and learn something instead.
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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    GMan, the MS explanation is good enough for me, but you have to know how to read it. See the bolded part here:

    In modern operating systems such as Windows, applications and many system processes always reference memory by using virtual memory addresses. Virtual memory addresses are automatically translated to real (RAM) addresses by the hardware. Only core parts of the operating system kernel bypass this address translation and use real memory addresses directly.
    What does that mean - it means that those virtual addresses are not being translated into a hard page fault but are mapped to available RAM addresses. And if you have 4GB or more RAM, there are available RAM addresses in 99% of the cases.

    And Btw: I am always eager to learn something new, but in this case I fail to see the new news.
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    "Memory, Pages/Sec: This counter is one of the most misunderstood measures.

    A high value for this counter does not necessarily imply that your performance bottleneck stems from a shortage of RAM. The operating system uses the paging system for purposes other than swapping pages because of memory over-commitment."
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    I feel like I am having a conversation with dumb and dumber.

    Are you guys missing out somehow on all I do on this website? Apparently, or these types of statements would not be made.

    "1) ABSOLUTE TWADDLE -- some of these drivers won't install"

    Learn how to use Windows and computers. I've told you this before. Haven't ever had my computer "shutdown" by the definition of what you mean. Why? Because I know how to use Windows. Jimbo, please do not try to tell me about networks. I'll make you look foolish before you type your next sentence.

    WHS, apparently Microsoft's explanation isn't good enough for you?

    Chev, do you feel better for trying to jump in on their bandwagon that was set to crash down the hill before the horse was even attached? lol

    You guys can continue arguing with me, sure. Or you can up your game and learn something instead.
    So... you're saying it absolutely impossible for drivers to not work with OS versions they weren't designed for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post

    So... you're saying it absolutely impossible for drivers to not work with OS versions they weren't designed for?
    Feels like I'm being set up here with such a double negative question. Whatever you're intending, I didn't say it.
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  9. #19


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post

    So... you're saying it absolutely impossible for drivers to not work with OS versions they weren't designed for?
    Feels like I'm being set up here with such a double negative question. Whatever you're intending, I didn't say it.
    Basically not every OS can run native on current hardware and have proper driver support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post

    So... you're saying it absolutely impossible for drivers to not work with OS versions they weren't designed for?
    Feels like I'm being set up here with such a double negative question. Whatever you're intending, I didn't say it.
    Basically not every OS can run native on current hardware and have proper driver support.
    That's why it's a very good idea to run operating system(s) that the hardware was designed for.

    Other than that, it is far more likely than not that old drivers can work on new OSes, especially for "EXPENSIVE" legacy hardware where the drivers were made by competent engineers. I would assume something so "EXPENSIVE" had excellent support.

    Heck, my Windows 8 and 7 are loaded with legacy drivers for certain legacy hardware I use on them and it's all for cheap stuff.
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