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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    UPDATE: I just changed that last view to show usage in Gigabytes so its easier to do the math:

    Click image for larger version

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    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.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    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?
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  4. #14


    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    How did you do that!?!? Only 11.7 Gigs???
    It is certainly not impossible; however, it takes much due diligence to get to that point.

    Here's another view for your edification:

    Attachment 39020

    Unfortunately, it would take too much time to document every step I've taken. Moreover, I'd like to avoid any negative comments regarding each of my detailed step as well; however, the bottom line is that it can be done. Now, as part of my "clean PC initiative", I have also managed to resolve every recurring Event ID error as well. The latest MS bug uncovered was just shared with (and confirmed by) Brink yesterday. Keep in mind there is no need to go to such lengths for the average user; however, I just considered it to be a challenge to see "how low can you go."

    my2cents
    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?!?!?
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  5. #15


    Word 2013 - About 1sec on my computer. SSD
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Word 2013 - About 1sec on my computer. SSD
    That's awesome!
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  7. #17


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Word 2013 - About 1sec on my computer. SSD
    I get Photoshop CS6 at 5sec even with all the filters I have loaded. That makes me an extremely happy man. Not sure if it has to do with the fact that its on an SSD and has its own private 120GB SSD Scratchdisk
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    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?!?!?
    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:

    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.

    my2cents
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  9. #19


    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    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.
    I don't think they will do that thing, because it is stupid (really not offence)! xD
    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.

    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 I do agree with you on this, full screen calculator on a 19 inch monitor must be really frustrating!

    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    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?!?!?
    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:

    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.

    my2cents
    I don't know why they will be negative comments because of that, everyone should customize their computers towards their likes and needs...
    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!
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  10. #20


    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.
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