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munkyonline Says, in 1-22-2008 at 12:44:20     

Great article! Tried this on my pc and it boots at least twice as fast now. The icons in the taskbar which were lagging before now pop-up almost straight away.

NIck Says, in 1-23-2008 at 19:43:37     

Great guide. I didn’t know you could do that with the Windows kernel. I have the same sort of thing set up on Linux, and that helps a lot, even though I have a pretty fast computer. Though isn’t the kernel already in memory to run? Or does this just apply to the drivers and base system?

drew and not u Says, in 1-24-2008 at 00:38:01     

Killed my VGA drivers, but reinstalling them took care of it. Boots a little slower but feels quicker once the system is done booting.

zambuka Says, in 1-29-2008 at 21:23:53     

IOPageLockLimit does NOTHING as of W2k sp1

Nick Says, in 1-29-2008 at 22:06:16     

Zambuka, thanks for the comment. This tweak is for windows XP only.

james Says, in 1-30-2008 at 01:30:04     

I tried this and it worked fine until I started up Quake III, at which point the system hung and I couldn’t even reboot. Once I powered off and on again, Windows was unbootable and I had to re-install from scratch.

souta95 Says, in 1-30-2008 at 07:54:28     

As zambuka said, IOPageLockLimit does nothing, to be more clear, itonly does stuff on Windows 2000 no service pack, and Windows NT 4. It is useless on WinXP, Windows 2000 with any service pack, and later.

LargeSystemCache only helps with servers, it will make LESS RAM available to applications.

DisablePagingExecute will only help on systems with a lot of RAM, but even then, not much as the system won’t likely be paging it if it has that much RAM available, as it will make Windows use more RAM, thus giving other applications less RAM to work with.

More thoughts:

workablob Says, in 1-30-2008 at 17:00:57     

Great Tweak. My PC now boots to the Windows XP Splash screen then a black screen.

I selected Last Known Good on boot and reverted.

Folks, be very careful before trying this.

Thumbs Down.

Nick Says, in 1-30-2008 at 19:22:26     

I don’t get it. I am using this thing on two pcs for more than a year and it works great. Maybe this problem comes with SP2-3 or something.

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rex827 Says, in 2-6-2008 at 17:49:49     

Don’t do it!

My network places would not connect to anything.
Services crashing everywhere.
I got my computer back by deleting the mentioned values from the registry.
Every time I changed them back to 0, I would reboot and they would be 1 again.

You should delete this blog post.
You’re not getting rave reviews

bminton3 Says, in 4-19-2009 at 23:04:34     

You shouldn’t just do these things–be smart and look them up before doing it.
It’s essentially keeping the OS from doing as many page swapping, i.e. saving and loading pages of memory to disk to back. This will lessen the amount of memory available for applications, so don’t do it unless you have excess memory.

turbulens Says, in 8-15-2009 at 07:40:43     

Nope, I think this tweak is usefull in several needs and conditions. Off course, like every tweaks, it have positive point, also a side effect :). Everything is logical. This tweak surely would make your systems much faster, because, like we all know, working directly from RAM always faster than from enything else. But yea, it’s occupying some spaces of your RAM, so it can’t be used by other applications. So, this tweaks will be useful with a computer that don’t have to run extremely big, memory hungry application (like Quake ;) ). It suitable for servers, or office computers, maybe a home computers, but not for a game freak, for sure:)

Nice tweak, please don’t erase your blog. It’s useful, if you know how and when you used it.

Mike Hudson Says, in 10-12-2009 at 07:15:00     

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James Says, in 10-15-2009 at 09:50:27     

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Bradstor Says, in 1-17-2010 at 00:47:48     

This is a myth. It does nothing

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