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DNS Cache affecting HTTP requests

An odd error occured which I am trying to understand the cause. I updated a website and on some computers, a cached version of a particular .css file was being served. Other changes to the site were ...
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How may I clear the cache of Mongoose web server?

I have recently started using Mongoose web server for Windows, after having run IIS for many years. I like the simplicity of Mongoose. However, I have run into a caching problem. First, I had both an ...
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What is the cause and disadvantages of high memory usage as time passes on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

My laptop is used in long time intervals without restarting. The OS tends to use extensive memory (~8GB) as time passes. Below are screenshots of two different states with exactly the same programs ...
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Reset Internet Proxy Remembered Account on Windows

When you go to internet across a proxy server, windows ask you for your username and password and you can tell it that remeber that account and password forever. My problem is that I need to change ...
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Cleaning out AD Roaming Profile Cache

I've been playing around with AD RPs after watching some videos and they mentioned that you end up with a lot of disk space being filled due to cache and files being copied over from the server where ...
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Disable all disk cache features in Windows 7

I am doing benchmarking of several algorithms involving read/write to disk. As Windows provides some cache features, sometimes I get results like these : first run of the algorithm : 200 seconds ...
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When will explorer cache photos?

If I plugged my external USB into my PC, but never accessed any folders in the drive (just maybe down one level, but with no image files, just more folders) would Windows generate a entry to thumbs.db ...
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1answer
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Copying files from external HDD to USB stick - will files remain anyhow on the computer's system drive?

Just wanted to see if you could help me out with something. I moved some files (all in one folder)from an external HDD to a jump drive using my work computer. This HDD was old, and I wasn't sure of ...
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131 views

Is there a way to force caching of javascript / css with GET parameters?

There are some pages on the internet that I want to load as fast as possible, but caching of their dozens of javascript/css files is being thwarted by the presence of GET parameters on the resource ...
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1answer
79 views

Windows Explorer doesn't show correctly the custom icon

I have an issue with a custom file extension that I've added in the registry, I've followed all steps, reviewed the .ico file path, deleted the associated registry entries and tried again, rebooting ...
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Solid State Drives (SSD) to use as cache to another Hard Drive (HD)

I recently bought a 32GB SSD drive. As everybody knows, 32GB is nothing considering modern SO's like windows 8 or even windows 7 where only file systems takes the half of the whole space (about 15GB). ...
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Why are thumbs.db files stored within the directory they refer to?

I would have imagined that - being nothing more than a cache of thumbnails - thumbs.db files would have been stored in some dedicated cache area of the Windows filesystem: perhaps Explorer's app cache ...
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Do USB memory sticks have controller and disk-cache on-board?

I'm well aware that the spinning-platter type of hard-disks have an on-board controller and an onboard disk-cache. Now, does the 'disk'-cache also exist on a (4- or 8-GB) USB stick? Incidentally, ...
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disk write cache buffer and separate power supply

Windows has a setting to turn off the write-cache buffer (see image) Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device To prevent data loss, do not select this check box unless the ...
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RamMap “Empty standby list” drastically speeds up PC. Is there a better way to do this?

Many people are educated on how Windows Memory manager caching work by reading Microsoft white papers, etc. However, there are relatively few documents that describe real-world performance issues ...
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Reducing cache waste in Windwows VMs

At Is there a way to reset Windows file cache? we learnt how to use RamMap to free up the all-you-can-eat Windows file cache, which was nice. Am I the only person to think that reducing cache sizes ...
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2answers
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What cache makes a file search faster for the second time exactly?

On Windows on a HDD partition with Total Commander, if I make a file search on the file system root e.g. C:\, it will take considerable time: it display as it walks the entire directory structure ...
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Windows cache and temp on RAM disk

I have 16 GB of memory and have just started to experiment with having a 1 GB RAMdisk. Currently, I only have the browser cache there, but I am thinking of moving the Windows7 cache and temp ...
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How much RAM will Windows 7 consume or reserve for cache if I install 16 GB of RAM? [closed]

I have a pc with 4 gb of ram. I am thinking of buying 16 gb of ram because it might help windows 7 cache more "stuff" and I would browse stuff faster and maybe it would allow games to cache all data ...
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336 views

How do I perform a clean install with an SSD cache

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio T series Ultrabook that has a 24GB SSD cache that uses the ExpressCache software from DiskKeeper. It looks like this is an OEM only solution and I don't see any ...
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DNS cache will not clear on a Windows XP machine?

I have a Windows XP machine that refuses to connect to one of my servers no matter what I've tried. It points to a null IP address (not the correct IP) and HTML-get as well as ping and tracert all ...
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Caching a Non-OS HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use Intel RST caching on another (i.e. non-OS) hard drive? Is it possible to cache a non-OS HDD with an SSD in RST? I put the HDD and the SSD in RAID-0, and the ...
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1answer
311 views

Force Windows to cache executables without running them?

Is there a way to force Windows to pre-load certain EXE/DLL binaries into its prefetch/superfetch cache as if they had been executed? I have a particular application that loads pretty slowly on first ...
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Windows, why your 8 GB of RAM feel like a few MB?

I'm on Windows 7 x64 with 4-core Intel i7 and 8 GB of RAM, but lately it feels like my computer's "RAM" is located solely on the hard drive. Here is what the task manager shows: The total amount ...
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Is “Turn Off Windows write-cache buffer flushing” safe on a laptop?

my laptop's internal harddrive is a bit slow. I looked at the drive properties and there are two options: [X] Enable write caching on the device [ ] Turn off windows write-cache buffer flushing on ...
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Is there a way to reset Windows file cache?

When an application reads a file from a media, the first time the timing is significant as the file is indeed read, sometimes several minutes. But with subsequent reads, it only takes a few seconds ...
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Best approach to utilize RamDisk for Chrome?

I use a lot of tabs and after a while less recently opened tabs take some time to become responsive, which I guess is because they're being un-cached to HDD as they're not required. So after ...
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710 views

Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default ...
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In Memory File Cache in Windows 7

EDIT : I'm now using Windows 8 x64 Enterprise and the speed difference on the same hardware and the same dataset is amazing. Whatever the team has done to improve the caching algorithms, they did ...
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226 views

How to cache windows share locally

My IT department provides me with space on a file share on a server, which is backed up. Ideally I would like to work straight out of this directory because then backups are not my responsibility. ...
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How to force OS to commit X MB cache for a VMWare virtual machine image file?

I have a Windows Vista inside a VMWare workstation virtual machine, which I need to boot as fast as possible (for testing certain software). I can commit about 4GB of RAM for cache, which, in ...
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Alternatives uses for small SSDs

So are there any alternative uses for small SSDs? I was recently given a 40 GB SSD and I am reluctant to rebuild my OS just to get Windows on the SSD and everything else on a different drive. I ...
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Windows 7 64bit search bar is buggered

When I search for something in the Windows 7 Start Menu, I am only given categories. Screenshot: I have tried the following, to no avail: Deleted registry keys Restarted, stopped, started, ...
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What to put on RAMDisk on Windows?

I got a lot of RAM installed in my PC recently and I looked into this RAMDisk thing. There are two things I've found from my investigation: You should not mess with Windows native pagefile/memory ...
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Why is I/O caching performance so much better on Linux than Windows? [closed]

This question is really just a port of a similar question on Stack Overflow: The emerging consensus from that question is that Linux has superior caching to Windows but the specific reasons why have ...
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Program to erase index.dat in content.ie5 securely with multiple passes?

Is there program (preferably free one) that can erase contents of C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat file in secure mode - ...
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Skype 5.5 - How do I clear the “username” field so that nothing is shown when I start Skype under Windows?

For Skype 5.5 under Windows (Vista), every time I start the program the username is filled in. How do I get rid of this 'cache' such that it is completely empty every time I start the program? Or, at ...
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Can't Boot With SSD As Cache

I have an issue where I can't boot into Windows 7 using a Crucial M4 SSD as cache. I have two Caviar Blue's in a RAID1, and the SSD is set as the cache. The motherboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 B3. ...
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270 views

Where does the DNS record go?

Although I was able to "ping by IP," I was unable to "ping by name" a freshly installed Windows 2008 R2 VM. I fixed the problem by temporarily activating "network discovery" rules on the W2k8 VM, ...
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Clear Windows “Run” box cache

One thing that I use almost every minute is the Windows Run box (WINDOWS+R). It let's you type a path and auto-completes it really quickly so that you can jump to any dir in no time. My problem is ...
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How to tweak Windows hard disk writing and reading cache buffers parameters without help of commercial utilities?

I'd like to configure Windows (XP actually, but knowing how to do this with 7 can once come in handy as well): Use large (several hundreds megabytes) amount of RAM for disk i/o cache Use large ...
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3answers
515 views

using one disk as cache for others

Given a PC with several hard drives: Is it possible to use one fast disk as a giant file cache? I.e. automatically copying frequently accessed data to that one disk, and transparently redirecting ...
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882 views

Is “Enable write caching” in Windows a per-OS setting or a per-disk setting?

If I select "Enable write caching on the disk" option for a disk in the device manager, it is saved only in the Windows or configures the disk to use its cache? For example when I disable the cache ...
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Why is Windows is still caching failed DNS queries even after editing the registry?

Throughout the day, my 3G modem will sometimes disconnect and reconnect instantaneously. If I happen to request a webpage at the exact moment the modem disconnects, Windows will cache the failed query ...
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4answers
987 views

Does a utility like CacheMan help in making Windows run faster?

I remember I used CacheMan on Windows XP; does it help to make Windows run better in some circumstances? Does it work on Windows 7 too, or does ReadyBoost make it useless?
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3answers
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Windows 7: How to prevent Windows from caching my desktop wallpaper

I have a service running that renders a changing wallpaper every 5 minutes or so, and replaces the current image file with the new one automatically (That is to say, new image but same filename). On ...
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1answer
291 views

RAM caching of files on disk, based on file extension

This is what I need: improve access time with small files of specific extension type, by making them pre-loaded in RAM. I need this to speed up visual studio builds. Does anybody know of a cache ...
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1answer
747 views

How can I keep a file in Windows 7's cache?

Sometimes you know better than Windows what files will be re-used later. Suppose you have 8GB of memory, and you use the same 1GB file every hour in an I/O-bound application (which takes 1 second to ...
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674 views

Are there any good CIFS proxy out there?

I know samba4 can do this, but apparently it's still in alpha. I want to have a caching CIFS proxy. Any thoughts?
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Is there any windows software to cache network shares on the local file system?

Is there any software for windows XP Home that will cache network files similar to transparent caching in windows 7 pro or CacheFS in *nix? Ideally I would just access it through a mapped drive ...