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Does compressing all files on a 50% full disk partition slow down performance?

Windows Vista SP2, (uncompressed 100 GB Drive C is 50% full and Windows file indexing is on): Drive C, where all the program files, \Windows folder and all my data is located is half full, enjoys ...
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Ways to reduce the disk size of Windows XP

According to Microsoft's documentation an installation of XP SP3 peaks at 1.5GB However, in my case the actual size of C:\WINDOWS is 12 GB, amounting to a ten-fold difference. Neither CCleaner nor ...
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What is the most suitable hardware configuration for an intranet plone portal with a huge amount of data?

I am using Plone 4, and I want to create a Plone site for the intranet. This site must be able to contain several hundred terabytes of data, including scanned PDF files, each of 50MB in average, and ...
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What would be the best way in which to regain performance from my machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best Optimization Tips for Windows All, my laptop is becoming increasingly slow so I am looking for ways to regain performance as it was on the last rebuild (I have to ...
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How can I reduce the size of Windows 7, and its CPU and memory usage?

My Windows 7 setup uses around 16GB while Windows XP only needs around 4GB hard disk space. Seems weird. I use Windows only for gaming so I don't need a lot of stuff they have to offer. What is the ...
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Does the amount of available free disk space in Windows (XP only?) impact performance?

I remember reading that when the available free disk space falls below 10% of the total disk space on the computer, performance is degraded. If true, can someone explain this in more depth than what ...
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Virtual Machine optimizers [closed]

I have read a discussion about musthave Windows software. User esabine addend a link to Scott Hanselman's tools list. One of the tools Scott was writing about was an optimizer tool for VM’s. - ...
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Reclaiming disk space on Windows

A lot of disk space is taken up by a default Windows installation in various temperory and backup data that may never get cleaned up on its own. Eventually you realize that the large multi hundred ...