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Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
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1answer
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how to compare installed programms on one pc with other performance issues

I have 2 laptops, both run Windows 7,identical configuration. One of them how ever is running extremely slow it takes a very long time to start up and shutdown and also if I need to run a programm it ...
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How does Windows page when there are multiple pagefiles on multiple disks? [duplicate]

Let's say I have two internal HDDs and configure Windows to place pagefiles on both of them. How do pagefile writes occur? Are pagefile writes spread evenly across the disks? Does Windows prefer ...
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Which Windows services and startup programs can I disable/modify to optimize performance/security?

For Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7: I use this stand-alone (no LAN) computer at home exclusively to browse the internet, nothing else!.. I have another computer I use for development and testing ...
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Stop services when not used

My PC is installed with softwares like Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 etc. I need these softwares very rarely, for example once in a month. How can I improve my PC performance by stopping ...
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1answer
159 views

How to test PC performance before and after “cleaning up” the PC?

There's another post about measuring performance but at least one solution I looked at (NovaBench) measures pure performance of the hardware. (I.e., disk read/write performance, rather than the actual ...
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Profiling your windows operating system

I am boggled when I click on an application in windows and have to wait 10 seconds for it to respond. I wonder "you can run 16 billion instructions a second, what are you doing that keeps you from ...