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comment Audio file tagging/renaming
I've tried the musicbrain one and I've tried others in the past. Nothing, as least as far as I could tell, could do specifically what I wanted(at least not without learning a bunch of stuff). It seems some can do key and some can do bpm(usually by calculation but usually off/wrong).
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asked Audio file tagging/renaming
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comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
I do not know if the laptop supports UEFI and I am not hibernating with win8. When I do sleep it takes about 2 seconds to boot up on the laptop.... which is very nice. I've never used those features on the desktop because they've never been worth the trouble(slow and causes problems with apps). It would be nice to be able to determine the performance issue. Is there any way to monitor hard drive performance through the boot process?
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comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
In fact, looking at http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/charts/hdd-charts-2012/-01-Read-Throughput-Averag‌​e-h2benchw-3.16,2901.html there are some 5400rpm drives that beat the snot out of 7200rpm drives. It is possible my drives really suck in the desktop and the laptop is much better. I didn't notice a huge throughput between the two though(maybe 50 mb/s vs 70 mb/s. Again, nothing that would explain a 10x boot slowdown.
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comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
@Rain: True or not surely it wouldn't explain an order of magnitude slow down. 5200rpm can be at most about 40% slower.
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comment Desktop about 10x slower to boot up than laptop
I wouldn't imagine it would make that big of a difference! Given that the desktop is much faster than the laptop in every other regard I and surely a 7200rpm drive can at most be approximately 40% faster I would expect at most around a 20-30 second boot time and not a min and a half or so. Another possibility I just thought of is the desktop drive is about 3 times as large and this could slow down the load times even further... still seems that it should be faster though. With your logic I should expect that win8 should boot in about 2-3 seconds with a 10k rpm drive/SSD?
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comment Program installation recording for future manual installation
Essentially I would like a mass installer type of app that lets me use it for my own apps. It monitors an install for reg and file changes then creates a simple install from those. It probably would be a simple program to write but I don't have time to do so.
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comment Program installation recording for future manual installation
I don't app think Thin App will work. I don't want to create a portable app as these are actually plugin dll's(most of the time). Essentially(or effectively) I would like to create one big install for all my favorite apps and plugins that I can run once to install them. I don't like the compare before and after programs because they are slow. I'd prefer an app that monitors changes in real time.
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asked Program installation recording for future manual installation