Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
8019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 460874 20-Apr-2011 11:24
Send private message

Anyone seen a hotfix for slow system restore point creation?

I've seen a few times recently when installing software that triggers a restore point to be created behind the scenes it takes ages.

Also re: SSD's you can use Junction points and symbolic links to manage what's on the SSD. For example say your Steam folder, mines about 300GB now but typically I'm only playing a few games at a time and the rest are practically dormant.

You can use NTFS Junction/Symbolic links to have your steam folder on your traditional hard drive (eg: d:) and point the games folders you're actively using to your SSD (eg: c:).  

You can off course do this with practically any folder/application too.

This tool is pretty good
http://www.rekenwonder.com/linkmagic.htm

or you can do it via CMD prompt, eg:

1: Move the files from the original folder to the new location
2: Run mklink cmd to create a NTFS link to the new location

Example: Pointing borderlands from D: (HDD) to C: (SSD)

mklink /J "d:\steam\steamapps\common\borderlands" "c:\games\borderlands"

Neat trick!

4662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 71

Trusted

  Reply # 461925 24-Apr-2011 09:56
Send private message

geekiegeek: Guy at work here just applied - no difference in start up time. I'll test it at home tonight and see what results I get.


Most of the delays in Windows startup we see at work at due to the network. Authentication against the DC, startup scripts etc. Staff do complain regularly about startup times but now they just use that time to make a cup of coffee, catch up with last night's TV shows and gossip :-)

Then there are those who don't bother shutting down - just locking the computer.

I had no problems with startups at home - 30s or so and I am going usuall.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR running on Gigabyte Brix, Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Logitech Revue, Pioneer AVR, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player, Samsung 4K player

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


 
 
 
 




BDFL - Memuneh
58532 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 9956

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 461927 24-Apr-2011 10:00
Send private message

Correct. If the machine is waiting on something else then there won't help much. But if the wait is in internal processes, then anything helps.

Have to say the SSD investment is showing good results. Almost instant start for most used programs - including Outlook. But the under 10s startup time (after POST is completed) is the best thing. I can now shutdown my laptop and restart it faster than Hybernate could do. And Hybernate is even faster than before if I really want to use it.




20058 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3734

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 464973 3-May-2011 19:21
Send private message

I find on startup that windows stops for _ages_ with the HDD light on, going thru each of the sata and esata drives, and then the external drives. All up that takes about 120 seconds or so. Nothing on screen saying that its doing a chkdsk or anything. Hope this update deals to that since I have had several boots today that I was getting annoyed waiting for.




Richard rich.ms

575 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 40

Trusted

  Reply # 464978 3-May-2011 19:45
Send private message

Requested the hotfix, applied it and liked it.

I am always one for optimizing startup time where applicable.
Adobe speed launcher can go!
Office 2010 something or other can go
Quick time update check can go
Java schedule can go!

All those little things make the difference.
LOL people spend money on such a high performance PC then load those of rubbish on it!




The little things make the biggest difference.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

How Oppo shakes New Zealand’s phone market
Posted 22-Aug-2017 18:32


Recognition for top small business advisors
Posted 22-Aug-2017 17:23


OPPO R11 dual 20MP camera phone debuts in New Zealand
Posted 22-Aug-2017 15:45


Intel introduces new 8th Generation processors
Posted 21-Aug-2017 19:02


Trend Micro launches Home Network Security
Posted 21-Aug-2017 18:38


Avondale College students at top of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:11


Garmin introduces inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:05


Public Wi-Fi plus cloud file sharing
Posted 18-Aug-2017 11:20


D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.