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  1. Version 7264 x64 Using 733 MB of RAM out of the 4 GB installed. I've been booted up for about 2 hours, and surfing pretty steady since boot. I have 28 processes running including 3 instances of IE. (I run each IE tab in a seperate process.) Also with Comodo Security Suite, and Gmail notifier (the old version), running in the background. *Now it's time to tweak and see how low I can get it, even though it's better for the RAM to be "used" as opposed to just sitting there doing nothing.*
  2. Right now, it's available to OEMs only. Those of us with a Technet subscription still have to wait a little longer.
  3. There's nothing like bringing up a topic that has had no activity for a year and a half. Good job!
  4. DDR3 will not work in a DDR2 motherboard. Even though they both have the same pin count, the placement of the slot in the RAM is different to prevent that.
  5. That's a question that has been brought up many times here in this forum. If you'll search here, you'll find that you can not install apps with vLite, if I remember correctly. Vista and vLite work differently than XP and nLite does. Unfortunately, vLite isn't set up to include installing apps the way that nLite does.
  6. Google is your friend on this one. There are a lot of results when you look up "Uninstalling EZ Antivirus" in Google.
  7. Where are your facts coming from esecallum? If you're going to make accusations like that, then you must have a reliable source that you're quoting from. Ed Bott, a highly respected technology writer, even wrote "Gutmann’s work is riddled with factual errors, mistaken assumptions and unproven assertions, distortions, contradictions, misquotes, and outright untruths. In short, it’s a work of fiction all on its own." And I DO have a source for my information. (And yes, I did read Guttman's theory about DRM.) Also, there's no need to attack others or call them a liar just because they don't agree with you. Provide the factual sources, and maybe someone would possibly pay attention.
  8. Microsoft allows you to "rearm" Server 2008 (and Vista) up to three times and will even give you instructions on how to do it on their website. Nothing illegal about it.
  9. A little more information might be helpful, but you're right. A system shouldn't need more than a minute at most to be fully booted up and ready to surf the internet, and even that can seem like a long time. It sounds like there is a lot of garbage starting up on boot. I'm also willing to bet that there is a lot of unnecessary services starting up also. Black Viper has an excellent website that offers some suggestions about what services that are safe to shut down, and as far as msconfig goes, if you are using a program on a regular basis then it will proabaly be safe to shut off so it won't autostart with Windows, but msconfig can be tricky.
  10. You are not going to be able to run themes made for Vista in XP (and vice versa), without heavily modifying the theme itself. What UXTender does, if I'm not mistaken, is patch XP SP3 system files so you can run alternate XP themes. It won't allow you to run themes made for Vista in XP. (Assuming I am reading your post correctly.)
  11. I believe that it IS because you deleted the winsxs folder. That folder, even though it CAN be deleted, stores a lot of important files and should be left alone. There's more information on the winsxs folder posted here in the forums, but I would say that you're problem with not being able to install .net 3.5 is because you deleted the winsxs folder.
  12. Only one problem with that. Windows 7 is an OS and just as there is no uninstall option for Vista, there also is no uninstall option for 7. At this point, a reload of Windows is probably the fastest and easiest way to take care of it.
  13. Are you referring to an actual key generator (which would be considered warez and against the forum rules), or are you asking for help entering your key into an already installed version of Vista Ultimate?
  14. It sounds like both of you may have used a Vista machine to make you nLite XP with. Vista has a known compatability issue with the SP3 product key. Those are the kinds of errors that you'll receive if you try to make an nLited version on a Vista machine. You need to use an XP machine to create an nLited version of XP. Next, don't integrate SP1 then SP2 and then SP3. If you are using a plain XP disc, integrate SP1 and then go to SP3. You can ignore SP2 altogether because SP3 includes everything that's also included in SP2 so there's no need to integrate it also.
  15. It's a good way to clean up the backup files that are created when SP1 is installed, and even through vLite those files still partially remain. I understand where turbodewd is coming from. It would be nice to have a way of deleting them from the vLite install, but I'm sure that someone could create a batch file that would do it, but then you'd probably have to use WPI to initiate it.
  16. What download link? The vsp1cln.exe command is built-in to SP1. Open the Run dialog box, and type in or paste vsp1cln.exe and hit OK. It'll present you with a command prompt asking if you're sure that you want to remove the SP1 backup files. Hit Y and you're done. It's safe to remove the backup files, but you'll never be able to revert back to Vista without SP1 after running the cleanup command.
  17. If you are running XP, you can convert to NTFS from FAT32 from within Windows without any external utility. Open Command Prompt. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. In the command prompt window, type: convert (drive_letter): /fs:ntfs For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format. You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command. Important Once you convert a drive or partition to NTFS, you cannot simply convert it back to FAT or FAT32. You will need to reformat the drive or partition which will erase all data, including programs and personal files, on the partition. Source:
  18. Vista isn't "using" that much RAM actually, it is caching it. In other words, it is kind of sorting the RAM to make it useful to you. When your system needs to use the RAM, it let's go of it long enough to complete the task that was called for, and then it goes back to caching it again. By doing this, it is letting your system make better use of the RAM that it has. What good is having RAM if it is just going to sit there in the first place and never be used? As with my system, what good is having 4 Gigs of RAM if the system is only going to use 200 Megs of it? The rest of it is technically wasted. At least with Vista, the RAM is being "organized" so that if/when I need it, it will be readily and quickly available. NO, I will not sit here and say that Vista doesn't actually use more RAM than XP, but I also won't deny that XP used more RAM than 98SE either. OK, as for your question. First make sure that you have a legitimate XP disc (which I'm sure that you probably do), then go back to the Toshiba site and make sure that you download ALL of the XP drivers that your system needs (IF they are available). You probably won't be able to make a good nLite disc in Vista because of a "bug" that prevents the install key from working when using nLite on a Vista machine, so you're going to have to find a system that has XP on it already. Once you do that, make sure to browse the nLite forum here for some tips and instructions on how to make a nLite disc, and you should be all set. One things though, if you downgrade to Vista, Toshiba probably won't offer any kind of software support if you should ever need it. In MY opinion, if you want to get rid of some of what's using your RAM, find and download "PC Decrapifier". It is a program that finds and can get rid of all of the "junk" that the manufacturer's put on a factory built system, and also go into msconfig and eliminate some of the programs that are running in the background. While downgrading to XP can be done, a lot of times it's easier to make Vista work for you instead.
  19. Look here for the answer to your question. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx [url="http://www.realtime-vista.com/general/2006/12/vista_editions_so_what_is_the.htm"]http://www.realtime-vista.com/general/2006...what_is_the.htm[/url]
  20. Hi and welcome to the forum. Windows will run off of "E" drive just like normal. Windows doesn't care which drive letter is associated with it. To keep it from happening the next time you reload Windows, power down and unplug the other SATA drive first, and also check your motherboard manual to be certain that the main hard drive is plugged into the correct port.
  21. XP SP3 should have native USB 2.0 drivers included.
  22. The big answer is that there is no single list. It all depends on what you are going to use your system for, how it's going to be used, and how it's connected to the internet.
  23. I used Vista and the benchmark results there to check out my computer because I had the same question. On the system I tested, it was running an E6300 on a 680i and had 2GB (2 x 1GB) of DDR2-1066 RAM (dual-channel). My memory score was at 5.6, so I switched off to 4 x 512Mb sticks of the same exact RAM (quad-channel now), and my RAM score was 5.9 and Vista actually felt a lot "peppier". Same exact RAM (Corsair XMS2), speed, no overclocking. The only difference was the configuration and size of the modules. In my opinion, the C2Ds like to be set up in a quad-channel configuration.
  24. You're going to need to keep "Themes" service (naturally), Desktop Experience, and Server Manager in order to run Aero. I think that there might be one more thing also, but I can't remember what it is now, but if you search the forum here, you might be able to find that answer.
  25. Hello Jen. Welcome to MSFN. HOPEFULLY, I understood your post properly. You can actually thank Microsoft for that little "problem". The countdown timer when installing Windows functions similarly to just having the numbers listed. At such and such a point in the install, it needs to list this many minutes left, then at the next point it needs to show this many minutes left. If a component is removed that has that particular minute of the install listed, then it will jump from 13 minutes down to 10, and it's all because the components that held the 12 and 11 minute mark have been removed. Microsoft doesn't seem to have designed the countdown with any kind of actual linear counting involved, it's just based on this does that and we should display XX number of minutes left. I sure hope that that makes a little sense. It's still early for me and I'm still working on my first pot of coffee!

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