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  1. Unless you need to utilize the other 32 registers on your 64bit CPU, or if you ever plan on upgrading from Win7 to Win8 (or another future version), no. x64 is great and I would never tell anyone NOT to run it, but you need to make sure the apps and drivers for the system in question will run without problems on Win7 x64.

    Yes I know about making sure your current drivers and so forth are compatible. I know the processor is 64-bit compatible, for sure. Other than being able to increase your RAM to over 3.3GB, is there any other advantage to 64-bit? The app my mother uses mentions on the website that it is 64-bit compatible. I'm wondering if that means that it'll just work in 64-bit environments or work better.

  2. I'd like to upgrade my mom's computer to Windows 7. It currently only has 2 GB of RAM and really no intention to upgrade it. She basically uses her computer for checking E-mail and runs this music program called Finale.

    I've upgraded my computer to Windows 7 from Vista and I love it. It also has 2 GB of RAM, and I used the 64-bit version. I intend on upgrading my desktop's RAM in a few months.

    Other than being able to see over 3.3GB of RAM, is there any other advantage for her sake at least, to use the 32-bit version of Windows 7 over the 64-bit version? We've got fiber optic internet, as well, with speeds of about 25mbps down/20mbps up. I don't know if that might factor into the equation, such as if 64-bit is able to render information on a browser at that speed better than 32-bit. Currently, she's on Vista...and it's running slow.

  3. As the topic title and description says, I upgraded my OS from Windows Vista 32-bit, to Windows 7 64-bit. Both were the Ultimate versions.

    My computer only has 2 GBs of RAM. I eventually plan on upgrading it to 4 GB, which is really more than enough for probably the next year or so.

    Anyway, am I going nuts, or am I noticing that IE8 on Windows 7 performs much nicer than IE7 on Windows Vista? It seems, at times, faster than Firefox on Windows 7. Firefox isn't a 32-bit browser, yet as far as I know, but they're releasing Minefield soon, which is. I just tested the 64-bit IE8 on Yahoo's website and it seems to run faster than Firefox. Unfortunately, there's no Adobe Flash player for a 64-bit OS yet so I couldn't test all sites.

    Is anyone else experiencing this, that IE8 is faster than Firefox in Windows 7? Supposedly, Minefield is going to blow everyone else away, when it comes out.

  4. I can't remember when this activity started, but it seems to happen at random. Is this a case of just because it's Vista and it's unstable or what? Basically, I'll have software running on my computer, and all of the sudden, my mouse and keyboard freeze. It happens intermittently, maybe once every couple of weeks, but still annoying.

    This happened today as well. I turned on my computer, booted my AOL 9.1 software to check my E-mail and also launched firefox. Windows Live Messenger 2009 is set up to connect to the internet when I turn on my computer, which is a recent change from not connecting at all. This problem also happened with Windows Live Ver. 8. Today when it happened, I only had the three mentioned software applications running. I basically woke out of bed, checked my E-mail and a few other things, then just left it sitting while getting ready for work. When I came back, I was locked up. No screen saver at all.

    Any thoughts on the matter in what's causing this? I couldn't seem to figure out by checking the event viewer, unless I was checking the wrong thing.

    • Built-in Virtual OS emulation (like VMWare)
    • No UAC!!! Worst feature in Vista by far. I hate that thing.
    • Need a resource manager to shut down unused processes and services
    • Rename everything in the control panel back to how it was in XP and before and stop moving things around. This is annoying!
    • I agree with having a 64-bit version ONLY OS. It's time to move on. For those still running ancient software, they can buy copies of Win98 SE off eBay. haha. Also, it'll force us that are using multi-boot systems to get better hardware, anyway so using VMWare is a more viable option. I'm sure if I even tried to install Windows 7 in VMWare on top of Windows Vista my computer would explode w/ only 2 GB of RAM. I haven't gone 64-bit yet for fear of compatibility issues but I will with Windows 7 and I'll probably do a masive upgrade on my machine as well.
    • I also agree w/ having only one version of Windows 7, unlike Vista where there's like 5 of em (I lost count/don't care really). C'mon, it's not necessary. Why couldn't we have used Windows Update to get any necessary tools that might be found in Vista Ultimate that aren't found in Vista Basic?
    • Make it easier to get to the command prompt. Some of us prefer to type than click.
    • Add a warning message when you click Shutdown. I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally shut down my computer just because my hand went retarded and clicked it instead of the Sleep option. Add an option to suppress the warning.

  5. Here is the same script that list a few more details
    Dim Fso :Set Fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Dim F1, F2, F3, Size, TS, V1, V2
    V1 = Chr(160) & Chr(187) & Chr(160)
    Set TS = Fso.CreateTextFile("C:\maplist.txt")
    Set F1 = Fso.GetFolder("C:\Users\User1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps")
    For Each F2 In F1.Files
    F3 = F3 + 1
    If Len(F3) = 1 Then F3 = "000" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 2 Then F3 = "00" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 3 Then F3 = "0" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 4 Then F3 = F3
    If F2.Size =< 1048576 Then Size = FormatNumber(F2.Size/1024,2) & "KB"
    If F2.Size >= 1048576 Then Size = FormatNumber(F2.Size/1048576,2) & " MB"
    If F2.Size >= 1073741824 Then Size = FormatNumber(F2.Size/1073741824,2) & " GB"
    V2 = V2 + F2.Size
    TS.WriteLine F3 & " " & F2.Name
    TS.WriteLine "Created " & V1 & F2.DateCreated
    TS.WriteLine "Accessed " & V1 & F2.DateLastAccessed
    TS.WriteLine "Modified " & V1 & F2.DateLastModified
    TS.WriteLine "FileSize " & V1 & Size & vbCrLf
    Size = ""
    If V2 =< 1048576 Then Size = FormatNumber(V2/1024,2) & "KB"
    If V2 >= 1048576 Then Size = FormatNumber(V2/1048576,2) & " MB"
    If V2 >= 1073741824 Then Size = FormatNumber(V2/1073741824,2) & " GB"
    TS.WriteLine "C:\WINDOWS\system32"
    TS.WriteLine "TotalSize" & V1 & Size & vbCrLf

    cool. Where's the best place to go to learn all about VBScript, then? Should I just get a book on VBScripts from Wrox?

  6. It was a sloppy cut and paste there is a extra space in the path

    Dim Fso :Set Fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Dim F1, F2, F3,TS
    Set TS = Fso.CreateTextFile("C:\maplist.txt")
    Set F1 = Fso.GetFolder("C:\Users\User1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps")
    For Each F2 In F1.Files
    F3 = F3 + 1
    If Len(F3) = 1 Then F3 = "00" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 2 Then F3 = "0" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 3 Then F3 = F3
    TS.WriteLine F3 & " " & F2.Name

    I see it now. I just went ahead and plopped in the correct version of the code. I'm surprised I didn't see that, actually. Anywho, I like both versions, that is, the batch file, and the VB script. Not only can I now generate a list of Halo CE (a separate version of Halo that allows you to play custom content) maps I have, but I can now say with ease that wow I just have too many! Just 1,069, that's all. lol

    I've been wanting to learn a little VBScript. This'll help in more ways than one. Thanks to everyone!

  7. Here is a VBS script that will list the Halo folder and write the text file you want.

    I added 3 lines of code for making the numbers appear 001, 002 Etc.

    Save As ListHalo.vbs

    Dim Fso :Set Fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Dim F1, F2, F3,TS
    Set TS = Fso.CreateTextFile("C:\maplist.txt")
    Set F1 = Fso.GetFolder(" C:\Users\User1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps")
    For Each F2 In F1.Files
    F3 = F3 + 1
    If Len(F3) = 1 Then F3 = "00" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 2 Then F3 = "0" & F3
    If Len(F3) = 3 Then F3 = F3
    TS.WriteLine F3 & " " & F2.Name

    Well that's cool. It's always nice to see a different way of doing things. However, this code produced this error message and I'll just type it out:

    Script: C:\Users\user1\Desktop\ListHalo.vbs

    Line: 4

    Char: 1

    Error: Path not found

    Code: 800A004C

    Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error.

    The text file is created but blank. I'm interested in seeing what this code is suppose to do.

  8. the echo. puts the blank line, your other option would be to put

    if exist c:\maplist.txt del c:\maplist.txt

    which would delete the file so there would be nothing to append to.

    OK out of my 3 echo occurrences I had, I just took a guess at which one you meant and I got it to work correctly. Plus, the coding makes a little more sense to me. I figured deleting the file would be the way to go, anyway. Thanks!

    @echo off
    if exist c:\maplist.txt del c:\maplist.txt
    for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\user1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt

  9. Sorry, forgot to put the path to maplist.txt in. change echo.>maplist.txt to echo.>c:\maplist.txt

    OK that worked. Here's something I noticed. Why am I getting a blank line at the top of my file? Just wondering. Not a big issue, just a small annoyance. Here's what I'm using now based on your most recent reply:

    @echo off
    for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\user1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt

  10. @echo off
    for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "c:\users\user1\documents\backup files\halo\halo ce maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt

    Got the first problem solved. However, the file is still being 'appended'. Let me make myself clear. When I run the batch file, it exports the list to the file, and if I run it a second and third time, what I end up with is two and three sets of the list, so if I have 300 files, running the batch file 2 and 3 times would make me end up with 600 and 900 items in the file. To get what I want, I have to manually delete maplist.txt and THEN run my batch file. So basically I need the file to be opened for input, not for append, if that sounds right.

  11. If you have it in a batch file double up the % signs %%f

    And with the space in the path you need this:

    for /f "delims=*" %f in ('dir /s /a /b "c:\users\user1\documents\backup files\halo\halo ce maps\"') do echo %~nf >> c:\maplist.txt

    Yes it's in a batch file of course, hence the name of the thread. Anyway, the above code isn't the right answer, but modifying it based on your comment (adding the second '%'), was. This is what ended up working:

    for /f "delims=*" %%f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\user1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %%~nf >> c:\maplist.txt

    Here's a couple things I don't like.

    1. Is there a way to get it to run so you don't see the batch file outputting the data to the file on the screen?
    2. I noticed that if I run the file again, it appends. Instead, I'd prefer it to overwrite the existing file.

  12. for /f %f in ('dir /s /a /b c:\winpe') do echo %~nf

    will do it, keep in mind it will also give you the directories, replace c:\winpe with the directory you want the list from. If you want the results in a file add >>filename.txt to the end of the line.

    Doesn't seem to work. It's not producing an output file. Here's what I'm using.

    for /f %f in ('dir /s /a /b "C:\Users\User1\Documents\Backup Files\Halo\Halo CE Maps\"') do echo %~nf >> C:\maplist.txt

  13. dir/b/a/s "x:\path\to\directory\you\want\listed">"x:\path\to\text\file.txt"

    I saw this thread and wanted to ask a question on this. I'm new here, sorry if it's against the rules to ask a question from someone else's thread. I know some forums are like that.

    BASICALLY, I like what the above code does, however I only want to see the list of files I have, without the path and also without the extension. Example:

    Instead of seeing C:\Program Files\myfile.txt, I'd rather just see myfile.

    Is this possible w/ a batch file or do I need to use a different language (VB)?

  14. I went ahead and followed the suggestions posted. Maybe my computer is just that bad, who knows.

    I noticed several services on my computer that were still running, which were not mentioned in the guide. Maybe someone can touch on them. First, let me explain what I use my computer for so you may have a better understanding as to what to tell me:

    • Gaming: Halo, Battlefield 2142, soon to be Halo 2
    • Programming: Visual Studio .NET 2005, Java Eclipse and JBorland
    • Setting up my own host on my computer for testing purposes: ASP.NET, PHP, HTML, DHTML, Javascript
    • VMWare: Run XP on it since Oracle 9i won't install on Vista
    • MS Office 2007
    • Internet Browsing

    Here's my computer hardware:

    After doing the above service turn offs, my CPU usage still bounces at 100% at times. Here's a list of services I still have running:

    The following show up as Automatic

    Base Filtering Engine

    Bluetooth Support Service

    Cryptographic Services

    DCOM Server Process Launcher

    DHCP Client

    DNS Client

    Group Policy Client

    IIS Admin Service

    Machine Debug Manager

    Multimedia Class Scheduler

    Net.Msmq Listener Adapter

    Net.Pipe Listener Adapter

    Network List Service

    Network Store Interface Service

    Performance Logs & Alerts

    Plug and Play

    Print Spooler

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

    Software Licensing


    Task Scheduler

    Themes (just 'Themes', not 'Windows Themes')

    User Profile Service

    Windows Audio

    Windows Audio Endpoint Builder

    Windows Defender

    Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework

    Windows Event Log

    Windows Firewall

    WIndows Management Instrumentation

    WLAN Autoconfig


    World Wide Web Publishing Service

    The following show up as Automatic (delayed start)

    Windows Media Center Service Launcher

    WIndows Mobile 2003-based device connectivity

    WIndows Mobile-based device connectivity

    Windows Update

    There are quite a few set to Manual but isn't this insignificant?

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