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  1. I'm using Windows Live Mail desktop as the email client and I want it to start with Windows. Of course, that I can do with the Startup folder, but I need it to straightaway go into the system tray without showing on the taskbar. Any idea about how I can do this? Thanks in advance...
  2. Is it possible for you to give us a download link for this build?
  3. i was using NOD32 and moved to kaspersky to see if it's better. NOD32 was faster by a long way. i went back.
  4. It's the same registry hack in XP (same as what vstatapguy said)
  5. @Zxian - Not just after downloading a file. It happens randomly. Someimtes it happens when I extract a file from an archive or sometimes when copying files. Next time it happens, I will note down the file or files it was scanning a let you know. But mainly, those are exe files. But it happens with a very few exe files (mainly setup files, not program files). Has anyone here tried both NOD32 2.51.xx and Kaspersky 6.x.x.xxx? I need to know if Kaspersky's performance has improved (more than NOD32) due to the new iSwift and iChecker technologies. Does anyone know if NOD32 has the same features?
  6. I'm a NOD32 supporter as well. However, all the builds (2.5x.xx) have an annoying problem (dunno if it's a bug). Every once in a while, the PC starts to stall for no reason and when I open the task manager, i see nod32krn utilizing 99% CPU. People say that if I turn of Advanced Heuristics, I will get rid of the problem (and they are right), but it will bring down the effectiveness of the virus shield significantly. So i wouldn't do that. This is not frequent. You might not experience this issue, not even once a day. It's like couple of times a week. I think maybe this happens when it finds certain kinds of files and tries to scan them. Other than that, this is the most trusted and fastest AV software I've ever used. Mind you that I haven't used Kaspersky, but almost all the other main AV software. I was going to try Kaspersky when I was reading the earlier posts. But after reading ClauSoft's last post, I'm not going to try it. Because a rare performance hit would be acceptable compared to living in a overall slower computer environment.
  7. Currently I'm using Server 2003 SP1. 2003 is faster than XP in most areas, but I find two problems with it. 1. I/O multi tasking sucks! i.e. for example if i extract a huge rar file to the hard disk, explorer will go virtually unresponsive. mouse moves, but when i double click on a folder, it wouldn't open until the file operation is over. this is also the case when i'm moving huge files (between partitions/drives) 2. Even with less services running (started) in background in server 2003 Enterprise Edition, compared to default XP SP2 services, server utilizes more RAM. However, the I/O operations are about 20% faster than XP. I got 4196 PCMark05 HDD score in XP and 4800+ in 2003. XP is very unbelievably stable with all the updates. 2003's explorer.exe crashes once a week or so, with all the updates. In games, i didn't see any difference.
  8. Why wouldn't you try Ryan's update pack? He has everything sorted out. Other than that, I can't help you. I'm not into Unattended Windows installations.
  9. Thanks. I'm looking into it. However, I think I need tio have a program that supports commandline inputs to get my job done because I just don't want to open the program, but input the files and then convert.
  10. Who said I have Winamp? I don't - and I hate it. Don't ask why, though. Of course I have faster ways than what you have mentioned. I have Advanced WMA Workshop 2. It does a good job. But it doesn't support conversion from the shell. I want to convert files faster than that (not the processing time) and easier. Anyway, thanks for your help. I'll check out dbPowerAmp. P.S. The "Play All" short cut I was referring to is in the side panel under Audio Tasks - not right click menu.
  11. If you're to clone disks/partitions, then I think Acronis Trueimage does a hellava job.
  12. Well, I use Acronis TrueImage. This is not like Windows System Restore. You have to make backups of entire partitions or disks. However, you can use it to restore a clean Windows Installation in case something happens. I can't imagine living without it as I have to restore the system partition about once a week because of the dangerous things I do with the computer (or do to the computer) However, as Zxian said, you can use those backups on the same system you made the backup - if you're to restore the Windows partition. Whenever I'm trying to do something which might harm the Windows installation, I make a backup first. Then if something goes wrong, you can always go back. It also supports booting from a CD/DVD to restore an image (the image itself can be burned to a CD/DVD) or you can make it load before Windows (by modifying the bootloader - from within the software)
  13. Yeah, utorrent is the way to go. It's the simplest software I use and most probably the smallest (hard drive space as well as memory footprint).
  14. I agree with prathapml. That's why I do it myself when I want to do it.
  15. I hate WinAMP. Why would you need third party software, when WMP10 can do it for you? WMP10 is more than enough for me.
  16. PowerDVD and Windows Media Player 10
  17. I have tried VMWare Workstation (4.5, 5, 5.5) and Virtual PC (with SP1) and all that I can say is even though VMWare supports more OSes and more features and is faster, VirtualPC is very smooth and stable. I'm currently using VirtualPC. It's good enough for eveything I want to do.
  18. 1. NOD32 2. Acronis TrueImage 3. Ad-aware 4. Alcohol 120% 5. Hot Keyboard 6. Locate 7. Firefox 8. UltraISO 9. Perfect Disk 10.utorrent
  19. None of the media files are associated with JetAudio. All play on WMP10 upon double clicking on them. I'm using JetAudio solely because it allows to convert between audio formats from the shell (right click a file and jetAudio-->Convert With jetAudio). That's all I need it for. If you can atleast suggest another program that would add shell support like that, then I can remove jetAudio and the problem will go away. Thanks anyway m3n70r. P.S. I also remember such a thing happened with Avast Antivirus. Can't remember the exact version though. Then it affected a shortcut in My Pictures folder.
  20. The 'Play All' shortcut you find under My Music folder's Music Tasks doesn't work properly after installing JetAudio 6. When I click the shortcut, all that happens is WMP playing only the first music track in the lot. I can fix it by removing JetAudio, but I need it too. Is there a way to fix this issue without uninstalling JetAudio? Your help is very much appreciated... Title edited -- Please, use [TAGS] in your topic's title. Follow new rules --Sonic
  21. AFAIK, this option is only present in Windows 2003 Server. I don't know whether this can be enabled in Windows XP via a registry tweak. Even in Windows 2003, if I install nforce2 IDE drivers, this option goes away - you have to have the Microsoft drivers installed for IDE Controllers. I have enabled this option in Windows 2003 Standard (which I'm running as a workstation). I have seen performance gain in certain places. One of them is when I save the ISO file after processing a Windows Setup in nLite - it saves the ISO file very quickly. Also when you try to open a file that has been opened at least once before (in the same login session), you'll see that the file opens up faster the next time. Also, launching programs (for the second time) is faster with NOD32 anti-virus (what I have in my system) installed - it can do the filesystem scan very fast. And I haven't had any issues so far - may be because I have a UPS.
  22. This only applies for the Windows XP's task manager. No such string in the Windows 2003 Server's task manager. Does anyone know how to perform this mod in Windows 2003? Thanks
  23. About the detailed view (not a registry hack though)- You can set detailed view for a specific folder (say, My Documents) and use "Apply to all folders" in "folder options" of that folder. Hope that helped.
  24. I have used both and VMWare was pretty fast. But it's not as smooth as virtual pc. (i.e. I got pain in the eyes just keeping up with the moving mouse pointer of a Windows XP installation) With the SP1 for Virtual PC 2004, it's become better. The processor load in a Linux setup was very high before SP1, and now it's about 1-2% when idle. I'm using VirtualPC and it's enough for me. But it lacks the USB flash drive support.

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