HalladayRules: I have read some of your posts here and saw that your name is Steve. Well, so is mine. Nice to be acquainted with you. But getting on with it, do you know of any commercially available apps that do what SuperFetch does, but in a more efficient manner, and/or also arent explicitly dependent upon support in the Kernel?
The closest thing commercially-available that works much like Superfetch/Readyboost I have found is called eBoostr. I have the full version on my FTP. Worth a shot, if it doesn't work, its a simple click and uninstall. The only thing is you need to add eBoostrCP.exe as an exception in your AV or it will be picked up as a threat (false positive).
1. Download it here ftp://sealy1986.dyndns.org/Software/eboostr.rar
2. Extract the RAR
3. Go to the extracted contents and inside the folder, extract "eBoostr.v.18.104.22.1684.x64.V4-TB.rar" (64-bit version for R2)
4. Launch eBoostr application (3,529KB size)
5. Launch Task Manager. Click on Processes tab and kill the eboostrCP.exe process.
6. Copy the eBoostrCP.exe and EBstrSvc.exe and paste it in C:\Program Files\Eboostr
7. Reboot and then eboostr service will be enabled and you can simply plug in your USB flash drive and use it as a caching device. If you have antivirus I recommend you simply install the program first, so you can add C:\Program Files\Eboostr folder as an exception.
I have used the Converter linked on the main page of this site to build in some new features, and the SuperFetch service is now running, but when i go to the Properties tab of a usb flash drive the ReadyBoost tab doesnt show up. what am I doing wrong?
The only thing that I did to get it to work was:
1. Install Superfetch service from R2 Conv GUI
2. Launch Superfetch.reg
3. Launch Readyboost.reg
Next I simply inserted my USB stick and when I went to Properties the Readyboost tab appeared. I have attached the Superfetch and Readyboost reg files in this post below.
I watched your video(s) in the last post and I kind of understand the points you are trying to make. But I still have no way of knowing if the SuperFetch cache is populating, if at all
The following guide below will give you a better understanding of how Superfetch works.
All of the Superfetch data is located at C:\Windows\Prefetch
The following experiment below will help you better understand how Superfetch works at a basic level.
1. Navigate to C:\Windows\Prefetch; assuming C: is your OS drive letter.
2. Delete everything in this folder EXCEPT Readyboot folder and Layout.ini
3. Leave this window open. Now let's launch an application. Go ahead and launch Calculator.
What do you see populated in C:\Windows\Prefetch?
4. Now close Calculator.
What do you see populated in C:\Windows\Prefetch now?
Notice how the contents of applications are not populated in the prefetch folder until after you have closed them. This is because Windows is learning what applications you commonly use and smartly "pre loading" them into memory. The only difference between the older Prefetching method in XP and the more advanced "Superfetch" technology in Vista/7 is that is has the ability to monitor a user's browsing behavior (aka the applications you most frequently use) so these applications are already preloaded into memory and ready to go.
When an application is launched Superfetch only keeps a working tally for no more than 10 seconds. This design flaw can troublesome on resource-lacking computers such as your netbook with only 1 GB of RAM. Already considering that your netbook's HDD is probably slow enough to load the programs it is understandable that your machine will probably never seen a noticeable tangible gain from Superfetch at all! Atleast on the applications that need it.
And I don't quite get the concept of how to enable boot optimization like your video shows, much less how to perform a proper benchmark to see if it's actually working or not.
I use the PC Boot Timer utility to keep a consistent tally of your boot times. It doesn't keep a history of your previous boot times, but rather is only used for a single boot test. Just simply use Notepad or an actual pen+paper to keep a tally of your boot times.
PC Boot Timer here: http://download.cnet.com/PC-Boot-Timer/ ... 45234.html