What I am not going to do: Predict on an individual basis whether Service Pack 1 or 2 “will work for you.” Test whether or not System Restore will “undo” Service Pack 1 or 2 or if you will be able to go back to a previous install point before Service Pack 1 or 2 installation. With that said, this is my recommendations: No matter what, I would recommend to install SP1 and then SP2. If for nothing else, the knowledge that all of the “security” updates are current, not [Continue Reading]
I am also going to wait for Service Pack 3 to be released to the general public before my next round of XP Services updates. With my added time, I have been playing around with Linux Distros and been working with the following: Fedora 8 Gentoo 2007.0 Knoppix 5.1.1 OpenSuSe 10.3 Ubuntu 7.10
I am going to wait for Service Pack 1 to be released to the general public before my next round of Vista Services updates. However, I will be going through the XP Services information tonight and tomorrow. Stay tuned!
I have added four new polls in the forum section for members to vote on. The topics include: 32-bit vs 64-bit ~ If given the choice, which OS structure would you use exclusively? AMD/ATI vs nVidia ~ Which graphics card platform? AMD vs Intel ~ Choose between an AMD CPU in your next system or an Intel CPU powering it? XP vs Vista ~ Which OS do you prefer? Discuss and enjoy!
It has been a long time since I have posted a "Quick Rant", or any news for that matter, so here it goes: Unfortunately, Massive Entertainment AB does not provide a direct contact for "support" and, as a result, I am going to rant here. A little less than a month ago, I purchased World in Conflict and was extremely pleased with it (and still am). However, a particular issue has compelled me to write this. I have progressed about halfway through the single player campaign. The game is awesome, [Continue Reading]
I have updated the following Windows Vista Service: SL UI Notification Service I have also added a new page: Windows Vista Strange Services that will be updated over time.
Important Information Before E-Mailing me, see if your question has been addressed in the FAQ! All of the following services are “Strange” with Windows Vista. If you discover one of these Services or processes running, they were installed by another program. At the bottom of the page, I have listed some processes that are not really “Services,” but applications running in the background when looking at Task Manager. I will try to identify “why” these particular applications are now running on your system… Table Header Information Display Name ~ Is how it is [Continue Reading]
Several services states cannot be modified using a registry patch in Windows Vista. These are not listed to avoid errors while applying the patch to your system. I have found that the following Windows Vista Services states cannot be controlled by a registry file in normal or safe mode: DCOM Server Process Launcher Diagnostic Policy Service Diagnostic Service Host Diagnostic System Host Distributed Link Tracking Client Group Policy Client Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Security Accounts Manager Windows Modules Installer
With the public release of the default service registry files for Vista, I will now work hard on updating the Service descriptions and “tweaked” configurations with service settings that provide function as well as performance while attempting to not break existing configurations for what ever you use your system for.
I have found that the following Windows Vista Services states cannot be controlled by a registry file in normal or safe mode: DCOM Server Process Launcher Diagnostic Policy Service Diagnostic Service Host Diagnostic System Host Distributed Link Tracking Client Group Policy Client Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Security Accounts Manager Windows Modules Installer