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06-17-2004, 04:20 PM
There is a program that allows you to shut down services not required in windows xp during flightsim, for the life of me I can not remember the name of it!!
Can anyone help me
Thanks in advance
06-17-2004, 04:30 PM
There is absolutely no need for this, you will not see any significant performance improvement by doing this. In fact, you might be crippling your OS to a certain degree.
06-17-2004, 04:34 PM
Do a search in the file library for "Ken Salter", and then download his FSAutostart program. Works great, and it does help immensely to improve Flight sim's performance.
06-17-2004, 04:49 PM
Thank you Darrell
06-17-2004, 07:29 PM
>There is absolutely no need for this, you will not see any
>significant performance improvement by doing this. In fact,
>you might be crippling your OS to a certain degree.
Odd you say that?. I HAD to us FSAutoStart on the PC (Dell 2400 series), that you just helped me with, with your suggestions on Ram and Video card......Only other option, was to manually shut down, then restart programs in "msconfig".
XP sucks IMO compared to 98.......I can not believe how much power/ram it takes to run?.....I right click the time(lower right of screen) then task manager/....28! programs running? Wow,Crazy.
I have downloaded that program and took a look at it. I felt uncomfortable with all options i.e. programs which could be switched off. I am sure there is lots of positive influence on the performance of FS. But I am not sure of the downside of disabling certain programs. Will my Windows XP still run ?
Can you please give some information on which programs can be disabled without problems, and which programs are absolutely necessary for XP ?
Thanks in advance.
06-18-2004, 08:14 AM
I've found this site to be very helpful. I believe Ken Salter's program FSAutoStart uses the same information...
06-18-2004, 09:50 AM
Ken's program will do absolutely nothing to harm your computer. If you happen to shut down things that make your machine act weird, a simple re-boot and you are back up and running. It also will list pretty much what services and programs you should not shut down.
In any case, it is totally harmless to your machine. (And much better than using Control Manager or End-It-All to shutdown unneeded programs/services).
06-18-2004, 12:48 PM
Randy...I felt the saem way about no need to leave w(* and switch to WXP. but, my computer guru/consultant convinced me it was the best way to go. I now agree 100%...XP is simple more stable and adaptable than w98 could ever be. and, it is an absolute necessity if you ever have a need to network, which I do not. But, I like xp for its stability...I'm running it with 512 megs of ram and have never had a memory related problem.
06-18-2004, 05:09 PM
Yeah, I'm sure 99% of my "Rants" are because I'm unfamiliar with XP.
I Have 2sticks 512+128(640mb) and am constantly getting a "low Memery-going to virtual ram" from XP?....Yes it's recognized and working.
Multi-tasking like opening MS paint, while flying, to work on a panel etc. is now not possible. ........Took most my joy of Flight Simming, cause that's what I do while flying long distance.(work on Panels and Flight Dynamics).
Sad for now,
06-23-2004, 07:18 AM
I use "Enditall", the reason being I've cut my WinXP
running programs to the minimum required for my system,
which will let my PC run any of my programs, then when I run FS
I use Enditall first to close the applications I don't
need. I find this a permanent QUICK method of releasing
BUT - with FS9 and WinXP I think you'll be hard pushed
to run any other CPU/graphic dependant program - as FS9
hogs most if not all of the CPU.
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