Old 03-09-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default A windows XP / NTFS Disk Tweak

has any one ever tried this:

Disable 8.3 Name Creation in NTFS Files that use the 8.3 naming convention can degrade NTFS drive performance. Unless you have a good reason for keeping the 8.3 naming convention intact (such as if you’re using 16-bit programs), a performance gain can be achieved by disabling it.

Set the Registry DWORD key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1. Exit the Registry
and reboot.

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Old 03-09-2008, 10:58 PM   #2
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has any one ever tried this:

Disable 8.3 Name Creation in NTFS Files that use the 8.3 naming convention can degrade NTFS drive performance. Unless you have a good reason for keeping the 8.3 naming convention intact (such as if you’re using 16-bit programs), a performance gain can be achieved by disabling it.

Set the Registry DWORD key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to 1. Exit the Registry
and reboot.

just wondering

thanks

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Hi Tallisman,

been using this tweak since I started tweaking WXP (way back).
A very nice, useful program for Windows tweaks is "Xteq Systems X-Setup".
Not only does it give you more than 1000 tweaks and settings to apply, but it also it gives detailed enough information about what the tweaks do, or how it could affect system performance/security/stability. I'm using this since version 5.something. Now they're at v9.xxx and it has become shareware. Still you may fully try it for 21 days, which should be plenty for experimenting.
A very nice addition is a function which lets you record all changes made to the system, and if you're not happy, you'll be able to revert back any time you like. Worth a look I think.

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thanks.

good to know.

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Old 03-09-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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be careful! some (older) applications still might need this!


for example in native instruments kontakt you can set up a external editor. with this 8.3 names disabled, calling the external exitor didn't work with cool edit pro (adobe audition).

just one example.


the only tweak i always do is to disable to "Last Access Update", because i really don't need this feature.
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Yup, tweaking one's machine is ALWAYS a highly individual task.
Nobody else will really know what you might (not) need. Heck, we even don't know ourselves sometimes.

But if you go through the process 1 tweak at once only, then start/try your most needed/used apps, you'll be able to easily revert to a working state of things.
And of course creating a system image before starting to tweak away is mandatory anyway.

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be careful! some (older) applications still might need this!


for example in native instruments kontakt you can set up a external editor. with this 8.3 names disabled, calling the external exitor didn't work with cool edit pro (adobe audition).

just one example.
here another one: http://forum.cakewalk.com/fb.asp?m=885836
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:15 AM   #7
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I would be careful with all these "performance tweaks" floating in the web - some are just nonsense, others are critical.
What performance gain should be gained from this one? The name of a file is only written when a file is created or renamed, and it might take 0.01 second for that...
Other useless tweaks are disabling the boot screen (0,01 second for this few kilobyte to load), disabling printqueue service (anyway only working when printing), disabling screensaver or powersafe and so on....
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