One of my computers runs Business Vista 64 bit. It's pretty stable, comparatively, but one significant shortcoming is that there aren't any drivers available for things like my high-dollar high speed scanner and no Flash drivers for my free Firefox browser, Minefield, which was written for 64 bit Vista. YouTube? Don't bother.
Aside from being nannied to death by Bill Gates, the big problem is that Vista is sluggish. It sucks memory like chrome off of a
doorknob trailer hitch ball. Truly, I am hard on computers, which compounds the problem. While in the midst of a cursing tantrum in which I suggested that neither my computer nor Bill Gates were sure of their daddy's name, I ran across a pretty cool little fix that helps resolve the sluggishness.
Goes like this:
- Create a new desktop shortcut (use the shortcut wizard)
- Paste this into the line asking for the location:
- Click Next and then name your application (I used Clear Memory)
- Click Finish and your done.
- Right click the Icon and run it as the Administrator
It takes about thirty seconds to run and the results are astonishing. At least on my machine. Not as dramatic on my XP machine or on Mrs TWC's machine, but still noticeable. Yes, I said XP, the fix works on XP as well.
You could even set up a wizard to run the program every thirty minutes or so.
Whole thing with detailed instructions here.
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