Windows 98 speed tweak - change the typical role to Network Server

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Windows 98 speed tweak - change the typical role to Network Server!

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This question was answered on May 18, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If your PC has more than 16MB of RAM, you can change the "Typical role" setting of yoursystem to Network Server, which increases the size of the file and directory cache This can result in increased speed when accessing the hard disk

The "cache" in this case, is a segment of RAM that has been set aside as an area for storing information that makes finding and accessing files faster By changing from the default of "Desktop computer" to "Network server", the size of the cache is increased.

To perform this tweak, do the following:

IF YOU HAVE AN OLDER VERSION OF WINDOWS 95, DO NOT PERFORM THIS TWEAK!

1 Right click my computer.

2 Click on Properties.

3 Click the Performance tab.

4 Click the File System button.

5 Click the arrow next to Typical Role of this machine and select Network server.

6 Make sure the "Read-ahead optimization" slider is all the way to full setting.

7 Click OK.

You must restart your computer before the new settings will take effect

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on May 18, 2001