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Load Applications Faster
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Software | Rating:
Load Applications Faster

1) Choose an application that you want to start up quicker.

2) Create a shortcut and place it on the desktop.

3) Right click the shortcut item and click properties.

4) In the target field you will have it pointing to the location of the application. For Example it will say "C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe"

5) Add /prefetch:1 right after the last " marks in the target field. So you will have something that looks like this..

"C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe" /prefetch:1

6) Amazingly the application will start up quicker. For some applications like Kazaa Lite and some other 3rd party applicatins, this tweak will not work. You will get an error messege if it doesn't work properly. If you get the error, just simply remove the /prefetch:1 from the target field of the shortcut and the original shortcut will work fine again.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is a bogus tip. See the following post by a Microsoft employee: http://blogs.msdn.com/ryanmy/archive/2005/05/25/421882.aspx
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    BOOOOGUSS!!! maaaaaaan!
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Utter tosh
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Misleading. It does not make apps load faster. It just creates a separate prefetch profile for the same application. The application is still prefetched whether or not you use the /prefetch flag.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Found that Word, which is notoriously slow to load, did load faster after I followed this article's direction. Plan to add it to other programs.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i can't add slash and the two dot things into shortcut name it doesn't allow it or the original place for it
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is a myth and will not improve performance, see http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/XPMyths.html
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This never works, it's fake. Microsoft uses that command for WMP only. Waste of time.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    isn't true
     
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