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Rebuild Icon Cache in Windows (Vista and 7)

Rebuilding the Icon Cache Database

  • Close all folder windows that are currently open.
  • Launch Task Manager using the CTRL+SHIFT+ESC key sequence, or by running taskmgr.exe.
  • In the Process tab, right-click on the Explorer.exe process and select End Process.
  • Click the End process button when asked for confirmation.
  • From the File menu of Task Manager, select New Task (Run…)
  • Type CMD.EXE, and click OK
  • In the Command Prompt window, type the commands one by one and press ENTER after each command:
    CD /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
    DEL IconCache.db /a
    EXIT
    
  • In Task Manager, click File, select New Task (Run…)
  • Type EXPLORER.EXE, and click OK.

Werfault.exe Process

WerFault.exe is part of the Windows Error Reporting Service. To remove that process from your memory simple disable the Windows Error Reporting Service in the service manager. Here’s how you can get it done:

1. Run “services.msc”.
2. Find the Windows Error Reporting Service and disable it.
3. Next to go the Properties dialog of this service and set startup mode to “Disabled” or “Manual”.
4. Reboot. The WerFault.exe service should then be inactive.

It’s a good idea to disable this service by the way. It locks up on many occarions, using up 100% system resources when doing so.

Vista 4gb Problem – Solution


First of all i d like to remind that In most new pc configurations Vista cant be installed in 4gb systems. You have to uninstal 2gb and then when Windows setup is complete you can use the other 2gb.

How to Enable More Than 3.5 GB of Memory in 32-Bit Windows Vista
You’re probably wondering why I picked a number as horrible as 3.5GB? Why not 4GB? Well, there’s a really technical explanation for this but to make a long explanation short, 32-bit operating systems can only handle up to 4GB of memory. In fact, this number may vary but I stuck with 3.5 GB. Along with the RAM, you also have other memory-mapped devices such as your video cards. The memory used counts towards the 4GB virtual memory address capacity of a 32-bit operating system. But actually, the world does not end at 4,096 megabytes for 32-bit Windows Vista users anymore because the Arsgeek is here to save the day.

If you’ve accidentally bought 4GB of RAM, this may be a good idea. And I say may because many 32-bit operating systems begin to lose efficiency as they surpass the 4GB mark. For that reason, if you have less than 3GB RAM, it’s not necessarily the best idea to go out and buy some more RAM. If you want to utilize more RAM (between 8GB and 128GB), you can always switch to 64-bit Windows Vista. Alright, enough babbling. Let’s get started.

Steps:

1) Access cmd: Click on the Start Pearl > type cmd in the Search Bar > and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter (this allows you to run cmd in administrative mode)

2) Type BCDEdit /set PAE forceenable

“BCDEdit is a boot configuration editor for the command line. Using the above command you’ve just enabled Physical Address Extension (PAE) which can address memory larger than 4 GB. ” – Arsgeek

Source: Arsgeek

Windows Vista ServicePack1

Vista Vista Upgrades….

The new vista service pack announced for some time now .. Now is actually ready and I had it in my winodows update list….

If you want to download the standalone package go : x64 | x86

Things to know before you download Windows Vista SP1

Published: March 18, 2008


  • Windows Vista SP1 is available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. Other languages will be made available soon.
  • Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows Update to download and install Windows Vista SP1 on single PCs:
    • The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x86 is 65 MB (compared to 450 MB from the Microsoft Download Center).
    • The download size from Windows Update of Windows Vista SP1 for x64 is 125 MB (compared to 745 MB from the Microsoft Download Center).
    • Windows Update will recognize PCs with known problematic drivers and postpone downloading Windows Vista SP1 until the PC has updated drivers or other applicable updates. Using Windows Update will help ensure you have the most trouble-free update experience possible.
    • Some Windows Vista users may encounter an issue with a small set of hardware devices that may not function properly after updating a Windows Vista PC to Windows Vista SP1. This is an issue with the way the device drivers were re-installed during the Windows Vista SP1 update process, not with the drivers themselves—these drivers worked on Windows Vista RTM and they work on Windows Vista SP1. This problem is typically corrected by simply uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. We are working with the manufacturers of these devices to get the known problematic drivers and their install programs updated, and also on other solutions we can use to ensure a smooth customer experience when updating to Windows Vista SP1 using Windows Update. For new PCs provisioned with Windows Vista SP1, this is not an issue.
  • If you choose to install Windows Vista SP1 via the standalone installer available on the Microsoft Download Center, Microsoft advises that you first visit Windows Update and install all optional drivers. Read Knowledge Base Articles 948187 and 948343 for more information.
  • If you have a prior version of the Windows Vista SP1 beta installed, you must uninstall it prior to installing the final version. Use the Control Panel applet “Programs and Features” and select “View installed updates” from the top left of the task pane. Under Windows, look for “Service Pack for Windows (KB936330).

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