The Windows Tweaks and the use of support software such as O&O Defrag that I listed in another thread http://forums.simviation.com/cgi-bin/ya ... 1208959973
... which has been widely used for some time now are for Windows XP SP2, (the full version) and NOT for Windows XP SP1 and NOT for Windows Vista. They can also be applied to Windows XP x64.
Also, BE CAREFUL with the use of driver cleaning programs like I posted in another thread. You DO NOT NEED TO clean the motherboard drivers, only the video drivers,... and I DID POST not to flush motherboard drivers unless you intend to upgrade them, and only do it after they have been PROPERLY uninstalled from Add/Remove Programs, first.
I do not use Windows Vista for FSX. DX10 was a preview, not a complete re-write. In my opinion Vista needs another service pack past SP1 in January of next year and a lot of driver upgrades before I will find value in using it for graphics performance. That is my opinion and it does not mean what you may be running is bad. It means I prefer to work with the OS and format which are still very much dominating with the least issues and the best overall results.
BE AWARE, Windows XP x32 Will be getting SERVICE PACK 3 in January when Vista gets Service Pack 1
UNTIL VISTA SP1 IS RELEASED, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE UPDATES NEEDED TO CORRECT VISTA ISSUES.
John Howard posted a list of them here and Phil Taylor also added to this thread: http://forums.simviation.com/cgi-bin/ya ... 88591122/0
Windows Update will probably add those updates but make sure you have them. Once VISTA SP1 is released they will come in the update with other fixes.A few other things I wish to point out.....
Do not defrag after uninstalling. Defrag runs are the absolute LAST steps taken after all software has been installed and set up, and, all add-ons have been installed.
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