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Week 43, Posted Monday 10/26/2020

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Week 43, Posted Monday 10/26/2020

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FAQ of the Week
Question: How much memory do I need with Windows Vista?


With the size of applications and data, my belief is that you need a minimum of 2 GB of RAM not because it's required, but because Vista will use it. In Windows Vista, the caching scheme changed. Vista's SuperFetch built on and replaced Prefetch. Unlike Prefetch, SuperFetch will use up ALL memory you give it so you want as much memory on Vista as you can afford. My current Vista system has 3 GB of RAM with an additional 4 GB ReadyBoost compliant USB flash drive.

Tip of the Week

If you want to make your application data available to multiple users on a Windows Vista PC you can place the data in a subfolder of the Public folder.  Vista does not virtualize this folder and it is available to all users on a PC.  You can also set the permissions on the files or folders you want to share to allow all users full permissions.

Definition of the Week
SuperFetch:  Memory caching scheme introduced with Windows Vista that tracks what kind of applications you use and loads them into RAM so they can be launched faster. SuperFecth can use ReadyBoost to add to the available cache using a ReadyBoost compliant USB 2.0 flash drive. SuperFetch and ReadyBoost speed up virtual memory transactions.
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Q&A: Windows Max Path+Filename Limit

What is the maximum file + path name allowed in Windows?


BEST ANSWER: The maximum for both FAT32 and NTFS is a combined 255 characters. This is true for all 32bit and 64bit Windows operating systems as of May 2016 including Windows 10.

MAX_PATH CONSTANT: FAT32 technically has no full-path limit and the NTFS limit is 32,767. However, Microsoft limits the allowable size of a full-path ([drive][:][path][each separating\][null]) to 260 characters with the MAX_PATH constanst. This means that most programs can handle and are limited to a path + filename length of 255 characters plus drive letter, colon, separating \'s, and a null.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102743, KB Topic: Windows Users
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