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Windows Slowdown, Investigated, Identified, and Now Fixed

A few months I posted about my investigation of a performance problem on my 64-bit Windows laptop. Some mysterious source was doing transient 4 GB allocations which were evicting most data from the file cache. This was making my laptop … Continue reading

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Windows Slowdown, Investigated and Identified

I recently noticed that my Windows 7 home laptop was running slower than usual. It seemed to be spending a lot of time waiting on disk I/O. When I looked at Task Manager it showed that my laptop was caching … Continue reading

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