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#26 wimb

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Posted A week ago

The browser says PS.zip has a virus, I downloaded it anyway as I'm sure it is false positive, but Better reupload it password protected thinking in future readers trying to download it.

 

EDIT: And also will be good if you upload it on your GitHub page too, for easy find it and have all your programs together.

 

 

Done  :)

 

Download:   PS-E.zip  to launch PStart as Admin so that all programs in PStart are Run as Admin

 

PS,exe can be on desktop and when run then PS.exe Searches PStart on any drive. When found PStart is launched as admin.


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Posted A week ago

@ wimb

 

JFYI

 

Just tested new PS.exe (from the first link in post No. 23) running it from 10x86 OS, and it works very fine.

 

Once againg, thaks for this new version.

 

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Posted A week ago

 

Just tested new PS.exe (from the first link in post No. 23) running it from 10x86 OS, and it works very fine.

 

 

Thanks for testing and Good to know it is working OK  :)

 

Will make also x64 version  PS_x64.exe and Add it to System_Info can be useful.


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Posted A week ago

Will make also x64 version  PS_x64.exe and Add it to System_Info can be useful.

 

Yes, totally agree with you.

 

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Posted A week ago

JFYI

 

This info is to complement the info in my previus post No. 22

 

For people like antonino61, (PC with 64 GB of Ram), having a lot of Ram wasted, following info could be useful (not tested by me, this approach requires to be tested):

 

You could do something like the info mentioned in this post, but not using a VHD and Simple VHD Manager, and instead use a program to every boot load on Ram a folder (from a NTFS partition to let you LZX Compact the folder) located into your HD, as a virtual disk with all your portables.

 

I know antonino61 uses Primo Ramdisk (a paid program), but other free tools can also work for this task as ImDisk by Olof Lagerkvist or ImDisk Toolkit by v77, or SoftPerfect RAM Disk 3.4.8, old version that is free for home use and capable to load in Ram up to 4 GB, you can still download it from Major Geeks.

 

I don't have a PC with enought Ram to test this approach myself, so I don't know if this works fine or not, or if the loading to Ram time is very high and the result is not very practical in real life. But I have done something similar loading on Ram with SoftPerfect RAM Disk 3.4.8 every boot the FireFox Profiles folder (after running CCleaner to reduce its size before the first load on Ram) located on %LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles and editing the Profiles folder location in FireFox, and I can confirm it worked very fine in my tests.

 

If some user decides to test this approach, please comment here your findings, to let me and future readers know if this idea works fine or not.

 

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Posted 3 days ago

This is my experience of how far we can go with reduced VHDs and/or WinPE VHDs until today:

 

Mini-10x64-LZX.vhd 2 GB, from previous post boots as filedisk very fine on a 2 GB Ram PC (Free Ram 1.2 GB).

Also capable to Ramboot very fine on a 4 GB PC as I have tested since long time ago.

 

NOTE: This is a recicled 2 GB VHD, to be exact it was intentionally made of 2046 MB, not 2048 MB to be on the safe side, because of an old issue in grub4dos for UEFI, fortunately yaya solved this issue since some time ago.

 

EDIT: After recapture and reapply LXZ Compacted, numbers from previous post after first boot, are even a little better, previous number were: used space 1.59 GB and free space 404 MB.

 

Now used space is only 1.57 GB and free space is 426 MB, free Ram is 1.2 GB, about same free Ram as my normal installed 10x86 (same build) on real internal drive.

 

Please see Mini-10x64-LZX.png (last photo, just attached).

 

Mini-10x64-WB.vhd:

 

After recapture and reapply in Wimboot mode the VHD from previous posts this are the data.

 

800 MB VHD >>> 463 MB used size >>> 333 MB free size >>> 471 MB free Ram >>> Ramboots very fine on a 2 GB Ram PC.

 

VHD is 800 MB + 1.15 GB linked Wim file = 1978 MB = 1.93 GB Total required space.

 

If VHD is externally lz4 compressed vhd.lz4 file is 122 MB + 1.15 GB linked Wim file = 1300 MB = 1.27 GB Total required space.

 

Win10XPE_x64-WB.vhd:

 

From info mentioned on this post.

 

500 MB VHD >>> 174 MB used size >>> 324 MB free size >>> 550 MB free Ram >>> Ramboots very fine on a 2 GB Ram PC.

 

VHD is 500 MB + 765 MB linked Wim file = 1265 MB = 1.235 GB Total required space.

 

If VHD is externally lz4 compressed vhd.lz4 file is 47 MB + 765 MB linked Wim file = 812 MB = 0.793 GB Total required space.

 

Please see attached photos.

 

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