Fast-User Switching performance 1 user only

Fast-User Switching performance 1 user only

Post by zero » Mon, 24 May 2004 00:29:06


I have only 1 user in my win xp...
Fast-User Switching in checked

Should I disable it for better performance?
 
 
 

Fast-User Switching performance 1 user only

Post by *Vanguard » Mon, 24 May 2004 07:44:11


If you don't actually have more than 1 account concurrently logged
(which means there are programs loaded for both) then there should be no
performance loss. The loss comes when you have a 2nd account, or more,
logged in because they need to load explorer.exe (for the desktop GUI),
all your startup programs, and whatever else you run under that account.
If you had 3 accounts concurrently logged and all were running Word then
your system load is 3 times just the load from the one account, and that
affects performance.

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Fast-User Switching performance 1 user only

Post by zero » Mon, 24 May 2004 11:10:05

So leaving it enabled don't degrade performance?
disabling that should not harm my performance either right?


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>>>> I have only 1 user in my win xp... >>>> Fast-User Switching in checked >>>> >>>> Should I disable it for better performance? >> >> If you don't actually have more than 1 account concurrently logged >> (which means there are programs loaded for both) then there should be no >> performance loss. The loss comes when you have a 2nd account, or more, >> logged in because they need to load explorer.exe (for the desktop GUI), >> all your startup programs, and whatever else you run under that account. >> If you had 3 accounts concurrently logged and all were running Word then >> your system load is 3 times just the load from the one account, and that >> affects performance. >> >> -- >> ____________________________________________________________ >> *** Post replies to newsgroup. Share with others. >> *** Email: domain = ".com" and append "=NEWS=" to Subject. >> ____________________________________________________________ >> >>
 
 
 

Fast-User Switching performance 1 user only

Post by *Vanguard » Mon, 24 May 2004 15:27:09


Well, EVERYTHING that is running takes up some resource, like memory, so
it has the potential of reducing performance. The "Fast User Switching
Compatibility" service has to consume some memory (run services.msc to
see it). How fast is the fastest bodily function you can produce? Oh,
too long, a thousand times slower. The question is not whether or not
there is *some* minimally measurable impact but whether or not YOU will
ever notice it.

I don't like the Fisher-Price Welcome Screen (since it gives away half
of the login by revealing usernames). Fast switching is stupid because
you end up with a slower responsding system when trying to run multiple
users on the same hardware (and many applications still don't know how
to handle it), but Microsoft had to add some gimmicks to qualify getting
users to purchase a "new" version. And I don't want to use one login
interface at home (in a workgroup) and another at work (in a domain);
the Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching are not available when you
log into a domain.

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