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Subject: Re: Dropouts with Vista
From: "Geoffrey" gmvoeth@...........
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:17:43 -0700

Its not really a matter of stupid designers
but rather I think one of greed or fear
that if everything is under the computer owners
control that terrorist will rule the world.
The usa is paranoid to the max and that's
why it is so hard to find a decent and cheap
absolute air pressure gauge marked in millibars
for everyone to buy in the retail store
to go with their humidity gauges and thermometers.
And you must understand that windows was not
written by a single programmer but most
probably an army where each programmer
only knows a little bit and can not
see the forest for the trees.
There is one thing the USA hates more than
nuclear bombs and that's intelligent people
who are running in autonomous mode without
any puppet masters.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "felipe luevanos luevanos" 
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 5:29 PM
Subject: RE: Dropouts with Vista



I wish the stupid software designers (Microsoft, Vista, etc.)

had a copy of your interesting e-mail; or the Mac guy's,

to help them beat Microsoft.


Best regards,


J. F. L. 
> From: gmvoeth@...........
> To: psn-l@..............
> Subject: Re: Dropouts with Vista
> Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:07:18 -0700
> Jolly Good Show, old man;
> Most probably, THIS, is not in the right order.
> It has taken me years through all the variations of windows
> to learn these ideas.
> If you wish the recorder to have limited competition
> for processing time.
> If you open up the TASK MANAGER you will see
> all kinds of running processes in the background.
> control alt del when in the desktop
> The trick is to identify ({[all]}) unnecessary tasks
> then go into the administrative tools SERVICES area and
> disable ({[all]}) unnecessary services.
> But that's not easy to know unless someone
> else has already done so.
> Then you go into RUN: MSCONFIG and disable all startup
> items and the services area disable all but the
> Microsoft services.
> Then you restart your machine without the
> unnecessary stuff running in the background.
> It will take you a week of 8 hr days to do this if
> you are lucky and can properly ID
> everything running.
> Then you should keep a record or a restore point
> so you can restore things as they originally were.
> Make a restore point before playing with any of this
> because with the memory of a human being it is
> practically impossible for a normal IQ person
> to remember all this.
> You can also locate and start using the recording program
> as a process from the task manager and if WINDOWS
> WILL ALLOW IT set both the priority and the affinity
> but you must do that every time you start the process
> because I know no way to make those settings be the default.
> You need administrative privileges to do any of this
> so have a user account with administrative privileges
> as well as the security settings correct for NTFS
> partitions if that's what you are using.
> The security stuff is a nightmare in NTFS so I just
> But do not do this if any strangers are using your system.
> ""Make a restore point before doing any of this.""
> Why did I say that twice,
> hea hea hea hea hea... because I LIKE restore points.
> If you are successful, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD
> ON YOUR BLOG in the greatest of detail.
> You will make friends of most good peoples
> who need this info.
> Gud Luk Comrade ( even if you don't think your a comrade )
> geoff :-)
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Brett Nordgren" 
> To: 
> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 10:03 AM
> Subject: Dropouts with Vista
> Hi All,
> Particularly for Vista/WinSDR users.
> I recently moved my operational WinSDR to my wife's Vista computer, which 
> has 3Gig of RAM and a fast processor, and never, or hardly ever, has any 
> other applications running.
> The data I was collecting over the Internet at 200SPS continued to show 
> dropouts even though nothing else was running.
> This morning I discovered by going into Vista's Task Scheduler that 
> something called "Gadget Manager" ran for a minute or so maybe once an 
> hour, and it was running at exactly the same times as I was seeing the 
> dropouts. I set it to not run and so far I haven't had any more 
> dropouts. But time will tell whether that was really the problem.
> It is possible that the Gadget Manager was a leftover from the "Google 
> Desktop" which had been on that machine and which I had previously disabled 
> (I thought). Or it might have been from an entirely different source.
> I'm hoping that this might help someone who is seeing the same problem.
> Regards,
> Brett
> Watch our wiggles (maybe with no more dropouts)
> or watch some very very good wiggles
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