Question for class: 5118A
Class Date: October 6, 2008
Location: Lantech Training – Indianapolis, IN
Below are the questions that we had to place in the “Question Parking Lot.” We answered them in class but I want to share with my readers what our up and coming MCPs are thinking about.
Where can we get a copy of Standard User Analyzer?
The Standard User Analyzer can no longer be downloaded on its own. Microsoft has moved it into the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0. You will also have to install the Application Verifier to get it to work. This move makes sense since its purpose was for developers to determine if their creations will work in Vista. As part of a migration team, we can use it to make sure our legacy applications can function in the Vista environment and to also help us find a way to make it work.
ACT 5.0: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&DisplayLang=en
Application Verifier: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d2dd7ee0-aaa2-402a-821d-43795d6cf139&displaylang=en
What are the memory limitations for Ready Boost?
Ready boost is a way to increase the speed of your Vista machine. It was designed for systems with 512 MB – 1 GB to help them along. The rest of us can utilize them for performance enhancements as well. We do this by adding a USB key to your computer. When you insert the memory stick into the PC and auto play starts, Click Ready boost. The memory limits are 256MB – 4 GB. Microsoft recommends a 1:1 ratio on flash to system memory on lower end systems and a 2.5:1 ration on flash to system memory on higher end systems. The 4GB limit is due to the FAT32 partition on the flash drive. 4GB is the largest file size it can handle.