Fragmentation of Dynamically-Expanding VHDs Under Hyper-V

Most of us are aware of how inefficient the NTFS file system is and the massive amount of fragmentation that can easily result. But this week I saw a prime example of how crucial it is to make defragmenting part Read More …

MMCSS and Windows 7

Haven’t been blogging for a while (here or on my personal site) but I thought I should give all of you a heads-up regarding my last post. Windows 7 made great improvements to the MMCSS service so it is unlikely Read More …

Multimedia Class Scheduler in Windows Vista

When they designed Windows Vista, the Microsoft programmers were concerned about how high-quality multimedia content put a strain on the then-current computer hardware such as single-core processors, so they created a service called “Multimedia Class Scheduler” (MMCSS) that is constantly Read More …