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By mbertel ·
I know that that buffers is an intermediate storage area that DOS uses when reading and writing from the hard disk. If one were to increase the buffer size in their config.sys how will or will it affect Windows or Applications such as Office 2000 that are being used or pushed down on the task bar. What is the correct way in optimizing Buffers in the config.sys. Thank you for the input.

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by Paland In reply to Buffers

We used to use the following in config.sys

files=30
buffers=40
stacks=9,256

And these were useful back in Win 3.11 and before but it won't do you any good anymore. It is an obsolete DOS function.

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by zackstevens In reply to Buffers

Your Buffers can still be changed in the config.sys but they are only used when running CMD and then it is very limited windows uses Virtual memory like buffers and manages it on its own unless you change it

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