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    Default 10 Simple Ways to Speed Up your Windows XP

    10 Simple Ways to Speed Up your Windows XP

    1. Disable Indexing Services

    Indexing Services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don't search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is completely unnecessary. To disable do the following:

    Go to Start
    Click Settings
    Click Control Panel
    Double-click Add/Remove Programs
    Click the Add/Remove Window Components
    Uncheck the Indexing services
    Click Next

    2. Optimise Display Settings

    Windows XP can look good but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources. To optimise:

    Go to Start
    Click Settings
    Click Control Panel
    Click System
    Click Advanced tab
    In the Performance tab click Settings
    Leave only the following ticked:
    Show shadows under menus
    Show shadows under mouse pointer
    Show translucent selection rectangle
    Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
    Use visual styles on windows and buttons

    3. Speedup Folder Browsing

    You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly:

    Open My Computer
    Click on Tools menu
    Click on Folder Options
    Click on the View tab.
    Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box
    Click Apply
    Click Ok
    Reboot your computer

    4. Disable Performance Counters

    Windows XP has a performance monitor utility which monitors several areas of your PC's performance. These utilities take up system resources so disabling is a good idea.

    To disable:




    download and install the Extensible Performance Counter List


    Then select each counter in turn in the 'Extensible performance counters' window and clear the 'performance counters enabled' checkbox at the bottom.button below


    5. Improve Memory Usage

    Cacheman Improves the performance of your computer by optimizing the disk cache, memory and a number of other settings.

    Once Installed:




    Go to Show Wizard and select All


    Run all the wizards by selecting Next or Finished until you are back to the main menu. Use the defaults unless you know exactly what you are doing


    Exit and Save Cacheman


    Restart Windows


    6. Optimise your internet connection

    There are lots of ways to do this but by far the easiest is to run TCP/IP Optimizer.



    Download and install

    Click the General Settings tab and select your Connection Speed (Kbps)

    Click Network Adapter and choose the interface you use to connect to the Internet

    Check Optimal Settings then Apply

    Reboot

    7. Optimise Your Pagefile

    If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page file.



    Right click on My Computer and select Properties

    Select the Advanced tab

    Under Performance choose the Settings button

    Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change

    Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the same as the Maximum Size of the file.

    Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by default. While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB) it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical memory size.

    8. Run BootVis - Improve Boot Times

    BootVis will significantly improve boot times



    Download and Run

    Select Trace

    Select Next Boot and Driver Trace

    A Trace Repetitions screen will appear, select Ok and Reboot

    Upon reboot, BootVis will automatically start, analyze and log your system's boot process. When it's done, in the menu go to Trace and select Optimize System

    Reboot.

    When your machine has rebooted wait until you see the Optimizing System box appear. Be patient and wait for the process to complete

    9. Remove the Desktop Picture

    Your desktop background consumes a fair amount of memory and can slow the loading time of your system. Removing it will improve performance.



    Right click on Desktop and select Properties

    Select the Desktop tab

    In the Background window select None

    Click Ok

    10. Remove Fonts for Speed

    Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, use quite a bit of system resources. For optimal performance, trim your fonts down
    to just those that you need to use on a daily basis and fonts that applications may require.



    Open Control Panel

    Open Fonts folder

    Move fonts you don't need to a temporary directory ( e.g. C:\FONTBKUP? ) just in case you need or want to bring a few
    of them back. The more fonts you uninstall, the more system resources you will gain.

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    Default Re: 10 Simple Ways to Speed Up your Windows XP

    nice tips

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    Default Re: 10 Simple Ways to Speed Up your Windows XP

    wooow superb

    /up keep it up

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    Default Re: 10 Simple Ways to Speed Up your Windows XP

    bhooly se is sec.mein aa gaya tha

    bor ho raha tha

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    Brilliant

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