Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Indexing Services

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Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Indexing Services

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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 box
* Click ‘Next’
* Optimise Display Settings


Windows XP can look sexy 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:
o Show shadows under menus
o Show shadows under mouse pointer
o Show translucent selection rectangle
o Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
o Use visual styles on windows and buttons

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