Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speedup Folder Access - Disable Last Access Update

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Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speedup Folder Access - Disable Last Access Update

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If you have a lot of folders and subdirectories on your computer, when you access a directory XP wastes a lot of time updating the time stamp showing the last access time for that directory and for ALL sub directories. To stop XP doing this you need to edit the registry. If you are uncomfortable doing this then please do not attempt.

* Go to Start and then Run and type “regedit”
* Click through the file system until you get to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\FileSystem”
* Right-click in a blank area of the window on the right and select ‘DWORD Value’
* Create a new DWORD Value called ‘NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate’
* Then Right click on the new value and select ‘Modify’
* Change the Value Data to ‘1?
* Click ‘OK’

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