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Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speedup Folder Access - Disable Last Access Update
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speedup Folder Access - Disable Last Access Update 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. ...
2008-06-17, 4770👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP -To disable these services
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP -To disable these services * Go to Start and then Run and type “services.msc” * Doubleclick on the service you want to change * Change the startup type to ‘Disable”
2008-06-17, 4800👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Unnecessary Services
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Unnecessary Services Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines: * Alerter * Clipbook * Computer Bro...
2008-06-10, 6226👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speed Up Boot Times III
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speed Up Boot Times III When your computer boots up it usually has to check with the network to see what IP addresses are free and then it grabs one of these. By configuring a manually assigned IP address your boot time will improve. To do this do the following: * Click...
2008-06-10, 4818👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speed Up Boot Times II
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speed Up Boot Times II When your PC starts it usually looks for any bootable media in any floppy or cd-rom drives you have installed before it gets around to loading the Operating System from the HDD. This can waste valuable time. To fix this we need to make some change...
2008-06-03, 5125👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speed Up Boot Times I
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speed Up Boot Times I This tweak works by creating a batch file to clear the temp and history folders everytime you shutdown so that your PC doesn’t waste time checking these folders the next time it boots. It’s quite simple to implement: * Open Notepad and create a new...
2008-06-03, 4933👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Ensure XP Is Using DMA Mode
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Ensure XP Is Using DMA Mode XP enables DMA for Hard-Drives and CD-Roms by default on most ATA or ATAPI (IDE) devices. However, sometimes computers switch to PIO mode which is slower for data transfer - a typical reason is because of a virus. To ensure that your machine ...
2008-05-27, 5101👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Make Programs Load Faster
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Make Programs Load Faster This little tweak tends to work for most programs. If your program doesn’t load properly just undo the change. For any program: * Right-click on the icon/shortcut you use to launch the program * Select properties * In the ‘target’ box, add ‘ /...
2008-05-27, 5346👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Make Your Menus Load Faster
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Make Your Menus Load Faster This is one of my favourite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will ‘feel’. What this tweak does is remove the slight delay between clicking on a menu and XP displaying the menu. This is the delay time before a menu...
2008-05-20, 5679👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Defragment Your Pagefile
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Defragment Your Pagefile Keeping your pagefile defragmented can provide a major performance boost. One of the best ways of doing this is to creat a separate partition on your hard drive just for your page file, so that it doesn’t get impacted by normal disk usage. Anoth...
2008-05-13, 5318👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Turn Off System Restore
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Turn Off System Restore System Restore can be a useful if your computer is having problems, however storing all the restore points can literally take up Gigabytes of space on your hard drive. To turn off System Restore: * Open Control Panelb * Click on Performance and M...
2008-05-13, 5196👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Remove Fonts for Speed
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - 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 fol...
2008-05-06, 6533👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Run BootVis - Improve Boot Times
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - 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 ...
2008-05-06, 5106👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Optimise Your Pagefile
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Optimise Your Pagefile If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page 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 am...
2008-04-29, 4961👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Optimise your internet connection
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - 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...
2008-04-29, 5064👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP Improve Memory Usage With Cacheman
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP Improve Memory Usage With Cacheman 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 ...
2008-04-22, 5508👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Performance Counters
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - 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 L...
2008-04-22, 5821👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speedup Folder Browsing
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Speedup Folder Browsing You may have noticed that every-time 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 every-time you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to in...
2008-04-14, 5260👍, 0💬

Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - Disable Indexing Services
Ways To Speed Up Windows XP - 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 wh...
2008-04-14, 5065👍, 0💬

Windows Vista - Add Or Remove File Types To Vista Search Index
Windows Vista - Add Or Remove File Types To Vista Search Index Unlike previous versions of Windows, you have more control over what file types you want included or excluded during searches. To make modifications for file types in the index, press Win+R or click on Start \ Run… to open the Run window...
2008-04-01, 5221👍, 0💬

Use the Windows Registry to Fix PC Errors
Use the Windows Registry to Fix PC Errors One of the most popular methods to clean up and repair the registry is by using a registry cleaner tool. You can perform the following tasks to perform registry maintenance using your registry cleaner tool: Scan and remove unwanted, obsolete, and invalid inf...
2008-04-01, 4950👍, 0💬

10 myths about Windows passwords
10 myths about Windows passwords Random passwords aren't necessarily more secure. Strings of garbage like Gh&739(*j are hard to remember, easy to mistype, and can be vulnerable to password crackers, especially if they are short. The most secure passwords are 15 characters or longer. Replacing an...
2008-03-25, 4937👍, 0💬

Windows Vista Game Explorer Editor
Windows Vista Game Explorer Editor Windows Vista Games menu display a list of installed games on your system, games that Windows Vista recognizes as games that is. The Vista Game Explorer Editor [http://vge.editor.googlepages .com/]is a program that aids you in changing the contents of those entries...
2008-03-18, 5098👍, 0💬

Look Up Error Messages in Windows
Look Up Error Messages in Windows Error Messages for Windows is a small utility that will allow you to look up MS Windows error code numbers and display a descriptive message explaining what the numeric code actually means. If you have software programs that produce numeric error codes now you can f...
2008-03-18, 4924👍, 0💬

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