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Is your XP-running computer too slow to be of much use or frustrating? It may not be your computer's fault.

Windows XP, when used correctly, could be fast, efficient, and fun to use. Here's how to speed up your XP system.
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Convert your hard drive to NTFS. If your drive is using FAT16 or FAT32, you can gain performance by converting it to NTFS.
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To do so, press WinKey + R and in the window that comes up, type "CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS" (without quotes). Follow the instructions and your drive will be converted to NTFS. Bear in mind that NTFS drives can only be accessed by Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista/7. Older versions of Windows are only compatible with FAT, FAT16 and FAT32.

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Remove malware from your system. Spyware comes bundled with a lot of free software found on the Internet. It can slow your machine down to a crawl. Download and installSpybot Search & Destroy[1], start your computer in Safe Mode and give your machine a full scan for spyware. For more free security programs, try checking out this article on Wikipedia for more programs.

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Clean the registry. Cleaning the registry could also speed up Windows XP significantly as there are a lot of calls to the registry by Windows and other programs in a short period. You can get a good tool from Intel Software Partners

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Disable the Indexing Service. The Indexing Service scans your hard drive and indexes files to help speed up searching. It runs in the background using up memory and processor time, and is generally thought to be unnecessary by most nerds and/or geeks. It can also wake you up if your hard disk is noisy and you

8 . 7. movies or listening to music.leave your machine on at night. go to Start. 7 Increase computer download speed. It is recommended that you do uncheck these boxes when installing a big or graphics heavy program (like the Adobe programs). Sometimes unchecking these will help rendering pictures. Then click on optimal settings then apply and reboot. Click OK. Windows XP can look good. Once saved adjust your speed to what your max internet speed it suppose to be. 6 Speed up folder browsing. then click OK. Download the program and run it. open My Computer. you can leave the last 3 check boxes selected. Then your download speed should increase. right click My Computer. right-click on the hard drive.com and type "tcp optimizer" into the search bar. 5 Reduce Visual Effects. Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers" and "Launch folders in a separate process". Click the first link. 5. go to Properties and click on the check box to clear the check mark next to "Allow indexing service to index this hard drive for faster searching". It may take a while for the operation to complete. but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources. 8. To optimize. Go to Google. and go to theAdvanced tab in the Performance area and click Settings. Click Apply. To disable the Indexing Service. Go to My Computer > Tools menu > Folder Options > View tab. then choose "Adjust for best performance". If you still want to keep the look of Windows XP. Once open go to File > Backup current settings and save it. 6.

Remote Procedure Call Locator. Routing & Remote Access. press WinKey + R and type "services. Computer Browser. Now press WinKey + R. Indexing Service. change the startup type to "Disable". 10 Speed up folder access by disabling Last Access Update. Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction". 11 Improve boot times. Universal Plug and Play Device Host. double click on it. but not too less. Remote Desktop Help Session Manager. change the value to "Y". 9. click through the treeview until you arrive at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem". Windows XP offers a lot of services and there run many programs that take up system resources and you may never need those programs. Now find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop". 11. Click on the Startup tab and uncheck every item you . Press WinKey + R and type in "regedt32". double click on the service you want to change. Select "Enable" from the list on the right. then press Enter. Secondary Logon. IPSEC Services. 9 Disable unnecessary services. Telnet. To disable these services. Messenger. Server. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines: Alerter. Windows Time. Press WinKey + R and then type "regedit" and press Enter. Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable the last one if you use a wireless network). and close the window. and press Enter. 10. reduce the number to around 100. TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper. Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing. Upload Manager. and press Enter. Clipbook. Portable Media Serial Number. Remote Registry. type in "msconfig" and click OK.Make menus load faster. Call it "NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate" and then double click the new value and change the value data to "1".msc". double click "MenuShowDelay". Distributed Link Tracking Client. SSDP Discovery Service. Press WinKey + R and type "regedt32". Right click in a blank area of the window on the right and select New > DWORD Value.

Press Enter and find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control". and expand the 386enh tab by clicking on the plus sign. Press Enter. double click "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" and change the value to "1000". Also go to the "Settings" tab. change the value to "1000". type in "msconfig" and then press Enter. and press Enter.don't need. Click on New. 13. and change "Colour quality" to "Medium (16 bit)". 12 Improve swapfile performance. It basically makes sure that your PC uses every last drop of memory (faster than swap file) before it starts using the swap file. then in the blank box type "ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1". Press WinKey + R and type in "regedt32" and press Enter. 15. and press Enter. 15 . Click on the System. Change the wallpaper to "None". 13 Improve your XP's shutdown speed. 12. 14 Remove the background image on your desktop. Press WinKey + R. double click "WaitToKillAppTimeout" and change the value to "1000". including WinXP and Win2000). Right click the Desktop and click "Properties". and go to the "Desktop" tab. and restart your pc to see the changes taking place.ini tab. This tweak reduces the time that XP takes before automatically closing any running programs when you give it the command to shutdown. Find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop". 14. Do NOT disable entries added by antivirus and antispyware programs as doing so will make your computer more vulnerable to viruses and malware. Double click "HungAppTimeout". (Note: some people say that this only helps on Win9x and is useless for Windows NT based systems. This will greatly speed up Windows XP.

Remove unwanted programs and free up some space.Remove unwanted programs. . Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

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