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• Convert your hard drive into NTFS. If your drive is using FAT16 or FAT32, you can gain performance by converting it to NTFS. NTFS has faster access times and stores data more efficiently. Click on START > RUN > type "cmd" (without quotes) > 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 and Vista.
Delete Spyware. Spyware comes bundled with a lot of free software found on the Internet. It can slow your machine down to a crawl. Download and install "Spybot Search & Destroy", and give your machine a full scan for spyware.
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 geeks. It can also wake you up if your hard disk is noisy and you leave your machine on at night. To disable this service, click on START > RUN > type "services.msc" (without quotes) and look for the "Indexing Service". Double click on it. Now select "Manual" under Startup Type, and click Stop. Now click OK, and then close the services menu.
Windows XP can look good ...but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources. To optimize>start>setting>control Panel>system>advanced tab>in the Performance tab click Settings>Leave only the following ticked or just uncheck them all!:>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.
To speed up folder browsing>Open My Computer>click on Tools menu>Folder Options>View tab>Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box>click apply>click ok
exe” then ok>Click on the System.ini tab>expand the 386enh tab by clicking on the plus sign>click on .netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security).Distributed Link Tracking Client. Upload Manager.TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper.>Go to Start>Run>>Type “msconfig. Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security).(If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled). Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines>Alerter. • How to improve swap file performance.msc”>double-click on the service you want to change>change the startup type to ‘Disable” • How to Speedup Folder Access. disable Last Access Update>Go to Start and then Run and type “regedit”>Click through the file system until you get to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentContro… 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’.Server.Telnet.Messenger.Portable Media Serial Number. Universal Plug and Play Device Host. It basically makes sure that your PC uses every last drop of memory (faster than swap file) before it starts using the swap file.To disable these services go to Start>run and type “services.• To make menus load faster>go to start>run>type ‘Regedit’ (without quotes) then click ‘Ok’>find “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\control Panel\Desktop”>Select “MenuShowDelay”>right click and select “Modify’>reduce the number to around “100? or less but not too less. Remote Registry (disabled for extra security). • How to improve boot times>Go to Start Menu and Click Run>Type in “Regedit” then click ok>Find “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg… BootOptimizeFunction”>Select “Enable” from the list on the right>Right on it and select “Modify”>Change the value to “Y to enable”>close.Indexing Service.Clipbook.SSDP Discovery Service .Remote Procedure Call Locator. Secondary Logon.Remote Registry Service. • How to 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. Fast User Switching.Computer Browser.(Unplug n’ Pray will disable this). Help and Support . Windows Time wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network). Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security). IPSEC Services.
This will speed up windows xp a lot and while your at it go to the settings tab>color setting change it to medium (16 bit) • To speed up your computer more go to my computer>right click the C: drive>properties>general tab>uncheck the "allow indexing services". • Remove unwanted programs by going to start>settings>control panel>click "add or remove programs">remove unwanted programs. • Run the Error Checking utility: .DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop’>select ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’>right click and select ‘Modify’>Change the value to "1000">click ‘ok’>Now find ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentContro… ‘WaitToKillServiceTimeout’>right click and select ‘Modify’>change the value to ‘1000′>click ‘ok’ • To remove the background image right click the desktop>properties>desktop tab>change it to "none”.new then in the blank box type”ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1?>click OK>restart your pc.>Go to Start>run> Type ‘Regedit’ and click ok>find ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop’Select ‘WaitToKillAppTimeout’>right click and select ‘Modify’>change the value to ‘1000′>click ‘ok’>now select ‘HungAppTimeout’>right click and select ‘Modify’>change the value to ‘1000′>click ‘ok’>now find HKEY_USERS\. Then go to tools>click "defragment now" and defragment your C: (and optionally other) drives. • Remove the confirm delete message because it saves time and if you accidentally delete something it will still be in the recycle bin. This will speed your computer even more. • How to improve your xp's shutdown speed. You can do this by right clicking the recycle bin>uncheck "Display Delete Confirmation Dialog">ok. This tweak reduces the time XP waits before automatically closing any running programs when you give it the command to shutdown.
5. 4. Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors. 2. Click the Check Now button. Close all open files. 3. 8. 6. and then click Properties. choose to fix them. Click Start. click the Tools tab. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7). 7. . In the Properties dialog box. select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.1. right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors. and then click Start. and then click My Computer. In the My Computer window. If bad sectors are found.