Optimize your XP to the fullest!

There are many people who think that Windows XP is a bad operating system, which consumes many resources, which is very insecure, which fails in the most inoppo rtune time, etc. Most people who say those things, he does not know how to confi gure it correctly. One of the major drawbacks of Windows is the amount of resour ces consumed by newly installed. In addition, many of these resources are consum ed unnecessarily, and now learn how to have a system that allow more resources t o those heavy tasks like we do with our team. Also close a lot of security holes that are open by default and with which our operating system may suffer some ki nd of attack. Disable preview videos If you have noticed, Windows Explorer shows on the left side of the screen a sma ll picture when you select any of our videos. This could also slow down your com puter, may cause the odd problem when removing files or other actions. Clear it is as simple as clicking on Start -> Run and in the dialog box type the followin g: regsvr32 / u shmedia.dll Click OK and ready. No longer will show the preview of our videos unless the back to activate. To turn runs the previous method, but this time instead of regsvr32 / u shmedia. dll, type regsvr32 shmedia.dll Here you can see the results: Change the look of Windows Let's give a more serious side to our Windows. To do this: 1. Just click the rig ht mouse button on the Desktop 2. Click the Properties option 3. Be sure to sele ct the tab of topics: Windows Classic Only with this as we gained speed for our Windows. Besides, everything has a muc h more serious. Disable unnecessary spending only memory options Follow these steps: 1. Click My Computer with right button 2. Select Properties 3. Go to the System Restore tab 4. Check the box Turn off System Restore for all drives Unless you are a real disaster and you are you loading your computer every now a nd then, this option consumes huge amounts of resources and it will not be neces sary. Now if you're a fan of "Back to a previous restore point" leave it uncheck ed. We will continue booting megas and microprocessor cycles: 1. At the same pro perties window in My Computer, go to the Options tab Advanced 2. We will see that there is a box that says Performance, then click th e Settings button 3. Opens a new window. Now you have to be on the Visual Effect s tab 4. We will give another push to our XP. Select the Custom option there in May. Now disables ALL the options, have no compassion. 6. Click OK and OK What we have done is to disable many options really are useless and all they do is to show shadows under the cursor, gently move the menus, etc. Free RAM on Windows XP What we do is a script (sequence of instructions) VBE language that we will rele ase RAM when we walk short of it. If you do not know programming will not be sca red because this is very simple. The first thing to do is open Notepad: Start> A ll Programs> Accessories> Notepad then type the following: mystring = (80000000) This is for computers with more than 128 Mb of RAM, if you have 128 write the f ollowing: mystring = (16000000) Now open the file menu and save as dialog box Sa ve As, type the file name: "liberar.vbe" Click Save, and we will have ready the file to run when we need to release RAM is occupied unnecessarily.

Faster LAN If utilizais a local network, you can get access to computers faster. Windows has a bug that it does is al network, in addition to scanning the folders and cheduled scan tasks. This greatly slows the process shared folders and printers that when we explore the loc printers of the team, also s and is easy to solve.

Before continuing, we will make a backup of the registry. Then edit the registry and we have no need to edit the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / Software / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Explorer / RemoteComputer / NameSpace / ( xxxxxxx) The content of (xxxxxxx) depends on each team. Once we located the key not only to delete it to be able to notice a great increase in the performance o f our network. Hide the Welcome screen Are you tired of the Welcome screen of Windows XP? Would you like to change? The n follow these small steps and you'll make a more or less simple. The first thin g to do is open the Windows registry editor: 1. Home 2. Run 3. Type regedit and click OK Now we find the next key by browsing the folders on the record: HKEY_LO CAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion PoliciesExplorer Once there, c lick the right mouse button on the right side of the screen to create a new DWOR D value: The new value will name him "NoWelcomeScreen" (without quotation marks) and assi gns the value 1 to hide the screen and 0 to display it. Disable the PC speaker Actually, it can be quite unpleasant to hear the beep the internal speaker of th e PC as the program you're using or where we are. We can easily disable it by fo llowing these steps: We go to the Windows registry editor to do this click the S tart Menu> Run and in the dialog box type regedit, and then click OK. Now we see k the following key: We must change the HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelSound Beep alphanumeric value, which will be set to Yes if activated and if you are not di sabled. Disable USB Drives Sometimes, especially in public places with computers, administrators need to di sable access to USB ports with USB flash drives or other USB storage devices so that nobody can copy data to a computer or take them away. It really is a very s imple operation performed from the BIOS to floppy or CDROM, unfortunately for th e USB ports can only be done completely, ie no USB device would work. For we are only interested to operate devices like webcams, modems, printers, etc. There i s a registry key, which amended, restricts the use of USB ports so you can not u se USB sticks but the rest of devices. To do this, edit the registry as I alread y said: the Windows registry. Remember to back up the registry before anything e lse. 1. We look for the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUs bStor 2. Look for the Start value in March. If you change the value to 4 USB sto rage devices will be disabled. But if you put it in March, USB storage devices w ork again. Can not delete file Let me explain briefly how to delete files that are left clear. You know, those in which we leave the little screen explaining that "The file is in use, close a ll windows and programs that may be using and try again." To do this: 1. Open St art 2. Click on Run 3. Write taskmgr.exe and OK 4. We can see the list of progra ms and windows you have open in May. Go to the Processes tab 6. We explorer.exe

and note 7. Click right, then press the End Process button 8. We get a message t hat tells us that we will lose any unsaved information and other, do ignore and click Yes 9. Now we go to the Applications tab 10. Press the New Task button 11. Write explorer.exe and click OK 12. We delete the file Another method that work s is to close the session and reopen it, restarting the computer xD Osin Turn off warning messages in Windows XP If you want to disable the annoying clouds that appear in the taskbar in Windows XP, for example those who say "updates are ready to install" or "There is no us e icons on your desktop, you just have to do the following: Modify the Windows r egistry key HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion ExplorerAdvancedEnableBalloonTips putting it to 0 (if no, create a new DWORD val ue). Make a backup copy of your drivers If you have to reformat your computer and you have at hand to reinstall drivers for all devices, you can use this great utility: Double Driver. Its function is to allow drivers see a list of who uses our system, save the list of required fi les and make a backup or restore them after formatting. The best thing is that y ou will keep in a folder, copy them onto a CD folder and you'll have a CD with a ll your drivers ready and facilities together to post-formatting. http://boozet. xepher.net/dd/index.htm Direct access to the Fast Shutdown You ses New the can turn off Windows without waiting for them having to shut down all proces by doing the following: Click the right mouse button on the desktop. Select and Shortcut.€Where it says "Type the location of the element" we must put following: shutdown-s-t 0. Click Next, type a name and click Finish.

Disable unnecessary services # We are going to the Start menu and select Run # write services.msc and click O K The trick is to disable the services that we do not really apply for anything. T o do this simply double click the service to disable and exit the window select "Disabled" on the tab "Startup Type". Here is a list.: * Alert Service * ClipBoo k * Computer Browser * Tracking Client Distributed Link * Support * Fast User Sw itching Help and Support - (if you use windows ever Yuda do not touch) * Access to Human Interface Device * Indexing Service * IPSEC Services * Messenger * NetMeeting Remote Desktop Shar ing (disabled for security reasons) * Portable Media Serial Number Service * Hel p Session Manager Remote Desktop (disabled for security reasons) * Managing Remo te Access Auto Connection * Remote Registry (disabled for security reasons) * Re mote Registry Service Secondary Logon * * Routing and Remote Access (disabled fo r security reasons) * Server * SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n 'Pray will dis able) * Telnet * TCP NetBIOS Helper / IP * * Host Upload Manager Universal Plug and Play device * Windows Time * quick here wireless settings (do not disable if you use WIFI) * Workstation course, when you are done restart your computer. Accelerating network with Windows XP (Part II) Windows XP Pro reserves 20% of the bandwidth available to run special applicatio ns. The retention is produced by the packet scheduler called the QoS (Quality of Service? Quality of Service), responsible for local network optimization. Windo ws XP Pro reserves 20% of width

band available to run special applications. The retention is produced by the pac ket scheduler called the QoS (Quality of Service? Quality of Service), responsib le for local network optimization. The idea behind QoS is excellent. In a normal business environment, QoS is used to ensure that digital traffic flow through t he network as efficiently as possible. The program prevents a network machine is suspended because another user refreshes the network down, for example, heavy m ultimedia files. However, for private users who only have a PC at home, QoS is n ot a necessary function, but quite the opposite. Windows XP Pro reserves 20% ban dwidth even if the user cancels the QoS function, users of Windows XP have the a bility to set how much bandwidth that QoS must book by following these steps: St art, Run and type gpedit.msc and press Enter. You get the Group Policy editor on the left. Computer Configuration - Administrative Templates - red, in the right window click on QoS Packet Scheduler and then the reserved bandwidth limit. In the configuration tab select Enabled. In the drop-down bandwidth limit type 0. W e accept and we'll be taking advantage of all our bandwidth. Speed Disk Defragmenter The first one is called Speed Defrag is a free programena accelerating the Windo ws XP defragmenter. The operation is so simple that it hardly needs explanation. Speed run the Defrag program and restart the system, now only have the program loaded into memory from disk defragmenter (defrag.exe), so we avoid overloading the system and defragmentation speed is much faster. When we return to restart t he computer this will normally. Normally we are used to defragment the entire di sk, but what happens if desfragementar just want a file. This can help us especially with large files, t o ensure that file access is fast. So to help us in this task have Contig. This program occupies only handles 29kb defragment single files instead of the entire disc. That itself has a little difficulty and can only be used from the command line. An example of use: Code: contig-c c: windows *. dll That we desfragmentarÍa all dll files (system libraries) in the Windows folder.