Speed Up your XP : # 1

Extra or unwanted items in the startup list

will definitely increase your startup time in Windows XP,perhaps
by several minutes.

Here is a simple trick to speed up your pc

1. Go to Start button ? Run
2.  Type “msconfig”, without quotations
3. Hit enter key or click the OK button
4. A System Configuration Utility window will show up
5. Click the Startup tab
6. In the Startup tab you will see several boxes and some of them
will selected (checked). All you have to do is to uncheck
extra items that are of no use. If you run an antivirus
program it is not recommended to uncheck it.
7. After making you choices press the OK button, you will be
prompted to restart computer to apply changes.
8. After restarting your computer a dialogue will be displayed.
You can check the option for not showing this dialogue every
time your PC reboots.

#2: Remove Spyware, Adware, and Malware

Scan your system for spyware, adware and other
unwanted pests.

Use high
quality anti-spyware programs like XoftSpy Pro, which gives the
ability to scan and repair these problems in seconds.

Stand-alone programs
do a much better job than the “all-in-one” packages (eg. Norton
Internet Security) at detecting spyware, adware, and malware.

#3: Optimize Display Settings


Displaying all the visual items can
waste system resources.

To optimize:

1. Click the Start button
2. Select Control Panel
3. Double-click the System icon
4. Click the Advanced tab
5.  In the Performance box click Settings
6. Leave only the following ticked:
a.  Show shadows under menus
b. Show shadows under mouse pointer
c.  Show translucent selection rectangle
d.  Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
e.  Use visual styles on windows and buttons
7. Finally, click Apply and OK

#4: Speed-Up File Browsing

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 increase browsing
speed significantly:

1.  Double-click on My Computer
2.  Click the Tools menu
3.  Select Folder Options
4.  Click on the View tab.
5.  Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and
printers
check box
6.  Click Apply
7.  Click OK
8.  Reboot your computer


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