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 PostPost subject: My tips on speeding up WinXP        Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:06 am 
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Hey guys!

This is a guide i wrote not long ago,
it is also on my blog, here. :)


1) Pre-tweak your own XP install with nLite, eg. removing things you don’t need, language packs except your own, etc…

This will generally give you a nice fast fresh install, you could stop at this, but if your performance hungry, keep reading!

2) Use CCleaner at least once a week to,
- Remove temp files and whatnot.
- Clean up registry, getting rid of ‘broken’ entries/
- Check (and remove) what’s opening up when you start your pc.

3) Thoosje’s quick XP Optimizer v2.0 is great for additional tweaking, this excellent piece of kit will sure-as-hell give you a speed boost! Simple as. :lol:

4) Defrag your hard drives atleast once a month if they need to be done, analyze first.
I once defragged a drive that didnt need defraggin’ and it slowed me down, thats why i say only do it when you need to.
May i stress, there is really no need to use third party apps to do this. XP provides a nice tool that gets the job done. :lol:

5) Keep in-control of what’s on your PC.
Use ‘add or remove programs’ to get rid of applications you dont use. :P
– In ‘add or remove programs’ use the ‘add/remove windows components’ feature to further rid your computer of things you dont/wont use. You can always re-add them later.

6) Check Vishal’s guidefor optimizing XP for more tweaks!

Doing these and Vishal’s tweaks should give you one-helluva boost.

Comments & suggestions v. welcome! :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:18 am 
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I disagree with number 4. I have an auto defrag that runs every day and it keeps my system running very fast. Defrag would never slow the computer down unless it was running while you tested the speed.

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Why do english speaking people have such a phobia of language packs? Japanese support ftw! :P

Also, I wouldn't use any so called "optimiser", or remove parts of Windows ...
Windows disk cleanup, windows defrag, adaware, spybot and avast ftw.

My view on things ... want your pc to go faster? Get a faster pc! 8-)

Even spending just a few euros spent on an extra stick of ram can make the world of difference ...
If you havn't got any money, well, get a job or sell something, lol ...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:44 pm 
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Andy wrote:
I disagree with number 4. I have an auto defrag that runs every day and it keeps my system running very fast. Defrag would never slow the computer down unless it was running while you tested the speed.

:/ Thats kinda odd, it ran slow for a few days. :lol:

DanielC wrote:
Why do english speaking people have such a phobia of language packs? Japanese support ftw! :P

Also, I wouldn't use any so called "optimiser", or remove parts of Windows ...
Windows disk cleanup, windows defrag, adaware, spybot and avast ftw.

My view on things ... want your pc to go faster? Get a faster pc! 8-)

Even spending just a few euros spent on an extra stick of ram can make the world of difference ...
If you havn't got any money, well, get a job or sell something, lol ...

Removing the language packs makes the setup iso smaller. It will also save a bit of hdd space,
I do agree with you on the faster hardware things, but why not use the full potential of performence you have? with new of old hardware.

Regards, :)


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