How To Speed Up Windows XP Performance

Friday, May 27, 2011

The emergence of Windows 7 still unable to kill the popularity of Windows XP. Till now, I still get the request from my clients to install Windows XP in their computer especially in the old brand with low requirements. For your information, Windows performance will increase if we install it into the computer with better requirements.

So, what should you do to increase your Windows XP performance in your low requirement computer? My posting today has the answer for you. Come and see.Open-mouthed smile

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Number 1 : Edit Windows Registry Settings

To access Windows registry, you can click Capture --> type regedit –-> click OK. The registry settings that I suggest you to change are following

  1. Double click HKEY_CURRENT_USER –-> Control Panel –-> Desktop. Double click to insert new value data as highlighted in the picture below

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  2. Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –-> SYSTEM –-> ControlSet001 –-> Control. Double click to insert new value data as highlighted in the picture below

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  3. Double click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –-> SYSTEM –-> ControlSet001 –-> Control –-> FileSystem. Add the DataItemName NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate –-> modify its value data to 1. Please refer the steps in the picture below.

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  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for ControlSet002 and CurrentControlSet

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  5. Double click HKEY_USERS –-> .DEFAULT –-> Control Panel –-> Desktop. Double click to insert new value data as highlighted in the picture below.

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Number 2 : Change The Windows Performance Options

  1. Right click on My Computer –-> click Properties

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  2. When the System Properties box appears click Advanced –-> under Performance, click button Settings

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  3. When you see the Performance Options box, click radio button Adjust for best performance –-> click Apply –-> click OK –-> click OK

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Number 3 : Disable Indexing Service

  1. Double click My Computer –-> right click Local Disk. eg: C: –-> click Properties –-> the Local Disk’s Properties box appears on your screen.

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  2. Based on the picture above, click to clear the right sign sign in the check box Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching –-> click Apply

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  3. Click OK when the Confirm Attribute Changes box above appears.

  4. Click button Ignore All when the box below appears on your screen –-> finally, click OK.

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Number 4 : Disable Certain Windows Services

  1. Click Capture --> type services.msc –-> click OK –-> you will see the program interface below
     
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  2. Based on the picture above, right click on the services you want to disable –-> click Properties to show the Properties’ box like below 

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  3. On the Service status, click button Stop –-> on the Startup type, choose Disabled –-> click Apply –-> click OK.



Number 5 : Choose Classic Start Menu

  1. Right click Taskbar –-> click Properties

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  2. The Taskbar and Start Menu Properties box appears on the screen. See below.

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  3. Click Start Menu tab –-> click radio button Classic Start menu –-> click Apply –-> click OK.

2 comments:

{ amPuzz } at: June 6, 2011 at 7:53 PM said...

new info . thanks for sharing :D

{ Sunny Gupta } at: June 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM said...

Gr8 one although few steps left.
Also see My article- http://www.tf2tech.com/easy-way-to-speed-up-windows-performance/2302/

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