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Tweaks to make XP Faster

Hibernate

Turn it off. It's in the "Power Options" setting in the control panel, third Tab. It'll save disc space too.

Turn off Indexing for all your Drives

It's really annoying. Go to your "My Computer" and right-click on each of your hard drives, then select "Properties". At the bottom of the windows that pops up, uncheck the "Index this Drive..." option.

While you're there, make sure none of the drives have "Compress this Drive to save Disc Space" option turned on. That slows down your computer hideously.

Control Programs that Start at Startup

Download this tool, and then check your Control Panel for an item named "Startup". Remove everything you don't need.

Disable Unnecessary Services

Go to the Run box in your Start Menu, and type "services.msc" and press OK. (Dont enter the quotes, just the text). Disable the following services:

Don't Use Internet Explorer

Download Firefox Browser. It's much faster, both at processing webpages, and starting up. It performs the same functions (allowing you to view webpages), it's just faster and more secure.

If you have to use Internet Explorer...

Perhaps you're at work or something. Get Internet Explorer to clear it's Temp files every time you shut it down - it'll keep it speedy.

Speed Up your Network Viewing

When you connect to another computer with Windows XP, it checks for any Scheduled tasks on that computer, which is useless. So, disable this. In your run box, type "regedit.exe", and press OK. Then, navigate to this key (it'll look kind of like a folder):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace

Then, delete the key {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}, and restart your computer. Windows will no longer browse slowly!

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