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Speed up boot by disabling unused ports
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Speed up boot by disabling unused ports

I have just accidentally found out another way to give you an extra boost in windowsXP's boot performance. This is done by disabling your unused devices in Device Manager.

for example, if you don't have input devices that are connected to one of your USBs or COM ports, disabling them will give you an extra perfromance boost in booting.

Yes i've tried this. I've disabled every devices that currently has no use for my pc and it worked great. My booting time is much faster than before.

Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab -> device manager

Disable devices that you don't use for your PC and then restart. Good luck!

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks i will see if it works
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This article does not decribe any of the services. You can not disable just some services...
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It's better to disable serial, parallel, & firewire ports in your BIOS as with any other hardware you don't use. However, disabling unused USB ports would increase the complexity of say plugging in a flash drive every now and again. To get into your system's BIOS restart your computer and while the screen is black press F1 - F12, & Del usually that will active your BIOS, but it depends on the motherboard. For example on some systems, F11 is restore, and F8 a boot menu.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have rated this 4 because it's helpful. I hope it really decrease my boot time.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    GREAT
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Why tell us how to disable something like this if you don't tell us what things are safe to disable or not? Some people have no idea what some things do, and it would be helpful if you had listed a couple of examples of what's safe and what's not.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Doesn't tell me which ports are ok to be disabled.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    you gave us real techniques
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it is poor because i cant get what device to be uninstalled.could u ex plane what device perform what work.then only we could get which device driver to uninstall.
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    its a good way to speed it up of any computer
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    is it okay to disable "modems" if i use wireless on my laptop?
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    what is safe to disable, suppose I disable sth & couldn't get my system start again. Then ..????????
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it doesnt say anything about windows 7. do you guys have an updated way to do this?
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sometimes we forget this! thanx!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by Duncan)
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    As a general rule, don't disable anything under: Batteries Computer Disk drives Display adapters DVD/CD-ROM drives IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers Keyboards (if it shows up, it's the one you're using) Monitors Processors System Devices Universal Serial Bus controllers For the rest, if you recognize a device (that webcam you never use any more, for example) go ahead and disable it. If you don't recognize it, I'd suggest leaving it alone, or at least Google it and figure out what it really is before tinkering.
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I disabled my cd and floppy and enabled the C: drive to boot first and i did it in bios by pressing F10.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    you have a good point but there called services. ports are only used by the services if they make use of a networking link.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
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