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Load Applications Faster
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles/416/1/Load-Applications-Faster
Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/25/2005
 
Microsoft has this command in which to start up applications much faster just like Microsoft's Windows Media Player

Load Applications Faster

1) Choose an application that you want to start up quicker.

2) Create a shortcut and place it on the desktop.

3) Right click the shortcut item and click properties.

4) In the target field you will have it pointing to the location of the application. For Example it will say "C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe"

5) Add /prefetch:1 right after the last " marks in the target field. So you will have something that looks like this..

"C:\Program Files\Washer\washer.exe" /prefetch:1

6) Amazingly the application will start up quicker. For some applications like Kazaa Lite and some other 3rd party applicatins, this tweak will not work. You will get an error messege if it doesn't work properly. If you get the error, just simply remove the /prefetch:1 from the target field of the shortcut and the original shortcut will work fine again.