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» Launch apps with desired priority setting
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
This tweak will launch most executables with the priority setting you want it to have.
» Make icons in windows appear quicker
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
In Windows XP everytime you open My Computer to browse folders XP automatically searches for network files and printers.
» Memory Performance Tweak
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
These Settings will fine tune your systems memory
» MFT Fragmentation
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
MFT Fragmentation
» Modify application timeout
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
The operating system has a set amount of time that a program must be frozen for before it is timed out.
» No more low disk space messages
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
No more low disk space messages
» NTFS Cluster size
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Cluster is an allocation unit.
» Open Outlook Express faster
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
For some users when they remove windows messenger or just disable it from starting up automatically they experience a great slow down when launching Outlook express.
» Optimise NTFS
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
NTFS is a great filesystem, but its feature-set comes at a slight cost in performance.
» Problems enabling DMA on IDE drives
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Are you experiencing jerky DivX movies or does your mp3s click and pop?
» Proformance Increase through My Computer
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Easy enough tweak to usually find out about it on your own, but still, some of use still don't find it right away.
» Reduce 10 second scandisk wait time
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Reduce 10 second scandisk wait time
» Remove hibernation file
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
If you do not use hibernation, make sure you do not have it enabled
» Sacrifice Graphics for Speed
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
XP is very graphic-intensive which results in a large consumption of RAM. Sometimes to squeeze in the nitty-gritty megs of memory can be, by sacrificing the pretty little bits and colors that are on your screen.
» Services
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Here are a list of MY Services and what they are set to, these settings may not work for everyone and they include some third party programs, but they might help you decide what you need and do not need.
» Shutdown XP Faster
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Shutdown XP Faster
» Shutdown XP using your keyboard
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Wouldn’t it be great to easily shut down or restart your computer with a simple keystroke? Well now you can! You know about “Ctrl, Alt, Delete”, but what about “Ctrl, Alt, END”?
» Simple Outlook express loading after msn messenger is removed
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
For those of you who have a slow-loading outlook express after msn messenger has been removed this may help.
» Skip Operating System selection on boot
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
If you have more then one OS installed on your computer, but you don't use it very often, then you would probably want to boost up the startup by skiping the OS selection screen.
» Slow logon to domain in XP Pro
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
You may experience extremely long delays (up to 5 minutes) when logging into domains using Windows XP Pro.
» Slow network access not always due to Scheduled tasks check
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Slow network access not always due to Scheduled tasks check
» Smooth Mouse
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
If you use a PS/2 mouse the following tweak will give you smoother mouse movement, which is also great for gaming.
» Speed Boot Save 2 Seconds
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
I found that creating a script to run on shutdown that deletes the temp folder and history shaved 2.5 seconds on my boot time, down do 10.5 secs.
» Speed up boot by disabling unused ports
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
You may have tried many tweaks like modifying windowsXP start-up applications, prefetches, unload DLLs method,etc. And yes those methods do work for me.
» Speed up Detailed view in Explorer
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
If you like to view your files in Windows Explorer using the "Details" view here is a tweak to speed up the listing of file attributes:
» Speed up menu display
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
When using the start menu the you will notice a delay between different tiers of the menu hierarchy.
» Speed up Network Browsing
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
There was a bug in windows 2000 that would cause the scheduled tasks folder to be searched when ever the user would browse network drives.
» Speed up log in
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
If like me you've tried everything else and your log-in and log-off to XP is still tremendously slow then you might try this little trick.
» Stop Jerkey Graphics
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
I have for a long time had problems with "jerky" graphics in some 3d games and 3dmark, and have had relativly high cpu loads in idle condition.
» Stripping Page File across Multiple Hard drives
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
This is an incredible tweak that has improved the performance of my system by leaps and bounds.
» System Settings for a Game Machine
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
If you are a hard core gamer then the below tweak is for you. Below are a list of windows services that we reccomend you change to the manual setting.
» The System Configuration Utility
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
A Handy utility for speeding up system performance in Windows XP (or any version of Win9x/me for that matter as well) is the System Configuration Utility.
» Turn off disk performance monitors
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
In Windows 2000 and XP Performance Monitor disk counters for physical disks are turned on by default, disk counters for logical disks are turned off by default.
» Turn off Indexing to speed up XP
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search on the hard drive it is faster.
» Turn off System Restore to save space
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
By default, Windows XP keeps a backup of system files in the System Volume Information folder. This can eat up valuable space on your hard drive.
» Unload .dll's to Free Memory
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory.
» Not interested in fancy windows and colors
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Its understood that most users or computer literate users decide they want fancy desktops windows, cool fades and colors.
» Very Slow boot when networking
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
On some XP Pro installations, when connected to a network (peer-peer in this case), the computer boot time is over 1:40.
» View and manage startup programs
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
View and manage startup programs
» Watch movies with Above Normal priority
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
This tweak will launch WindowsMediaPlayer with the 'AboveNormal' priority setting when opening a mediafile.
» Windows XP back up Utility
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Unrated
Windows XP does have a back-up Utility
» Windows XP Icon Cache
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Are you experiencing icon lag, while browsing thru all your Start icons and programs? Do you have a smaller menu delay and your icons need ages to load? No need to give up.