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» Application Defrag
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Application and Boot file Defrag
» Automate Disk Cleanup
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Cleanmgr.exe is designed to clear unnecessary files from your computer's hard disk. You can use command-line options to specify that Cleanmgr.exe cleans up certain files. You can then schedule the task to run at a specific time by using the Scheduled Tasks tool.
» CD ROM Stops AutoPlaying
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
...and the AutoPlay Tab has disappeared in My Computer, Devices With Removable Storage, Right Click on CDROM, Properties
» Clicking AVI Files on explorer causing 100% CPU Usage
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:

Well windows seem to have a REALLY big problem when it comes to reading AVI files.

» Disable Debug Scripting in Internet Explorer
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Don't you hate it when you are browsing a page it asks you "Would you like to debug this page?"
» Disable Indexing Services
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
Indexing services is a small program that hogs HUGE amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy.
» Disable Recent Documents History
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
Normally when you open or access a document or file it is added to the list of recent documents on the Start Menu. This tweak will stop files from being added to the list.
» Disable Search from looking in zip files
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Windows XP Search can get slow if you have a lot of compressed files on your hard drive.
» Disable XP Boot Logo
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
It is possible to disable XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process.
» Disable zip folders
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
Are the ZIP folders too slow for you?
» Disable Automatic Updates
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
A lot of people already know about Automatic Updates and how to disable them by selecting the appropriate option from within the Automatic Updates tab in My Computer.  A lot of you might not realise this, but the Automatic Update service still runs even when you select to disable it here.
» DMA Mode on IDE Devices
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Just like Windows 2000, Windows XP still fails to set the DMA mode correctly for the IDE device designated as the slaves on the primary IDE and secondary IDE channels.
» Easily Disable Messenger
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Easily Disable Messenger
» Easy Way to Adjust LargeSystemCache
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
Easy Way to Adjust LargeSystemCache
» Edit Hidden System Settings using Group Policy Editor
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
Windows XP Pro has a great program called Group Policy Editor that allows system administrators to modify the settings to a great number of windows features.
» Enable or disable boot defrag
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
A great new feature in Microsoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment.
» Enabling/Disabling PIO/DMA
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
To enable or disable PIO/DMA modes simply follow these steps
» Faster Boot Up without tons of fonts
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
Many of the files that load during the boot-up process are fonts.
» Faster Dual Boot Timeout
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
If you dual boot your PC using Windows XP's dual boot process, you can reduce the timeout period your PC uses before booting to the default OS. 
» Faster startup of Windows XP
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
If your computer takes a long time to become useable after starting up or logging on, or you want a clean boot of Winodws XP try this
» Fonts
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
As a relative beginner, wrestling with fonts is making me fairly frantic, but I found something ...
» Free up some more disk space
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Free up some more disk space
» Fresh install with no ACPI
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Fresh install with no ACPI
» Getting More Processing Power
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
Getting More Processing Power
» HDD slowdown when booting
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
If, like I had , you have a 3min+ or slower boot time where Windows XP seems to sit for 2+ or so minutes with the XP logo doing nothing before everything comes to life, then do the following.
» Increase speed by tweaking prefetcher settings
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Unrated
This is an unique technique for XP, which could improve the performance significantly by tweaking the prefetcher (which is a cache folder).
» Intel Application Accelerator
By  Super Admin | Published 02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 2 | Rating:
It would be great to download drivers that sped up your hard-disk access by 10's of percent wouldn't it?