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Old 3 Jul 2006, 05:34 PM   #31
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with a gig you have already max mem'd the best way.
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Old 3 Jul 2006, 05:37 PM   #32
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with a gig you have already max mem'd the best way.
I get some big swap files
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Old 3 Jul 2006, 05:52 PM   #33
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Some programs may only use 100-200 MB but want to reserve a lot more
ram than that, so windows addresses a lot to the page file, usually the program never accesses the virtual ram.
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Old 9 Jan 2007, 08:46 AM   #34
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Before it disappears completely I would recommend TuneXP 1.5.
I found one download link that still works:
http://www.computerworkscentral.com/...s/TuneXP15.exe

I've been using it for several years with great results. I think the best tweaks
are, for NTFS, the "increase NTFS performance". This stops the OS from
updating the "last accessed" info on every file it touches. Your HD access
will speed up right away! Only thing outdated is under Hardware, "enable
UDMA 66" since most XP systems are prolly running at least UDMA 100 by
now and clicking it may get an error.. but it won't hurt anything. Another
good one is "Ultra Fast Booting" but I wouldn't use it unless you have a
UPS on your system. Don't want a power out in the middle of disk defrag
including boot files.
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Old 9 Jan 2007, 10:45 AM   #35
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Thanks, MilesAhead
That utility didn't do me any good because I'm not running XP, but that site has a lot of other good stuff and info on it.
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 07:20 AM   #36
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You're welcome Abuilder. Not being a gamer I was kind of bummed
when The Screen Savers changed to Attack of the Show and became all
about gaming instead of system tweaks and tricks. A new PC with
XP on it takes about 3 hours of "fixing" to get most of the garbage off.

Screen Savers used to point out stuff like how to get rid of
auto updates, messaging, and where to get free utilities and system
tools. Now you pretty much have to keep googling for stuff yourself.
Like almost a part-time job. heh heh
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 08:44 AM   #37
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It takes me about 5 to 10 minutes for my power user setup tweaks, and a few I don't reccomend for everyone
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 09:56 AM   #38
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It takes me about 5 to 10 minutes for my power user setup tweaks, and a few I don't reccomend for everyone
Like system restore? The resource hog
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 10:02 AM   #39
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I would love to turn off system restore but with a wife, a 3 year old and 2 year old on this computer, it has saved me a lot of trouble and time when I use it.

BTW: It is usually my 3 year old doing the "tweaking"!
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 10:12 AM   #40
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Norton Ghost was a BIG resource HOG for me (removed it), I can live with system restore, same reason, my 6 yr old son (the Master Tweeker) .... !!!!

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Old 10 Jan 2007, 10:27 AM   #41
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after you turn off system restore then you delve into services and that's gets hairy quickly, about like tweaking a full blown bios

just buy a 4 ghz quad core with a 4 gigs of very fast ram and a couple of raid striped raptor sets and forget the tweaks
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Old 10 Jan 2007, 10:41 AM   #42
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Ya But the $$$$$$$$$$
ouch
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Old 17 Feb 2011, 08:05 PM   #43
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The information as you have provided that,s great but, i want to know how Can I Turn off These Programs From Running At Startup?
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The information as you have provided that,s great but, i want to know how Can I Turn off These Programs From Running At Startup?
start > type msconfig > once in the system configuration screen click the start up tab > take the checkmark out of the box of the program you want to disable from starting up (BE VERY CAREFUL WHICH ONES YOU TAKE THE CHECK MARK OUT OF, AS YOU COULD DO MORE DAMAGE THAN GOOD)

If you stretch out the "command" column, it will reveal the path of the executable file which will usually give you a good indication of what program it is. Best thing to do is disable the programs one by one. ie, disable and try to restart to see if any problems were caused)
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