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#11 prakriti

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 01:57 PM

This needs to be sticky. It's an amazing guide for Win XP users.


You are Best......................Errr...............Win XP biggrin.gif


#12 Limitation//Moon

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Posted 02 July 2004 - 06:58 PM

Oh, really? err...may be yes...lol biggrin.gif ,However my novell package by your link is coming soon. biggrin.gif

Edited by rajunpl, 02 July 2004 - 06:59 PM.


#13 linuxuser

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 04:53 AM

Rajunpl,
whatya doing this late? it is 12 48 AM Eastern time, must be 4 - 5 in the morning over there!!!
Anyways, i am writing some hard core C++ code right now smile.gif smile.gif trying to make my PDA work like a remote control ( for TV) making use of its Infrared port.
..Leaving for 4 day vacation tommorrow smile.gif

Thanks for posting XP Tips && Tricks smile.gif

later

printf("Linux Rulez");
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#14 Limitation//Moon

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Posted 03 July 2004 - 02:07 PM

No problems. I am sure you will not control my computer with your PDA ..lol, However keep up with your coding. I am looking about end of this month for vacation.

Happy holiday.

#15 b-mal

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:43 AM

just do it..

Some more tips.. though i copy and pasted.. hope u will love it...


Services You Can Disable

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Cleaning the Prefetch Directory

WindowsXP has a new feature called Prefetch. This keeps a shortcut to recently used programs.
However it can fill up with old and obsolete programs.

To clean this periodically go to:

Star / Run / Prefetch
Press Ctrl-A to highlight all the shorcuts
Delete them

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Not Displaying Logon, Logoff, Startup and Shutdown Status Messages

To turn these off:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\policies\system
If it is not already there, create a DWORD value named DisableStatusMessages
Give it a value of 1

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Clearing the Page File on Shutdown

Click on the Start button
Go to the Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Local Security Policy
Local Policies
Click on Security Options
Right hand menu - right click on "Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile"
Select "Enable"
Reboot

For regedit users.....
If you want to clear the page file on each shutdown:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown
Set the value to 1

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No GUI Boot

If you don't need to see the XP boot logo,

Run MSCONFIG
Click on the BOOT.INI tab
Check the box for /NOGUIBOOT

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Speeding the Startup of Some CD Burner Programs

If you use program other than the native WindowsXP CD Burner software,
you might be able to increase the speed that it loads.

Go to Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services
Double-click on IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
For the Startup Type, select Disabled
Click on the OK button and then close the Services window
If you dont You should notice

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Getting Rid of Unread Email Messages

To remove the Unread Email message by user's login names:

Start Regedit
For a single user: Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\UnreadMail
For all users: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\UnreadMail
Create a DWORD key called MessageExpiryDays
Give it a value of 0

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Decreasing Boot Time

Microsoft has made available a program to analyze and decrease the time it takes to boot to WindowsXP
The program is called BootVis

Uncompress the file.
Run BOOTVIS.EXE
For a starting point, run Trace / Next Boot + Driver Delays
This will reboot your computer and provide a benchmark
After the reboot, BootVis will take a minute or two to show graphs of your system startup.
Note how much time it takes for your system to load (click on the red vertical line)
Then run Trace / Optimize System
Re-Run the Next Boot + Drive Delays
Note how much the time has decreased
Mine went from approximately 33 to 25 seconds.

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Increasing Graphics Performance
By default, WindowsXP turns on a lot of shadows, fades, slides etc to menu items.
Most simply slow down their display.

To turn these off selectively:

Right click on the My Computer icon
Select Properties
Click on the Advanced tab
Under Performance, click on the Settings button
To turn them all of, select Adjust for best performance
My preference is to leave them all off except for Show shadows under mouse pointer and Show window contents while dragging

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Increasing System Performance

If you have 512 megs or more of memory, you can increase system performance
by having the core system kept in memory.

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive
Set the value to be 1
Reboot the computer

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Increasing File System Caching

To increase the amount of memory Windows will locked for I/O operations:

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management
Edit the key IoPageLockLimit

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#16 ujjwal

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:58 AM

Nice tips,

PS: its a good idea to backup your current registry before messing up with it. If something goes wrong you can just restore it wink.gif Happened to me smile.gif

thanks b-mal
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