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How to speed up computer using windows xp

Windows xp was very effective because instead of using normal RAM placed on the motherboard as a solitary unit, they created virtual RAM. The Virtual Ram is depended on the size of the hard disk that windows is installed on from the default setting (It might take 20% of your space temp.).
In order to make your pc fast you'll need to be sure that the space will not be used so it can be reserved for RAM.

Steps:

1.) Right click on "My Computer" and go to Properties.
2.) Under the tabs at the top got to advanced.
3.) Under Performance got to settings.
4.) Once Again go to the advanced tab.
5.) Click on change under the virtual memory section.
6.) If its not already selected, go to custom size and choose the minimum and maximum size.

This will make you computer reasonably fast compared to before(You may assign RAM to additional drives aswell to speed it up if you have any.).


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