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Significantly Speed up computer boot-up

There are many ways to speed up your boot on your computer. I will show you the best ways that will get you the best possible difference. NOTICE: Some tips will work on XP only. A few will work for vista, but not recommended you try it unless you know what you're doing.

1) Process idle tasks
Perhaps the most significant way to speed up your boot and overall computer speed is process idle tasks. On your computer, click start, then run (Or windows key and R), Then paste this command into the box:
rundll32.exe advapi32.dll, ProcessIdleTasks
Let it run, sometimes it takes 10 seconds, other times it takes 10 min. It varies on computer.

2) Disable startup programs
Programs start on boot-up by default, some you may not even want, and it will bog down the computer. Heres how you disable the ones you don't want.
go to the Start -> Run
Type msconfig and press Enter.
Under the Startup tab you will see all the programs that load on boot. If you are unsure what to disable, leave a comment with the question.

3) Disable unnecessary visual effects

Click Start, right click my computer, properties, then advanced tab
Under the section labelled "Performance", click the Settings button to open the Performance Options window. In the "Visual Effects" tab, uncheck everything but the last 3 boxes.

With these 3 major tips, you will see that XP will be much faster and more responsive. For more tips, feel free to drop a comment.

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