Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
There are some steps which you can try to boost your Windows XP PC/Laptop's speed & performance:
1) Removing Startup items
Click Start, point to Programs, click Startup, and then right-click each item in Startup and select Delete. Your Startup folder should be empty
2) Remove unnecessary programs from Add & remove programs list
Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. Double-click Add or Remove Programs icon.
Scroll through the list of installed programs, and remove the one you don’t need. Be sure about the programs those you don't need.
3) Setting PC/Laptop for best performance
Right-click My Computer and select Properties.
Switch to Advanced tab and click the Settings button under Performance subsection. Performance Options window will open.
Select Adjust For Best Performance option and click OK button.
This may degrade the looks but will increase the performance of PC/Laptop.
4) Right-click My Computer and select Manage. Computer Management window will open. Maximize Computer Management window.
Click plus sign next to Services and Applications, click Services, and switch to Standard tab on the right.
Disable the following services one by one:
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility
Help and Support (switch to Manual)
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Performance Logs and Alerts
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Wireless Zero Configuration (don’t disable if using wireless network/Internet connection)
To disable the service, search the service name in the list of services & double-click on it. Change Startup Type for the service, selecting Disabled from Startup type dropdown box and clicking OK button.
Restart the computer.
5) Run CCleaner regularly.
Download CCleaner application from here. Install it.
Run it time to time to run your PC smoothly.
6) Defragment hard drive (may take up to 30 minutes or more than that)
Click Start, select Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and click Disk Defragmenter.
When Disk Defragmenter window opens, select a drive in the top portion of the window, and click Defragment button.
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