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Xp updates... about 56

My computer is running on xp home edition and it has been going really slow from about 1 month after i bought it and the other day i went into add/remove programs and i saw 56+ xp security updates and updates, i looked on another computer and they werent there and i have never seen them on any other computer before. i looked at my storage space and it says i have 86% free space. i dont go onto the internet on it much but when i do, its for about a day and i update my antivirus norton and other things, but thats only about once every month or two, i dont think they are suppose to be there they all start with KB then 8 or 9 and then a series of numbers. is this what is causing my computer to be slow? and can i delete them?

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  • Embem Mar 26, 2008

    thanks for all the suggestions.



    first suggestion to make programs load faster wont work, wither says its invalid or i cant change whats in the box.



    second suggestion, have gone through all the steps, still have to see if it works.



    third suggestion, dont understand what youre saying. is it: you save RD (is this a space?) /S/q in C:\Documents...



    fourth suggestion, these are all the programs that are in the start->run->msconfig->startup

    Says Setup

    VTTimer

    SOUNDMAN

    ßnothing written

    PDVDServ

    Clock

    CcApp

    OsCheck

    Reader_sl

    Apdproxy

    KHALMNPR
    Ctfmon

    MsnMsgr

    LaunchU3.exe

    Logitech Desktop Messenger

    Logitech SetPoint
    Microsoft office

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Hi dear

just trying this

MAKE PROGRAMS LOAD FASTER

This little tweak tends to work for most programs. If your program doesn't load properly just undo the change. For any program:

Right-click on the icon/shortcut you use to launch the program
Select properties
In the 'target' box, add ' /prefetch:1' at the end of the line.
Click "Ok"
Voila - your programs will now load faster.


IMPROVE XP SHUTDOWN SPEED

This tweak reduces the time XP waits before automatically closing any running programs when you give it the command to shutdown.

Go to Start then select Run
Type 'Regedit' and click ok
Find 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\'
Select 'waittokillapptimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'
Now select 'hungapptimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'
Now find 'HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop'
Select 'waittokillapptimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'
Now find 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\currentcontrolset\Contr ol\'
Select 'waittokillservicetimeout'
Right click and select 'Modify'
Change the value to '1000'
Click 'OK'


SPEED UP BOOT TIMES I

This tweak works by creating a batch file to clear the temp and history folders everytime you shutdown so that your PC doesn't waste time checking these folders the next time it boots. It's quite simple to implement:

1. Open Notepad and create a new file with the following entries:

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"username without quotes"\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder"

2. Save the new as anything you like but it has to be a '.bat' file e.g. Fastboot.bat or deltemp.bat

3. Click 'Start' then 'Run'

4. Type in 'gpedit.msc' and hit 'ok'

5. Click on 'Computer Configuration' then 'Windows Settings'

6. Double-click on 'Scripts' and then on 'Shutdown'

7. Click 'Add' and find the batch file that you created and then press 'Ok'


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They are suposed to be there, note there is a checkbox in the windows witch reads, show updates.

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

  • Ekse Mar 25, 2008

    norton is known for slowing down pcs. If your paying for norton Id use it as long as it lasts and not review it. After it expires just delete norton and download avast home free.



    www.avast.com



    Avast home is a great program and I install it on most of the computer I service.



    If I where you Id just delete norton now and get a better program like avast.



    But its your choise.



    If you need more asistance, let me know. Good luck.

  • Ekse Mar 25, 2008

    I suggest agains trying hes suggestions.



    Thats a simple quick fix that will not last,

    to get the problem solved you need to solve

    the real issues behind it.



    start -> run -> msconfig -> startup



    remove the un needed programs like quicktime startup

    adobe spead up, update check, well you can post everything you see there here and il tell you witch ones you can remove safely.



    Other program to try is spybot

    http://www.safer-networking.org



    run it to remove spyware.

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