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What are some simple ways to speed up my computer.I have windows XP.

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Try this out. I made a little post on this very subject
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How to bypass password on win xp without disk?


Don't worry when you lost windows xp admin passwords. I realize a simple way to recover windows os password, it need no computer skills and no reinstalling windows. Search Windows Password Seeker or Tech Support
you can burn it onto a USB. Hope it helps you. Enjoy!

Sep 21, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How to increase your internet speed in a Windows pc by 20%


In this tip , we will talk about a simple way to speed-up internet easily.
With this tip your (daily) internet browsering will go a lot faster.


Because we all hate slow internet speed especially when it's not even hard to speed-up internet.
With this tip you will be able to speed-up internet up to 20 procent!
This because you now can use 80% and after speeding your internet up,
you will be able to use 100%.
And the best part is it only takes a few minutes to do.
This internet speed up tip works only with windows computers.
This is how to do it:


On a windows computer the operating system reserves 20 % of the bandwith to do things like
automatic updates. With some simple commands we are going to disable Limited reservable bandwidth and speed-up your internet!


Steps to speed-up internet:
First we are going to open the RUN command.
You can open the RUN by pressing: WINDOWS KEY + R
Then we will type gpedit.msc in run and ENTER.
If you can't upen RUN then search for
the application gpedit.msc in your computer.
After doing this there will pop up a window "Local Group Policy Editor"
When you are in this window look for: Local computer policy > Computer Configuration folder> Administrative Templates > Network.
You can now open QoS Packet Scheduler
When you have done this click on: Limited reservable bandwidth.
You are now in the menu where you can speed-up your internet.
To speed-up internet you have to do the following:
You will see the default setting as NOT CONFIGURED.
Click enable and drag the bandwidth percent to 0 and click then apply > ok.
The only thing you need to do is restart your computer and you will have speed-up internet by up to 20% !!

Yes it's really as simple as that. :D

on May 28, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How to make your computer faster


1. Defragment your computer hard disk using free tools like SmartDefrag.
2. You should also defragment your Windows pagefile and registry.
3. Clean up hard drive disk space being taken up by temporary files, the recycle bin, hibernation and more. You can also use a tool like TreeSize to determine what is taking up space on your hard drive.
4. Load up Windows faster by using Startup Delayer, a free program that will speed up the boot time of Windows by delaying the startup of programs.
5. Speaking of startup programs, many of them are useless and can be turned off. Use the MSCONFIG utility to disable startup programs.
6. By default, the size of the paging file is controlled by Windows, which can cause defragmentation. Also, the paging file should be on a different hard drive or partition than the boot partition. Read here on the rules for best paging file performance.
7. In Windows XP and Vista, the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all local hard drives. Turning off indexing is a simple way to increase performance.
8. If you don’t care about all the fancy visual effects in Windows, you can turn them off by going to Performance Options.
9. You can optimize the Windows boot time using a free program called Bootvis from Microsoft.
10. Clean your registry by removing broken shortcuts, missing shared DLLs, invalid paths, invalid installer references and more. Read about the 10 best and free registry cleaners.
11. One of the main reasons why PC’s are slow is because of spyware. There are many programs to remove spyware including Ad-Aware, Giant Antispyware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and more.
12. If you have a deeper spyware infection that is very hard to remove, you can use HijackThis to remove spyware.
13. Remove unwanted pre-installed software (aka junk software) from your new PC using PC Decrapifier.
14. Disable unnecessary Windows services, settings, and programs that slow down your computer.
15. Tweak Windows XP and tweak Windows Vista settings using free programs
16. Disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows Vista
17. Tweak your mouse settings so that you can copy and paste faster, scroll faster, navigate quickly while browsing and more. Read here to learn how to tweak your mouse.
18. Delete temporary and unused files on your computer using a free program like CCleaner. It can also fix issues with your registry.
19. Delete your Internet browsing history, temporary Internet files, cookies to free up disk space.
20. Clean out the Windows prefetch folder to improve performance.
21. Disable the XP boot logo to speed up Windows boot time.
22. Reduce the number of fonts that your computer has to load up on startup.
23. Force Windows to unload DLLs from memory to free up RAM.
24. Run DOS programs in separate memory spaces for better performance.
25. Turn off system restore only if you regularly backup your Windows machine using third party software.
26. Move or change the location of your My Documents folder so that it is on a separate partition or hard drive.
27. Turn off default disk performance monitors on Windows XP to increase performance.
28. Speed up boot time by disabling unused ports on your Windows machine.
29. Use Process Lasso to speed up your computer by allowing it to make sure that no one process can completely overtake the CPU.
30. Make icons appear faster while browsing in My Computer by disabling search for network files and printers.
31. Speed up browsing of pictures and videos in Windows Vista by disabling the Vista thumbnails cache.
32. Edit the right-click context menu in Windows XP and Vista and remove unnecessary items to increase display speed.
33. Use the Windows Performance Toolkit and the trace logs to speed up Windows boot time.
34. Speed up your Internet browsing by using an external DNS server such as OpenDNS.
35. Improve Vista performance by using ReadyBoost, a new feature whereby Vista can use the free space on your USB drive as a caching mechanism.
36. If you have a slow Internet connection, you can browse web pages faster using a service called Finch, which converts it into simple text.
37. Use Vista Services Optimizer to disable unnecessary services in Vista safely.
38. Also, check out my list of web accelerators, which are programs that try to prefetch and cache the sites you are going to visit.
39. Speed up Mozilla Firefox by tweaking the configuration settings and by installing an add-on called FasterFox.
40. Learn how to build your own computer with the fastest parts and best hardware.
41. Use a program called TeraCopy to speed up file copying in Windows XP and Vista.
42. Disable automatic Last Access Timestamp to speed up Windows XP.
43. Speed up the Start Menu in Vista by hacking the MenuShowDelay key in the registry.
44. Increase the FileSystem memory cache in Vista to utilize a system with a large amount of RAM.
45. Install more RAM if you are running XP with less than 512 MB or Vista with less than 1 GB of RAM.
46. Shut down XP faster by reducing the wait time to kill hung applications.
47. Make sure that you have selected “Adjust for best performance” on the Performance tab in System Properties.
48. If you are reinstalling Windows, make sure that you partition your hard drives correctly to maximize performance.
49. Use Altiris software virtualization to install all of your programs into a virtual layer that does not affect the registry or system files.
50. Create and install virtual machines for free and install junk program, games, etc into the virtual machines instead of the host operating system. Check out Sun openxVM.

on Apr 06, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, I have two pc running with windows xp operating system. From User 1 i need to access user 2 windows folder and program files folder otherway around also but I can't how? Even if I shared windows folder...


First thing Windows XP Home Edition will give you numerous problems when sharing files, you should consider using windows XP Pro for that sort of operations.

Assuming you have Windows XP Pro installed in both computers:

1 - Create the same user on both computers ( same account name, same password ) blank passwords are not allow between file sharing as per windows xp group policy.

2 - Create a resource to share ( example: C:\)

3 - Disable simple file sharing

* go to control panel
* click on folder options
* click the VIEW tab
* unckeck the use sharing wizard

4 - Make sure that the user that will be used for authenticating between computers have the proper NTFS permissions and the proper access to the shared sources.

5 - Try to connect to the shared sources when asked for username and password type the credentials of the newly created user.

Now you should be able to connect to the shared sources both ways.

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Oct 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Computer slow and freezes at times


Clean Windows Registry :
Defragment your PC to increase computer speed:


Add more RAM to Speed up your computer
Clear Cache, history and temporary internet files
Turn off unnecessary programs from start up:
Have low intensity graphics
Uninstall unused software and programs Please remember to clean Windows registry using registry cleaner reginout The above guidelines were really helpful to speed up my computer. These are safe and do impact computer performance in a positive way.

Oct 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How to defragment your computer


Defragmenting your computer is a very good way to keep your computers hard drive working correctly and healthy.

Follow these very simple steps below:

1. Click on "Start".

2. Now click on "My Computer".

3. Now right-click on the hard drive you wish to defrag.

4. Now click on "Properties".

5. Now click on "Tools".

6. Now click on "Defragment Now".

7. Now another dialog will come up click on choose the hard drive yet again, then click on "Defragment".

8. Now let it defrag (this may take a while depending on your computer speed.)

It's best defragmenting your computer maybe once every 2 weeks.

on Oct 24, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Just changed computer =now windows 7 instead of windows xp my olivetti simple way printer will not work with windows 7


Well this is a simple problem. Your printer isn't compatible with Windows 7. You should have checked that before you switched over.
Check the printer's website for the latest drivers and see if you can find one for Windows 7. But if not, it's a compatibility issue.

Feb 28, 2010 | Olivetti Office Equipment & Supplies

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Is there a simple way to change my sounds from ''microsoft Sam'' to a natural human voice?? please advise


NO, Microsoft Sam is the default voice for ur computer...... I mean Microsoft Windows.....
but u can google it....... search for "narrtator download"......

there is one way I know, but u askd for simple ways..... I gues there is none......

search for an alternative..........

Jul 06, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with...

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Per our IM discussion: Test your current speed with this: http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ Then try what's suggested here, item 6: http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/2005/12/03/10-simple-ways-to-speed-up-windows-xp/2/

Aug 31, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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