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optimizing windows xp pro sp2 to run faster?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by panchoman, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    dont wanna get rid of the current graphical stuff and crap.. just want it to load faster and stuff you know?
     
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    msconfig...... you can disable boot up programs from there...... im sure there plenty of XP Tweak software out there
     
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    kill unneeded processes in services.msc. Def make sure Remote Registry is disabled. Get rid of unneeded crap in msconfig as well.

    In msconfig, check off the box that says "no gui boot". Add more ram if you can, put up a RAID array on the OS drive. hmmm...Ill add more when I think of more.
     
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    Well Microsoft has a small program on their website that is supposed to make it boot faster. It kinda works, mine was fast enough tho as I tend to take good care of the OS and all running processes.
     
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    Delete the contents of the prefetch and temp folders in the Windows folder. Having all sata drives and no ps/2 (keyboard, mouse USB instead) will help too.
     
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    If you are talking about bootvis, they dropped support for that long ago. Though you can still find it floating about. I tried it and noticed no improvement yet many others claim it makes a difference. Microsoft claims that it was just supposed to be a diagnostic tool or something like that and was not supposed to speed up boot times.
     
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    ok, so you want to know how to make xp run faster ? load faster ?

    its pretty simple, reinstall windows, create 2 or more partitions so that the computer see's it has having 2 or more hard drives, its pretty simple to do and straightforward, usualy you want to make like a 5 gig windows partition, than have a games partiion and a music and movies partition, this will simply help organize things to specific sections of the hard drive and free up clutter. make sure you have a cd with all of the best most up to date drivers you can get if you have an ati card use omega drivers they take up
    ALLOT less memmory in your ram and give you the same functions that the fancy catalyst crap gives you, it ends up freeing around 50 or more megs. install your motherboard drivers first, i cant stress this enough, after you do that install the video card drivers, after that do the sound, this provides the closest layering of drivers and seems to give a much quicker response time for games and music players alike. now install the games you want on that machine, after you do that make sure to install directx 9 the nov 2007 distrobution because it overwrites alot of the one off files that games like to put into your directx when they install, after you do this its now time to move onto the services usualy you dont want to turn much off if its speed your looking for the default services tend to be the fastest to boot, dunno why ive tried it with 10 services running and with the default and the default which is around 25 services or so booted ALOT faster. if you have a gig or more it should matter. next step is to set the pagefile to the non windows hard drive, E or D, its best to have around 800 meggs to start out with but allowing it to grow to around 1600 or so if it needs it, with a gig of ram in your pc that gives you 1.6 v mem + 1 gig ram 2.6 gigs of usuable space for things to be stored. its rather nice like this ive ran into no problems. there are a few other things you can do with themes and colors to give the computer a nice touch and sense of you customizing it with can be found by right clicking on desktop selecting properties and selecting appearance than the advanced button, it brings you to a thing that allows you to customize the colors of programs and windows itself, i set mine to have a black background on everything and red letters , its nice and streamlined and looks pretty cool, but just play around with it and find something you like.

    if you have any questions just send me a pm :)
     
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    and defraging also helps alot if you dont want to reinstall, there are several third party programs that have all sorts of nice features, some even allow you to move data to the outside edge of the hard drive disk allowing much quicker access and data transfer speeds on the selected objects that you choose to put in those sections of the hard drive.
    you could also dabble into some overclocking if you want
     

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