Monday, 4 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part2


If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page file.

  1. Right click on My Computer --> select Properties --> Select the Advanced tab
  2. Under Performance choose the Settings button --> Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change
  3. Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the same as the Maximum Size of the file

Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by default.

While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB) it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical memory size.


There are lots of ways to do this but by far the easiest is to run TCP/IP Optimizer.

  1. Download TCP/IP Optimizer --> ( and
  2. install --> Click the General Settings tab and select your Connection Speed (Kbps)
  3. Click Network Adapter and choose the interface you use to connect to the Internet
  4. Check Optimal Settings then Apply
  5. Reboot


download from( - Download Freeware and Shareware Computer Utilities.) BootVis will significantly improve boot times

  1. Download and Run
  2. Select Trace
  3. Select Next Boot and Driver Trace
  4. A Trace Repetitions screen will appear, select Ok and Reboot
  5. Upon reboot, BootVis will automatically start, analyze and log your system’s boot process. When it’s done, in the menu go to Trace and select Optimize System
  6. Reboot
  7. When your machine has rebooted wait until you see the Optimizing System box appear. Be patient and wait for the process to complete

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