Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Speed Up Computer (Win XP), Part4


System Restore can be a useful if your computer is having problems, however storing all the restore points can literally take up Gigabytes of space on your hard drive. To turn off System Restore :
  1. Open Control Panel --> Click on Performance and Maintenance
  2. Click on System --> Click on the System Restore tab --> Tick ‘Turn off System Restore on All Drives’ Click ‘Ok’


Surprisingly, the beeps that your computer makes for various system sounds can slow it down, particularly at startup and shut-down. To fix this turn off the system sounds :
  1. Open Control Panel --> Click Sounds and Audio Devices
  2. Check Place volume icon in taskbar --> Click Sounds Tab
  3. Choose “No Sounds” for the Sound Scheme --> Click “No”Click “Apply”Click “OK”


A great new feature in M’zoft Windows XP is the ability to do a boot defragment. This places all boot files next to each other on the disk to allow for faster booting. By default this option in enables but on some builds it is not so below is how to turn it on :
  1. Go to Start Menu and Click RunType in “Regedit” then click ok
  2. Find “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction”
  3. Select “Enable” from the list on the rightRight on it and select “Modify”Change the value to “Y to enable”
  4. Reboot

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