Speed ​​Up Your Windows XP

25/06/2011 23:02

To Speed Up Your Windows Follow These Steps:
Step 1: Remove Unused Software

Probably will not use half of the programs installed on time. Removing that you no longer need to accelerate significantly the Windows XP-based computer. If you want to remove the software:

1. Go to Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel) and select Add or Remove Programs. It may take a while to get the loading list, if you have many programs installed.

2. Throughout the list, select the programs you rarely use and uninstall them one by one.

3rd Restart the computer to see the changes.

Step 2: Use Windows XP GraphicsSpeed ​​Less - Disable graphics

Do you really need a wallpaper and fancy animations when you open or close the windows? Disabling animation may increase the speed at which your computer opens and closes the windows. To disable window animations:

1. Control Panel, open System and select the Advanced tab. Click the Performance tab.

In the second Visual Effects window, turn off all animations in the box, or simply choose "Adjust for best performance", as shown in the screenshot to the right. Press Apply.

The same performance options window, select the Advanced tab, then click the Change button in the area of ​​virtual memory. From there you can resize the swap file - a file on the hard disk that acts like RAM. By increasing the size of the swap file, which can significantly increase the speed, but beware! Using your hard drive as RAM can damage it, so it's a good idea to buy more RAM instead.

Step 3: Clean your registry

You should periodically clean your Windows XP registry to remove old errors that can clog the registry. To clean the registry, you need a registry cleaning software reliability. There are some free ones out there but I would not be too comfortable using them. Rather than buying a program to clean registry of trust, so for a little extra money, you can feel safe. I would recommend FixCleaner, in addition to clean your registry contains a number of other things to greatly accelerate your Windows XP.

Step 4: Judgement against unwanted programs from startup

Removing the software, which is configured to open automatically when the computer starts, you can significantly speed up the boot process - the time between turning on the computer and is completely able to use it.

Here's how to disable startup programs:

First Click Run on the Start menu, type msconfig in the box and press Enter.

2. Click the Startup tab.

3. Scroll through the list, disable programs you do not need unchecking the box to the left of them. Just disable the programs you are sure it is not necessary, and I recommend you do not touch the Windows directory.

Step 5: Clean up your hard drive

Perform a Disk Cleanup can free up hard disk space and also speed up your computer. To use the Disk Cleanup tool:

1. Go to Start -> Run and type cleanmgr.exe. Press Enter.

Second, it will probably take some time, especially if you have never used this tool before.

Step 6: Defragment hard drives

Defragment your readers can make a big difference in the speed of your computer. Defragmenting files physically closer to the places on the hard drive, making it easier and quicker for the hard drive to read these files and write new ones. It's a good idea to defragment your hard disk regularly, making it better every day.

There are also many commercial defrag programs, which are more efficient than the tool of Windows and have a wide range of functions. If you do not want to spend money for this, I recommend Auslogics Disk Defrag, which is a great free tool.

How to defragment your hard drives using the integrated tools of Windows: Defragmenting your hard drive - Windows XP tips and tricks

1. My Computer, right-click the disk to defragment.

2nd Click Tools and select Defragment

3. Click Analyze first, it will scan the hard drive and see how it is fragmented.

4. Once the report is complete and the system considers it necessary to perform a defragmentation defragmentation Press,. This will take a very long time, but be patient.

Now you can check the speed of the system.