XP - how best to optimize?

  Lú-tzé 08:18 07 May 03

I have (belatedly perhaps) just installed WinXP alongside 98SE and 2k and so far like it.

Can anyone reccomend some performance tweaks for me or give suggestions on how to get the best from it? Any websites etc very welcome. I have done a search on google but keep coming up with software to purchase - I would prefer some good guides instead.

Many thanks.

  Tesman 08:25 07 May 03

Couple of good ones to start you off:-

click here

click here

Happy tweaking!

  -pops- 08:28 07 May 03

Downloading XP Powertoys would be a good start. click here


  Yoshtar 08:37 07 May 03

click here (i think!) - Awesome stuff and info for XP newcomers.

  VoG™ 08:43 07 May 03

Bootvis to optimise boot-up click here

  Lú-tzé 08:58 07 May 03

Thanks so far - I went to the BlackViper site yesterday and disabled a lot of services as was suggested there. After applying lots of critical updates I created a ghost image so am now ready for a few more radical tweaks - I can always go back to the ghost if anything goes wrong.

I will keep this open for another while as I try some of the suggestions.

  leo49 11:19 07 May 03

Run the gpedit.msc command and tweak away.


  bow1 11:20 07 May 03

Good link Yoshtar.

  leo49 11:22 07 May 03

click here

I found some useful stuff here.

  Lú-tzé 11:34 07 May 03

Leo - gpedit does not seem to be on my XP (home version) - is is only a Pro version option. (Or I may have disabled it yesterday via BlackViper's site.)

Kelly's Korner looks good though; many thanks.

  leo49 11:45 07 May 03

You're quite right - sorry I naturally assumed you'd have the Pro.

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