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Internet settings for 56k / XP?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by demonloop, Jan 29, 2002.

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  1. demonloop

    demonloop Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know how to speed up an internet conn. I have 56k dial up and am using XP Home, Duron 800 on notebook I can access MTU etc through Cablenut but does anyone know optimal settings?
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    A lot of people here say that just sorting out your general surfing methods out, if thats how to say it, can speed things up.

    First off, lets make sure that your Internet Files are kept down. Go to Tools Internet Options. Advanced tab, under Security tick Empty Tempory Internet Files when Browser closes. Also, under Browsing, look for Enable Install on Demand. Untick that.

    Now, you may want to do this.

    Go to Start>Shutdown>Restart in Ms-Dos>At the c:\prompt type,

    smartdrv (hit the enter key for all the commands)
    deltree/y tempor~1
    deltree/y history
    deltree/y cookies
    deltree/y downlo~1

    exit

    Notice the space between the y and the start of the commands.These commands will remove all temp files and folders.Windows will recreate new ones when you reboot.

    Also, your running programs may slow things down. Go to Run and type MSINFO32
    On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. copy/paste the list here.

    Now, go here and download AddAware www.lavasoftusa.com
    Install and run, ensuring that Deep Registry Scan is enabled. Remove all except for any references to Web3000 or new.net. If you're unsure, copy/paste the list here.

    Whilst you're there, download and install RefUpdate to get the latest updates

    Regards

    eddie
     
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