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What is the best way to speed internet ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by honestron, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. honestron

    honestron Thread Starter

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    i probably got a reasonably old computer here in comparison to most people i would imagine,...anyway have you guys got any tips to run the internet speed any faster ???????

    and whats the best way to free up memory ?......

    a new computer is out of the question for the time being !

    Tnx folks
     
  2. Topkat

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    It depends on your OS, and what processes are running. There are often a lot of applications that get installed on your machine which by default are set to run processes every time you reboot. This can slow down your resources making the pc act like it's running through water. A lot of them can easily be started by clicking Start> Programs instead just when they are needed.You can solve this with msconfig(again depending on your OS) setting them not to run on start-up.
    What kind of connection do you have? I'm assuming it's dial-up if you think it's too slow.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Broadband access! :D
     
  4. Topkat

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    Bear in mind johnwill that not everywhere has cheap broadband access. I'm on ADSL and even that costs a packet.
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    That's what the :D was for. :rolleyes: There are also very few real ways to significantly speed up Internet access on slow links, because they're simply slow links!

    You can look into DNS caching, and the like, but slow is still slow.
     
  6. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Honestron:

    If you're using Windows 95, 98, or ME, take a look at my list of 56K dial-up tweaks. The list is pretty extensive and has been compiled over the last few years. You'll also find links there to other sites that can help you even further.

    As far as freeing up more memory, read my article on MSCONFIG.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
    (Also a Windows XP user)
     
  7. honestron

    honestron Thread Starter

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    well i have a win2k os and yes i use a dial up connection.

    btw can any body tell me if i have anything dogy running here?
    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\hidserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Agnitum\OUTPOS~1.0\outpost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\mspmspsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\loadqm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\internat.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\eAcceleration\systimer.exe
    C:\ati\atidesk\atisched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Osa.exe
    C:\Program Files\Iomega\Tools\IMGICON.exe
    C:\ati\atidesk\atisched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
    C:\OPLIMIT\ocrawr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\unzipped\photoshp\Adobe\Photoshop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Outpost Firewall] C:\PROGRA~1\Agnitum\OUTPOS~1.0\outpost.exe /waitservice
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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IC_KEY_3] C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\spvic.exe
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    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [internat.exe] internat.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
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    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
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    many thans folks
     
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