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  1. techorejecto

    techorejecto Thread Starter

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    hey yall I have an 2.4 intel 80 GB HDD running windows XP. Im looking for some tips on keeping it running quick and smooth. Some of the specifics I am wondering about are: 1.How do I change the computer from whatever it is listed as now to server? ( I heard this frees up ram or cache or something).2.Does having more than one user in windows affect its performance or use more space than only one user?3. Any tips for keeping it fast and fumegated are appreciated.:)
     
  2. RSM123

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    First - To change your pc description as you outlined go

    My Computer > Control Panel > System > Performance > File Sytem. There you will see the options Desktop Comp, Network Server - just select.

    Good housekeeping : Regular Defrag, Deleting excessive Internet Temp Files, etc ...

    Useful links for you perhaps :

    http://www.annoyances.org

    http://www.computerhope.com

    http://computers.lycos.com/help/hindex.asp


    The above have a wide range of tutorials, and in the case of the first link, subject specific forums.
     
  3. gotrootdude

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    There is a great website to look at if you're trying to make your windows XP really speedy, http://www.blkviper.com/.

    My other suggestion to you to really speed it up is to replace the shell, "Aston, Lightstep, Blackbox, Go, even sharp-e" all seem to be more responsive than the standard windows explorer shell and less prone to crashes. But, take care, you really need to be above the average computer user to replace the shell. A good place to start for shells is www.shellcity.net click on replace the shell.
     
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