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XP speed tips...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Captain, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. Captain

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    I am running a Dell 2400 2.2 with 128mb ram. Is there any good speed tricks for this setup? I have already disabled most unneeded applications. I plan on a memory upgrade soon but am looking for some help in the meantime.

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    Kurt
     
  2. mobo

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    Those unneded applications you speak of ; are you referring to msconfig entries or services from control panel ?
     
  3. keebs

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    hey , well there are alot of tips from windows 3.11 all the way to windows xp and also tells you how to take out the msn messanger on start up its all at www.dougknox.com any questions email me at [email protected]
     
  4. Captain

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    I haven't touched the msconfig yet, I just killed most everything from the taskbar. I'll check out that site today...

    Thanks...
     
  5. flavallee

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    Captain:

    I would definitely increase the RAM amount to at least 256 MB, and preferably 512 MB.

    Uncheck everything in the MSCONFIG startup tab that doesn't need to be running in the background.
    (I have everything unchecked, except for my antivirus program, and my XP computer works fine)

    Go into SERVICES and change everything to "manual" that doesn't need to be set to "automatic".

    Go into the display settings and change the color palette from 32-bit to 16-bit color.

    Get rid of some of the "eye candy" by unchecking items such as fade, animate, slide, etc. in Visual Effects.


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