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23 Ways To Speed WinXP, Not only Defrag

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  1. veejayshakthi

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    Since defragging the disk won't do much to improve Windows XP performance, here are 23 suggestions that will. Each can enhance the performance and reliability of your customers' PCs. Best of all, most of them will cost you nothing.
    1.) To decrease a system's boot time and increase system performance, use the money you save by not buying defragmentation software -- the built-in Windows defragmenter works just fine -- and instead equip the computer with an Ultra-133 or Serial ATA hard drive with 8-MB cache buffer.

    2.) If a PC has less than 512 MB of RAM, add more memory. This is a relatively inexpensive and easy upgrade that can dramatically improve system performance.

    3.) Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Next, examine the File System type; if it says FAT32, then back-up any important data. Next, click Start, click Run, type CMD, and then click OK. At the prompt, type CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS and press the Enter key. This process may take a while; it's important that the computer be uninterrupted and virus-free. The file system used by the bootable drive will be either FAT32 or NTFS. I highly recommend NTFS for its superior security, reliability, and efficiency with larger disk drives.

    4.) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a "searchable keyword index." As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.

    The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside a document, should they have hundreds or thousands of documents and not know the file name of the document they want. Windows XP's built-in search functionality can still perform these kinds of searches without the Indexing service. It just takes longer. The OS has to open each file at the time of the request to help find what the user is looking for.

    Most people never need this feature of search. Those who do are typically in a large corporate environment where thousands of documents are located on at least one server. But if you're a typical system builder, most of your clients are small and medium businesses. And if your clients have no need for this search feature, I recommend disabling it.

    Here's how: First, double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching." Next, apply changes to "C: subfolders and files," and click OK. If a warning or error message appears (such as "Access is denied"), click the Ignore All button.

    5.) Update the PC's video and motherboard chipset drivers. Also, update and configure the BIOS. For more information on how to configure your BIOS properly, see this article on my site.

    6.) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and applications that are used frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user. That's fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.

    7.) Once a month, run a disk cleanup. Here's how: Double-click the My Computer icon. Then right-click on the C: drive and select Properties. Click the Disk Cleanup button -- it's just to the right of the Capacity pie graph -- and delete all temporary files.

    8.) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.

    9.) Upgrade the cabling. As hard-drive technology improves, the cabling requirements to achieve these performance boosts have become more stringent. Be sure to use 80-wire Ultra-133 cables on all of your IDE devices with the connectors properly assigned to the matching Master/Slave/Motherboard sockets. A single device must be at the end of the cable; connecting a single drive to the middle connector on a ribbon cable will cause signaling problems. With Ultra DMA hard drives, these signaling problems will prevent the drive from performing at its maximum potential. Also, because these cables inherently support "cable select," the location of each drive on the cable is important. For these reasons, the cable is designed so drive positioning is explicitly clear.

    10.) Remove all spyware from the computer. Use free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft or SpyBot Search & Destroy. Once these programs are installed, be sure to check for and download any updates before starting your search. Anything either program finds can be safely removed. Any free software that requires spyware to run will no longer function once the spyware portion has been removed; if your customer really wants the program even though it contains spyware, simply reinstall it. For more information on removing Spyware visit this Web Pro News page.

    11.) Remove any unnecessary programs and/or items from Windows Startup routine using the MSCONFIG utility. Here's how: First, click Start, click Run, type MSCONFIG, and click OK. Click the StartUp tab, then uncheck any items you don't want to start when Windows starts. Unsure what some items are? Visit the WinTasks Process Library. It contains known system processes, applications, as well as spyware references and explanations. Or quickly identify them by searching for the filenames using Google or another Web search engine.

    12.) Remove any unnecessary or unused programs from the Add/Remove Programs section of the Control Panel.

    13.) Turn off any and all unnecessary animations, and disable active desktop. In fact, for optimal performance, turn off all animations. Windows XP offers many different settings in this area. Here's how to do it: First click on the System icon in the Control Panel. Next, click on the Advanced tab. Select the Settings button located under Performance. Feel free to play around with the options offered here, as nothing you can change will alter the reliability of the computer -- only its responsiveness.

    14.) If your customer is an advanced user who is comfortable editing their registry, try some of the performance registry tweaks offered at Tweak XP.

    15.) Visit Microsoft's Windows update site regularly, and download all updates labeled Critical. Download any optional updates at your discretion.

    16.) Update the customer's anti-virus software on a weekly, even daily, basis. Make sure they have only one anti-virus software package installed. Mixing anti-virus software is a sure way to spell disaster for performance and reliability.

    17.) Make sure the customer has fewer than 500 type fonts installed on their computer. The more fonts they have, the slower the system will become. While Windows XP handles fonts much more efficiently than did the previous versions of Windows, too many fonts -- that is, anything over 500 -- will noticeably tax the system.

    18.) Do not partition the hard drive. Windows XP's NTFS file system runs more efficiently on one large partition. The data is no safer on a separate partition, and a reformat is never necessary to reinstall an operating system. The same excuses people offer for using partitions apply to using a folder instead. For example, instead of putting all your data on the D: drive, put it in a folder called "D drive." You'll achieve the same organizational benefits that a separate partition offers, but without the degradation in system performance. Also, your free space won't be limited by the size of the partition; instead, it will be limited by the size of the entire hard drive. This means you won't need to resize any partitions, ever. That task can be time-consuming and also can result in lost data.

    19.) Check the system's RAM to ensure it is operating properly. I recommend using a free program called MemTest86. The download will make a bootable CD or diskette (your choice), which will run 10 extensive tests on the PC's memory automatically after you boot to the disk you created. Allow all tests to run until at least three passes of the 10 tests are completed. If the program encounters any errors, turn off and unplug the computer, remove a stick of memory (assuming you have more than one), and run the test again. Remember, bad memory cannot be repaired, but only replaced.

    20.) If the PC has a CD or DVD recorder, check the drive manufacturer's Web site for updated firmware. In some cases you'll be able to upgrade the recorder to a faster speed. Best of all, it's free.

    21.) Disable unnecessary services. Windows XP loads a lot of services that your customer most likely does not need. To determine which services you can disable for your client, visit the Black Viper site for Windows XP configurations.

    22.) If you're sick of a single Windows Explorer window crashing and then taking the rest of your OS down with it, then follow this tip: open My Computer, click on Tools, then Folder Options. Now click on the View tab. Scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process," and enable this option. You'll have to reboot your machine for this option to take effect.

    23.) At least once a year, open the computer's cases and blow out all the dust and debris. While you're in there, check that all the fans are turning properly. Also inspect the motherboard capacitors for bulging or leaks. For more information on this leaking-capacitor phenomena, you can read numerous articles on my site.


    Following any of these suggestions should result in noticeable improvements to the performance and reliability of your customers' computers. If you still want to defrag a disk, remember that the main benefit will be to make your data more retrievable in the event of a crashed drive.
     
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    Is that blackhat or whitehat?
     
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    Having a properly tuned copy of Windows you can do both.
     
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    op can you somehow manage to tell me how this relates to the section you posted this in?
     
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    All that stuff is obvious anyway. Every IT savy person knows that, and if they don't then they probably don't want to know cos they would cause damage with that information!

    Besides that, I agree with Bornformoney - it don't belong here.
     
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    The OP shares some info (good for many, sorry GODs) and all he gets are bashers...

    It doesn't matter if the GODs already know it (all?) and it was not posted in the right section. It can be moved by a mod, easily.

    The DP way???

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    And bornformoney your location is quite annoying because it forces the user to keeping scrolling righ and left just because of you "originality". This is something mods should Really care about.
     
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    not bad i have better tips taken from posts i did on my forum
    back in 2008 some posts i did

    Edit Hidden System Settings using Group Policy Editor

    Windows XP Pro has a great program called Group Policy Editor that allows system
    administrators to modify the settings to a great number of windows features. TO start
    the program up follow the directions below.

    1. Open the start menu and click Run
    2. Type gpedit.msc
    3. The Group Policy MMC appears
    4. Click through the different nodes of the tree to see all the hidden features of Windows
    XP that you can edit without touching the registry.

    Examples: Changing IE displays, Clearing the pagefile at shutdown, boot-time defrag settings,
    and many many more

    Another tip is to add this to your Administrative Tools by adding the shortcut to gpedit.msc


    Free up disc space
    Windows XP uses a file called hiperfil.sys to save everything it needs when Windows XP goes
    into hibernation. If you are like me, and never use the hibernate function, you can turn it off.
    By turning hibernate off, Windows XP deletes the hiberfil.sys. This can free up the as much disk
    space as the amount of ram that you computer has.

    Go to Control Panel/Power Options/Hibernation and untick the box. It's as easy as that. Now you
    will have plenty more disk space to install those mega programs!



    NTFS Cluster size
    Cluster is an allocation unit. If you create file lets say 1 byte in size, at least one cluster should be
    allocated on FAT file system. On NTFS if file is small enough, it can be stored in MFT record itself without
    using additional clusters. When file grows beyond the cluster boundary, another cluster is allocated. It means
    that the bigger the cluster size, the more disk space is wasted, however, the performance is better.

    So if you have a large hard drive & dont mind wasteing some space, format it with a larger cluster size to
    gain added performance.
    The following table shows the default values that Windows NT/2000/XP uses for NTFS formatting:

    Drive size
    (logical volume) Cluster size Sectors
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    512 MB or less 512 bytes 1
    513 MB - 1,024 MB (1 GB) 1,024 bytes (1 KB) 2
    1,025 MB - 2,048 MB (2 GB) 2,048 bytes (2 KB) 4
    2,049 MB and larger 4,096 bytes (4 KB) 8
    However, when you format the partition manually, you can specify cluster size 512 bytes,
    1 KB, 2 KB, 4 KB, 8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB in the format dialog box or as a parameter to the
    command line FORMAT utility.

    The performance comes thew the bursts from the hard drive. by having a larger cluster size
    you affectivly have a larger chunk of data sent to ram rather than having to read multiple
    smaller chunks of the same data

    Optimise NTFS
    NTFS is a great filesystem, but its feature-set comes at a slight cost in performance.
    You can negate this a little with the following tips:

    * By default NTFS will automatically update timestamps whenver a directory is traversed.
    This isn't a necessary feature, and it slows down large volumes.

    Disable it by pointing regedit to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem and set 'NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate' to 1.

    * NTFS uses disparate master file control tables to store filesystem information about your drives.
    Over time these core MFT files grow and become fragmented, slowing down all accesses to the drive
    By setting aside a little space, MFT's can grow without becoming fragmented. In the same key where
    you disabled the last access feature creat a new DWORD value called 'NtfsMftZoneReservation' and set it to 2.
    Note: This tweak will not work on FAT32 file systems!



    Speed up boot by disabling unused ports
    You may have tried many tweaks like modifying windowsXP start-up applications, prefetches,
    unload DLLs method,etc. And yes those methods do work for me.

    I have just accidentally found out another way to give you an extra boost in windowsXP's
    boot performance. This is done by disabling your unused devices in Device Manager.

    for example, if you don't have input devices that are connected to one of your USBs or COM ports,
    disabling them will give you an extra perfromance boost in booting.
    Yes i've tried this. I've disabled every devices that currently has no use for my pc and it worked great.
    My booting time is much faster than before.

    Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab -> device manager
    Disable devices that you don't use for your PC and then restart. Good luck!

    Speed Boot - Saves 2 seconds
    I found that creating a script to run on shutdown that deletes the temp folder and history
    shaved 2.5 seconds on my boot time, down do 10.5 secs.

    Create a batch file by doing the following:
    1) Open notepad and enter the following lines:

    RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName without quotes"\Local Settings\History"
    RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"
    RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder"

    2) Save the fily and then rename is something like deltemp.bat

    3) Now click Start, Run and type in gpedit.msc --->Computer Configuration --->
    Windows Settings --->Scripts and double click on Shutdown --->Click Add and find the
    batch file you created and press ok to set the script
    Tweak worked wonders for me, hope it works well for you.

    Stripping Page File across Multiple Hard drives
    This is an incredible tweak that has improved the performance of my system by leaps and bounds.

    There have been lots of articles and tweaks concerning the Page File. I have tried them all, however,
    whilst researching articles for work, I came across this tweak directly from Microsoft that has been
    the best improver of my system performance.

    If you have two or more hard drives, especially if they reside on separate IDE channels, it is possible
    to Strip the Page File across these two drives. Windows XP has code within it that will enable a
    RAID-Type Stripping. Therefore, Windows XP will through its internal algorithms place information in the
    separate drives. By accessing both of the Drives at the same time to read/write information,
    Windows XP will considerably improve its performance!

    Simply go to System Properties > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Virtual Memory
    and assign the page file a size on each drive.

    The way I did mine is as follows:
    I have two hard drives each formatted with two partitions each. Hence I have a total of 4 Partitions
    being displayed. On my secondary HD, I created the first Partition and called it my SWAP.
    Since I have 512 MB of RAM, I created the partition with 1.5 GB. On this partition, I assigned the Swap
    File of 764 - 1500 MB. On the Primary Partition which Contains my Operating System,
    I also have a swap file of the same 764-1500 MB.

    Try this out my friends. I guarantee you will be impressed with the results. As a comparison,
    when I had a single partition, one application used to suck 100% of my cpu cycles and my swap
    file usage jumped way high. Ever since I started the page file stripping, that very same
    application sucks only 5% CPU cycles!

    Unload .dll's to Free Memory
    Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after
    the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory.

    1. Find the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer].
    2. Create a new sub-key named 'AlwaysUnloadDLL' and set the default value to equal '1' to disable Windows caching the DLL in memory.
    3. Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

    I tried this after running a intense program, then watched the task manager; memory recovered it self.
     
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    You can speed up your Windows Xp by installing Windows 7 :lol: :p.
     
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    Copy paste, I've read this somewhere before. Next time, show your source.
     
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    Ya, Windows 7 is gay though. They don't want you to hurt yourself so Administrator profile doesn't get every permission in many instances I have to manually do things. Its retarded if I'm the administrator I should automatically be able to do whatever I want - maybe a message saying "yo if you don't know what you're doing don't touch that" but don't strip my fucking permissions!
     
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    Proxygo nice there some stuff I ain't seen before;)

    Must admit, I quite like windows 7. Don't really like the way micro is trying to make everything sooooo... "Mac-like" all user friendly n shit:( but hay apart from that 7 is quite nice, and quite fast.
     
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    Nice info on this thread.

    There are only 2 hardcore ways to speed up any OS by 200-300%:
    - Hardware. Since access is everything, replacing a HDD with an SSD will make a big difference. Another way more expensive solution is to use a ram drive. That has the potential to transfer terabytes in seconds.

    - Services. These things are constantly running and constantly require resources. Unlike normal programs that once loaded but left unused are not a big deal since windows denies them resources when needed elsewhere. That is why photoshop or even some huge game can be minimized and the PC won't be slow if doing e.g. video rendering.
     
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    Who wants to speed xp up anyway? Even my celeron loads xp pretty well! You should have entitled the thread speed up vista! That is the push bike of OS's!!
     
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    Thanks for all the useful info guys, I am a user of XP and I love it still. Iknow where everything is and I know I will get a blue screen a couple times a month, but I am at peace with that.
     
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    another post from my site for xp users

    final-xp-tweaks
    « Thread Started on Feb 21, 2007, 3:28pm »

    Like previous versions of windows, it takes long time to restart or shutdown windows XP
    when the "Exit Windows" sound is enabled. To solve this problem you must disable this useless sound.

    Click Start button.
    Go to settings > Control Panel > Sound, Speech and Audio devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds.
    Then under program events and windows menu click on "Exit Windows" sub-menu and highlight it. Now
    from sounds you can select, choose "none" and then click Apply and OK.
    Now you should see some improvements when shutting down your system.

    turn off windows messenger Easily Disable Messenger

    Go into: C:/Program Files/Messenger. Rename the Messenger folder to "MessengerOFF".
    This does not slow down Outlook Express or hinder system performance.

    turn off system restore to save hardrive space - use with caution --

    By default, Windows XP keeps a backup of system files in the System Volume Information folder.
    This can eat up valuable space on your hard drive. If you don't want Windows to back up your
    system files:

    Open the Control Panel. Double-click on System. Click the System Restore tab. Check "Turn off
    System Restore on all drives". Hit Apply.You may now delete the System Volume Information folder.
    Warning! If you turn this off you will not be able to use Windows System Restore to restore your
    system in case of failure.



    adjust large systemcache

    Normally, the tweak I've seen asks you to go into
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    and change the value to either O or 1 to the adjustment the LargeSystemCache.

    However, in Windows XP, all you have to do is:

    Right-click My Computer.
    Select Properties.
    Click Advanced.
    Choose Performance.
    Click Advanced again.
    Select either Programs or System Cache under Memory Usage.
    Programs = 0 for the registry tweak equivalent
    System Cache = 1 for the registry tweak equivalent

    On NT Server (in this case XP), the Large System Cache option is enabled, but disabled on
    Workstation. The two different settings effect how the cache manager allocates free memory.
    If the Large Cache option is on, the manager marks all the free memory, which isn't being used
    by the system and/or applications, as freely available for disk caching.

    On the flip-side (with a small cache), the manager instead only sets aside 4MB of memory for disk
    caching in an attempt to accelerate the launch of applications. Or in a more technical approach,
    if enabled the system will favor system-cache working sets over process working sets (with a working
    set basically being the memory used by components of a process).

    disable xp boot logo

    It is possible to disable the XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process.
    Be aware that removing the splash screen will also cause you not to see any boot-up messages that
    might come up (chkdsk, convert ... ), but if your system runs without any problems then it should not matter.

    Edit boot.ini.
    Add " /noguiboot" right after "/fastdetect".
    Upon restarting, the splash screen will be gone. It can be re-enabled by removing the new switch

    turn of indexing to speed up xp

    Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search on the hard drive it is
    faster. There is a downside to this and because the computer has to index all files, it will slow down
    normal file commands like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard drive
    then you may want to turn this feature off:

    Open My Computer.
    Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties.
    At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster
    searches," uncheck this and click ok.
    A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders.
    It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you should enjoy
    slightly faster performance.

    clean prefetch folder

    This is a unique technique for WinXP. We know that it is necessary to scrub registry and TEMP
    files for Win9X/ME/2000 periodically. Prefetch is a new and very useful technique in Windows XP.
    However, after using XP some time, the prefetch directory can get full of junk and obsolete links in
    the Prefetch catalog, which can slow down your computer noticeably.
    Open C(system drive):/windows/prefetch, delete those junk and obsolete files, reboot.
    It is recommended that you do this every month.


    dma mode on ide devices

    Just like Windows 2000, Windows XP still fails to set the DMA mode correctly for the IDE device
    designated as the slaves on the primary IDE and secondary IDE channels. Most CD-ROMS are capable
    of supporting DMA mode, but the default in XP is still PIO. Setting it to DMA won't make your CD-ROM
    faster, but it will consume less CPU cycles. Here's how:

    Open the Device Manager. One way to do that is to right-click on "My Computer", select the Hardware
    tab, and select Device Manager. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and double-click on "Primary IDE Channel".
    Under the "Advanced Settings" tab, check the "Device 1" setting. More than likely, your current transfer
    mode is set to PIO. Set it to "DMA if available".
    Repeat the step for the "Secondary IDE Channel" if you have devices attached to it. Reboot.

    Load Internet Explorer the Fastest Way Possible

    Edit your link to start Internet Explorer to have -nohome after it. For Example:
    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -nohome
    This will load internet explorer very fast because it does not load a web page while it is loading.
    If you want to go to your homepage after it is loaded, just click on the home button.

    Use the Ultimate Configuration Tool (Professional Edition Only)

    One of the most full featured Windows XP configuration tools available is hidden right there in your
    system, but most people don't even know it exists. It's called the Local Group Policy Editor, or gpedit for short.

    To invoke this editor:

    Select Start and then Run, then type the following:

    gpedit.msc
    After you hit Enter, you'll be greeted by gpedit, which lets you modify virtually every feature in
    Windows XP without having to resort to regedit

    Contiguous File Allocation size

    This setting optimizes the contiguous file allocation size for the file system and can be especially
    useful for disk intensive applications. Open up your registry and go to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
    Create a DWORD value named 'ConfigFileAllocSize' and set the value to '200' (in hex) or 512 (decimal)

    Disable Debug Scripting in Internet Explorer

    Don't you hate it when you are browsing a page it asks you "Would you like to debug this page?
    " Well here's a nifty and easy way to turn it off.

    Right Click on Internet Explorer and Click Properties
    ----- or -----
    Open Internet Explorer. Click Tools | Internet Options

    Click The "Advanced" Tab

    The 4th Item in "Browsing" should say "Disable Script Debugging"

    Check it and you are all set! Enjoy a Debug-Free Browsing experience
     
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    The best way to tune a Windows XP machine is to format and install Ubuntu! =)
     
  19. blackhatdavid

    blackhatdavid Regular Member

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    It AMAZES me that people really spend so much (wasted) time (which is money) trying to figure out how to speed up or fix a old beat up PC running an old beat up operating system! Go get a new one!!! You can get a "cheap" new one that will run circles around whatever you have now for under $300. If that is too much, go down to your local pawn shop and grab something from them.

    What a colossal waste of time!!!
     
  20. jbarrett

    jbarrett Registered Member

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    wow, This article was copied and pasted from my site