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#21 coathanger007

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:58 PM

Lots of useful Tweakfiles here:
http://www.freedecen...Tweakfiles.html

#22 devnet

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:16 AM

Nice tips,
I use CCleaner and tune Up Utilities, Its nice

#23 Minga

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 02:21 AM

Hi fellas!

Tjhis is what I do:
- Disk cleanup (especially after installing progs and internet browsing)
- Disk defragementation at least once a week
- Use of CCleaner (look on Cnet) to clean cache and registry
- Use of various registry cleanup progs (look on google and there'll be heaps)

Just follow a simple routine and it speed sup ur comp

#24 gye88

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:02 AM

You can also use AutoRuns to disable auto-starting for any programs.

#25 burningcow422

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:12 PM

wow cool stuff. home sick from school today so i'm doing a lot of this. already seeing a huge difference. thanks.

#26 exxon007

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:25 AM

Tweak :1

Example #1
You have AOL 8.0 installed on the computer. Complete the steps outlined bewlo to add the /prefetch:1 switch to AOL's Target path.
1. Right click on the AOL shortcut and select properties from the menu.
2. In the Target: Field add the /prefetch:1 switch to the very end of the path, like this: "C:\Program Files\America Online 8.0\aol.exe" /prefetch:1 and then click ok.
Now start AOL. It would load at least 50 times faster than ever before.
Example #2
1, Go to the Start button/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools
2. Right click on System Restore and select properties from the menu that appears. Add the /prefetch:1 to the Target Path entry so it looks like this %ystemRoot%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe /prefetch:1 and click ok.
Now System Restore will start immediately when executed.

Tweak :2
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)
Tweak 3
These Settings will fine tune your systems memory
management -at least 512MB of ram recommended
go to start\run\regedit -and then to the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
1.DisablePagingExecutive -double click it and in the decimal put a 1 - this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yeilds faster performance.
2.LargeSystemCache- double click it and change the decimal to 1 -this allows XP Kernel to Run in memory improves system performance alot




these tips messed up my computer. had to change every back. I don't know if it works for you or not, but didn't for me. my computer slow down to a crawl.

#27 Panarchy

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:24 AM

If you guys want a way to make XP (or vista) faster, with an easy to use (freeware) program, that will NOT harm your computer.

Try CCleaner.

#28 .:.OmiGo™.:.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 10:18 AM

Thank you..

but i don't think if it help my pc

anyway thank you so much

good luck;)

#29 Gamemaester

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 07:06 PM

What I use to get faster internet connection is a Wireless-G Connector available at your local Best Buy, Probably. :spam:

#30 LiDoNg

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:46 AM

Some of these tweaks can really increase the speed of your Windows system.
Click here

If you are aware of some more tips to increase the speed of Windows XP then please post here :)


hi everyone... my pc monitor doesnt open. i had done checked all the cables plug to my cpu but still it doesnt open.

#31 pauldacheez

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:24 AM

Best tip of all: install Linux!

#32 Anatolie

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:41 PM

Best tip of all: install Linux!


Install linux without X-Window! Command line is cool!

#33 Airflow

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:20 AM

I would recommend using a utility ( forgot the name as I use Vista now) to clear out all installation files, temporary files, and all of the temp service pack files, as those get to really clog up the computer. As with Vista when you install SP1, which I am a proud user of.

#34 SharmanNet

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:16 PM

^ CCleaner?

#35 franz_andrew

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 01:13 AM

Ahm... what is a CCcleaner...?
what stuffs it do and how it can fasten up my p.c.? :unsure:

#36 Razor VinT

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:45 AM

Ahm... what is a CCcleaner...?

LINK
It can't fasten your PC. It's just a temporary files cleaner.

#37 lareeth

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:07 AM

Ahm... what is a CCcleaner...?

LINK
It can't fasten your PC. It's just a temporary files cleaner.


CCleaner can actually screw up your pc, it doesn't take into account how windows update stores automatic updates that its downloading which then causes windows update to think they are installed when they are not. Also some installers create their install information and uninstall files in temporary directorys which can then stop them from uninstalling.

The best way of cleaning out temp files would be windows built in utility, no need for extra software

#38 the boutcher

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:36 PM

you should delet coockies to protecte your self from hacker
and clean the un wanted files
THe ccleaner frome the best programe for that
and thnx for this topic

#39 Foke

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:19 PM

Wanna increase performance? use TuneUp Utilities, even as a trial.

#40 Stryder9

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:19 PM

Get rip of trials and programs you dont use :D

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