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What Slows Windows Down? v2


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Poll: Windblow$ XP (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Using Windows XP

  1. Forever! (1 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Yes, but in a VM. (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. Dual-booting it, ofc. (1 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  4. Nope!! (3 votes [23.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  5. Just the x64 version, Windows 64-bit. (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  6. Dafuq. (3 votes [23.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  7. .. Not gonna answer this. (1 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

Miley Cyrus?

  1. Yes. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. No!! (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. What's wrong with you.. (3 votes [50.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  4. Forget about it! :) (1 votes [16.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

This poll?

  1. Needs another question? (3 votes [23.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  2. Needs more choices?! (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. It's cool. (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. It's fine. (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  5. Sucks!! (2 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  6. Undecided. (1 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  7. I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar. (Hoban 'Wash' Washburn) (1 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

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#1 old5chool

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 11:02 PM

What Slows Windows Down? The original topic is pinned, but locked.. Hm. (Can't look for the *correct* way to bypass teh friendly-URLs plugin, on the board, so this link will go dead as soon as anything changes; it's on top of this forum, however)

What (really :)) bugged me about it, is how the author did not use BootVis to determine the whole boot-thingy (process); which would be the correct tool, for Windows XP - iirc, it also features optimization (built-in).
 

(Tool had been removed, as the most useful application for Windows - standard Micro$oft practice, lolz)

Alright, so, apart from -possibly- using automated tools and such, the other, obvious, thing that needs to be done - is to disable start-up programs (Programs which start and load on boot). IDK if anyone else is using Windows XP and/or is interested in this topic and/or speeding up their XP systems.. but, THE tool to use is CCleaner (Piriform).

&& also, ONLY its Startup function:

Ccleaner.jpg

.. An interesting, free, new, utility that I JUST found (& kinda, the reason 4 this topic) is @ Anvi Startup Booster (testing it ATM, hehe); check it out:

startup_booster.jpg

 

P.S.
Using other functions of this and other software (like Registry cleaners) IS inherently dangerous. Letting programs -randomly- manage and "clean" the Registry, and such, can lead to a host of problems; which is often undermined, until it's 2 late. =)

^^ Always try to use System Restore and/or back-up the Windows Registry before any-and-all changes!

How To Use System Restore in Windows XP @

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/system-restore-xp.htm

 



#2 Ultimate John

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:45 PM

Lol @ the poll :lol:



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