yeah, vista does address all these. The visual effects in vista won't slow down the PC anymore.
Felinix_Devotion is SO right. My PC too had 800MHz and 256MB RAM. I closed all my programs...the number of prcesses was at 17 (i was only running explorer.exe) and it still lagged. Forget about customizing windows.
Electryangel, you think your PC is'nt slowed down? Try shutting down norton's stuff. It should be even faster. Trust me. I had norton anti virus 2006 on my PC and i tought it didn't slow down. I shut it down and I was amazed at how my PC flew. (actually, nothing ever can slow it down; it has 3.4GHz!)
Sure, Felinix_Devotion's tweaks practically changes your PC into windows 2000, but do you even have a choice? If you want to customize windows, you need 1GHz and 512RAM and preferably at least 128MB graphics.
Seriously, that is the problem with XP. The requirements are too high. Windows 2000 is the best if you want to save resources.
However, if you want your XP to not become windows 2000-like, you still can disable the security center, reduce the number of programs at startup, and turn off all sounds (trust me, sounds slow down your PC). Turning off all sounds also mean turning off all windows live messenger sounds. IT WOULD HELP ALOT. If you follow Felinix_Devotion's tweaks, your PC can run as fast as windows 98!
Edited by comedy_guy, 10 November 2006 - 02:40 AM.