10 Simple Ways To Speed Up Your Windows XP

10 Simple Ways To Speed Up Your Windows XP

Many people are interested in making the most of their hardware. So here are 10 simple tips on how to make your Windows XP computer run faster without having to purchase additional hardware.

1. Defrag Disk to Speed Up Access to Data

One of the factors that slow the performance of the computer is disk fragmentation. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. To speed up the response time, you should monthly run Disk Defragmenter, a Windows utility that defrags and consolidates fragmented files for quicker computer response.

* Follow Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
* Click the drives you want to defrag and click Analyze
* Click Defragment

2. Detect and Repair Disk Errors

Over time, your hard disk develops bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing difficult or even impossible. To detect and repair disk errors, Windows has a built-in tool called the Error Checking utility. It’ll search the hard disk for bad sectors and system errors and repair them for faster performance.

* Follow Start > My Computer
* In My Computer right-click the hard disk you want to scan and click Properties
* Click the Tools tab
* Click Check Now
* Select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box
* Click Start

3. Disable Indexing Services

Indexing Services is a little application that uses a lot of CPU. By indexing and updating lists of all the files on the computer, it helps you to do a search for something faster as it scans the index list. But if you know where your files are, you can disable this system service. It won’t do any harm to you machine, whether you search often or not very often.

* Go to Start
* Click Settings
* Click Control Panel
* Double-click Add/Remove Programs
* Click the Add/Remove Window Components
* Uncheck the Indexing services
* Click Next

4. Optimize Display Settings

Windows XP is a looker. But it costs you system resources that are used to display all the visual items and effects. Windows looks fine if you disable most of the settings and leave the following:

* Show shadows under menus
* Show shadows under mouse pointer
* Show translucent selection rectangle
* Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
* Use visual styles on windows and buttons

5. Speedup Folder Browsing

You may have noticed that everytime you open My Computer to browse folders that there is a little delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing speed, you can disable the “Automatically search for network folders and printers” option.

6. Disable Performance Counters

Windows XP has a performance monitor utility which monitors several areas of your PC’s performance. These utilities take up system resources so disabling is a good idea.

* Download and install the Extensible Performance Counter List
* Then select each counter in turn in the ‘Extensible performance counters’ window and clear the ‘performance counters enabled’ checkbox at the bottom button below

7. Optimize Your Pagefile

You can optimize your pagefile. Setting a fixed size to your pagefile saves the operating system from the need to resize the pagefile.

* Right click on My Computer and select Properties
* Select the Advanced tab
* Under Performance choose the Settings button
* Select the Advanced tab again and under Virtual Memory select Change
* Highlight the drive containing your page file and make the initial Size of the file the same as the Maximum Size of the file.

Windows XP sizes the page file to about 1.5X the amount of actual physical memory by default. While this is good for systems with smaller amounts of memory (under 512MB) it is unlikely that a typical XP desktop system will ever need 1.5 X 512MB or more of virtual memory. If you have less than 512MB of memory, leave the page file at its default size. If you have 512MB or more, change the ratio to 1:1 page file size to physical memory size.

8. Remove Fonts for Speed

Fonts, especially TrueType fonts, use quite a bit of system resources. For optimal performance, trim your fonts down to just those that you need to use on a daily basis and fonts that applications may require.

* Open Control Panel
* Open Fonts folder
* Move fonts you don’t need to a temporary directory (e.g. C:\FONTBKUP?) just in case you need or want to bring a few of them back. The more fonts you uninstall, the more system resources you will gain.

9. Use a Flash Memory to Boost Performance

To improve performance, you need to install additional RAM memory. It’ll let you boot your OS much quicker and run many applications and access data quicker. There is no easiest and more technically elegant way to do it than use eBoostr.

eBoostr is a little program that lets you improve a performance of any computer, powered by Windows XP in much the same way as Vista’s ReadyBoost. With eBoostr, if you have a flash drive, such as a USB flash thumb drive or an SD card, you can use it to make your computer run better. Simply plug in a flash drive through a USB socket and Windows XP will use eBoostr to utilize the flash memory to improve performance.

The product shows the best results for frequently used applications and data, which becomes a great feature for people who are using office programs, graphics applications or developer tools. It’ll surely attract a special attention of laptop owners as laptop upgrade is usually more complicated and laptop hard drives are by definition slower than those of desktops.

10. Perform a Boot Defragment

There’s a simple way to speed up XP startup: make your system do a boot defragment, which will put all the boot files next to one another on your hard disk. When boot files are in close proximity to one another, your system will start faster.

On most systems, boot defragment should be enabled by default, but it might not be on yours, or it might have been changed inadvertently. To make sure that boot defragment is enabled:

* Run the Registry Editor
* Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction
* Set the Enable string value to Y if it is not already set to Y.
* Exit the Registry
* Reboot

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Accessibility Controls

Add Hardware Wizard

Add/Remove Programs

Administrative Tools
control admintools

Automatic Updates

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard


Certificate Manager

Character Map

Check Disk Utility

Clipboard Viewer

Command Prompt

Component Services

Computer Management

Date and Time Properties

DDE Shares

Device Manager

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*

Direct X Troubleshooter

Disk Cleanup Utility

Disk Defragment

Disk Management

Disk Partition Manager

Display Properties
control desktop

Display Properties

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility

Driver Verifier Utility

Event Viewer

File Signature Verification Tool


Folders Properties
control folders

control fonts

Fonts Folder

Free Cell Card Game

Game Controllers

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)

Hearts Card Game

Iexpress Wizard

Indexing Service

Internet Properties

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /setclassid

ava Control Panel (If Installed)

Java Control Panel (If Installed)

Keyboard Properties
control keyboard

Local Security Settings

Local Users and Groups

Logs You Out Of Windows

Microsoft Chat

Minesweeper Game

Mouse Properties
control mouse

Mouse Properties

Network Connections
control netconnections

Network Connections

Network Setup Wizard


Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)

Object Packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator

On Screen Keyboard

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)

Password Properties

Performance Monitor

Performance Monitor

Phone and Modem Options

Power Configuration

Printers and Faxes
control printers

Printers Folder

Private Character Editor

Quicktime (If Installed)

Regional Settings

Registry Editor

Registry Editor

Remote Desktop

Removable Storage

Removable Storage Operator Requests

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)

Scanners and Cameras

Scheduled Tasks
control schedtasks

Security Center


Shared Folders

Shuts Down Windows

Sounds and Audio

Spider Solitare Card Game

SQL Client Configuration

System Configuration Editor

System Configuration Utility

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)
sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
sfc /cachesize=x

System Properties

Task Manager

Telnet Client

User Account Management

Utility Manager

Windows Firewall

Windows Magnifier

Windows Management Infrastructure

Windows System Security Tool

Windows Update Launches

Windows XP Tour Wizard


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Tag by Ady...

Here are mytag rules:

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning
Each player answers the questions about themselves
At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they got tagged and to ask them to play and read your blog…

Starting time: 10 am
Name: Khairul Azman A.K.A Killroy
Sister(s): 0
Brother(s): 0
Shoe size: 9
Height: 175 cm
Where do you live: Pee Jay 4 this time

Have you ever been on a plane: Nope
Swam in the ocean: Yes
Fallen asleep at school: Nope

Broken someone’s heart: Many.
Fell off your chair: Yes(member tarik kerusi)

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: nope
Saved e-mails: Yes

What is your room like: 3 people sharing my room..
What’s right beside you: my friend Hafiz..
What is the last thing you ate: Murtabak.

Ever had…
Chicken pox: Nope
Sore throat: Yes
Stitches: Yes
Broken nose: Nope

Do you…
Believe in love at first sight: Yeah baby.

Who was/were…
The last person you danced with: My cousin Haikal..
Last made you smile: UiTM staff..
You last yelled at: Haikal my cousin..

Today did you…
Talk to someone you like: Yes
Get sick: My Knee..
Miss someone: Yes(my family n my fiancé)…

Did you ever…
Kissed anyone: My mom n Dad..
Talk to an ex: Nope..
Miss your ex: Maybe...

Who do you really hate: People that hate me..
Do you like your hand-writing: Yes..
Are your toe nails painted: Nope...

Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in: Nope…
What color shirt are you wearing now: Blue(GiTN t-shirt)
Are you a friendly person: Yes

Do you have any pets: 4 Cats
Do you sleep with the TV on: Some time
What are you doing right now: calling Answering tag by ady..
Can you handle the truth: Yes

Are you closer to your mother or father: Yes..

Do you eat healthy: Maybe..
Do you still have pictures of you & your ex: Yes, but my fiancé keep it...

If you’re having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to: My mom..
Are you loud or quiet most of the time: Quiet

Are you confident: Always confident on myself..

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
1. Study At SMK Simpang..
2. Playing PSone..
3. Playing rugby 4 my school..
4. Find girlfriend..
5. Hiking mountain …

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
1. Buy very beautiful car.. (Ferrari maybe)
2. Buy exclusive apartment..
3. Get married..
4. Make my family happy with their live.
5. Make investment for my kids..

5 of my bad habits
1. Stomp door when resent..
2. Sulky when people-not serve..
3. Like resent when people not hearsay..
4. Like to tease people especially my fiancé and my mother..
5. Like to argue people

5 places I’ve lived/living
1. Taman Kota Jaya(Simpang)
2. Kampung Batu Tegoh (Simpang)
3. Shahab Perdana Kedah
4. Kg Dato Harun(PJ)
5. Mohd Rudwan house (PJ)

5 people I tag
1- Aum- frequent in bullying by wan and ady..
2- Rudwan-frequent partner I stir his sleep time(hahaha)
3- Ady-friend that difficult to be gussed his character
4- Nope 4 this time
5- Nope 4 this time

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Perisian ni bleh membantu korang dalam menagani spyware..
Malwarebytes ini portable..korang bole update skali..
so klu pc yg kn 2 xleh connect internet korang update kat tempat lain dulu pas 2 scan je...

contoh² malware yg boleh di buang..

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-Real Antispyware
-Doctor Antivirus 2008
-Antivirus 2009 dan Antivirus 2008..

byk lagi malware dan spyware yg boleh dibuang oleh perisian ini...
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Pangkor Trip..


so ni cerita aku pasai g pangkor, membe² aku semua da ceritakan au je blum..maklumlah nk wat kat umah pc xde, nk wat kat uitm ni bayak la keja aku nk wat(bkn exec mcm 3 org membe aku tu..dapat laptop sorang satu an..), aktiviti cn pn byk...
so pada ptg 2 aku balik je dari uitm aku terus kemas apa yg patut, basuh baju semua siap..
kul 8.30 malam aku mula gerak ke rumah wan...setibanya kat umah wan aku main FM jap hehe...

Ok pas tgu pny tgu kul 9 lebih aum pn sampai....pas 2 mak wan hidangkan nasi goveng(stail wan)..aku pn makan..burp...wan lak p wat burger bungkus telur huhuhu..kenyang tul malam 2...
pa2 tgu main FM balik, sambil tgu ady...tup tap tup tap ady pn sampai.....kul 12.30 malam(janji melayu kata kul 12 sampai..)pas 2 kitaorg g mamak kat S.Alam...ady lapar sgt...

pas ady makan...

Mula la perjalanan kitaorg ke pangkor....aku xnk cite pasai jalan2 yg ady tempuh sbb aku xigt pn....aku cite kitaorg benti kencing kat surau katanya ady tempat dia smyg raya klu dia balik raya kat kampung....

Orait pas 2 kitaorg gantuk gile...wan xyah citela dia paling 1st tido, second aku kih kih kih...ady??? jangan wat pasai lak kang semua masuk hospital klu dia tido...kita org benti beli cafien kat 7e...

pas minum rase lagi gantok lak...tetido lagi.hahhaha...
sedar2 ady da bawak laju...terus xtido dah...(boring ady dia bwk slow)..hahah jgn marah ady...

lebih kurang kul 7 kitaorg sampai kat lumut...lepak2 jap tido ja..
pas 2 g ambik angin laut tepi jeti 2...fuh sejuknye...cantiknye...blum sampai pangkor da rasa seronok dah....

Lepas bukak je jeti 2...kitaorg g beli tiket.....kul 8.15 kot kitaorg g naik feri....mula² pening jgk naik feri ni...pas lama² rasa ok dah....dalam 40 minit kita org sampai kat pangkor argh.....bestnye..laut dia cantik......kita org g sewa teksi pink utk bawak kitaorg ke chelet....
driver 2 bawak laju huhu takut aku....

aduh hilang idea jap...ok sampai je kat chelet check in tukar suar kitaorg g usar2 pantai...
g tanya2 haraga sewa bot nk p snokerling ni....pas tanya2 g makan pagi.....pas makan jala2 lak kat pantai.....aku dah xtahan dah nk snokerling...g balik chelet g simpan barang2 aku pas tu kami g sewa bot...mmg sempoi la brader 2 bawak laju seh....rase nk terbalik pn ada....hahha...tgk pic kat atas 2...

Best siot snokerling ni...nmpk ikan lagi...ikan jinak lak 2(kac rahsuah biskut lutut)hahaha..
pas je snokerling balik kat chelet balik....terbonkang sekor2...hahha....penatla katakan...

esk aku sambung lagi nk balik jap...esk ek tgu...

ha sambung balik...malam 2 kitaorg bgun je tido g cari makan...lapor siot.....
cari pny cari p kat kedai ujung skali...order ikang talang stim, pari bakar, sotong goreng kunyit, kankong goreng belacan...huh...dap wooooo.......

pas je makan kitaorg makan g jalan2 tgk barang2 yg dijual kat kedai2 tepi pantai 2...
tp servey harga je....

Pas penat berjalan, kitaorg pn balik kat chelet..sembang2 kat luar chelet 2...
mula2 nk lepak kat pantai, tp gelap plak pantai 2..so lepak chelet je la smbg2...
segala semua rahsia terbongkar malam 2 hahaha...segala persoalan terjawab..ady je yg xabis(dia repeat lain malam)...hahha gelak jahat lak...

aduh ada je report kaco tul....aku p wat keja jap kang aku update lagi....

okeh pas je sesi soal jawab kitaorg pn tido....zzzzzzzz alih2 terhaga kul 9.30am..semua bgun...yg paling liat nk bgun sapa lagi....Wan la, rasa nk sepak2 je rase.....haha...

lepas semua dah siap sedia, kitaorg g sarapan...yum2 western skit sarapan arini....
lepas je sarapan kitaorg g shoping..tgk sana tgk sini..yg mana berkenan sambar....
lepas selesai je shoping kitaorg masuk chelet kemas beg checkout....lepas checkout kitaorg decide utk sewa kembara, so kitaorg pn round la satu pulau...huhu sonok2 bergambar sana bergambar cn....wan suruh wat gaya model, geli lak aku hahaha...tp ikutkn jela....

okeh...lepas je round pulau kitaorg pn g pulangkan kembara...kitaorg sewa teksi pink 2 skali lagi, utk ke jetty..so perjalanan utk kerumah aku lak...tamat lah cerita pangkor...aku malas nk cite pasal hal kat umah aku tp aku kac tau aktiviti je...kitaorg g karaoke, bakar jagung, masak megi dah soal jawab sesi ke dua..(time ni ady bgtau semua rahsia dia)...

so esk harinya kitaorg pn pulang ke KL bandar metropolitan 2......

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