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    How to speed up your computer

    How to Speed Up Your Computer
    1. For faster searching use indexing start>search>search options>indexing service

    2. Defragmenting
    On your computer many files get moved around on "blocks" of data in order for your hard drive to work faster use the disk defragmenter. goto start>programs>ascessories>systemtools on XP you can set it to automatically defrag

    3.Get rid of that damn crap!
    Companies like to dump crap onto your comp. Edit your startup options and get rid of stuff you dont need. We reccomend IBS startup editor. Also go under taskmanager under proscesses and get rid of anything suspicious to edit startup stuff in some versions of windows: Start>run>msconfig

    4. Flooded with spyware
    In order to remove spyware which is constantly updating with its server use AD-Aware and Spybot search and destroy. Some programs may not work.

    5.Get a faster browser
    Download opera from www.opera.com it is faster than IE6

    6. Delete the files!
    WINDOWS doesn't delete files it only says they are free space. Download eraser for actual deleting.

    7.Compress files
    Compress the files that you dont use often or enable compress old files under the properties of your drive.

    8. Windows update
    use windows update to add patches to your system.

    9. Change your resolution
    Basic rule: the more stuff your comp has to move the slower if you are a extreme gamer you might want a better resoluion.

    10. COLORS!
    Decrease the color bit and resolution for faster performance

    11. Cache if you have extra space on your HD increase the HD cache.

    12. Tweak away!
    get Xteq Systems X-Setup to tweak tour system for optimization!

    13.Uninstalling frenzy
    uninstall all unnessecary programs using the windows add/remove programs thing.

    14. Clean the registry
    Use regedit (come with system) to clean out the regristry. If you dont know how don't do it.

    15.USE NTFS
    this may involve reformatting drives but use NTFS drive systems for faster acess

    16.dma
    Make sure your HD's use DMA settings

    17.Update!
    get the newest direct X 9 for faster perfomance for video stuff as well as do windows update(windowsupdate.microsoft.com)

    18.Defrag cont...
    Defrag your swap file and ram
    (free ram XP can defrag ram works on more than XP)

    19. Lock the windows kernel in RAM
    (thats all i can say)

    20. Upgrade to USB 2.0
    Many comps have usb 1.0 if possible get a 2.0 card.

    21. Dont be afraid to splurge
    Get extra RAM. or a faster bus or something

    22. Acelerate you video excellerator


    23.New motherboard
    if you have a old computer get a new motherboard.

    24. new parts
    new ram is always a plus


    25. Overclock
    Check restrictions then overclock your proscessor. or get a new mobo or something

    26.Screw the dial-up
    Dialup is slow if you use internet much get a cable or DSL modem.

    27. Reinstall
    Reinstall windows about once a year for good performance.

    28. I-net speed
    Change the iming of your i-net packets to increase speed.

    29. BIOS Tune up
    Tune up your BIOS if you are good at comps. Screwing with your BIOS can screw everything so be careful.

    30. Clean up!
    Use windows disk cleanup to get rid of extra crap on your syetem

    31. More cleaning
    open your comp and get a compressed air cartridge to get rid of dust then use a mini vacumm to suck up the dust,

    32. Fix the mouse
    Open your mose and clean the mouseball and get a better pad

    33.clean the keyboard
    Get compresses air and blow the hell out of that keyboard

    Written by unit321
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    13.Uninstalling frenzy
    uninstall all unnessecary programs using the windows add/remove programs thing.
    also uninstall hidden program go to %windir%\inf\sysoc.inf

    it is a hidden folder ....go to Tools->folder options-> view tab and check "show hidden files and folders" ...

    back to the sysoc file ....

    i'll take the messanger for example...

    you shold see a line like this ...

    msmsgs=msgrocm.dll,OcEntry,msmsgs.inf,hide,7

    delete the "hide," and save the file, now go to remove/add programs in the CP, click on the "add/remove windows components on the sidebar, the messanger program now should be visible on the list, uncheck the box next to it and click next, next....

    program removed.....

    not a bad tut ....

    also

    19. Lock the windows kernel in RAM
    (thats all i can say)
    not every newbies kows how to do that, next time explain how to do stuff you tak about, i coul've just said "remove the messanger program, but i explained how to do it, that is what makes a tutorial good, the explanation why and how to do things....

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    Is it just me or does it look like user321's trying to set a new record with nearly a tut every post?It's an alright tut like MemorY said...but it'd help if you researched a whole lot more and presented stuff in a better manner

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