March 7th, 2005, 12:33 AM
Speed up Network browsing in XP
[Relating to Windows operating systems]
When using Windows XP's My Network Places to access shared resources on
computers running older versions of the Windows operating system, you
may have noticed that the process can be excruciatingly slow.
What's the reason for this slowdown? By default, Windows XP scans all remote
computers for scheduled tasks--a neat, but seldom used, feature.
However, you can override this configuration with a simple registry
edit. Follow these steps:
1. Open the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current
3. Under the NameSpace branch, locate the subkey named
4. To make a backup copy of this key, right-click the key, and select
5. In the Export Registry File dialog box, select a folder, and give
the file a descriptive name.
6. Right-click the key, and select Delete.
7. Close the Registry Editor, and restart Windows XP for the change to
NOTE: Editing the registry is risky, so be sure you have a verified
backup before making any changes.
Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"