Speeding Up a Computer

May 25, 2009 at 18:27:38
Specs: Windows XP, 633 / 512mb
Excuse me if this is a repost; however, I couldn't find my post after I posted about this...(maybe it didn't really post after all). My problem is a general problem where when I've tried to speed up customer's computers by disk defrag, deleting tmp files, working with the VMM it hasn't made any noteworthy difference. I've tried Tune Up Utlilities 2008 and haven't really noticed any noteworthy difference with it either. Is there any program out there that really makes a difference in performance (speed wise).

Thanks in advanced for any helpful response.

smc


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#1
May 25, 2009 at 18:34:31
The link below is your post...

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
May 25, 2009 at 18:46:38
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Let us make a silk purse from a pigs ear....I think that is how it goes. It fits this to a "T". No matter what you try to do you must first have something to work with. In this case:

Memory/Ram
CPU speed

If you do not have those to start with you cam play around all day and still not get anywhere.

Now to define noticeable....to who? or to what degree? Just having a computer totally clean and free of malware/spy ware/viruses/rogue programs/ and not to mention all the applications and programs that must always run either in start up or in the back ground.... It is all related. Becoming noticeable is a matter of degree...some see it, some sense it,some never will

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#3
May 25, 2009 at 18:49:04
snapped again by the great and mighty
XpUser

LOL

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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#4
May 25, 2009 at 18:57:39
LOL Sorry about that It just happened that I have recently read his original post just before the OP posted this second post.

Yes we had a nice holiday (Sat & Sun) but today we were resting and catching up with some chores around the house. Likewise hope yours was great :-)

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#5
May 25, 2009 at 22:33:19
A lot of programs automatically add a startup entry when installed. This can be avoided, but most people don't pay attention during the installation, they just continually click 'next'. There are only a few programs that are really necessary to load at startup...antivirus & firewall are two of them. Here's a just a few programs that do NOT need to load:

AIM
Yahoo Messenger
Google
iTunes
Adobe
M$ Office
RealPlayer
QuickTime
WinAmp
scanners
cameras
printers
...and there are plenty more.

Here's Black Viper's suggestions to speed up XP:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/sup...


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#6
May 26, 2009 at 20:57:35
For speeding up performance, are you aware of:

*Various registry tweaks (XP)?
*Defragging swap file?
*Changing virtual memory/performance settings?
*Disabling services not being used?
*Scanning for malware/viruses?
*Checking for optimum bios settings (memory timings..)?
*Removing uninstalled programs from registry?


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#7
May 27, 2009 at 00:27:48
I also recommend Black Viper's configuration suggestions.

I printed out a copy of the configuration page (big enough for my tired old eyes, about eight pages). Although, once you've followed it a few times, it all becomes second-nature.

By following Black Viper's suggestions, you'll gain a substantial increase in available resources.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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