Skype running slow

August 24, 2011 at 23:14:42
Specs: Windows XP
"Running slow" on my 1 gig Acer when using Skype. Only use my Acer for email and web updates... Any clues on how I can beef this up for maybe another year?

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August 25, 2011 at 04:39:24
Here are some things that drain your resources.

Right-click "My Computer", then "Properties".
Choose the "Advanced" tab. Under "Performance" click "Settings".
In Visual Effects, click on Custom & untick everything, except these 2 > Use visual styles on windows and buttons & Smooth edges of screen fonts ( Default has everything ticked, except > Smooth edges of screen fonts )
Click Apply & then OK.
Programs selected for both.
I use > System managed size

Unknown hard drive activity.
Right click an empty part of your desktop > Properties > Display Properties > Desktop > Customize Desktop > Desktop Items.
Down the bottom of that screen, uncheck > Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days.
Whilst in Display Properties, Click on the Settings tab > set Color quality to > Medium > 16 bit.

23 Ways To Speed WinXP Without Defrag

Auto Delete Temporary Folder
First go into gpedit.msc ( only available in the Pro version of XP )
Start > Run, copy & paste > gpedit.msc & press Enter
Next select -> Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Terminal Services > Temporary folders.
Then right click "Do Not Delete Temp Folder Upon Exit"
Go to properties and hit Disabled.
Now next time Windows puts a temp file in that folder it will automatically delete it when its done!
Install the Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Home.

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