Make your PC Faster

There are quite a few services you can disable from starting automatically. 
This would be to speed up your boot time and free resources. 
They are only suggestions so I suggestion you read the description of each one when you run Services 
and that you turn them off one at a time. 

Some possibilities are: 

  • Alerter 
  • Application Management 
  • Clipbook 
  • Fast UserSwitching 
  • Human Interface Devices 
  • Indexing Service 
  • Messenger 
  • Net Logon 
  • NetMeeting 
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager 
  • Remote Registry 
  • Routing & Remote Access 
  • SSDP Discovery Service 
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host 
  • Web Client 

Cleaning the Prefetch Directory 

WindowsXP has a new feature called Prefetch. This keeps a shortcut to recently used programs. 
However it can fill up with old and obsolete programs. 

To clean this periodically go to: 

Star / Run / Prefetch 
Press Ctrl-A to highlight all the shorcuts 
Delete them 

If you like to make any changes in Boot relating options

Select sutaible options

Increasing Graphics Performance 

By default, WindowsXP turns on a lot of shadows, fades, slides etc to menu items. 
Most simply slow down their display. 

To turn these off selectively: 

System Properties 
Click on the Advanced tab 
Under Performance, click on the Visual effect 
To turn them all of, select Adjust for best performance or
Adjust for best performance


Chetan Sundarde

What's hurts more, the pain of hard work or the pain of regret?

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