Top 10 tricks and tips to speed up Windows XP

Learn how to speedup the Windows XP using simple tweaks and inbuilt features of the operating system.

Windows XP speed up
Everyone wants a speedy computer and there are many tips, tricks and tweaks to increase the Windows XP speed but the Top 10 are listed below, so that you can get maximum from your Windows XP.

Here are those Top 10 tips, tricks and tweaks to increase the Windows XP Speed :

1) Disable Indexing Services.
  • Go to Start >> Settings >> Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs >> Add/Remove Window Components.
  • Now Uncheck the Indexing services.
  • Click Next.
2) Disable automatically search for Network Folders and Printers.
  • Open My Computer >> Tools >> Folder Options >> View.
  • Uncheck the Automatically search for Network Folders and Printers Check Box.
  • Click Apply >> Ok.
3) Disable transition effect for menus & tool tips and shadows under menus.
  • Right Click on Desktop >> Properties >> Appearance >> Effects.
  • Uncheck >> Use the following Transition Effect for Menus & tool tips and Show Shadows under Menus.
4) Remove Desktop Background.
Desktop Background Image / Wallpaper consume some of the memory space so remove it. To remove it follow these steps :
  • Right Click on Desktop >> Properties >> Desktop.
  • In the Background Window Select None.
  • Click Ok.
5) Remove unused fonts.
Windows has so many fonts installed but few of them are used by you so remove the unnecessary fonts or backup them ( copy them ).
To delete / remove fonts follow these steps :
  • Open Control Panel >> Fonts >> Delete/Uninstall.
6) Disable unnecessary visual effects.
  • Right Click My Computer >> Properties >> Advance >> Performance >> Setting.
  • Now in Performance Option Window Uncheck all Entries.
7) Type "msconfig" in Run command and then click on StartUp Tab and Uncheck all Unwanted Entries which should not to be started at the Startup of Windows.

8) Disable System Sounds.
  • Open Control Panel >> Sounds and Audio Devices >> Sounds >>
  • Choose “No Sounds” for the Sound Scheme.
  • Click Apply >> OK.
9) Disable System Restore.
  • Open Control Panel >> Performance and Maintenance >> System >> System Restore.
  • Check "Turn off System Restore on All Drives".
  • Now Click on Ok.
10) Disable / Set To Manual Unnecessary Services.
Right click on My Computer >> Manage >> Services & Application >> Services. Now double click on the following services and set disable or set To manual option :
  • Alerter.
  • Clipbook.
  • Computer Browser.
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client.
  • Fast User Switching.
  • Help and Support (.If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled ).
  • Human Interface Access Devices.
  • Indexing Service.
  • IPSEC Services.
  • Messenger.
  • Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security).
  • Portable Media Serial Number.
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security).
  • Remote Procedure Call Locator.
  • Remote Registry (disabled for extra security).
  • Remote Registry Service.
  • Secondary Logon.
  • Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security).
  • Server.
  • SSDP Discovery Service – (Unplug n’ Pray will disable this).
  • Telnet.
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper.
  • Upload Manager.
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host.
  • Wireless Zero Configuration (Please don’t disable if you use a wireless network).
So these are Top 10 tricks and tips to increase Windows XP speed.

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