Re: Tuning computer xp


Subject: Re: Tuning computer xp
From: Katharine Norman (katharine@novamara.com)
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 21:06:25 EST


Hi Sean - here is the text of the top level page from that now-defunct
link. I happened to save it.
all best,
Katharine

Tuning Tips
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For consistency, before carrying out the tuning tips suggested below,
switch to classic view in the control panel. To do this, Start >
Control Panel > "Switch to Classic View".

Then, switch to classic view for the menu. To do this, Start > Control
Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu Tab > Classic Start Menu.

1. Processor scheduling should be set to background services and not
Programs. 

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance
Settings > Advanced Tab > Background Services

2. Visual effects should be set to a minimum.

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance
Settings > Visual Effects Tab > Adjust for best performance

3. Switch Off Desktop Background Image

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Desktop Tab > Background None

4. Disable Screen Saver

Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > None

5. Disable Fast User Switching

Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users
log on or off > Untick Use Fast User Switching

6. Switch Off Power Schemes

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Always On > Turn off
monitor and turn off hard discs to Never

7. Switch Off Hibernation

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate > Untick
Hibernation

8. Activate DMA on Hard Discs/CD ROMS

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager >
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Right Click Primary IDE channel and
Secondary IDE channel > Properties > Advanced Settings Tab > Transfer
Mode to "DMA if available" for both devices.

9. Disable System Sounds

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds
Tab > Sound Scheme to None.

10. Do Not Map Through Soundcard

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Hardware
Tab > (highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properties > Audio
Devices > (highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properties, and
check the "Do not map through this device" checkbox.

11. Disable System Restore

Start > Settings > Control Panel>  System > System Restore Tab. Tick
the "Turn off System Restore on all Drives"

12. Disable Automatic Updates

Start > Settings > Control Panel>  System > Automatic Updates > Turn
off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually

13. Startup and Recovery Options

Start > Settings > Control Panel>  System > Advanced > Startup and
Recovery Settings > Untick Automatically Restart
14. Disable Error Reporting

Start > Settings > Control Panel>  System > Advanced > Error Reporting
> Disable Error Reporting
15. Disable Remote Assistance

Start > Settings > Control Panel>  System > Remote > Untick Allow
remote assistance invitations to be sent from this computer
16. Fix Swap File (Virtual Memory)

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance
Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory Change > Custom Size. Set initial
and maximum size to the same value.
17. Speed Up Menus

Start > Run > Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop
Folder. Set MenuShowDelay to 1
18. Disable Offline Files

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files
Untick "Enable Offline Files"

19. Disable Remote Desktop

Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Untick "Allow
users to connect remotely to this computer"

20. Disable Internet Synchronise Time

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time >
Untick "Automatically synchronize with internet time server"

21. Disable Hide Inactive Icons

Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar TAB > Uncheck "Hide
Inactive Icons"
22. Disable Automatic Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customise
Desktop > Untick "Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days"
23. Disable NTFS Last Access Time Logging (NTFS File Systems Only)

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet
> Control > Filesystem. Add a new DWORD value -
"NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate" and set value to 1.
24. Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft >
Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced. Create a new DWORD
value called EnableBalloonTips and set to 0.
25. Disable CDROM Autoplay

Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet
> Services > Cdrom. Set autorun to 0.
26. Disable Disc Indexing Service

Right Click Start > Explorer > Right Click Each Disc > Properties >
Untick "Allow Indexing Service to index this disc for fast file
searching"
On Tuesday, December 21, 2004, at 05:46 PM, Sean Ferris wrote:

> Hi,
>
> this link doesn't seem to work anymore. Any suggestions for another or
> tips
> to optimize recording on a pc?
>
>
> thanks,
> Sean
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carey Dodge" <doodgeroo@yahoo.ca>
> To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 12:41 PM
> Subject: Tuning computer xp
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> This is a great page for tuning your xp computer. It
>> made the difference between audio clipping and no
>> audio clipping for me.
>>
>> http://www.musicxp.net/tuning_tips.htm
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Carey
>>
>> ______________________________________________________________________
>> Post your free ad now! http://personals.yahoo.ca
>



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