Re: Tuning computer xp


Subject: Re: Tuning computer xp
From: Sean Ferris (sean@banbridgeinn.com)
Date: Tue Dec 21 2004 - 21:18:04 EST


great..thanks Katherine

S.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Katharine Norman" <katharine@novamara.com>
To: <cec-conference@concordia.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: Tuning computer xp

> 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
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 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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