Re: Tuning computer xp


Subject: Re: Tuning computer xp
From: SUNE (suneni@get2net.dk)
Date: Thu Dec 23 2004 - 09:58:58 EST


This one is good also. Saves a lot of resources
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 22:18:04 -0400
  Sean Ferris <sean@banbridgeinn.com> wrote:
> 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
>> >>
>> >>
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>> >
>>
>>
>



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