we all want to keep our comps in tip-top shape and i hope this thread will help some of you.
please add any and everyone of your tweaks for windows xp here.
Note-most of this thread was intended for noobs
Run the "diskcleanup" utility.- Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\DiskCleanup
Run "scandisk"- Start\Mycomputer\right click on "localdisk"\properties\Tools\error checking
Run "DiskDefragmenter"- Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Defragmenter
Scan for viruses- It is necessary to to a full system scan atleast once a month and check for updates regulary.
Adjust Display Properties
adjusting the display properties can free up wasted ram.
(on the desktop), right-click and goto "properties", goto "appearance" tab and under "windows and buttons" click "windows classic style".
(still under appearance tab), select "effects", uncheck all except " hide underlined letters....."
choose either no background or a very non graphics intensive.
under "settings" tab select the lowest bit color quality.
These tweaks will improve startup times.
1.) Start\run\msconfig\startup tab\uncheck all
2.) Download microsoft "bootvis" from micrsoft.com
download adaware 6- or another spware+adware removal program
delete all spyware and adware... scan after you dl something