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Thread: Top XP Tweaks you can't live without.

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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Name one or a few that you like.

    For me,
    Turning off System Restore

    I've got a 500GB HD and I still fill the bastard up to max. I can't have windows storing it's crap in my occasional 30% free space.

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    System restore IF used properly is a valued asset. But ya can't have more than 2 or 3 restore & expect it to work properly. I love people who never clear their restore points. They have like over a dozen. Then complain it doesn't work. rofl
    But my favorite tweak, really a preference. Is to turn on: Single click to open an item. I fn hate double click.

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    Having XP display the full extension of a file, and turning of Hiberation and a Screen saver, I just shut off my monitor.

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    Classic Mode. I can pretend I'm still using 98...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb
    I love people who never clear their restore points. They have like over a dozen. Then complain it doesn't work. rofl
    You must love me then...

    Incidentally, how do I clear my restore points, exactly?

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    Barbarossa ...Incidentally, how do I clear my restore points, exactly?
    First make sure your computers the way you want, stable etc. Cause doing this you're going to wipe out all but the last restore point.
    Start - Accessories - System Tools - Disk Cleanup - More Options - System Restore - Clean up... - Yes - OK - Yes.

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    I use Norton Ghost to back-up my 4gb Windows XP Partition. All my software is on another and my documents is on a third. Really helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa
    Classic Mode. I can pretend I'm still using 98...
    Likewise, Ive never used the xp theme, only classic. I like it, and fast log on times!

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    I use Classic mode as well.

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    havn't use classic in awhile, but I just gave it another try and yes...it's much faster. Windows rather "flash" open now.

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