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Thread: What are the "sure" methods of reducing windows startup time?

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    What are the "sure" methods of reducing windows startup time?

    My bootup speed is annoyingly slow. I know there are a few tips n tricks for reducing the time it takes to reach the desktop from the initial power on.

    But what are the most effective of these tricks or hacks?

    My details:
    Windows XP Home running on a 256RAM, 2.5Ghz P4 laptop (with wireless internet). The computer is used mostly for surfing and P2P.

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    Adding more RAM would certainly help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Adding more RAM would certainly help.
    How much more RAM ?
    Cause i have now 2 gb of RAM and din't see any difference, i can compare to my computer at weekend house which has around 500 gb, no difference with same XP.

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    Basically avoid too many things or unecessary things in your startup.
    I use ccleaner to check them occasionally (tools button), and remove unecessary services http://www.overclockersclub.com/guid...services_2.php
    Last edited by 100%; 08-27-2006 at 12:36 PM.

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    All u need to do is select adjust for best performance in xp, i do that in every windows xp cause i don't like those effects anyway.

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    ahhah that has nothing to do with boot times limesqueezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandia911 View Post
    What are the "sure" methods of reducing windows startup time?

    My bootup speed is annoyingly slow. I know there are a few tips n tricks for reducing the time it takes to reach the desktop from the initial power on.

    But what are the most effective of these tricks or hacks?

    My details:
    Windows XP Home running on a 256RAM, 2.5Ghz P4 laptop (with wireless internet). The computer is used mostly for surfing and P2P.

    get hold of a piece of software called startup monitor...when activated this will prompt you that a certain program wants to run on startup and you have the option of accepting or declining this.

    also if you have a large hdd partition the drive so windows partition is about 12gb.

    i run windows on 10gb partition and all software etc is installed on the other partitions. just a thought tho but definitly get startup monitor.

    you can also go start>run>msconfig and untick any programs which you dont want at start up.

    hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limesqueezer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Adding more RAM would certainly help.
    How much more RAM ?
    Cause i have now 2 gb of RAM and din't see any difference, i can compare to my computer at weekend house which has around 500 gb, no difference with same XP.
    I don't think that clocker was talking about your system. He was answering the thread starter.

    I agree that a system with 256MB of RAM would benefit with at least another 256MB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limesqueezer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Adding more RAM would certainly help.
    How much more RAM ?
    Cause i have now 2 gb of RAM and din't see any difference, i can compare to my computer at weekend house which has around 500 gb, no difference with same XP.
    500gb of ram?

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