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More Power: Registry Hacks to Speed Up XP
Creating and marketing tuning and customization utilities for the Windows XP operating system is quickly becoming big business. A Google search will turn up hundreds of sites and programs dedicated to tweaking Windows XP. But no matter what type of interface is developed to make system tweaking easier and safer for the average user, the end result is that the changes are reflected in XP by modifying the Registry. For some people, commercial tweaking utilities might be the method of choice, but with a few precautions and safeguards it’s possible to enhance system performance using only those tools supplied with Windows XP .
You can use the Registry Editor to edit the Registry. Make sure you take the precautions like back up your Registry, no matter how comfortable you are edit-ing the thing.
No single tweak is going to take an ancient PC and turn it into a gamer’s
dream machine . It’s even unlikely that a number of tweaks will achieve sub-stantial performance gains, but every little bit does help. As long as you keep your expectations realistic, you’ll learn something about the Registry and hopefully see a performance increase in the process
When XP first appeared, there was a lot of conversation about the new inter-
face, both good and bad . In spite of the initial complaints, most users stick with the default settings rather than reverting to the Classic interface found in previous Windows versions. But you might want to change the delay you notice when you click the Start menu. I see no reason for there to be any delay when I click the Start menu. Effects are pretty, but I wouldn’t click it if I didn’t have business inside, so let’s get it open and get moving.
The default speed can be adjusted with a quick Registry hack.
Go to the Registry key
The default value is 400. Set it to 0 to remove the delay completely, but if you do that it will be nearly impossible to move the mouse fast enough not to activate All Programs if you mouse over it en route to your final selection. Pick a number that suits your style, make the change, and then test it until you find a good compromise between speed and usability.Code:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\MenuShowDelay.
Place Windows Kernel into RAM
It’s a given that anything that runs in RAM will be faster than an item that has to access the hard drive and virtual memory. Rather than have the kernel that is the foundation of XP using the slower Paging Executive functions, use this hack to create and set the DisablePagingExecutive DWORD to a value of 1.
Perform this hack only if the system has 256MB or more of
Edit the Registry key
to 1 to disable paging and have the kernel run in RAM (set the value to 0 to undo this hack). Exit the Registry and reboot.Code:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive
Alter Prefetch Parameters
Prefetching (the reading of system boot files into a cache for faster loading) is a commonly overlooked component that can have a significant impact on system boot time. This tweak allows you to select which components will make use of the prefetch parameters. To see which files are gathered using each setting, clear the prefetch cache located at C:\Windows\Prefetch and then enable one of the settings listed in this hack. Clear the cache and repeat for each setting.
Set the Registry key
to 0 to disable prefetching, 1 to prefetch application launch files, 2 toCode:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnablePrefetcher
prefetch boot files, or 3 to prefetch as many files as possible.
Disable 8.3 Name Creation in NTFS
Files that use the 8.3 naming convention can degrade NTFS drive performance. Unless you have a good reason for keeping the 8.3 naming convention intact (such as if you’re using 16-bit programs), a performance gain can be achieved by disabling it.
Set the Registry DWORD key
to 1. Exit the Registry and reboot.Code:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ FileSystem\NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
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Speed Up Boot and Shutdown Times
Shorten the time it takes for your desktop to appear when you turn on your PC, and make XP shut down faster as well. No matter how fast your PC boots, it’s not fast enough. Here are some hacks to get you right to your desktop as quickly as possible after startup.
Hack Your BIOS for Faster Startups
When you turn on your PC, it goes through a set of startup procedures in its BIOS before it gets to starting XP. So, if you speed up those initial startup procedures, you’ll make your system start faster. You can speed up your startup procedures by changing the BIOS with the built-in setup utility. How you run this utility varies from PC to PC, but you typically get to it by pressing the Delete, F1, or F10 keys during startup. You’ll come to a menu with a variety of choices. Here are the choices to make for faster system startups:
Quick Power On Self Test (POST)
When you choose this option, your system runs an abbreviated POST rather than the normal, lengthy one.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Disable this option. When it’s enabled, your system spends a few extra seconds looking for your floppy drive—a relatively pointless procedure, especially considering how infrequently you use your floppy drive.
Some systems let you delay booting after you turn on your PC so that your hard drive gets a chance to start spinning before bootup. Most likely, you don’t need to have this boot delay, so turn it off. If you run into problems, however, you can turn it back on.
Fine-Tune Your Registry for Faster Startups
Over time, your Registry can become bloated with unused entries, slowing down your system startup because your system loads them every time you start up your PC. Get a Registry clean-up tool to delete unneeded Registry entries and speed up startup times. Already Explained in Previous Posts.
After you clean out your Registry, you might want to try compacting it to get rid of unused space by any Registry Compactor.Already Explained in Previous Posts.
Speed Up Shutdown Times
It’s not only startup times that you’d like to speed up; you can also make sure that your system shuts down faster. If shutting down XP takes what seems to be an inordinate amount of time, here are a couple of steps you can take to speed up the shutdown process:
Don’t have XP clear your paging file at shutdown.
For security reasons, you can have XP clear your paging file (pagefile.sys) of its contents whenever you shut down. Your paging file is used to store temporary files and data, but when your system shuts down, information stays in the file. Some people prefer to have the paging file cleared at shutdown because sensitive information, such as unencrypted passwords, some-times ends up in the file. However, clearing the paging file can slow shutdown times significantly, so if extreme security isn’t a high priority, you might not want to clear it. To shut down XP without clearing your paging file, run the Registry Editor and go to:
Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 0. Close the Registry and restart your computer. Whenever you turn off XP from now on, the paging file won’t be cleared, and you should be able to shut down more quickly.Code:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\MemoryManagement
Turn off unnecessary services.
Services take time to shut down, so the fewer you run, the faster you can shut down.Already Explained in Previous Posts.
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Fine-tuning Intel systems
The only tuning software Iíve found that really saves time is Intelís Application Accelerator. Itís a free utility that automatically tweaks the ATA settings on your disk controller, but it works only on specific Intel systems.
You can tweak many hard drives these days to boost their performance. The problem lies in where the tweak has to occur. The so-called ATA settings (ATA being a method for attaching a hard drive to a computer) can make a big difference in drive performance, but these settings arenít easy to tweak, because theyíre deep inside the hardware. And the tweaks themselves are quite dependent on the hardware that your hard drive plugs into ó the disk controller ó which is different on each system.
To see whether the utility works on your system, you need to identify the chip set that your PC uses, and verify that your chip appears on a list of chip sets that work with IAA. Hereís how to see if IAA will work on your computer:
- Go to the Intel main site,
- In the Search box, type chipid.exe and click Search. Intelís Web site finds the Chipset ID Utility, called chipid.exe.
- Go to the download page and then click the link provided to download and run the chipid.exe program. You may have to click Run twice to get through the security warnings. Chipid.exe gives you a full report on your chip set.
- Check your chip set number against Intelís list If your chip is on the list, IAA works for you.
Presently, the following chip sets were supported: Intel 810, 810E/E2/L, 815, 815E/EP/G/EG/P, 820, 820E, 840, 845, 845E/G/GE/GL/GV/PE, 850, 850E, and 860. These chip sets were specifically not supported: 440, 875P, 865G/P/PE, 852 and 855 GM/GME, 855MP, 848P, and 815EM.
If you have a chip set that works with IAA, you need to download and run the program in order to make the tweaks. To do so:
- Go to Intelís IAA download page.
- Click the download link on that page, choose your operating system, and download the program, saving it on your computer. Itís best to get the latest version. Intel keeps old versions hanging around (and, confusingly, presents them for your consideration) primarily for compatibility reasons.
- When the download finishes, click Run to run the installer. You may have to click Run a second time to pass the security gauntlet.You need to restart your computer when the installer is done. IAA installs replacement drivers that appear to work better than the ones that ship with Windows. When you restart your computer, those new drivers kick in.
- Run IAAís report by choosing Start>All Programs>Intel Application Accelerator>Intel Application Accelerator.
The report includes a great deal of hard-to-find information about your hard drive. If changes were made to your system, the report reflects the new, improved settings.
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Computer Maintenance Tips
To achieve optimal performance, a computer system needs regular care. Here are some easy techniques to follow:
- Plug the computer power cord into a power bar that is equipped with surge protection mechanism. Make sure that the power receptacle has an active earth ground connection.
- Place the computer in a room as far as possible from main electrical appliances, furnace, air conditioner or any other equipment that generate EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference). Ensure that it has adequate ventilation and is not exposed to high temperatures and/or humidity.
- Use a surge protector or an uninteruptable power supply (UPS) on your computer.
- Computers should not share the same power line with electrical appliances or laser printers.
- Do not manually switch the computer on and off too many times during the day (no more than once or twice). Use soft shutdown and restart.
- Never, never, turn your computer off with the power switch until Windows has shut down.
- Never unplug peripherals from the computer when it is powered up.
- Keep the PC protected from rough handling such as pushing, tilting or bashing.
- Create a backup of your data on floppies, Zip disks, or CD-RWs.
- Remove unnecessary programs and files from the hard disk.
- Delete (Internet Explorer) temporary internet files or (Netscape Composer) temporary internet files) from the hard drive on a daily basis.
- Keep at least 200 MBs of your C: drive free for Windows to use.
- Do not let a lot of programs load up when you start your computer.
- Do use an Anti-virus program regularly.
- If you have a high speed Internet connection use a firewall program.
- Run Scandisk at least once a week.
- Perform disk defragmentation on a regular basis (once a week is advisable)
- Have the inside of the computer box safely, and carefully, cleaned once every year, but more often if it's placed in a dusty environment.
- Keep all software disks you receive with your computer and new peripherals.
- When encountering frequent error messages, stalling and/or slow processing, reinstall or upgrade the operating system.
- Obtain professional advice for major repairs and/or upgrades
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Click the Start-Run menu, type Sysedit, and then click OK. Open WIN.INI file and go to the [Port] section. Edit the port mode value to:
x = the modem port number
921600 = maximum speed (bps)
n = non-parity
8 = 8 data bits
1 = 1 stop bit
p = hardware flow control
[(The above tweak works well for 56Kbps modem (internal and external)]
Extra Parameter for Your Modem
By adding an extra parameter into the Dial-Up Networking, you can speed up your modem dial speed to the Internet. To do so, click the Start-Settings-Control Panel menus, and then double-click Modems icon to open Modem Properties box. Click the Properties button, click Connection tab, and then click the Advanced button. In the Extra Settings box, type S11=40, and then click OK. The 40 number shows the times between two dial tone in milliseconds.
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Tip: Set Gmail as your default email client in Firefox 3
For those of you using newly released Firefox 3, or willing to give it a try, you can take advantage of a new feature that lets you set Gmail as the default for all email links -- those that contain "mailto:" in them. If you're like me and don't have a default email client set up, then clicking these links typically launches an installation wizard for a destkop mail client, or opens some email software that you don't actually use.
Now you can configure Firefox to launch Gmail when you click on email address links and avoid the hassle. The folks over at Lifehacker published these tips on how to set it up:
1) Go to Gmail and sign in.
2) While in Gmail, copy and paste the following into your browser's address bar and hit enter.
4) To set Gmail as your default, click on any email link and you will be prompted with a dialog box listing available email applications. By selecting Gmail and checking "Remember my choice for mailto links" you won't have to tell your browser again.
You can always change this setting by going into "Tools" > "Options" (or "Firefox" > "Preferences," for Mac users) selecting "Applications" and going to the "mailto" option. There's a drop down next to the option that lets you change your default. Clicking "Application details" will take you to a settings page where you can completely remove Gmail or other mail apps.
* If nothing happens when you type in the code, double check that you copied the entire snippet correctly, and if nothing happens, you probably changed an advanced setting (maybe without even knowing) and need to set it back to default. To do it, type about:config into your browser and make sure that network.protocol-handler.external.mailto is on the default setting: true.
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