Hmm. System Tweak Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ObjectOriented, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. Hi guys, just new on the site. I'm looking at maximizing my computers performance. I was looking at this:

    UUser Interface Tweaks


    Show file extensions
    Remove Shared Doc's from My Computer
    Turn off autoplay for CDs
    Show hidden files
    Removes the 'Comments?' tag
    CopyTo/MoveTo Function
    Disable Ballon Tips - regfile
    No Splashscreen for Outlook Express
    Sort your start menu
    Dont Cache Folder Thumbnails
    Speed up the Main Menu
    Quick switch user screen
    Add a Weblink to star menu.
    Create your own popup menu in the TASK BAR


    System Performance Tweaks


    Speed up Diskcache
    Disable Programs at Start up
    Easily Disable Messenger
    Speed up Network Browsing
    XP memory tweaks
    Disable unnecessary services to free system resources
    NTFS Performance Tweak


    Internet Tweaks


    Allow more than 2 simultaneous downloads in IE 6
    DNS Cache Tweak
    Enable mIRC identd
    Disable Schedule Task in IE
    Get rid of Internet Browsing History
    Clear temp files on close
    Change Web Page Font Size on the Fly
    Disable or Adjust Taskbar Grouping
    Adding .com easily - Quick URL's


    Miscellaneous Tweaks


    Clear pagefile on shutdown
    Disable error reporting
    Display message on startup
    Turn off system beeps
    Enable Hibernation
    Create a shortcut to lock computer
    Use the group policy tool to restrict access
    Media Player 8 High encoder
    Netmeeting in XP
    Regedit stays expanded
    Speed up Nero in XP




    User Interface Tweaks

    Show file extensions TOP
    In any folder that contains files. Click on the tools menu and select folder options.
    Then click on the view tab.
    Locate where it lists Hide extensions of known file types and uncheck it.
    Click OK

    Remove Shared Doc's from My Computer TOP
    Start regedit
    Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/
    CurrentVersion/Explorer/MyComputer/NameSpace/DelegateFolders.
    Locate the key {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}.
    Right click on it and select delete.
    Reboot !

    Turn off autoplay for CDs TOP
    Open TweakUI
    Click on MyComputer
    Autoplay and choose the drive by unticking it

    Show hidden files TOP
    In any folder that contains files. Click on the tools menu and select folder options.
    Then click on the view tab.
    Locate where it lists Hidden files and folders and select Show hidden files and folders.
    Click OK.

    Removes the 'Comments?' tag TOP
    Removes the 'Comments?' tag from every window. Remember, after applying the following Registry hacks.
    Download the registry file - HERE
    Reboot your computer!

    CopyTo/MoveTo - reg file TOP
    Add entires on the right click menu above the SendTo option -
    Download the registry file - HERE
    Reboot !

    Disable Baloon Tips - regfile TOP
    Disable Baloon Tips that pop up on a new installation -
    Download registry file - HERE -
    Reboot !

    No Splashscreen for Outlook Express TOP
    Removes the Splashscreen for Outlook Express -
    Download the registry file - HERE
    Reboot !

    Sort your start menu TOP
    Open your main menu
    Slect a program
    Right Click and choose "Sort by Name"

    Dont Cache Folder Thumbnails TOP
    To make folders with thumbnail images start up faster
    Go to control panel and then folder options
    Click on the view tab and Uncheck "Do not cache thumbnails" .

    Speed up the Main Menu TOP
    Open Tweak UI for WinXP and select Mouse.
    Under Menu Speed move the slider all the way over to fast.
    Reboot !.

    Quick switch user screen TOP
    Press Winkey+Q and hold it for a second.
    Repress Q to rotate to other users

    Add a weblink to Start menu TOP
    Heres a really Cool tweak where you can add any website link, like XP-erience to your start menu..
    Just download the ZIP file unpack it and click on the registry file called xperience.reg
    right click on it and choose merge. Reboot.
    Screenshot
    Download

    Create your own popup menu in the TASK BAR TOP
    You can create your own popup window other than START MENU in the taskbar.
    Put all the shortcuts to the applications that you want to popup in a folder .
    Then you right click on taskbar -->toolbars -->new toolbar --> and select the folder


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    System Performance Tweaks

    Speed up Diskcache TOP
    Open Regedit
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/ControlSession/ Manager/MemoryManagement/IoPageLockLimit];
    Modify the value in Hex depending on the size of your RAM
    RAM: modified value(Hex)
    64M: 1000;
    128M: 4000;
    256M: 10000;
    512M or more: 40000.
    Reboot.


    I think that the path( above) to the file in regedit might be broken. Dosen't seem to exist.

    Anywayz, If anyone's got any bright valid ideas on how to maximize my p4 2.4 512MB ram machine, please feel free to share it.
     
  2. Whoops!

    Just noticed after my last post that I copied more than I should have when referring to the broken path in :

    System Performance Tweaks

    Speed up Diskcache TOP
    Open Regedit
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/ControlSession/ Manager/MemoryManagement/IoPageLockLimit];
    Modify the value in Hex depending on the size of your RAM
    RAM: modified value(Hex)
    64M: 1000;
    128M: 4000;
    256M: 10000;
    512M or more: 40000.
    Reboot.

    Sorry about that.
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    • Don't do even one tweak unless you understand exactly what it does, how it effects your system, potential negative implications, and how to undo it if necessary
    • Don't do more than one or two tweaks at a time. See how it (they) effects your system and make sure everything is okay before doing another
    • Ditto disabling services
    • Always ALWAYS create a restore point before performing tweaks or making registry changes
    • You should know that XP works pretty nicely right "out of the box". Sometimes less is more
    • Enjoy :)
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  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Don't know if the tweak you are referring to, will be of any use, however the correct registry path is
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    note that there is a slash behind Control, not after Session.

    And welcome to ntfs.org :D
     
  5. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    What link :confused: