Hmm. System Tweak Recommendations?

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ObjectOriented

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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.
 
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ObjectOriented

Guest
#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.
 
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allan

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#3
  • 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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yoyo

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#4
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
 

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