Now that Vista has arrived with more of a thud than thunder, people are asking the question, “What can I do to speed up my slow computer?” A good answer is to customize your existing operating system for speed an performance. So, why not keep XP. It is Microsoft most stable operating system. Vista will not be stable until the first major service pack update is released. Until then, Vista is about as stable as a house of cards in a tornado. Also XP to Vista migration causes slow computer performance. If you are one of these people who rather kick XP up a notch than pay for a system that meets Vista outrageous specs for optimum performance, read on for some expert tips to speed up a slow computer using XP tweaks.
If your computer has a slow startup, maybe it is not related to Windows itself. Basic Input/Output System, short for BIOS, might be the reason. Basic Input/Output System performs in the startup sequence. But supposing that the configuration is messy or has some obscure instructions, this makes a sluggish startup. To do with this, you are able to open your PC and hold down delete. Find the Boot Menu and then pick the QUICK BOOT to switch off memory test. But please ensure the hard disk comes first within the BOOT ORDER. Next turn off logo design shows.
If you want to search for a particular file or other things in Windows XP, you are able to use the guaranteed indexing service to find it. However, actually, the continual indexing of files will slow down your system performance. Hence, you had better disable it.
Keyword density is a crucial component in search engines. To prevent this from happening, try to keep your total keyword content to under twenty percent of the given page.
If you’re on a network, but not sharing any printers, then speed things up by disabling the network printer search. Open the Network and Sharing Center, then under Printer Sharing, click the down arrow and select Turn off printer sharing before clicking Apply.
Resolutions. If you are prepared to do one thing for faster performance, then try lowering your screen resolution. The lower it is, the quicker your notebook gets.
11. Disconnect USB devices you aren’t using. When Windows starts, it must load all the drivers for the devices connected to your computer. If you have many devices connected to the USB ports, such as printers, scanners, cameras and hard drives that you don’t use on a regular basis, disconnect them. You can reconnect them when you use them. Disconnecting them when they are not in use will allow Windows to load the drivers only when needed.