xp and drivers
Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:16 PM
Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:52 PM
1) Reinstalling a fresh copy of XP will not improve the performance over another fresh install of XP - you said that you just got a new desktop system.
2) Drivers must be reinstalled - you can't just copy the files.
3) Improving the performance of a PC involves making changes to a stock installation such as:
- Removing unecessary startup programs. See Startup Inspector or Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel.
- Defragging the hard drive.
- Disabling all those stupid MS "eye candy" theme settings such as sliding combo boxes, etc.
See Control Panel > System > Advanced tab > Performance: Settings > tick Custom. Re-enable "Show Window contents while dragging" and "Use visula styles on windows and buttons" > OK.
- Setting to Manual the following Services:
Start, Run, type services.msc, OK
Change the "Startup Type" to Manual, then select
"Apply" and "OK", repeat for all of the following:
The following is a list of Services that you can set to MANUAL on most systems
for increased performance unless otherwise noted:
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Error Reporting Service (set to DISABLE)
Fast User Switching
Messenger (set to DISABLE)
PRO Remote Registry
SSDP Discovery Service
- If you PC is not hand-built then uninstall al that crap "bloatware" (useless programs) that come pre-installed on all store bought systems.
- Make sure there is at least 1MB of RAM installed.
Edited by WinCrazy, 02 October 2007 - 07:53 PM.
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