click on start
...type in msconfig
...click on startup
everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall
if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things
like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...
unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...
these tweaks will speed you up some...
turn off indexing...click ...START
click on the hard drive...properties
..uncheck allow indexing
and compress drive
...then click on OK...when it asks about subfolders say YES
...it will take a little while to finish...
go to add/remove programs and get rid of anything you don't want or use
of real player
...and Adobe reader
they are resource hogs
get CCLEANER here
To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, etc..please download this free tool...CCleaner
Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you!Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...
It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.
Before first use...
"Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
The rest of the standard settings are fine...
Click on CCleaner to start it. Then click "Run Cleaner"DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS
this replace's Adobe reader
Foxit Reader is a free utility that includes some tools that Adobe lacks, including
a "typewriter" tool that lets you type text over any PDF, and edit any of the text
not just files that have been set with form fields.
Foxit launches very quickly (in about one second) and it requires no installation...
It allows you open, view, print, and change the page layout in PDF files. For some functions, such as the typewriter function,
FoxIt Reader shows an ad for FoxIt Reader Pro. However, these functions still work with minor limitations.
get foxit reader
I highly recommend these alternatives to quicktime and real player..
they both are
- Quick and easy install..about 30 seconds..
- No background processes
- Low on resources
- Smaller sizehttp://www.free-code...alternative.htmhttp://www.free-code...Alternative.htm
Edited by happyrck, 02 April 2008 - 06:23 PM.