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I have a Gateway solo laptop 333Mhz intel celeron and 96 MB of RAM. I wanna get a last boost out of this by tweaking 98SE before i put linux on it. I was wondering if there are any working tweaks that will make it a little faster.

any help would be great.

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clean out your temp folders

run a scan disk

defrag once, then once again

update drivers

you don't have enough memory for tweaking the swap file much, but you can tweak your system cache a little. Open notepad or another text editor, open your SYSTEM.INI file from your Windows directory and find
the section starting with [vcache], and add the following two lines, or modify them if they already exist.
MinFileCache=0
MaxFileCache=24576

Open the CONFIG.SYS file found in the root directory of your C: drive using Notepad or another text editor

Add a new line if not there that says
"DOS=HIGH,UMB",
or modify the exiting line beginning with "DOS=" and change it to "DOS=HIGH,UMB" to load the DOS processor into high memory.

Make sure the following lines also exist at the top of the file, without them DOS can not be loaded into upper memory.
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
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