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Speed Up Boot Time/Home Networking

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I have two questions that aren't dealt with here specifically, (at least Ican't find them).

I have a Dell 8300 3.00GHZ, 4GB RAM, Windows XP Pro (OEM), SP2, Linksys Modem/Router.

I have a home network setup with my Dell (Base), my son's Dell (Wireless), and my HP Notebook, (Wireless, BT, or 10/100 ethernet) all these connections work A-Okay. Is there somewhere I can read how I can swap files between my computers?

My computer boots just fine and it runs A-Okay. Is there a way to speed up the boot time? Where can I read up on that subject also? It seems like it is done loading but the activity light is on steadily. The activity light can stay on for about 3-4 minutes before it is finished booting.

Sorry, that was three questions.

Thank you.

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Hi Blacklion213!

I suggest you take a look at XP Tweaks page by using the link in my signature. The suggestions will help you speed up your computer.

As for sharing files between computers, you have to make sure that each computer is on the same WORKGROUP. To Check this, right click on MY COMPUTER, select PROPERTIES, click on the COMPUTER NAME tab and see what it says next to WORKGROUP for each computer. If they are not the same, then click the CHANGE button and change the workgroup name to match that of the other computer. When asked let your computer reboot and then check and see if you can see the other computers on your network by double-clicking MY NETWORK PLACES and clicking on VIEW WORKGROUP COMPUTERS located on the left side of the window.

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