Improving Internet Connection:
connected to the Internet, sometimes the websites do not load, or take too
long to load. Use a simple trick I have used for years:
1. Go to Start, click Run...
2. Type "ping www.anysite.com -t" (without
quotaion marks). Instead of "anysite" you may use www.msn.com,
www.yahoo.com etc, or any other site that is normally up and running.
3. Hit OK.
In an MS-DOS prompt window you will see your computer
pinging a website. You will see your Internet connection taking off!
find files you KNOW you will not need ever again. Instead of sending them
to the Recycle Bin by hitting Del in Windows Explorer, use the combination
Shift+Del. Thus, you bypass the Recycle Bin, pretty much guaranteeing that
you will never see those files again (use with caution).
Manage your computer remotely:
Microsoft Netmeeting on the computer that you know you will have to manage
remotely and be sure to configure it with the option of shared desktop.
After that you will be
able to enter the remote computer anytime, using the user name and
password that you assigned at the configuration time.
Always remember to make a
prepared to get a user calling you about his/her computer is haunted
because is moving alone.......hehehehe...
Customize the XP Start Menu:
Windows XP's Start menu, right-click the Start button and choose
Properties. Click Customize under the Start Menu tab and select the
Advanced tab. In the scrolling list labeled 'Start menu items', you can
hide or reveal Search, My Music, and other items, or you can make Control
Panel, My Computer, Network Connections, My Documents, and related items
appear as icons, as a cascading menu, or not at all Just make your choices
and click OK twice.
similar applications under a single button in the taskbar, forcing you to
choose the item from a pop-up menu. If you would prefer separate buttons
for each open application, right-click the taskbar, choose Properties,
uncheck Group similar taskbar buttons, and click OK.
Making WindowsXP remember opten
versions of Windows, folders and Explorer windows you had open when you
logged off would open again the next time you logged on. This is not the
default in Windows XP. choose Tools, Folder Options in any window, click
the View tab, scroll to the end of the Advanced settings list, click"
Restore previous folder windows at logon", and click OK.
This is the
simple trick I always use to boot PC performance. It's low cost and
everybody can do the same trick. I have a MB with Via chipsets. The simple
way is to download the lastest version 4in1 driver. It can fixed many
problems. If people know enough what they are doing, he can even twist the
driver to get a little bit more juice out of it.
usually have more safety margin than AMD. It would be a good candidate for
o/c. The easy way to o/c is to increase the FSB frequency by editing the
BIOS. Say if you have one with 100MHz (or 400MHz depends how you look at
it). You can increase up to 119Mhz without problem as long as you the the
right cooler. Don't be aggressive or you will run into stability issue.
You can increase increase more if you have those "downgrade" chip. You
wouldn't fry your chip even if it run too hot.
|Change the Logon Message in Windows XP:|
In the key
LegalNoticeCaption enter the Title you want to give the window.
In the key LegalNoticeText
enter whatever message you want to display at logon.
Close regedit. restart your computer.
If you would
like your computer to boot a tad faster, and you are comfortable with
changing a few bios settings try these,enable Quickboot,in bios features
setup ,disable bootup floppy seek, and in boot sequence boot from C:
Quick Computer Lock:
This is not a
tweak, just a simple keyboard shortcut (very useful at least for me!)
I have to lock the computer several times a day
because i have sensitive information and here's a simple way to do it:
Just press Winkey (key between left control and left alt) and L at the
same time. Bang, computer locked.
Boot XP Faster:
This will work
for all versions of Windows.
Go to "Start"
Click on "Run"
Typ "msconfig" without the " "
and click "ok"
You will now see a list of files. All
the files that have a check in front of it, will be loaded when you boot
the computer. A lot of these files are useless. For example, who needs
Quicktime to be started automatically every single time the computer is
booted?? If you need it, you can just start it via program files. So, all
the files you don't want to be started at boot can be unselected. If
you're not sure what a particular file means, leave it, it might be
important. Important programs could include a virus scanner, a firewall, a
driver needed to operate hardware or any other program you want to be
I myself decreased the boot time for my
WinXp machine from 45 seconds to 30 seconds. I got similar results for my
WinMe and Win98 machine, nearly booting at half the time needed before!
And that with a few simple clicks!
Use Partitions for better
If you suffer
from poor performance of your hard drive or your system overall, you might
want to consider partitioning your hard drive into two or more partitions.
If you do not, files on your hard drives will fragment, and it will take
longer to boot windows, start programs and access your favorite files.
Partitioning your hard drives allows you to install all additional windows
programs onto the second partition. You can use a third partition to store
your mp3 files, schoolwork or other personal files. This way, the main
partition on which windows is installed will fragment less fast, leading
to faster boots.
use any partition program, even fdisk in DOS. However, I recomend using
Partition Magic, as it is considered to be one of the best partitioning
As I said
before, I advise you to install your main Operating System on the first
partition. You can install any additional programs like Wordprocessors and
Games on the second partition. A third partition can be used to store
personal files like mp3's, video files and other files. Also, remember to
defragment your hard drive frequently. If you follow my advice, you will
benefit a faster hard drive.
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