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Tips & Tweaks

This section provides articles, links to system tips and tweaks, customizations and tune up. If there is a specific topic, it is included in the specific tools section.

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Performance

Are your PC running in top performance? Do you know why it is not fast enough even you have a power processor. In order to have faster performance or speed up your system, you have to know how to optimize the settings in your Windows.  

Remove unused startup programs/services
Computer Health - Getting greater stability from Windows

Windows 98/Me

Make Windows go faster
Speed tweak
Reduce Windows boot up time
How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows Millennium Edition
Description of the System Restore Utility in Windows Millennium Edition
How to Enable and Disable System Restore (Windows Me)
How to Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt
System Resources FAQ (Win9x/Me) - Excellent explanation of system resources works in Win9x
Deleting the _Restore Folder from a Non-Windows Me Partition Resets the Data Store
Memory Management in Win98 & ME - Excellent explanation of how memory works in Win9x
Free System Resources Do Not Return to Previous Value
Information About Defragmenting the Windows Paging File
Description of the Disk Defragmenter Tool in Windows 98-Me / Appears to Hang at 10 Percent
Drive's Contents Have Changed Restarting... Message When You Use the Disk Defragmenter Tool
System Resources Decrease After Starting and Quitting a Program
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

Windows 2000/XP

Virtual Memory in Windows XP - Excellent explanation of how memory works in Win2000/XP
Optimize Swap File - Excellent explanation of how to optimize swap file in Win9x/Me/2000/XP
How to configure paging files for optimization and recovery in Windows XP

The page file size for Windows 2000/XP/2003, if you have 256 MB–1,373 MB physical memory (RAM), paging file should be no smaller than 1.5 times the RAM size. If you have 1,374 MB or greater, in a 32-bit system, you should have no less than 2 GB plus 16 MB; in 64-bit system: you should have no less than the same size of the RAM plus 128 MB.

Multibooting with XP

Windows XP Floppy Boot Disk

How to speed up XP shutdown process?

Registry Hacks

Registry Hacks

Windows Tips

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Bi-monthly newsletter issue contains important computer news, computer security tips, software reviews, computer hardware, and software tips articles, as well as discussion about useful programs.

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