18 tricks to make your xp system run faster

It is recommended that friends who do not have a basic computer look and be sure to practice. After hands-on, your computer operation level can only be improved.

1、 Shorten the waiting time

Open the Registry Editor, find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control, set WaitToKillServiceTimeout to: 1000 or less (original setting: 20000).

Find the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop key and change the WaitToKillAppTimeout in the right window to 1000 (original setting: 20000), which means that you will only wait 1 second when closing the program. Change the HungAppTimeout value to: 200 (original setting: 5000), which means that the program waits 0.5 seconds when there is an error.

2、 Let the system automatically close the program that stops responding

Open the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop key and set the AutoEndTasks value to 1 (original setting: 0).

3、 Speed up the menu display

Open the Registry Editor, find HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop, change the MenuShowDelay entry under it to: 0, and your menu will be surprisingly fast.

4. Accelerated shared view

Open the Registry Editor and delete {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace

5. Faster window display speed.

Open the Registry Editor, find the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics subkey branch, find the MinAniMate key value in the right window, its type is REG_SZ, by default the value of this value is 1, which means open the window display animation, change it to 0, then disable the display of animation, then select the “Logout” command from the Start menu to activate the changes just made can

6. Turn off unnecessary services.

If you are just using WindowsXP in standalone, then many service components are not needed at all. The extra service programs greatly slow down the system and it is perfectly fine to disable these extra service components.

Let’s take a look at how to turn off unnecessary services. Click “Start” → “Settings” → “Control Panel”. Double-click “Administrative Tools” → “Services”, open it and you will see a list of services, some of which have been started, and some have not. Right-click on the service you want to configure and click on “Properties”. On the “General” tab, select “Automatic”, “Manual” or “Disabled”, where “Automatic” means that Windows XP starts the service automatically every time the system starts; “Manual” means that Windows XP does not start the service automatically, but starts it manually when you need it; and “Disable” means that the service is not allowed to start. In the actual configuration, choosing “Manual” or “Disable” can achieve the purpose of shutting down the service, and it is recommended to use the manual function so that you can start some services that you need temporarily at any time. Some services are necessary for WindowsXP and cannot be closed, otherwise they will cause system crashes. As for the function of each service, we can double-click the service or hover over the service name to see. Let’s take a look at the description of these services and then finally see which services can be turned off (see the table below). For us ordinary users who use Windows XP standalone, we can turn off the services in the table. If you have special requirements, you can refer to the instructions in the table to configure the services of Windows XP by yourself in order to achieve the optimal state.

7. Delete shared documents.

By default, when you open My Computer in Windows XP, you will see some folders above the hard drive icon. These are the “Shared Folders”, which are the folders used for each of the shared files. These folders are particularly annoying and unnecessary. We can make these folders disappear from My Computer by.

Open the registry editor and remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\
DelegateFolders under {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee} and delete them, next time you open My Computer, these annoying folders will no longer exist.

8. Speed up the startup of Windows XP.

(1) Windows XP comes with a service called Prefetcher, which manages the initial Windows startup program (i.e. the scrolling blue bar at startup), where the specified program can be loaded quickly for later use. Prefetcher is on by default, but its performance can be further enhanced. Open the Registry Editor and find in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\MemoryManagement
PrefetchParameters, which has a key value named EnablePrefetcher, in most cases its value is 3. The recommended setting value is 5 – on my machine, set to 5 when working best. Feel free to try different values until you find the best one for your machine. You can also disable the Prefetcher and just set the value to 0. However, people are not stupid enough to set it to 0 unless it is for testing purposes.

(2) In “My Computer” -> “Properties” -> “Advanced” -> “Startup and Troubleshooting”, click “Error Reporting” and select “Disable error reporting”, “But notify me when a serious error occurs”.

(3) Remove the options of “Write events to system log”, “Send administrative alerts” and “Automatically restart”; set “Write debug information” to “None”.

(4) Click “Edit” and in the pop-up notepad file.

[Operating Systems]

timeout=30 //change the default time of 30 seconds to 0 seconds

multi(0) disk(0) rdisk(0) partition(1) \WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect //change the default fastdetect to nodetect

Registry modification method: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control”, SystemStartOptions key value to NODETECT.

9. Automatically end tasks when shutting down the computer.

When shutting down the computer, sometimes annoying dialog boxes pop up to remind you that a program is still running and whether to end the task or not. It is actually entirely possible to make Windows automatically end these still-running programs with a little modification. Open the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop directory in the registry and change the AugoEndTasks key inside to 1

Note: You may not be able to find the AutoEndTasks key value, in which case, build your own string value and change it to this name, with the value set to 1.

10、Optimization of program operation.

Programs run with their own priorities. All programs take up processor resources, and the processor has an order of priority for processing tasks. 31 priority levels are available in a typical computer, with the system’s kernel occupying some of the highest levels so as to ensure system stability, while ordinary applications are generally in the more backward levels. There are also priorities among ordinary applications, they would have been equal for everyone in front of the processor, but there are still some subtle differences, with foreground programs (currently in use) having a higher priority than background programs. You can adjust the priority of the application yourself, open Task Manager, click on the “Processes” tab, select an application process, right click, a shortcut menu will pop up, select “Set Priority”, there are six levels: real-time, high There are 6 levels: Real-time, High, High & Standard, Standard, Below Standard, Low. You can have your application forcibly scheduled to a higher or lower level (naturally freeing up resources for other applications). If you don’t know the specific process of an application, you can do the following: go to the “Applications” tab, right-click on a task, select “Go to process” and it will go to the process of that application, so you will find the process of that application.

11. Optimize the “Startup and Failover” settings.

If you find your hard drive rattling hard when your system crashes, it’s because Windows XP is writing DUMP files, and for us, what good is it if you’re not going to send this file to Microsoft (a waste of phone bills)? So my suggestion is to turn it off. Right click “My Computer”, click Properties, click “Advanced”, in the “Startup and Fault Recovery” section, click “Settings “In the “System failure” column, select only “Automatically restart” and select “None” for writing debugging information.

12. Disable the “error reporting” function.

This feature can automatically collect some error information when your Windows XP has an error and send it to Microsoft to improve their operating system (another waste of phone bill and useless feature), so it is recommended to turn it off. If this feature is not useful to you, then why let it take up your memory? Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click Advanced → Error Reporting, and select Disable Error Reporting Select the “Disable error reporting” feature.

13、Disable the “Internet Time Synchronization” function.

If synchronization is enabled, your computer clock will be synchronized with the Internet time server once a week, it is recommended to turn it off (a feature that is not very useful). Please click “Start” → “Control Panel” → “Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options”, and then click “Date and Time “Date and Time” → “Internet Time”.

14, off Dr. Watson.

Type “drwtsn32” in “Start”->”Run”, or “Start”->”Programs”->”Accessories”->”System Information”->”System Information”. “Programs”->”Accessories”->”System Tools”->”System Information”-> “Tools”->”Dr Watson”, pull out the system Dr. Watson, only keep the “Dump all thread contexts” option, otherwise Otherwise, if there is a program error, the hard disk will take a long time to read and take up a lot of space. If this has happened before, please look for the user.dmp file and delete it to save tens of MB of space.

15. Set the DMA mode of IDE device.

For some reason, Windows XP sometimes uses the PIO parallel input-output transfer mode on the IDE channel instead of DMA mode. If this is the case, users can manually change the IDE channel to DMA mode, which will reduce the CPU cycles occupied by this device. Open Device Manager (right-click My Computer, select Properties, click Hardware tab, click Device Manager to open it), then click to expand the “IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers” branch, double-click “Primary IDE Channel” and click Advanced Settings. Check the “Transfer Mode” drop-down menu, set them all to DMA If Available, and click OK. Then modify each IDE controller in the same way

16. Remove support for zip files.

This is a pretty good optimization, Windows XP has built-in support for. ZIP files, and we can browse zip files as folders. However, the system has to use some resources to achieve this feature, so disabling this feature can improve system performance. The implementation is very simple, just unregister zipfldr.dll, click Start->Run, type in: regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll and enter.

17. Turn off the quick switch function.

Win XP has a very compelling feature called “Quick Switch”, this feature provides the possibility for many people to use the computer at the same time, but be aware that every feature is always accompanied by a loss of resources, if your memory is less than 64M, Win XP is automatically disabled at the time of installation, because this If your memory is less than 64M, Win XP is automatically disabled when it is installed, because this will make the pressure on the already stretched memory even greater, for 128M users, it does not matter if you open this feature, but you do not really need this feature, so it is recommended to turn it off. The method is as follows: Control Panel –> User Accounts, click “Change user login or logout”, remove the “use fast user switching” on it.

18. Prioritize IRQ interrupt requests.

This is a very effective optimization. Every major component of the computer is set with an IRQ interrupt number. Here it is all about optimization by modifying the priority of each IRQ request. The main target of optimization here is the system/CMOS real clock, which improves performance through the motherboard. First, determine which component you want to get higher performance, and then find the IRQ interrupt number that is being used by this hardware. How to find it? Open System Properties in the Control Panel (you can also open it by pressing the Windows+Break hotkey combination on your keyboard). Select the “Hardware” tab, then click the “Device Manager” button. Right-click on the component you want to check the IRQ number for, select “Properties”, and then click on the “Resources” tab. Here you can see the IRQ interrupt number that the device is using (if there is no IRQ interrupt number, select another device). Write down the interrupt number, then run the registry editor regedit and find the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl location in the registry. We want to create a DWORD double-byte value named IRQ#Priority (where “#” is the specific IRQ interrupt number), and then set its value to 1. For example, my system CMOS real clock IRQ interrupt number is 8, I want to create the key name is After restarting the computer, you will find that the performance of the just-optimized component has improved. I highly recommend using this method to optimize the system CMOS real clock, because it improves the performance of the entire motherboard. Of course it is possible to prioritize multiple IRQ interrupt numbers, but this is not as effective and may cause system instability. To undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK, causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK, causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK, causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK, causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK, causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK, causing system instability. If you want to undo this optimization setting, just delete the registry key you just created and it will be OK.

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