Different Ways to SPEED UP Windows XP
If you are running 128mb or 256mb of Ram, it's pretty cheap and
easy to upgrade to 512mb. Although this suggestion will actually
cost money but we think only 450/- Rs will increase Your
computer's speed much more than before. Remember to buy RAM of
good quality. In Pakistan the trusted RAM is of Kingston.
Uninstall Useless Programs:
Having old games or other software you no longer use can take up
a lot of space on your hard drive, which can lead to an overall
decrease in your PC's performance.
Removing old programs is easy. From the Control Panel click
on the "Add or Remove Programs" Icon. You can safely remove
programs like games, demos, and other software you no longer use.
Turn off Windows Animations:
Fancy sliding, fading and animated effects that windows uses by
default can easily be turned off, and will make the reaction
time of simple tasks like opening and moving windows, taskbars,
etc... much faster.
From the Control Panel, click on the "System" icon. Click on
the Advanced tab. Click the "Settings" button underneath
"Performance". Uncheck the options related to animations, and
other unneeded visual effects.
Disable File Indexing:
Indexing service gets info from files on the hard drive and
creates a "searchable keyword index."
If you don't use the XP search feature often to look for
documents, you can turn this feature off, and the difference
you'll notice is a slight increase in the time it takes for your
computer to find a file, but an overall increase in general
speed for everything else is much better than it.
From My Computer > right-click on the C: Drive > select
Uncheck "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file
searching." Apply changes to "C: sub folders and files," and
Clean Up Prefetch temp & cache
file: Windows stores a lot of temporary files
that can be safely cleaned out once a month or so. This will
speed up Your Windows XP and of course You will enjoy much
better speedy computer then.
For this purpose You can use Free Software like CCleaner
which You can easily download from software's section of Google
URDU. So download it, install it and enjoy it Great Features, All
Free and without any cost.
Always USE Good Antivirus
Protection: Its very
important for a PC to Run in
a proper way, You need a good antivirus program. There are many
antivirus programs now a days in market some of them are free
too but less in features. Anyway You can download AVG (Simple
and Easy to USE Antivirus) and install it on Yours system. Its
Freeware version is available at its site and We think its one
of the Best Ant viruses Which are FREE.
You can download its Premium version and get its key from
Google Urdu's Software's section also. In this way You can enjoy
Registered Version of AVG.
Media Files: Do
not store media files like mp3, dat, ram, wmv etc Audio and
Video Files in the Windows XP drive i.e. C-Drive. Use other hard
disk drives for storing media files.