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    Lightbulb Optimize Your Windows

    Low transfat and low carb diet for your pc or How to optimize Windows XP for the best performance:

    http://home.earthlink.net/~rikhardk/...erformance.htm

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    http://www.rikhard.com (link in the middle)

    Always keep antivirus and spy removal applications (links on the bottom of the page) up-to-date, and scan regularly.

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    Good find...
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    Interesting article. Has anyone here tried this. Any side effects? I'm sure there are benefits.

    Very easy to follow.
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    [|||||!||||'] 95% complete

    It's in... it's finally installed!!!! But never finished!

    "It works! It works! I've finally invented something that works!" -- Doctor Emmit Brown

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    good find

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpcnoobie
    Interesting article. Has anyone here tried this. Any side effects? I'm sure there are benefits.

    Very easy to follow.
    I have done most of the stuff listed on blackviper site. I am going to do a rebuild and will try this one.

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    it would also be good to run a spyware-removing program (SpySweeper, etc) as well as a registry cleaner (Registry Mechanic, etc) periodically. You would be AMAZED at how much garbage comes bundled with legitimate programs (and im NOT talking about KaZaa or ad-supported programs)....

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    Question

    Did anyone have a chance to try it?

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    I've done all of those and more by myself when i first installed xp. None of those settings will screw up your computer, and everything is reversible. All it is, is just some tweaks for disabling unused services etc.

    Go ahead and give it a try, you dont have to do all of them... I managed to cut down my boot times fairly significantly using same techniques. One thing that article doesnt mention... is bios tweaks. You can disable a ton of unused hardware right from your bios so it doesnt even get initialized in windows xp. Hence cutting down your boot time, freeing up memory, etc.

    Anti Spyware? Personally i dont have an antivirus and rarely do spyware checks on my computers. And I'm happy to say that i havent been hit by any virus in past 4 years, and all i find is cookies etc that act as spyware. Just know what you're downloading, and most problems will be solved on the spot.
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    Smile

    Thank you very much for all your comments!

    The article is an attempt to help people to help themselves.
    I tried to avoid any controversial and complicated/advanced tweaks simply because I am targeting average home pc user.
    Any person who knows how to click Start button should be able to follow the described steps and enjoy ~20–40% performance gain in 20-40 minutes.

    It’s been tested on hundreds computers, and completely manufacturer independent. NONE of the fixes listed in the article will “break” ANYTHING on your computer (well… except Windows Messenger, which shouldn’t be used anyway – buggy, insecure). This step-by-step procedure is logically chained and squeezed into 13 pages.

    Thanks again. I honestly appreciate your feedback!

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    Update

    I published updated version of the article to my new domain (www.FixYourWindows.com):

    http://www.fixyourwindows.com/optimizewindows.htm

    I also included description of my last hardware project with many pictures:

    http://www.fixyourwindows.com/mymodzmain.htm

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