Boot Windows XP faster

Does your computer take a lot of time to start, which frustrates you? I am going to highlight 3 most effective ways to boot (start) your Windows computer faster.

1. Startup

  • Go to start>run then type msconfig and press enter.
  • Go to the startup tab. Here you will see a list of startup items.
  • These are all the programs that automatically start when you boot your PC. These programs slow down the boot up process.
  • So uncheck all the unwanted items like ms-office, messengers other utilities that u may not need at startup. Don’t uncheck your antivirus software.

Restart your PC to and see for yourself, your pc will now boot
faster….!!

2. Do a boot defragment.

This places all boot files next to each other on the
disk for faster booting. By default this option is enabled, but
on some systems it is not, so below is the information on how to turn it on:

  • Go to Start Menu and Click Run
  • Type regedit then click ok
  • Find “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOptimizeFunction
  • Select “Enable” from the list on the right
  • Right-click on it and select “Modify”
  • Change the value to Y .
  • Reboot your PC and see the change yourself.

3.SPEED UP BOOT BY DISABLING UNUSED PORTS

This is done by disabling your unused devices in Device Manager. for example, if you don’t have input devices that are connected to one of your USB’s or COM ports, disabling them will give you an extra performance boost in booting.

  • Go to Control Panel -> System -> Hardware tab -> device manager
  • Disable devices that you don’t use for your PC and then restart.

Use your Pen drive as RAM

With the release of Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft has introduced a new technology called ReadyBoost.

With the help of this technology you can use any Flash drive, SD Cards, CF Cards as the third memory option for the computer.

For Windows Vista & 7

1. Open My Computer.
2. Right Click on the Removable Disk Drive and select Properties.
3. Click on ReadyBoost Tab.
4. Enable the feature by selecting the option and allocate the amount of space you want to use as memory.

Things to be noted

1. You need at least 512 Mb of memory to run Windows Vista & 7 decently.
2. If your device is not giving the option of ReadyBoost, then it means that it doesn’t clear up the minimum data trasfer rate required by ReadBoost technology.

 

For Windows XP

Give Your Windows PC a Boost!
eBoostr implements a
different advanced approach to use flash memory to speed up your
computer forXP

http://www.eboostr.com/

use ur 2GB Pen drive and use only 1024 capacity of pen drive for cache.

You will get speed of 1GB, as if u have upgraded your RAM to 1GB.

Increase RAM Virtually, no software, no cost

Most computers today have something like 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM available for the CPU to use. Unfortunately, that amount of RAM is not enough to run all of the programs that most users expect to run at once. To speed up your windows or to increase RAM virtually,

  1. Right click on My Computer
  2. Go to Properties
  3. click on Advanced
  4. Go to Performance>Settings>Advanced>Virtual Memory>Change
  5. Keep the initial size same as recommended and double the maximum size, then restart your system.

It will improve speed of windows and also allow you to do better multi tasking.

Watch Star Wars (yeah, the movie) in Dot Matrix!

Yeah…you read it right….Watch “Star Wars-Episode IV” in command prompt for free.
It takes very little download as there are no REAL pictures involved, only dot matrix. I recommend you to try this Amazing trick, right away!

Requirements:

  1. Internet Connection
  2. MS Windows (any will do)
  3. Little patience..!!

Procedure:

  1. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you need to enable telnet. Click Here to know how.
  2. Go to START, open RUN
  3. Type “cmd” (without quotes) and press enter
  4. Press alt+enter to switch to full screen for better experience
  5. Type “telnet” (without quotes) and press enter
  6. Type the letter “o” (without quotes) and press enter
  7. Next to <to> type “towel.blinkenlights.nl” (without quotes) and press enter
  8. Wait till it connects, an introduction will start with credits, then a brief summary of star wars episode IV before the real part begins!

Be patient and then you will be able to see the movie in dot matrix….ENJOY..!!!