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Display a message before Windows XP starts

This trick will display a message before your Win XP starts.
Caution: Editing the registry can be fatal for your Windows. Follow the steps carefully.
  • Go to Start->Run
  • On the Run window type regedit and press Enter.
  • Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mcft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
  • Modify the key legalnoticecaption and write the title of the window that you want to appear.
    Eg: Message by Dave
  • Modify the key legalnoticetext with what you want the window to display in its body.
    Eg: This computer is owned by Dave, go away..
  • Restart your computer

Now whenever your computer starts, the message defined by you will appear before Windows XP is loaded…!!!

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.