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

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.


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

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.

Speed up your Internet

Windows reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes, like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC, etc.

You can get it back. Just follow the steps below to enjoy more internet speed:

  • Click Start>Run and type “gpedit.msc” without quotes. This opens the group policy editor.
  • Then go to Local Computer Policy
  • Choose Computer Configuration
  • Then go to Administrative Templates>Network
  • Now head to QOS Packet Scheduler>Limit Reservable Bandwidth.
  • Now Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth
  • It will say it is not configured, but if you look under the ‘Explain‘ tab, you will find, ” By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”
  • So the trick is to ENABLE reserved bandwidth, then set it to ZERO.

This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.

Enjoy faster speed!

Speed up Firefox

Follow the steps below to increase the speed of Mozilla Firefox:

  • In the address bar of Mozilla Firefox, type “about:config ” then press enter.
  • Using the search box at the top of the page, find the following:

    – network.dns.disableIPv6
    – network.http.pipelining
    – network.http.proxy.pipelining
    – network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

  • Now, one-by-one double click these terms and

    – set “network.dns.disableIPv6” to “true”
    – set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
    – Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
    -Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to some number like 30 ( this means it will make 30 requests at once) you can set it more than 30, but the network administrators do not like it.

  • Right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
  • Name it nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0 (Zero, this value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it  receives.)
  • Right-click anywhere again and select New-> string.
  • Name it content.notify.backoffcount and set it’s value to 5
  • Right-click anywhere yet again and select New-> string.
  • Name it ui.submenuDelay and set it’s value to 0 (Zero)
  • Search  plugin.expose_full_path and set it to true
  • Search browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers and set it to 0 (Zero, This will disable caching of recent pages visited)
  • Right-click anywhere and select New-> String.
  • Name it browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it’s value to 0 (Zero)

Then, restart Firefox to take into account the new settings. You should now have greater speed.