PC Magazine Windows XP Speed Solutions
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PC Magazine Windows XP Speed Solutions

  • Publish Date: 2004-10-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Curt Simmons

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Get that snail out of your system
In these pages, you'll find all kinds of tips, tweaks, hacks, and configuration settings that should help you regain some speed control over Windows XP. I'll also show you how to get rid of the clutter and junk that Windows XP picks up over time...
--Curt Simmons

When everything seems like slow motion, it's time to call in PC Magazine's favorite system doctor

You have to clean out most things after you use them for awhile. Why should your PC be any different? This indispensable book shows you exactly how to turn that snail into a cheetah by unloading the junk that Windows XP has collected, turbo-charging your system for faster response, cleaning up the Registry, and using all the safeguards provided in Service Pack 2. Just don't be surprised if your PC is faster than on the day you brought it home.

Give Windows XP a power boost
* Make programs start faster with hidden prefetch settings
* Eliminate spyware, adware, and unwanted cookies
* Dump programs you don't need (but know which ones you DO)
* Pre-schedule maintenance tasks
* Boost system startup by disabling features
* Tweak virtual memory
* Learn to work with the Registry
* Update your device drivers
* Beef up your cable or DSL speed
* Learn from special tips and tricks in every chapter


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