This Tweak is meant for increasing the performance of Windows XP, it ca either be a fresh installation or a old one .This tweak surely increase the performance for your computer .
1. Disable Dos 8.3 naming in Windows Xp.(Consumes lot of resources)
Windows XP uses two different names for each file on your computer. One is the name that you see in explorer and in the command prompt, and the other is an MSDOS compatible 8.3 (8 character title followed by a ‘.’ .Then three more characters to indicate the type of file) name. If you are intending to run DOS only software, or connect to pre-Windows 95 computers, you will need this second set of names. If not, you are simply wasting resources. To disable the 8.3 naming convention:
Open REGEDIT (Start, Run, regedit)
Navigate to :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ System\ CurrentControlSet\ Control\ FileSystem
Change the value of the NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation to ‘1′
2.) Right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties, now goto Advanced tab in new window and click on Settings button in Performance section click on settings :
Now uncheck all the options in Visual Effects, but u can check following options :
1.) Show window contents while dragging.
2.) Smooth edges of screen fonts.
3.) Use common tasks in folders (If u use the left side pane in My computer, I don’t use it.)
4.) Show translucent selection rectangle
5.) Use drop shadows on icon labels on the desktop. (to make the desktop icons label transparent.)
6.) Use visual styles on windows and buttons.
3.)Now I’ll tell some Registry tricks, which can be applied without any problem and I am sure this trick will surely increase the performance of your system. Just copy paste following code in Notepad and save the file with any name but the extension of the file must be .REG , and after that run the file and then click on yes :
@=”%windir%\\System32\\cmd.exe /k cd \”%1\””
4.Go To Control Panel And Open Sound & Audio Devices in Control Panel (or type mmsys.cpl in RUN), goto Sounds tab and select No Sounds in Sound Scheme section. Or u can remain some of ur favorite sounds there but set Exit Windows, Start Windows, Windows Logoff, Windows Logon to (None).
5.Start – Run and type msconfig, now goto Startup tab and uncheck the entries, which u don’t want to start automatically with the windows, like u some softwares, and many more.
6.Open Tools – Folder Options and click on View tab:
Now uncheck following options:
a.) Automatically search for network folders & printers.
b.) Display file size information in folder tips.
c.) Display simple folder view in Explorer’s Folders list.
d.) Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color. (I don’t use this option.)
e.) Show pop-up description for folder and desktop icons.
f.) Use simple file sharing.
Other remaining options are totally based upon user’s requirements, they usually don’t affect the performance! So u can enable/disable them acc. to ur requirements.
7.List of Automatic services in Windows Xp and which of them can Be Disabled .Guys these are the services in Windows which start automatically when windows starts and they also consume lot of resources making your bootup speed slow. To disable some of the services go to:-
Start – Run and type msconfig, now goto Services tab and uncheck the entries which u dont need .