Top 5 Tips To Improve Windows XP Performance


06.09.2011

Top 5 Tips To Improve Windows XP Performance

Although Windows 7 is a great product and there are numerous rumors involving Windows 8 and what it can offer, a lot of people still work under Windows XP. Many would consider this OS from Microsoft outdated but I will show you it still has a lot to offer with the right tuning. In general all the lags are created by the excess of programs and data. Also probably there is a lot of disorganization in the information provided.

We don’t say there is no lag involving computer aging, but in general there are a lot of things you can do in order to speed up things and run apps as smooth as possible. The next tricks can be applied every time you feel your PC is starting to slow down in comparison to how it should work.

Here are 5 must do tips to get the wanted results:

  1. In general an anti-malware program is the 1st thing required in any XP running computer. Pretty sure most of users don’t have such an app installed. Once installed search for viruses and other malware files that might present issues. Once the problems located try to solve it and if it required even delete it. Also a good rule would be to make the program run every week at least once.

  2. Even if you have a big hard drive the resources for accessing it are limited. So I encourage deleting all the files and programs you don’t generally use. This can be done by clicking “Start” near the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen. From there select and click “Control Panel” and then on the “Programs” option. Simply take a look on all of them and uninstall all that are not needed. This can be done with the “Change/Remove” option.

  3. There is a Disk Cleanup tool available for every Windows XP user. This can be found by locating it by clicking on the Windows “Start” menu and clicking on “All Programs.” Select “Accessories” from the pop-out menu, then click “System Tools” and select “Disk Cleanup.” Select the option to clean all of the files on the computer. In general all Windows installs are done on the “C:” drive. Select it or whatever drive you have Windows and click “OK”. Wait until the process is completed. When this happens simply put a check mark on all boxes beside the files that it has detected that you can remove and click “OK.” Click “Delete files” to confirm.

  4. Also a nice addition would be to use Disk Defragmenter. This is done by going to the Windows “Start” menu, click “All Programs,” and select “Accessories,” there you will notice the “Disk Defragmenter” tool. Click it and wait for the Defragmenter window to appear. Now select the Windows drive (in general the C drive) and click on “Analyze”. The defragmentation is started by clicking “Defragment.” Wait for the Disk Defragmenter to run. Do not use the computer while it is running.

  5. There is also the Disk Check tool. This is used by clicking on Windows “Start” menu and from there selecting “My computer”. In that windows right click on the “C” drive icon and from the menu select “Properties.” Select the “Tools” tab in the “Properties” window and click “Check now…” in the section labeled “Error Checking.” Be sure to have all the labels checked in the “Check Disk” window and click the “Start” button. Also be sure you have clicked on “Yes” to have the Disk Check tool run the next time you restart your computer. After the restart use it and return to your Windows screen.

Also remember there are other numerous ways to have a clean Windows. Also it depends how you are using the files inside and what programs you are installing and downloading.

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