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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Since defragging the disk won't do much to improve Windows XP performance, here are 23 suggestions that will. Each can en 1.) To decrease a system's boot time and increase system performance, use the money you save by not buying defragmentat 2.) If a PC has less than 512 MB of RAM, add more memory. This is a relatively inexpensive and easy upgrade that can dram 3.) Ensure that Windows XP is utilizing the NTFS file system. If you're not sure, here's how to check: First, double-click the My 4.) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creat The idea is that the user can search for a word, phrase, or property inside a document, should they have hundreds or thousan Most people never need this feature of search. Those who do are typically in a large corporate environment where thousands Here's how: First, double-click the My Computer icon. Next, right-click on the C: Drive, then select Properties. Uncheck "Allow 5.) Update the PC's video and motherboard chipset drivers. Also, update and configure the BIOS. For more information on ho 6.) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and application 7.) Once a month, run a disk cleanup. Here's how: Double-click the My Computer icon. Then right-click on the C: drive and se 8.) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each 9.) Upgrade the cabling. As hard-drive technology improves, the cabling requirements to achieve these performance boosts h9....
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