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Windows XP Tweak Guide


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#1 Ronbo

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:39 PM

For those of you with Win XP, I found this 170 page PDF format tweak guide. It has a lot of good information and is well worth the download.

http://www.tweakguides.com/XPTC.html
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:59 PM

Thanks, Ronbo.
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Posted 15 March 2005 - 07:52 PM

YES, that is well worth it, and thank you. :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:42 PM

Thanks for the guide.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:08 PM

O'Reily books (the ones with all the screwed up aminals on the covers) has a book entitled "Windows Xp annoyances for Geeks" that is also pretty handy. It is at times fairly elementary, but there is a substantial amount of information for those of us that don't mind turning pages in a *ech* real book.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 05:21 PM

Ditto Ronbo, Thanks, nice guide.

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Edited by Johnz414, 30 March 2005 - 05:22 PM.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 04:28 PM

I would reccomend xp tune 1.5

and following the service suggestions at www.blackviper.com

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:26 PM

Thanks and really comprehensive.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:22 PM

Thanks everybody. I have been gone for the last few weeks and it really makes me feel good to come back and see that people are appreciating this guide. When I first came across the guide I was astonished at the amount of basic information it contains about Windows XP and had to share the find with people who may find it useful. I didn't post the link to the guide because of the tweaks it contains, but because I feel that novice and intermediate XP users could really learn a lot about their systems if they took the time to read this guide, the tweaks it contains are just the icing on the cake to me.

My first thought about it when I read it was that if you removed the word "tweaking" from the title, here was the user guide that Microsoft should be shipping with all its copies of WinXP.

I posted it on a couple of other sites and it was pretty well ignored and quickly dropped out of sight on the forums, one of the sites moved it to the advanced topic forums and then the forums moderators proceeded to carry on about how XP is such a fine OS that there really is no need to do any tweaking to it. I can tell they never even looked at the guide to realize that the main thrust of the guide is to teach people about how XP operates and not necessarily about tweaking your system.

Of all the sites I posted the link at, only Bleeping Computer saw the potential for teaching people about their OS that this guide contains.

My kudos to BC and to whoever made this thread a sticky so others can use and learn from it.

And as long as I am here, the guide has been updated to version 1.05 since I originally posted it so you may want to update your copy of it.

Edited by Ronbo, 17 April 2005 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 10:27 AM

hey, i downloaded the free version of the guide but was unable to open it with adobe?? ne tips?

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 03:02 AM

Hi and thanks for the guide, looks a very good d/load.
cheers Dennis :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:50 PM

hey, i downloaded the free version of the guide but was unable to open it with adobe?? ne tips?

Did you unzip it first?

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:23 AM

thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 08:30 AM

re:message portion from RONBO:

My first thought about it when I read it was that if you removed the word "tweaking" from the title, here was the user guide that Microsoft should be shipping with all its copies of WinXP.
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MSoft dont like end users to know too much about their OS....like why tech supports never tell you why a problem occured and how to fix it. they will fix it and guide you through it but never explain too much...they are scared of losing too much money on tech support help lines from novices...

.if thier customers can fix their own problems we will lose money!...I'm sure thats how the fat cats think!!!!! thanks again I'm looking forward to the read!!!!! :-)

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 08:44 AM

Yeah this guide is great, i've got it to and it does help alot whenever i need to make a fresh install of XP.
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