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#1 Guest_brunt_*


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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:01 PM

Ok Here is my code. I have been trying to saving it to my website just to see if it comes up the way I typed it but it does not? Any clues



<b><u><center>TRIMMING THE FAT OUT OF XP</center></u></b>

<p>I have seen many times people ask why does Windows XP take so many resources from my pc? In this Tutorial I am going to show you how to trim most of the extra's you really do not need in XP.</p>


<p>After Installing Xp and installing all of your drivers, video, audio motherboard etc. I strongly suggest you re boot as needed and upon re boot defragment your hard drive before installing any other programs. May I suggest <a href="http://www.snapfiles.com/get/dkeeperlite.html" name="Diskeeper Lite" onMouseOver="window.status='Diskeeper Lite'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status=''; return true;" title="Diskeeper Lite">Diskeeper Lite</a> I found this program to be among the best and it is free. This will get all of your files in order before you start installing system programs.</p>

<center><b>VISUAL EFFECTS</b></center>

<p>Ok so we got all of your files nice and neatly packed now it's time to start trimming. First We are going to adjust some of the visual effect's that love's to eat up some system resources Click on your start button and move your mouse over to the control panel. Left click on the control panel. You are going to see nine categories</p>
<center><img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/Visual Effects.GIF" width="800" height="600" border="0"></center>
We are only worried about one right now Adjust visual effect's. See Above Photo.Left click on adjust visual effect's Now you will see four little circles. Check the circle that say's Adjust for best performance. Now you will notice all of the check marks in the drop box are unchecked. Now click the circle that says CUSTOM.Next Scroll all the way down and put a check in the last three boxes. This gives you all the XP appearance with only minimal resources taken.</>

<center><b><p>AUTOMATIC UPDATES</p></b></center>

<p>Automatic updates is just another system resource hog that run's in the background that really does not to be running. What your going to do is click your start button and right click on my computer next your going to click show on desktop. This way it is easier to get to. Once it is on your desktop right click My Computer and click properties. Next click the Automatic Updates. At the top you will see a circle with an check in it. Uncheck the box and then hit apply. Now the automatic updates will no longer be running in the background. If you would like to update Windows go to <a href="http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/" name="Windows Update" onMouseOver="window.status='Windows Update'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status=''; return true;" title="Windows Update">Windows Update</a>

<p><center><b>INTERNET EXPLORER</b><center></p>

<p>Now By default Internet Exporer can take almost a gigabyte of hard disk space away from you depending on the size of your hard drive. To trim alot off of Internet Exporer you are going to right click Internet Explorer Left click Internet propeties then you will see a box like this</p>
<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/IE.GIF" width="512" height="452" border="0">

<p>Click on the settings tab that has an arrow pointing to it. Next you will see a box with a number in it like this</p>
<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/ie2.JPG" width="512" height="384" border="0">

<p>Now your box will have a different number in it. What you need to do is press the up or down key on that page untill you reach 80 for dial up and 20 to 40 for any broadband connection. Press ok and you just got alot of wanted disc space back.</p>


<p>Now alot of people do not know that hibernation by default take 512 megabytes away from your hard drive. In Windows XP profeesional it is not on by default but in XP home it is. Today's computers do not need to hibernate. So we are going to turn this option off.
First right click any open space on your desktop. Then left click properties. Next were are going to click on the tab that says screensavers. The once there left click on the power button as seen below</p>
<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/hibernate.GIF" width="512" height="448" border="0">

<p>Once you click that button you will see a tab that says hibernate. Left click on that tab. In that box you will see a box checked saying enable hibernation. Uncheck this box and hit apply then ok! Another 512 plus hard drive space givin back to you.

<p><b><center>MOVING FOLDERS<center></b></p>

<p>To start moving folder's requires partitioning your hard drive/s. See tutorial on partitioning your hard drive. The first folder we are going to mmove is yuor documents folder.
Click start go up to my documents and then right click and press properties. There will be three tabs were going to click the tab that says move after clicking that tab you should see a pop up that looks like this</p>
<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/docs.GIF" width="512" height="384" border="0">

<p>Next were going to click the little + tab under my computer</p>

<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/docs2.GIF" width="512" height="384" border="0">

<p>I like to create a partiton just for my documents and internet temp files. You may not have those. For now were going to say you have a C and D drive. You would left clcik on the d drive then press apply it will ask you if you want to move this folder press ok, then it will ask you if you want to move all of your documents to this folder press ok.Now your documents are located on another drive helping save XP from trying to acces your documents all the time and again saving wanted disc space.</p>

<p>The Next folder we are going to move is Internet Explorers Folder. To do right click on internet explorer then internet properties. Again we are going to click the settings tab but this time we are going to click move folder</p>
<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/ie3.GIF" width="512" height="384" border="0">

<p>Now click the + next to my computer and find the partiton you put your documents on and press move. It will then ask you to lof off so it can move your files press ok and log back on. Now internet explorer wont fight with xp anymore and yet again more hard drive space for xp to move around in.</p>

<p><center><b>PAGE FILE</b><center></p>

<p>This by far is the most important to move. You really do not want your page file or virtual memory on the same drive as xp. It casues alot of stress on the operating system that we dont't need!

<p>First what we are going to do is go and right click my computer. Click properties. You will see some tabs we just want to click on the advanced tab. You will see this pop up</p>
<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/page.GIF" width="512" height="479" border="0">

<p>We want to click on the settings tab right to the right of preformance. After clicking the settings tab you will see 2 tabs we are going to click on advanced once again.</p>

<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/page 2.GIF" width="512" height="456" border="0">

<p>After that click the change button you see arrowed out in the pictre above. You will then see this</p>

<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/page 3.GIF" width="512" height="431" border="0">

<p>I would like you to click the circle that say's No Paging File, then click set. Next click a clean partition, The optimal partition would be the first one on the second drive but any partiton will do as long as it is set just for the paging file. Click that partition and click Custom paging file. Next with your number pad put in 1000 in the top box and 1000 in the bottom box and then click set then ok. It will ask you to restart to change your settings press reboot</p>

<img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/page 4.GIF" width="512" height="431" border="0">

<p>There you have it your system is nice and clean and working harder and faster than it ever was. I hope this turorial help you get a little better understanding of how your computer works and ways around. Again Thank you for takign the time to read this tutorial</p>


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#2 HuckerJ


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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:58 PM

You need to upload your pictures and change the src=" of the images. Also, there are some open tags that need to be closed.
This won't show the outlines of the pictures if they aren't there because of the xhtml doctype. Replace the doctype with <html> and it will.


Edited by HuckerJ, 07 August 2004 - 01:46 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 03:27 PM

hmmm it shows up now?? On my website link in my sig?? I just changed one little thing?

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 03:35 PM

Hey brunt,
As HuckerJ pointed out, your "src=" tags are pointing to files on your computer, it needs to point to files stored on your server or somewhere on the internet.

example from your code
<center><img src="file:///I|/My Documents/My Pictures/Visual Effects.GIF" width="800" height="600" border="0"></center>

You need to upload the picture called "Visual Effects.GIF" and place it in a folder/directory on your server (normaly inside a folder called "images") i would also take the spacing and capitals out of the pic name too before uploading (ie. call it "visualeffects.gif")

once the pic is in place in your images folder you need to change the "scr=" statement to the following
<center><img src="images/visualeffects.gif" width="800" height="600" border="0"></center>

Hope this helps,


Edited by chiefmasterjedi, 07 August 2004 - 03:37 PM.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 03:38 PM

thanks guys will try it that way!!

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:38 PM

Wow brunt when you have a prob you have a question i cant even read or understand. Well never had that prob before prob why. I guess even pros have probs here and there! LOL I know i always will!

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