Here are a few more suggestions.
• Increase performance by doing this:
1. Right click My Computer, choose > Properties > Advanced and click on "Settings
" under performance. Then UNcheck
all the visual effects, except for the last three. Click "Apply", then "OK", then "OK" again.
2. Right click your desktop and choose > Properties > Appearance > Effects...Uncheck the first two boxes
and hit "Okay".
• If your short on space, clean up your hard drive
by removing unused programs and transfer old data, pictures, music files to a CD or an external hard drive.
• Check for any unnecessary applications loading at startup
when Windows boots. Many startup programs are not needed and disabling them can save resources and improve performance.
Go to Start > Run and type: msconfig
" or press "Enter
" and the [i]System Configuration Utility[i] will open.
Go to the Startup Tab
, and see what programs are listed.
If you are unsure what any of the startup entries are or if they are safe to disable, then search the Startup Programs Database
• Check for any unnecessary running services
. Use this guide to help fine tune this area: Black Viper's Services Configuration