WAYS TO SPEED-UP WINDOWS XP part 2

6: Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so.
Windows XP can "prefetch" portions of data and applications that are used
frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user.
That's fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading
them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.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 select Properties. Click the
Disk Cleanup button — it's just to the right of the Capacity pie graph — and delete all temporary files.8.) In your Device Manager, double-click on the IDE ATA/ ATAPI Controllers device, and ensure that DMA is enabled for each drive you have connected
to the Primary and Secondary controller. Do this by double-clicking on Primary IDE Channel. Then click the Advanced Settings tab. Ensure the Transfer Mode is set to "DMA if available" for both
Device 0 and Device 1. Then repeat this process with the Secondary IDE Channel.9.) Upgrade the cabling.
As hard-drive technology improves, the cabling requirements to achieve these performance boosts have become more stringent. Be sure to use 80-wire Ultra-133 cables on all of your IDE devices with the connectors properly assigned to the matching Master/Slave/Motherboard sockets. A single device must be at the end of the cable; connecting a single drive to the middle connector on a ribbon cable will cause signaling problems. 10.) Remove all spyware from the computer. Use free programs such as AdAware by Lavasoft or SpyBot Search & Destroy. Once these programs are installed, be sure to check for and download any updates before starting your search. Anything either program finds can be safely removed. Any free
software that requires spyware to run will no longer function once the spyware portion has been removed; if your customer really wants the program even
though it contains spyware, simply reinstall it. For more information on removing Spyware visit this Web Pro
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