Time for some serious tweak for your windows XP machine. Try this out and you would see atleast 10% increase in the machine response. Try this only if you have a Gig of memory or more in your home computer, remember "HOME" computer. Don't try this at your workplace.. your admin might not like you fiddling with the machine settings...
.. Do this and you can always tell him that your home comp is faster than the machine at work !!!!
As many of you have told I have kept some images so that these tweaking tips would be useful for everyone with out much of "fiddling" knowledge in the comp. My P4 with 1Gig memory on XP proff is faster than a Athlon of the similar config after this tweak.
For people with Patience level <10 ... GoTo Step 1 directly
People with patience level > 100.. read through and understand what you are going to tweak..
Some "Gyan" tips before we get started to do what we want to do here....
Gyan Tip 1:
An entry called "DisablePagingExecutive" in the
registry prevents the kernel ( its the basic brain of the OS) from being copied to paging file of your hard disk. The tweak which I am putting out here causes the OS
to cache the kernel and its supporting "shisya" programes to RAM instead
of the disk, which makes XP far more faster. Just imagine the core part of the OS loads and operates from the RAM it self so there is a real response difference.
Gyan Tip 2:
"RAM" is faster than "RAVAN". Hard disk our "RAVAN"( Goes super corrupt all the time in the time of need) and we know it is slow...making the comp also slow. So we move the important work to faster part of the machine through this OS tweak. RAM transfers things in and out of it in the speeds of 1Gig per second and the hard drive transfers somewhere between 40 to 60 MB per second. Now you can guess the performance difference.
Follow the steps one by one to tweak the XP to do what we want to do. I am mentioning the steps one by one with the supporting images for newbies. If you know many of these steps then please skip to where you can make out.Step 1:
Open the registry editor by typing regedit in the run option.Step 2:
Expand the directory structure as shown in the image below till you come to the folder called "Control". Follow the expanded folder structure in the image...Step3:
Expand the folder "Control" and scroll down till you find the folder called "Session Manager". Expand the folder "Session Manager" and select the folder called "Memory Management" as shown in the image below.Step 4:
Now in the right side pane find a value called "DisablePagingExecutive
". Right click on it and select the option "Modify". Once clicked you will get a small window like the one shown below...
Now in the text box called "value Data" change the value from "0" (zero) to "1"(one) as shown the image above and click "OK" to save the settings.
Wait ... still one more step to go.. Step 5:
Now in the right side pane find a value called "LargeSystemCache
". Right click and select "Modify" . You will see a small window like the one below. Modify the "Value Data" from "0" to "1" like you see in the image below.. Click ok to save the settings.Step 6:
Restart the computer to apply the settings.
Now for some simple testing... hey did you restart before testing? if not restart then go ahead reading from here
Open any application you would use normally once. Don't see any changes in the speed? wait ... close the application and re-open it... you will see the performance difference directly....
Post back your feed back if you find this post useful. More Gyan oops sorry ... more tweaks to follow...