You want to optimize the use of memory your computer? There are thousands of websites that contain recommendations for improving the productivity of your operating system, Windows XP. You could hold the next week or more, studying them, in search of those recommendations that you really enjoy. Or you can avoid such a course of events, after reading this article!
In Windows XP there are hundreds of different settings, but in order to make significant gains in productivity, you need only a few settings, which are listed below in this article.
You may find other settings, but they will give less effect, and most subtle advantage in the work.
In this article lists the settings to increase productivity, and can be applied in any case, but if you have less than 512 MB of RAM, the substantial increase in productivity you will reach only after increased RAM your computer.
Setting # 1: Graphical interface and topics
If you do not understand how a person who invented the ugly theme "Windows XP Style", managed to maintain its place in Microsoft, then this setup for you. Just unplug the themes and visual effects Windows XP!
Disabling themes and visual Windows XP:
• Right-click on a blank place on your computer Desktop and select Properties.
(or open the Control Panel -> "Display")
• In the drop-down list under 'Subject "select" Classical "and then click Apply.
Disabling visual effects Windows XP:
• Right click on the icon "My Computer" on your computer Desktop and select Properties.
• Click on the Advanced tab and click on "Options", which refer to the frame "Speed"
• In the new window, select the "Visual Effects" check "To ensure the best performance" (or "Adjust for best performance"), and click the "Apply"
• Below check in front of "Smooth rough edges of screen fonts"
• Vystavte tick the box next to the other items that feel necessary, and click "Apply"
Setting 2: Disable tags on the last file access
Whenever Windows XP reads any file, the operating system remembers the date and time of last access to the file. Sometimes, the need for this function does exist, but it is unlikely to need a normal user, except the case when you reliance on the date of last access to the file when creating his backup, which is often a rare requirement. Every time you simply open a file and not to make any modifications to close it, the label that was made access to the file, it is still installed.
Start a command prompt window (Start -> Run "in the text box, type" cmd "(without the quotes) and hit Enter)
When the prompt appears, type:
FSUTIL behavior set disableLastAccess 1
Then restart your computer.
Operation FSUTIL disables the setting of the last access.
Those of us who speak English, should draw attention to the American pronunciation parameter BEHAVIOR.
To return labels on the last access, repeat the command, but change the 1 to 0.
Setting 3: Setting page swap files nucleus (Kernel Paging) and caching (Cache Tuning)
256 MB of memory operating - the absolute minimum, which is required for the growth of productivity change settings, but to significantly improve performance, you need 512 MB or more. Happy holders faster Pentium 4 should notice significant performance gains, after the \ setup of this, combined with the settings on 5 and 6.
• One should not make any changes in the roster, with the exception of those cases where you know what to do.
• If you use this setting, it should also apply settings 4 and 5.
Entering record "DisablePagingExecutive" in the registry prevents kernel (OS basis XP) from the downloads page file on the disk. The effect of this option is that the OS kernel caches and his entourage in RAM instead of disk, which makes XP operating system are much more receptive.
Writing (Key) "LargeSystemCache" the registry makes XP allocate all memory, except 4Mb system memory. This memory system is not accessible to the operating memory for caching system files. The remaining 4 MB of system memory used for caching on the disk, even though XP will provide more memory if necessary.
Modern hard disk sequential data transfers to and from a disk drive at a speed of 40 MB per second, or faster, some more expensive floppy drive and configuring "LargeSystemCache" means that you may receive effective transmission speed of 1 GB per second or faster, depending on the operating system and its speed.
This result is achieved due to the modification "LargeSystemCache" makes the OS to store data in the operating memory after they are counted from the disk. This means that the operating system always uses the optimal level of operating memory, rather than leave it intact for future use, which could happen as well not have happened. Without this part of the settings, 200 MB or more of memory operating in a typical 512 MB PCs remain entirely untapped.
Some intensive applications and I / O performance can change by changing LargeSystemCache. That is a specific component of this configuration should not be applied to the system, which is controlled by SQL Server or Internet Information Server (IIS), because both of these programs carry out its own cache.
To prochuvstvovat effectiveness of this part of the settings, run a large, requiring a large amount of memory, annex. Any set of Microsoft Office applications comply with this task with ease. Wait until the annex to boot, and then exit it. Provide safety, then start the application.
PCs with hard disks with ATA100 interfaces, with the speed of rotation of the disc 7200 28000 units, but with two changes in the system registry, the index triples and at 85000 units. Similar, but somewhat less growth and productivity will be for discs with 33/66 ATA interface.
* striped RAID 0 - RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive [or Independent] Disks redundant array of inexpensive disks. Technology, which enables you to increase the speed of read-write)
Setting 4: Starting New Windows Explorer in separate processes
This setting provides a much more rapid work PC and provides a more stable job applications. This part of settings allows several instances of the same application implemented in their own processes and memory spaces. Of course, the best performance and price stability - the memory, if the application and related DLL (dynamic komponuemye libraries) are loaded separately for each case. If you have 512 MB of RAM or more insistently recommend this part of the settings, because if, say, Internet Explorer crashes while other Internet Explorer settings remain intact.
• Launch Windows Explorer
• Click on the Settings
• Select Folder, and then select View
• Select "open each folder in a separate" (meaning that each new Explorer window will open a separate process) and click Apply
Setting 5: parameter Processor Scheduling
This setting is difficult to explain without going into the technical details of binary values, and couples bit bitmap masks. Suffice it to say that it allows the use of shorter processing time for the variable length of their priority allocation processes are three times more likely than the same intervals in relation to background processes.
• Run "regedit" and go on to the next key is: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ PriorityControl]
• Change "dword" "Win32PrioritySeparation" to "Win32PrioritySeparation" = dword: 00000026
• Save and restart the computer;
Setting 6: Disconnect service index (Indexing Service)
Judging from the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base, Windows XP can work slowly, and this can easily be seen in the task of Windows Manager (Windows Task Manager): This problem can occur if the Indexing Service (Indexing service). Indexing service uses Cidaemon.exe for indexing files. Cidaemon.exe establish and update a directory Index. Moreover, the process typically uses Cidaemon.exe much space for the page file and takes a lot of CPU-time. The phrase "uses a lot of space for the page file and takes a lot of CPU-time" is like a marketing trap for fools from Microsoft, which in simple language means: "This
Windows Search Companion will work without indexing service, but as long as she still works, you can use its advantages. In any case, the indexing service creates a database of keywords SQL, which is in the files. This means that in order to obtain information gathered by indexing service, Search Companion sends a query in SQL database, and then returns Search Companion. Unfortunately, the process can be slow, even on high-speed machines.
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Cancel the service indexing (indexing service):
• Click the mouse on the tab Start, Start, type services.msc, then press Enter or OK
• In the right pane, scroll and double-click select "Indexing Service"
• Change Tip Zapuska (Startup type) to install manual (Manual) or Cancel (Disable), and click Apply
• Click Stop and wait until the process stop, and then press OK
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