Originally Posted by krazyq
is system restore really bad?
i like it enabled just in case something goes wrong.
It's not really
bad, but I just don't use it.
By the time something might go very wrong, I'll probably be reinstalling XP anyway.
what services do i disable.
I've listed some in my previous post.
disable remote assistance (in properties in my computer), remote registry, fast user switching (if you only use one username), help and support (as if that was ever much help anyway), indexing service, messenger, netmeeting remote desktop sharing, remote desktop help session manager, remote registry, security centre, task scheduler, wireless zero configuration (only if you don't use a wireless card).
I do have 2 gigs of ram so i guess ill disable paging file
yes, It'll run quite well without paging file.
also, go to start -> run
run "gpedit.msc" (without quotes)
go to computer configuration -> administrative templates -> Network -> QOS packet scheduler
in the right window, go to limit reservable bandwith. Enable it, and set it to zero. That gives you 20% of your bandwith back that XP normally steals off you.
Also, make a .bat file, stick it somewhere like C:\windows, and add the following lines into it:
del C:\windows\refetch\*.* /q
del C:\windows\temp\*.* /q
del C:\documents and settings\your user name\local settings\temp\*.* /q
save it, and then go back to the group policy editor
under computer configuration -> windows settings, open scripts (startup/shutdown)
and add the .bat file to the shutdown
What it does is delete the temporary files and prefetch files every shutdown, and makes things faster, including boot time.