Two Speed Up Tips and Tricks for Windows XP

Posted on September 9, 2009 by Dan Doicaru in Windows Category


1. Speed Up Menu Display

When using the start menu or menu bar you will notice a delay between different tiers of the menu hierarchy. For the fastest computer experience possible I recommend changing the menu value to zero.

Go to START and type "regedit" without quotes.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop.

Select MenuShowDelay from the list. The initial value should be 400. Change value data to 0 (zero).

Reboot your computer and test how fast will appear your menu.


2. Speed Up Your Bandwidth by 20%

Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes, such as Windows Updates and interrogating your machine etc.

Go to START and type "gpedit.msc" without quotes.

Navigate to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\QoS Packet Scheduler.

Select Limit reservable bandwidth and by default is not configured. Select Enabled and set the Bandwidth limit to 0% (zero).

Please note that 20% is a small number.reserv_bandwidth

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  1. I think these tweaks are good because you do a modification manually and you know what you do, while these programs deletes automatically what they think is not used and broken.

  2. Gravatar Icon Tobu:

    The articles on the sites are really helpful for people who are still in the novice stage of computer.I really appreciate how much the articles have helped us.

  3. Gravatar Icon SARGE:

    I really do like the articles


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