Common WinXP Tweaks

Discussion in 'General Software Discussion' started by JavaFox, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2002
    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Schweet. Just out of curiosity, does anyone have an easy way to make a RAMDRIVE that will load information from my hard drive automatically upon boot and write the changes to the hard drive upon shut down so I essentially have an extremely fast, extremely small hard drive that happens to have a backup on my real hard drive? I've got several uses in mind for something like this, including doing video editing for small clips there.. oh, I have 512mb of DDRRAM.... Thanks to anyone who can help!
     
  2. Ville85

    Ville85 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's easier to crap those tweaks fromTWEAKXP.

    And there are also good explanations for each tweak, how will those effect to your system performance.
     
  3. osmosis

    osmosis New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Nice Job!!
     
  4. ToshiroOC

    ToshiroOC Unbiased.

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2002
    Messages:
    4,812
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Don't forget that defragmenting your hard drive can do more for your paging file performance than a thousand small tweaks to the usage settings :)
     
  5. RACEOMATIC

    RACEOMATIC Pecan Grower

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have been looking for that pagging file tweak Thanks nice job.
     
  6. Louie6666

    Louie6666 Just One Sick-Lizard

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Something peeps might find useful if they have to register/unregister dll & ocx files...puts it on right click, just copy & paste this(below line) to note pad & save as .reg
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\Register]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\Register\command]@="regsvr32 %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\Unregister]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\shell\Unregister\command]@="regsvr32 /u %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\shell\Register]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\shell\Register\command]
    @="regsvr32 %1"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\shell\UnRegister]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ocxfile\shell\UnRegister\command]
    @="regsvr32 /u %1"
     
  7. feyang

    feyang New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    nice...

    thanks :)
     
  8. mau108

    mau108 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2003
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    XTEQ seems to have great tweaks (newest version out 6.3)

    I personally like to doo things my self,

    I look to these 2 sites

    http://www.xptuneup.com
    and
    http://www.tweakxp.com

    Also there are serveral guides no tweaking XP's services, which have a great impact on the whole ;)
     
  9. Cyan007

    Cyan007 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hmm, what if I have 384 MB's RAM, which should I use in that circumstance?
     
  10. nieves

    nieves personality tweaker

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    288
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd recommend the The 256 megs tweak. I also have 384 megs and I tried both. I found the 256 megs tweak to perform better in my case. But it couldn't hurt to try them both, yourself. See which you like better. A reboot is all you need to switch between configs after you import the corresponding .reg file.
     
  11. drwright

    drwright New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just wanted to note here that when I did the Large System Cache tweak and the Disable Paging Executive tweak together I received this error message.
    Stop 0x000000ED Error Message When Volume on IDE Drive with Caching Enabled Is Mounted
    It may have been just because of the first tweak but I was able to reproduce it. The SP apparently fixes this.
    It is addressed in the Microsoft knowledge base at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315403
     
  12. BuRnInICE

    BuRnInICE New Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I recently took out 512mb of my ddr to put into my other system so I was only left with 512mb but my caching was set high from tweaknow and I forgot to change it to a lower setting, so people who do that, lol make sure u lower the setting first because your system tends to chunk in a game :p
     
  13. tek

    tek New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2003
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks... bout to import Fast Shut-Down ;)
    EDIT: Can somebody post which .reg I should use if I have 512MB DDRAM?
     
  14. nuttah

    nuttah New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2003
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    the fast shut-down is coool ;)
     
  15. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Updated

    <removed>
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  16. Kgentatszu]

    Kgentatszu] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    guys...
    i'm in for the XP tweaks,actually BUT i do have one question.......'bout the tweaks in the .reg file.....if that tweak is a good one.....why didnt Microsoft activate those tweaks in the first place??
     
  17. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    1,404
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    One word - Compatibility.
     
  18. Kgentatszu]

    Kgentatszu] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Messages:
    1,802
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thankz, but all in all , what's the best tweak which can boost performance out of my PC. (list from maximum boost to minimum boost)
     
  19. PangingJr

    PangingJr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    5,989
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i Think, the reason for that is..
    standard xp will work okay on every machines that meet its minimum requirement,
    since all have diffs in hardwares and also for hows/whats user intention to use XP for!,
    xp(or all windows) allow us to adjust it and most of it will be in windows registry so that it'll work better on our machine.
    there should be no standard for "tweak"
     
  20. PangingJr

    PangingJr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    5,989
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i hope it's okay to post on this old thread..

    if you happen to always disable the following services in Windows XP Pro like mine,
    or perhaps you need/like to do a new installation very often. you might find this useful....

    ------------------------------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;Disabling XP Pro Services(34 Services)

    ;Note- Save file as a .reg extension (e.g. DisableXPservices.reg),
    ;merge/import the .reg file into registry will disable 34 services at once
    ;(Services status will change after rebooting)
    ;if you like to return to default setting, use "DefualtXPservices.reg"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ClipSrv]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ERSvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\helpsvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cisvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mnmsrvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDE]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDEdsdm]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtLmSsp]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysmonLog]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmdmPmSN]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RSVP]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDSessMgr]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\seclogon]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardSvr]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardDrv]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srservice]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LmHosts]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TlntSvr]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UPS]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\uploadmgr]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WZCSVC]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmiApSrv]
    "Start"=dword:00000004

    -----------------------------------------

    -----------------------------------------

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ;Defualt XP services

    ;Note- Save file as a .reg extension (e.g. DefualtXPservices.reg),
    ;merge/import the file will change services to defualt settings at once
    ;(Services status will change after rebooting)

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ClipSrv]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ERSvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\helpsvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cisvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mnmsrvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDE]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDEdsdm]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtLmSsp]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysmonLog]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmdmPmSN]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RSVP]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDSessMgr]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\seclogon]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardSvr]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardDrv]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srservice]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LmHosts]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TlntSvr]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UPS]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]
    "Start"=dword:00000003
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\uploadmgr]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WZCSVC]
    "Start"=dword:00000002
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmiApSrv]
    "Start"=dword:00000003

    ----------------------------------------------

    below is for info only NOT for using in windows registry

    ;Windows XP Pro services default settings

    "Start"=dword:00000004 - Disable
    "Start"=dword:00000002 - Automatc
    "Start"=dword:00000003 - Manual

    ;1) Alerter - default = Manual
    ;2) Automatic Updates = Automatic
    ;3) Background Intelligent Transfer Service = Manual
    ;4) ClipBook = Manual
    ;5) Computer Browser = Automatic
    ;6) Error Reporting = Automatic
    ;7) Help and Support = Automatic
    ;8) Indexing Service = Manual
    ;9) IPSEC = Automatic
    ;10) Messenger = Automatic
    ;11) Net Login = Automatic
    ;12) NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing = Manual
    ;13) Network DDE = Manual
    ;14) Network DDE DSDM = Manual
    ;15) NT LM Security Support Provider = Manual
    ;16) Performance Logs and Alerts = Manual
    ;17) Portable Media Serial Number = Automatic
    ;18) QoS RSVP = Manual
    ;19) Remote Desktop Help Session Manager = Manual
    ;20) Remote Registry Service = Automatic
    ;21) Secondary Logon = Automatic
    ;22) Smart Card = Manual
    ;23) Smart Card Helper = Manual
    ;24) SSDP Discovery Service = Manual
    ;25) System Restore Service = Automatic
    ;26) TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service = Automatic
    ;27) Telnet = Manual
    ;28) Uninterruptible Power Supply = Manual
    ;29) Universal Plugand Play Device Host = Manual
    ;30) Upload Manager = Automatic
    ;31) WebClient = Automatic
    ;32) Windows Time = Automatic
    ;33) Wireless ZeroConfiguration = Automatic
    ;34) WMI Performance Adapter = Manual
     

Share This Page

visited