Common WinXP Tweaks

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  1. Quietdeath

    Quietdeath New Member

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    download Cacheman (search it with google)
    it has cache and mem recovery profiles for "games" "servers" "low mem computers" and so on....
    my favourite tool for cache crap
     
  2. Tum0r

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    I've don almost every tweak in this tread... hell even of this forum (till page7)
    But I was wondering... These tweaks are in tweakxp so I dont hav a reason to instal Tweakxp anymore since it wil just use resources when starting with winXP.

    But I do know tweakXP had tweaks for each kind of gfx and cpu (for me that would be amd Tbred B and gf3)

    I would like to manualy put those weaks in my reg
    does anyone know them or where I can find'em?
     
  3. PangingJr

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    more info pls. like what's it says or explains on those options.. got to have more info until i can check it and see if it can be done by hacking registry alone.:)
     
  4. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    i working on turing my tweaking into dl able .reg/.bat files
    posable vbs (bu i has a bad rap so will try not to use it)
     
  5. PangingJr

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    i dont like to give out any file as a ready to use unit.. for me, to convert/create a ready to use like .bat,.vbs or .reg is easy but there'll be prob along the way if i put those files for public d/l.
    thiss my 2cents. Neon.:)
     
  6. Tum0r

    Tum0r New Member

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    :confused:

    when downloading TweakXP one 1 of the Tabs there are some tweaks for optimal porformance

    U can choose between Amd Druron/Thunderbird/etc... (cache related?)
    Same with the videocard GF/ATI/...
    Alpying this gave me a noticble boost in FPS on my older rig

    Is there any way to manualy enter these reg tweaks (if they are reg tweaks) so I dont hav to install TweakXP

    I'm on a 256mb ram rig so I really dont like progs loading when XP loads
    On my older rig I really noticed a diference in FPS ...

    Sorry I cant really help/understand u but this is new stuff for me :(

    I'm pleased with a link so I can learn it a bit
    I did almost every reg tweak in this tread (and forum)
    I've bin playing with the XP services and stil have only 50% free ram (of 256mb) and I'm not really pleased
    Hope to do better when I get this stuff down

    grtz
     
  7. chaosblade

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    Yea, XP is a harsh on memory .. id really recommand to work with it if you have at least 384MB of RAM .. remember that Win2K is almost the same with less requirement due to the older GUI system.
     
  8. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    yes ther is but it only works for old cpus... as windows properly detects the ner ones so you dont really need it.

    anyways microsoft said that even addleing that tweak, asuming xp dectected it worng (like on a p2 cpu) it only yealds less than 1% perfoance difference....
     
  9. PangingJr

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    re

    could you give a link to the descriptions of that tweak? i dont have the program.
     
  10. PangingJr

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    you mean the SecondLevelDataCache tweaks by any chance??
     
  11. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    yep thats the one
     
  12. Tum0r

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    thats prolly it but I hav no use for it as I hav 256K and XP should be using this

    tnx anyhow
    Same goes for those videocard settings? Maybe I got xtra FPS because of the better use in L2cache?

    disabling mesenger with gpedit gave me an xtra 10mb free (mesenger kept loading without showing its face even after I ended the process it would load again)
    I'm now donw to 115mb for xp pro and little over 20mb is from norton 2k3 and powerstrip
    I'm happy now , xp is using less then 100mb ram

    So I'm doing the same thing for my dad laptop wich has xp home and only 128mb ram (yea I know i told him) gpedit doesnt seem te work so how do I disable mensenger in home?

    and last but not least :
    Use active desktop to save memory used by wallpapers:


    When you choose a wallpaper using the standard method (selecting a background on the desktop tab, in the properties window), Windows converts this image to a huge .bmp file (even if you selected a .jpg). Then instead of having a nice 220K wallpaper, you get a 3,15MB wallpaper. To get rid of this, try using active desktop's web capabilities, like this:

    1. Right click on your desktop and select "properties", then select the "desktop" tab.
    2. Click on "Customize Desktop".
    3. Select the "Web" tab and click on "New..."
    4. Browse for your favorite image and click OK when you are done.
    5. Make sure "Lock desktop items" is uncheck.
    6. Click OK, and OK again.
    7. Now your image is like another window. Drag it to where you want and then right clik over it.
    8. Select "arrange icons by" and the check "Lock Web Items on Desktop".
    9. That's it. Now you have a "low memory usage wallpaper".

    With this you can make interesting things, like using various small wallpapers, or even animated ones!! (you can select an animated .gif too!!). Simply select various images, and when you click OK, drag all them to its right location, and lock the content again.
     
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  13. Vehicon

    Vehicon The Cable Guy

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    GREAT stuff!! Thanxs for all the info!
     
  14. chaosblade

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    is there a single file for all of these great tweaks ?
     
  15. Spotten

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    What do thay do exactly?
     
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    use the power of keywords and google
     
  17. werty316

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    Re: DiskCache Tweaks


    Isn't this kinda high? 04000000 is around 67gigs right? I set mine for either 128MB or 256MB.
     
  18. PangingJr

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    PageFileInfo.vbs 4 KB.
    Code:
    
    ' Script begin
    Option Explicit : On Error Resume Next
    
    Dim objWSH : Dim obj : Dim myPC : Dim info : Dim title : Dim timeout : Dim bt
    
    Set objWSH = WScript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    title = ( WScript.ScriptName + " - by TIRO" ) 'show Script's name on title
    timeout = 30 ' wait xx seconds
    myPC = "."
    bt = vbInformation + vbOKOnly
    'date-time and time out
    info = ( Now ) & vbtab &  "Close in 30 secs" & vbcrlf
    ' *************************
    ' * Page file usage
    ' *************************
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Page File Usage."
    info = info & vbcrlf & "------------------------------------------------------- "
    ' * 1 *
    For Each obj in GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & myPC & "\root\cimv2").ExecQuery(_
    "Select * from Win32_PageFileUsage",,48)
    info = info & vbcrlf & "PF Physical Location:    " & vbtab & obj.Name
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Current Usage:           " & vbtab & obj.CurrentUsage & vbtab & " MB"
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Peak Usage:              " & vbtab & obj.PeakUsage & vbtab & " MB"
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Allocated Base Size:     " & vbtab & obj.AllocatedBaseSize & vbtab & " MB"
    Next
    ' *************************
    ' * Page file settings.
    ' *************************
    info = info & vbcrlf
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Page File Setting."
    info = info & vbcrlf & "------------------------------------------------------- "
    ' * 2 *
    For Each obj in GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & myPC & "\root\cimv2").ExecQuery(_
    "Select * from Win32_PageFileSetting",,48)
    info = info & vbcrlf & "PF Physical Location:    " & vbtab & obj.Name
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Initial Size:            " & vbtab & vbtab & obj.InitialSize & vbtab & " MB"
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Maximum Size:            " & vbtab & obj.MaximumSize & vbtab & " MB" & vbtab
    Next
    ' *************************
    ' * Registry Size.
    ' *************************
    info = info & vbcrlf
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Registry Size."
    info = info & vbcrlf & "------------------------------------------------------- "
    ' * 3 *
    For Each obj in GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & myPC & "\root\cimv2").ExecQuery(_
    "Select * from Win32_Registry",,48)
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Current Size:            " & vbtab & obj.CurrentSize & vbtab & " MB"
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Maximum Size:            " & vbtab & obj.MaximumSize & vbtab & " MB"
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Proposed Size:           " & vbtab & obj.ProposedSize & vbtab & " MB"
    Next
    ' *************************
    ' * OS Installed Date.
    ' *************************
    info = info & vbcrlf
    info = info & vbcrlf & "Operating System Installed."
    info = info & vbcrlf & "------------------------------------------------------- "
    ' * 4 *
    For Each obj in GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}").ExecQuery(_
    "Select CurrentTimeZone, InstallDate From Win32_OperatingSystem")
    With CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemDateTime")
    .Value = obj.InstallDate
    info = info & vbcrlf & DateAdd("n", -obj.CurrentTimeZone, .GetVarDate) & vbcrlf
    End With
    Next
    ' *************************
    objWSH.Popup info, timeout, title, bt
    ' release object references
    Set objWSH = Nothing 
    WScript.Quit() ' terminate script and End
    
    
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. PangingJr

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    'anyname.vbs
    'Create an empty .reg file -Regfile.reg- on Desktop

    Code:
    
    Option Explicit : On Error Resume Next : Dim WSH, where, fso, myFile
    
    Set WSH = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    where = WSH.SpecialFolders("Desktop")
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set myFile = fso.CreateTextFile(where & "\Regfile.reg", True)
    
    myFile.WriteLine("Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00" & _
    vbcrlf & vbcrlf & "; Always export the keys in the registry that you plan to edit," & _
    vbNewline & "; If a problem occurs, you can restore the registry to its previous state.")
    
    WSH.Popup "File Created!", 3, "TIRO"
    
    WSH.Run "notepad %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Desktop\Regfile.reg", 3, FALSE
    
    Set WSH = Nothing
    
    
     
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