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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Windows XP Optimizing Myths

I ran into an excellent page today which provides some good details on many popular myths for optimizing Windows XP.

For instance you can find out why the myths below and others are actually more harmful to your performance.

Myth - "Deleting the contents of the Prefetch folder improves performance"
Myth - "Moving the Pagefile to a different partition on the same drive improves performance”.
Myth - "Disabling these Services(DNS Cache Service and Task Scheduler Service) improves performance."
Myth - "Disabling System Restore improves performance."
Myth - "Registry Cleaners improve performance."
Myth - "Setting Set CPU Priority Tweak value to 26 gives a boost to the priority of foreground applications."

For details on these and more go to

There’s a discussion on but your feedback and opinion is welcome here as well.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Optimizing Myths very interesting. The website as a whole is very informative. Thanks for the link.

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill for some reason this link does not work.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Apparently is doing some maintenance today.
Should be working soon.


1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Bill I see they have a page up now that indicates maintenance. Looking forward to that forum.

Hey, you forgot something on the voting window "just plain like Bill P"

Oh by the way I have my own blog now. I noticed some features I wasn't aware of by looking at yours. Thanks I learned something new. I like the feature Comment moderation.

2:32 PM  

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