Swap File Tweak

For Users with 256 MB RAM or more this tweak will boost their Windows- and Game-Performance. What it does: It tells Windows not to use any Swap File until there is really no more free RAM left. Open the System Configuration Utility by typing msconfig.exe in the RUN command. There in your System.ini you have to add “ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1” under the

Boot XP faster

Open notepad.exe, type “del c:\windows\prefetch\ntosboot-*.* /q” (without the quotes) & save as “ntosboot.bat” in c:\ From the Start menu, select “Run…” & type “gpedit.msc”. Double click “Windows Settings” under “Computer Configuration” and double click again on “Shutdown” in the right window. In the new window, click “add”, “Browse”, locate your “ntosboot.bat” file & click “Open”. Click “OK”, “Apply” & “OK” once again to exit. From the Start menu, select “Run…” & type “devmgmt.msc”. Double click on “IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers” Right click on “Primary IDE Channel” and select “Properties”. Select the “Advanced Settings” tab then on the device 0 or 1Continue reading… Boot XP faster

Install XP from DOS

If XP will not install from the CD or if you have a new drive with no operating system on it yet try these: Install Windows XP from the hard drive with Windows 98 already installed: Boot Windows 98 Insert the XP CD into your CD reader Explore Windows XP through My Computer Copy i386 folder to C:\ Go into C:\i386 folder and double click

Making your display look better and update faster:

I don’t know about every Windows installation, but my XP installed and defaulted to 60Hz refresh rate. This is the speed at which the stuff you see on your screen updates. The faster the better. 60Hz is pretty poor. Go on the web and find the driver for your monitor and install it. Then go in your display properties from the control panel. Goto SETTINGS ->