Hey guys this is for all of you who are still running Windows XP. I am a network system administrator for a computer company and these are a few tricks that I use in order to boost boot time and speed on the computers.
STEP 1 - Download and install CCLEANER from Download CCleaner 3.17.1689 - FileHippo.com
STEP 2 - Click start -> Run then type MSCONFIG. you should get a window that looks like this:
NOTE: I am using windows 7 so mine might look a little bit different from yours
STEP 3 - Click on the services tab. Towards the bottom left hand side, click the check box that says "Hide all Microsoft Services". After That click on disable all. ONLY LEAVE YOUR ANTIVIRUS ON CHECKED ABOVE IF YOU HAVE ONE.
Yours should look something similar to this.
Its okay if you have more services then me. That just means that you have more programs installed then i do.
STEP 4 - Click on the Startup Tab. Click Disable all towards the bottom of the window. REMEMBER leave your antivirus checked in the list. Yours should look similar to this
Step 5 - Click ok and when the next windows pops up it should ask you if you want to restart your computer now or later. Click the one that says later.
Step 6 - Right click on "My Computer", then click on properties. Click on the advanced tab then click on settings under the performance section. Scroll all the way tot the bottom and un-check all of them but the last four. AGAIN the last four should remain checked and the rest unchecked. Should look something like this: (again mine might look a little different because i am using windows 7)
Step 7 - Open up CCLEANER and click yes to the windows that's asking you about cookies.
Step 8 - In the list make sure all of the boxes a checked except for the very last one called "Wipe Free Space"
Now click on the Applications tab and do the same thing you did above. In this one make sure that they are all checked.
Now click on "Run cleaner". I like to keep running this until the window says that it removed 0 files.
Step 9 - Reboot your computer.
The computer should now boot a lot faster and your internet browser should be able to resolve internet sites a little faster and smoother. This is just one way I use to make the computer a bit faster. If you guys any questions please post below and ill do my best to answer them.