Is the performance of your Windows XP computer rather slow? Have you been searching for ways to make it faster? If so, your search ends here. I hereby provide you with a number of tweaks and tips that are sure to improve the performance of your Windows XP computer and thereby overcome common Microsoft problems.
- Disable Indexing Services
Indexing Services perform the function of indexing and updating lists of all files on your PC. When you search for something on your computer, the search is performed faster. Index lists are scanned. If you do not wish to use, you are well advised to disable it as it takes up a lot of your RAM and therefore, it will slow down your computer. You need to follow the steps given below in order to disable it.
- Go to Start
- Click Settings
- Click Control Panel
- Double-click Add/Remove Programs
- Click the Add/Remove Windows Components
- Uncheck the Indexing services
- Click Next
- Optimize Display Settings
Displaying all the visual items is likely to waste system resources. In order to optimize the same, go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>System and Advanced. Go to the Performance tab. Click Settings. Tick the following only.
- Show shadows under menus
- Show shadows under mouse pointer
- Show translucent selection rectangle
- Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop
- Use visual styles on windows and buttons
- Speedup Folder Browsing
In order to fix this as well as to increase browsing significantly;
- Open My Computer
- Click on Tools menu
- Click on Folder Options
- Click on the View tab
- Uncheck the Automatically search for network folders and printers check box
- Click apply
- Click Ok
- Reboot your computer
- Remove Fonts for Speed
Fonts, particularly TrueType fonts. Make use of system resources. In order to achieve optimal performance, trim your fonts down to just those which you need to use on a day-to-day basis as well as fonts that applications need. Proceed to open Control Panel followed by the Fonts folder. Move fonts which you do not require to a temporary directory. Uninstall more fonts in order to gain system resources.
That will be all the help you need in order to solve Microsoft Problems involving slow performance of your computer. If such Microsoft problems persist, please contact the Microsoft support center.