I'm cautious when I read articles online that claim to speed up your Windows operating system by simply tweaking some settings in the registry. I learned the hard way that your OS sometimes becomes unstable, so that you will have to find a way to restore it or even install it anew if everything else fails. The article "Make your windows fast as never before" is one of those articles that makes this claim.
It's basically a big collection of tweaks that could help speed up windows. It's important that you know what you do when you change a certain setting, and this article tries to explain why this setting needs to be changed, and why it could in turn speed up the operating system. My advise would be to set a restoration point before you make the changes. You should also be sure that you don't need the service or feature, for instance if you can live without a background image you will save some ram.
Update: While created with Windows XP in mind, most of the suggestions work in newer versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system as well. One thing that you will notice though is that the way to achieve tweaks may have changed.
Lets take a look at the suggestions:
Depending on your system, some tips may not make sense to implement anymore. I for instance would not advise you to disable system restore, unless you are using a different backup solution regularly.
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