Make your windows os faster

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 29, 2006
Updated • May 1, 2013
Tutorials, Windows tips

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:

  • Disable the Windows Indexing Service
  • Optimize Display Settings
  • Disable Performance Counters
  • Speedup Folder Browsing
  • Improve Memory Usage
  • Optimize Your Internet Connection
  • Optimize Your Page File
  • Run BootVis - Improve Boot Times
  • Remove The Desktop Picture
  • Remove Fonts For Speed
  • Disable Unnecessary Services
  • Turn Off System Restore
  • Defragment Your Pagefile
  • Speedup Folder Access - Disable Last Access Update
  • Disable System Sounds
  • Improve Boot Times
  • Improve Swapfile Performance
  • Make Your Menus Load Faster
  • Make Programs Load Faster
  • Improve XP Shutdown Speed
  • Speed Up Boot Times
  • Free Up Memory
  • Ensure XP Is Using DMA Mode
  • Add Corret Network Card Settings
  • Remove Annoying Delete Confirmation Messages
  • Disable Prefetch on Low Memory Systems.

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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  1. Administrator said on January 31, 2006 at 12:54 am

    Everton sorry did not know, I changed the link to your site ;)

  2. Everton said on January 30, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    I was just about to say the same thing! He basically just cut and pasted together two of my posts.

  3. Lobo Schmidt said on January 30, 2006 at 6:03 am

    That tips was just copied and pasted from an article linked here in this very blog.

    The link for that article is: “”.

    So, why see the fake one when you can get the true for free?

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