Category: explorer

Very Slow Boot When Networking

On some XP Pro installations, when connected to a network (peer-peer in this case), the computer boot time is over 1:40. The system seems to freeze after logging in and the desktop may not appear or will freeze for a minute. As timed with the utility, Bootvis.exe, the …

Shutdown XP Faster

Like previous versions of windows, it takes long time to restart or shutdown windows XP when the “Exit Windows” sound is enabled. To solve this problem you must disable this useless sound • Click Start button. • Go to settings > Control Panel > Sound, Speech and Audio …

How to disable Windows XP Boot logo

It is possible to disable the XP splash screen, which will slightly speed up the overall boot process. Be aware that removing the splash screen will also cause you not to see any boot-up messages that might come up (chkdsk, convert … ), but if your system runs …

How To Change Thumbnail Size And Quality

If any of you out there like to use the thumbnail view, especially for browsing through photos and images, it can become a bit of a drain on your system. It is possible to lower the thumbnail size and quality by editing the following registry keys. Open the …

Make Windows XP Shutdown Faster than ever

You can make your shut down process a bit faster by the following tweak. 1. This step is very important. Export (right click > Export) the following keys and save it to a safer place. HKEY CURRENT USERControl PanelDesktop HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControl 2. Open Notepad, copy and paste the following …

Speedup Your Folder Browsing.

You may have noticed that everytime you open my computer to browse folders that there is a slight delay. This is because Windows XP automatically searches for network files and printers everytime you open Windows Explorer. To fix this and to increase browsing significantly: 1. Open My Computer …