08 September 2010

5 mythes to speed up Windows computer

There are too many myths in our Internet. Today, let's find out the fact behind these so-called tips to speed up Windows.

1. Go to Start -> Run -> type "prefetch", then delete all files in this folder...
True or not? The answer is NO!!! Firstly, the question is, what is the function for "prefetch" folder in our Windows? According to Microsoft official webside,
"...Windows keeps track of the way your computer starts ... saves this information ... in the prefetch folder ... Windows refers to these files to help speed the start process. ... prefetch folder is self-maintaining ...no need to delete it .... If you empty the folder, Windows and your programs will take longer to open the next time you turn on your computer."
(Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-is-the-prefetch-folder)

2. Go to Start -> Run -> type "regedit", then goto "HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Control Panel -> Desktop"
After that, open the "MenuShowDelay" and change it from 400 to 0.
Again, refer to the Microsoft official, this registry key is use to control the delay of the Start Menu Display. Personally, I believe this might not have any significance to affect the startup speed. It is because the 400 is in number of milliseconds. In other words, this tip will only speed up your computer about 0.4 second ONLY!!
(Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216445)

3. Go to Start -> Run -> type "msconfig", then goto Startup and uncheck those unfrequent use program.
Normally, I will just uncheck all program (exclude system program). Since the Windows will not open them in the next boot automatically, the startup speed of Windows is improved.

4. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System, then goto Advanced -> Preformance settings.
After then, select "adjust for best performance"
For this tip, personally, I believe it is workable and no harm to Windows. However, this tip is going to reduce the appearance effect of our Windows.

5. Start -> Run -> type "system.ini" . Then, put the below code in one line.
page buffer = 100000kbps load=100000kbps Download=100000kbps save=100000kbps back=100000kb
So far, I still cannot figure what exactly the variable of "page" is in system.ini file. Therefore, this is still a myth...
(Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/83435)

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Written by: Xaivier Chia
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