November 14, 2006
The Fast and the Futile
Windows is SLOW… Don’t get me wrong, it’s not too bad when you first boot a cleanly formatted system with nothing running by default, but after you install your first dozen applications; it really starts to drag. I suppose it’s not really Microsoft’s fault that Hewlett Packard decided you need to have six new services, two tray icons, four desktop icons, and a start menu entry just to install a printer driver. Here are a few links to “fix” Windows XP (a number of them apply to 2000 as well) when it starts getting a little snail like.
- 23 ways to speed up WinXP without defrag. –A simple and fairly complete list for making XP faster.
- Bob’s Windows Page –Huge list of Windows options, settings, and configurations.
- 10 Simple Ways to Speed Up WinXP –A good beginner’s guide. Basically a simplified (and much smaller) version of the above two links.