however storing all the restore points can literally take up
Gigabytes of space on your hard drive. To turn off System Restore:
Open Control Panel
Click on Performance and Maintenance
Click on System
Click on the System Restore tab
Tick 'Turn off System Restore on All Drives'
DEFRAGMENT YOUR PAGEFILE
Keeping your pagefile defragmented can provide a major performance
boost. One of the best ways of doing this is to creat a separate
partition on your hard drive just for your page file, so that it
doesn't get impacted by normal disk usage. Another way of keeping
your pagefile defragmented is to run PageDefrag. This cool little
app can be used to defrag your pagefile, and can also be set to
defrag the pagefile everytime your PC starts. To install:
Download and Run PageDefrag
Tick "Defrag at next Reboot",
SPEEDUP FOLDER ACCESS - DISABLE LAST ACCESS UPDATE
If you have a lot of folders and subdirectories on your computer,
when you access a directory XP wastes a lot of time updating the
time stamp showing the last access time for that directory and for
ALL sub directories. To stop XP doing this you need to edit the
registry. If you are uncomfortable doing this then please do not
Go to Start and then Run and type "regedit".
Click through the file system until you get to.
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\C ontr ol\FileSystem"
Right-click in a blank area of the window on the right and select
Create a new DWORD Value called 'NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate'.
Then Right click on the new value and select 'Modify'.
Change the Value Data to '1'.