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  • Donace

    I love tweaking XP; use to spend ages perfecting it to my needs;

    I actually published a week or so ago a list of registry tweaks I use.

  • @Donace

    I hadn’t tweaked in a while actually. Old and very stable (except few broken things :) ) desktop.

    Went to check your article but getting error at your blog, mailed you details.

  • I use to tweak my systems a lot, but these days I spend more time trying to use my computer than working on it.

    I do see that there are some pretty good tweaks on the site that you provided the link for. I will probably try a couple when I get my Linux box going completely.
    I am going to run Ubuntu on my most powerful system and then run VMware, so I can run Windows on the Ubuntu box. So, the tweaks will help the Windows operating systems to run a little faster.

  • @Madmouse

    Yeah, running on virtual machine is not too bad with modern hardware. However effect of tweaks while OS is virtualized will be questionable.

    It’s usually opposite for me (Ubuntu in VM on Windows) so can’t say for certain.

  • Donace

    Thanks for the heads up; I thought I had resolved that by now :p.

    Fixed now none the less

  • Thanks for sharing this website. I always like my Laptop be fast and responsive and also don’t like some apps consuming unnecessary memory.

  • @Nihar

    Just read explanations carefully. Some tweaks that are beneficial for desktop can ruin performance or battery life on notebook.

    And by the way focus of performance optimization is mostly making apps consume more memory. Windows is too happy to dump stuff on hard drive – extremely slow media comparing to RAM. The more is going on in memory instead of HDD – the faster things will work.

  • Albert

    I can verify that at Kernel Paging and Cache Tuning mentioned at kaditcha.cx did not work for me, in fact it reduced performance.

  • @Albert

    That one is really one of the more specific and tricky parts. I usually don’t mess with that one, even if system fits suggested usage.

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