Feeling too slow to run stuff on Windows? You should. However you can find ways to speed it up as well. Carey Holzman over at TechBuilder has 23 Ways on speeding up your windows. Some of them are pretty obvious, but some of them are pretty good tips. Here are some examples:

4.) Disable file indexing. The indexing service extracts information from documents and other files on the hard drive and creates a “searchable keyword index.” As you can imagine, this process can be quite taxing on any system.

6.) Empty the Windows Prefetch folder every three months or so. Windows XP can “prefetch” portions of data and applications that are used frequently. This makes processes appear to load faster when called upon by the user. That’s fine. But over time, the prefetch folder may become overloaded with references to files and applications no longer in use. When that happens, Windows XP is wasting time, and slowing system performance, by pre-loading them. Nothing critical is in this folder, and the entire contents are safe to delete.

22.) If you’re sick of a single Windows Explorer window crashing and then taking the rest of your OS down with it, then follow this tip: open My Computer, click on Tools, then Folder Options. Now click on the View tab. Scroll down to “Launch folder windows in a separate process,” and enable this option. You’ll have to reboot your machine for this option to take effect.

23 Ways to Speed Up Windows XP – [TechBuilder]

Update: Carey Holzman notified us on the original article. Removing all the references on TechYogurt.com

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