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I've learned a lot from all of you, THANKS

For Windows XP, I have a package of registry tweaks that improve system performance considerably and a list of totally Redundant Services that can be shut down to relieve the burden on the CPU and RAM.
@Andromeda43

your so modest. :)

I challenge you anytime on tweaking perfomance.

If your are as good as your claim, Why dont you share with us ?

Aslo by you math claim are like marketing to my ears. :)

Please post what you are talking about, I'm really very interested to know more, beside many of us here really interested too :thumbup Edited by mgadallah
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about task scheduler Needed for prefetch, where do you head that ? I dont have task scheduler running and my prefecth work well.
The trace assembled in the kernel notes faults taken on the NTFS Master File Table (MFT) metadata file (if the application accesses files or directories on NTFS volumes), on referenced files, and on referenced directories. With the trace assembled, the kernel prefetcher code notifies the prefetcher component of the Task Scheduler service (\Windows\System32\ Schedsvc.dll), running in a copy of Svchost, by signaling an event object named PrefetchTraces-Ready.

Logical Prefetcher

Once again: Do not clean out your Prefetch folder!

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B) Try superfetch boost windows programs startup time.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters]

"VideoInitTime"=dword:000007fe

"AppLaunchMaxNumPages"=dword:00000fa0

"AppLaunchMaxNumSections"=dword:000000aa

"AppLaunchTimerPeriod"=hex:80,69,67,ff,ff,ff,ff,ff

"BootMaxNumPages"=dword:0001f400

"BootMaxNumSections"=dword:00000ff0

"BootTimerPeriod"=hex:00,f2,d8,f8,ff,ff,ff,ff

"MaxNumActiveTraces"=dword:00000008

"MaxNumSavedTraces"=dword:00000008

"RootDirPath"="Prefetch"

"HostingAppList"="DLLHOST.EXE,MMC.EXE,RUNDLL32.EXE"

"EnablePrefetcher"=dword:00000003

"EnableSuperfetch"=dword:00000001

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The SuperFetch "tweak" is a registry key found in Windows Vista, but does absolutely nothing in XP. The key is never referenced by the NT5 kernel.

My rule of thumb about the prefetcher - leave it as it is. Microsoft did actually get it right the first time around for this one.

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I am loving this post. Great information keep it up. what are thoughts about disabling this service

DNS Client

Any ideas how much resources are eaten by system restore?

DNS Client - Keep it. It'll make your internet browsing faster. Your computer will look in the local DNS cache for DNS entries before requesting them from your ISP. Since most DNS entries don't change that much (Google's been the same for ages), you'll save some time when loading large pages.

System Restore - I don't know the exact number on the resources, but it's never been enough for me to notice it. Creation of a restore point is very quick, and usually happens before you know it.

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I'v made a registery file for best performance regarding services, I'm not saying that it is the best, but for me it is the best as for my home usage:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Alerter Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Application Layer Gateway Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ALG]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Application Management Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppMgmt]
"Start"=dword:00000003

; Automatic Updates Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Background Intelligent Transfer Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; ClipBook Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ClipSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; COM+ Event System Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventSystem]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Alerter Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\COMSysApp]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Computer Browser Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Cryptographic Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CryptSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; DHCP Client Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Distributed Link Tracking Client Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TrkWks]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSDTC]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; DNS Client Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Error Reporting Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ERSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Event Log Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Fast User Switching Compatibility Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FastUserSwitchingCompatibility]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Help And Support Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\helpsvc]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Human Interface Device Access Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidServ]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ImapiService]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Indexing Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cisvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Internet Connection Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; IPSEC Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Logical Disk Manager Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmserver]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Logical Disk Manager Admin Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmadmin]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Messenger Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; MS Software Shadow Copy Provider Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SwPrv]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Net Login Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mnmsrvc]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Network Connections Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman]
"Start"=dword:00000003

; Network DDE Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDE]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Network DDE DSDM Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDE dsdm]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Networking Location Awareness NLA Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; NT LM Security Support Provider Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtLmSsp]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Performance Logs And Alerts Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysmonLog]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Plug And Play Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PlugPlay]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Portable Media Serial Number Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmdmPmSp]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Print Spooler Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Protected Storage Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtectedStorage]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; QoS RSVP Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RSVP]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Remote Access Auto Connection Manager Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAuto]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Remote Access Connection Manager Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Remote Desktop Help Session Manager Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDSessMgr]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Remote Procedure Call RPC Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Remote Procedure Call RPC Locator Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcLocator]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Remote Registry Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Removable Storage Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtmsSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Routing And Remote Access Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Secondary Logon Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\seclogon]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Security Accounts Manager Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SamSs]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Server Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Shell Hardware Detection Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ShellHWDetection]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Smart Card Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardSvr]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Smart Card Helper Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardDrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; SSDP Discovery Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; System Event Notification Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SENS]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; System Restore Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srservice]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Task Scheduler Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; TCP/IPNet BIOS Helper Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LmHosts]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Telephony Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TapiSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Telnet Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TlntSvr]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Terminal Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TlntSvr]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Themes Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TlntSvr]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Uninterruptible Power Supply Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UPS]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Universal Plug And Play Device Host Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UPNPhost]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Volume Shadow Copy Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Web Client Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Windows Audio Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AudioSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Windows Image Acquisition WIA Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Stisvc]
"Start"=dword:00000003

; Windows Installer Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Windows Management Instrumentation Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winmgmt]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Windows Managerment Instrumentation Driver Extention Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wmi]
"Start"=dword:00000003

; Windows Time Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; Wireless Zero Configuration Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WZCSVC]
"Start"=dword:00000002

; WMI Performance Adapter Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmiApSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004

; Workstation Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation]
"Start"=dword:00000002

Edited by mgadallah
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what are suggestions on switching services you may use rarely to manual instead of leaving them at automatic or disabling them? I hear that some services dont "turn on" when they are used in manual mode and some services dont "turn off" after they are not longer being used. It would be awsome if windows could have all services set at manual and they would turn on and off only as needed.

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mgadallah, remember what I told you about some tweaking sites having bad or out-of-date info? The "empty your Prefetch" so-called tweak that Zxian is debunking is an excellent example. He's right, Prefetch should be left alone to do its job. Always double-check before following any site's advice, especially if it hasn't been updated in a couple of years (you'd be surprised how many are out there). And BACKUP.

@gamehead200:: Not to spam ya, but have you seen my sig? :P There *are* free alternatives where you can actually talk to the person who wrote the program if you need help, and that same person actually *listens* to their users' suggestions. Just a suggestion...

Edited by coyotewrw
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@coyotewrw...Thanks for your advise... you are 100% right about Prefetch and for the services registery file I've posted above, I've spent a lot of time reading about each service and its role befor do any setting, and I've tested the above registery file and found better performance.

@computerMan ... I've forget to tell you about increasing the virtual memory will help a little bit

Edited by mgadallah
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@coyotewrw...Thanks for your advise... you are 100% right about Prefetch and for the services registery file I've posted above, I've spent a lot of time reading about each service and its role befor do any setting, and I've tested the above registery file and found better performance.

I definitely will try it. :)

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@Andromeda43

your so modest. :)

Albator, hahaha, when someone like Andro makes countless posts praising themself for how much of an expert/professional they are, that is not modesty. That's arrogance.

Modesty is when someone has superior knowledge and/or experience in something and doesn't feel comfortable admitting to their own prowess. Someone such as myself. I don't call myself an expert, I just say I know a good deal of what I say... most of the time... no one is perfect. :hello:

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@Andromeda43

your so modest. :)

Albator, hahaha, when someone like Andro makes countless posts praising themself for how much of an expert/professional they are, that is not modesty. That's arrogance.

Modesty is when someone has superior knowledge and/or experience in something and doesn't feel comfortable admitting to their own prowess. Someone such as myself. I don't call myself an expert, I just say I know a good deal of what I say... most of the time... no one is perfect. :hello:

As a God of Computing (which I am) who freely dispenses advice to all lesser beings, whether they want it or not (which I do)...

just kidding :P I've been an instructor and consultant for ten+ years, and the first thing I tell beginning-level students is "Don't try to know everything." Unless you're one of those rare people who have a photographic memory (I've met one or two), you simply cannot do it. You'll always be dead ignorant in some aspects of computing, because it's a very large beast.

It's much more effective to become expert at knowing where to go for help when in need, like using the provided documentation, searching with Google and last but certainly not least, using forums like MSFN.

BTW, did anyone else catch the error in the math? 30% to 60% is an increase of 100%? I *did* the math and that's an increase of 30%, dude. In future just say you've doubled the performance, so some wise-*ss customer doesn't call you an id*ot.

You have to know these things when you're a God of Computing! :P

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