Running the Windows XP setup: what to do and what not to do during setup.
After you have setup your Windows XP, you need to install the hardware drivers. If you don't have them (anymore), you can download them from the internet.
This page describes the realization and optimization of an internet DSL/Cable/56K internet connection.
One of the first things to do, is updating Windows to fix critical Windows problems.
Changing your desktop properties and screen settings.
Information about tweaking the Start Menu and the Quick Launch toolbar for better navigation.
Now Windows (including the updates) is installed, it's time to modify the Windows settings to get a more user friendly system. The first part is about advanced system settings, (disabling) Windows Messenger, burning a CD-ROM and changing the search function.
Now Windows (including the updates) is installed, it's time to modify the Windows settings to get a more user friendly system. The second part is about Taskbar/Start Menu, Windows Explorer settings, hibernation, recycle bin and keyboard settings, task scheduler, sounds and audio, windows software and internet options.
Windows XP starts a lot of different services, as engine of the whole Windows system. However, some of them won't be of any use for you! By quitting those unused services, you can realize higher system performances.
With the utility MSConfig it is possible to analyze all the applications starting when you turn on your computer and, if you feel the need to do so, disable undesirable items. Turning off undesirable items will save system resources which will eventually result in a faster Windows.
This page describes the e-mail settings for Outlook Express.
Multiple user accounts: all you need to know first.
TWEAKUI is one of the best known Windows Powertoys/Powertools (issued but not supported by Microsoft) to tweak the User Interface (UI). With this tool you are able to change settings, which aren't reachable within Windows.
Most settings can be done easily within Windows. However, for some setting you need to dive into the registry or use one of the many registry tweak utilities (like the Windows XP powertool TWEAKUI). On this page (and other pages), I have described some interesting registry tweaks which you can do yourself, using the registry editor.
Your registry can be cleaned and optimized (defrag the registry).
To free some space on your hard disk for better purposes, you have to do a disk cleanup. With the Disk Cleanup utility you have a build in tool to remove many unnecessary files from your hard disk.
Before imaging your Windows partition, it's wise to defrag your hard disk (C: partition). Defragmenting results in nicely arranged files, which are not spread in pieces all over the hard disk. After defragmenting your hard disk has faster access to the files, which results in a faster Windows. Besides that, you can also defrag the registry and the virtual memory (pagefile) for better performance.
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