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Tips on Windows XP. To increase performance, registry tips,fix errors, customize. And about the latest technologies related to any field.

ReadyBoost for Windows XP

ReadyBoost is a disk caching technology first included with Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. It aims to make computers running Windows Vista more responsive by using flash memory on a USB 2.0 drive, SD card, CompactFlash, or other form of flash memory, in order to boost system performance. ReadyBoost is also used to facilitate SuperFetch, […]

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Manage Windows Virtual Memory

Windows virtual memory is where windows stores data from RAM when it requires more RAM for programs and RAM installed on your PC is insufficient. By default windows stores this data on c:\pagefile.sys. And windows manages this pagefile size. This may lead to slow computer or performance decrease if you don’t have sufficient RAM. To […]

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Hide and Lock any Drive in Windows

You can hide any of drive(s) by just adding two keys in windows registry goto start>run Type regedit and press enter. This will bring you to the registry editor.To hide any drive you have to follow these 2 steps STEP1: Hidding Drive goto HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer now create a new DWORD value NoDrives and set its […]

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TweakUI for Windows XP

To begin with tweaking, I start with TweakUI. It lets you change some of the hidden settings in Windows XP. Tweak UI Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or above / Windows Server 2003. If you have a Windows XP system without any Service Packs installed, download Version 2.00. The Windows shell-development team […]

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Cannot change Homepage

Many time due to spywares or malwares you cannot change the Internet Explorer homepage. Even after running Anti-spyware like Spybot its not working. In such cases use the following trick to change it.  In Regedit, navigate to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel In the right-hand pane, right-click the “HomePage” value, then select Modify. Change it […]

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