PC Magazine Windows XP Speed Solutions: Make Your XP Act Young Again!

PC Magazine Windows XP Speed Solutions: Make Your XP Act Young Again!


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PC Magazine Windows XP Speed Solutions: Make Your XP Act Young Again! by Curt Simmons, Stefan Gruenwedel

Get that snail out of your system
"In these pages, you'll find all kinds of tips, tweaks, hacks, and configuration settings that should help you regain some speed control over Windows XP. I'll also show you how to get rid of the clutter and junk that Windows XP picks up over time..."
—Curt Simmons

When everything seems like slow motion, it's time to call in PC Magazine's favorite system doctor

You have to clean out most things after you use them for awhile. Why should your PC be any different? This indispensable book shows you exactly how to turn that snail into a cheetah by unloading the junk that Windows XP has collected, turbo-charging your system for faster response, cleaning up the Registry, and using all the safeguards provided in Service Pack 2. Just don't be surprised if your PC is faster than on the day you brought it home.

Give Windows XP a power boost

• Make programs start faster with hidden prefetch settings

• Eliminate spyware, adware, and unwanted cookies

• Dump programs you don't need (but know which ones you DO)

• Pre-schedule maintenance tasks

• Boost system startup by disabling features

• Tweak virtual memory

• Learn to work with the Registry

• Update your device drivers

• Beef up your cable or DSL speed

• Learn from special tips and tricks in every chapter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764578144
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Series: PC Magazine Series , #22
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Curt Simmons (MCP, MCSE, MCSA, A+, CTT, MCT) is a technology author and trainer who focuses on Microsoft products.  The author of almost 50 computing books for a wide-range audiences, including, most recently, Windows XP For Power Users: PowerPack, and Windows XP Secrets.

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