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Common WinXP Tweaks

Discussion in 'General Software Discussion' started by JavaFox, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    The following are pretty common tweaks, but instead of a list of steps of how to manually tweak your registry, I've written up a bunch of .reg files to make for easy implementation. Simply copy and paste the tweaks into a .reg file, double-click them and reboot!

    ^_^
  2. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    CDFS Tweak - for better CD peformance

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]
    "CacheSize"=hex:ff,ff,00,00
    "Prefetch"=dword:00004000
    "PrefetchTail"=dword:00004000
  3. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    Enable UDMA -- improved disk performance

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000]
    "EnableUDMA66"=dword:00000001
  4. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    Fast Shutdown -- dramatically speed up shut down time

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "HungAppTimeout"="5000"
    "WaitToKillAppTimeout"="4000"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control]
    "WaitToKillServiceTimeout"="200"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "AutoEndTasks"="1"
  5. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    Unload DLLs -- forces Windows to unload unused DLLs

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "AlwaysUnloadDLL"="1"
  6. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    Disable Paging (512 recommended)

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001
  7. JavaFox

    JavaFox E Pluribus Unum

    DiskCache Tweaks

    Users with 128MB
    --------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "IOPageLockLimit"=dword:01000000



    Users with 256MB
    --------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "IOPageLockLimit"=dword:02000000



    Users with 512MB+
    ---------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "IOPageLockLimit"=dword:04000000
  8. franguinho

    franguinho Brazilian Fool

  9. stesamo

    stesamo New Member

    hello

    Sorry for being a Plantpot, but how do I make a .reg file
    I tried just renaming a notepad doc to no avail.
    Tried exporting a reg file deleting contents then typing in your keys, but it wont merge.

    thx
  10. prymo

    prymo New Member

    Re: hello

    open notepad, paste that in there, and click FILE>SAVE AS and save it was "whatever.reg" without quotes, and whatever being the name you want.
  11. iceboy

    iceboy New Member

    i really don recommend large system cache which will restart my pc for no reason and unload dll which will crash my active desktop.. then again it could be just my pc.
  12. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

    prob importing reg files

    It gives me an error saying 'you can only import binary registry files into the registry editor.
    Suggestions?
  13. prymo

    prymo New Member

    Re: prob importing reg files

    you have to copy the whole thing, including this...

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    that's probably what you're missing, the whole file should look like this (when looked at with notepad)....


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]
    "DisablePagingExecutive"=dword:00000001
  14. nForcer

    nForcer Twice the fun!

    Yup, that was it!
    Now I feel stupid.

    Thanks prymo
  15. Kelsenellenelvian

    Kelsenellenelvian Master of my own Destiny

    Thanks to everyone who has posted these some of them have been big helps
  16. skastel

    skastel Massive Happiness

    unload dll's??

    what exactly does unload DLL's do to speed things up?
  17. Kelsenellenelvian

    Kelsenellenelvian Master of my own Destiny

    Not nessecarily speed things up but it keeps the clutter down and your system is less likely to get confused and crash.
  18. shai

    shai Banned

    if you have alot of mem you shoudnt unload it as apps will load faster if thier dlls are loaded
  19. skastel

    skastel Massive Happiness

    I get it

    ok, I wasn't sure at first what DLL's were being unloaded, Apps or windows itself, but thanks for clearing it up!
  20. wizard

    wizard New Member

    Thanks these are some great tweaks here.

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