Solved

Windows 2000 & XP performance tweaks

Posted on 2006-06-23
10
273 Views
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I am looking to improve the performance of our computers here in the office.  I am interested in any and all tweaks to improve the performance of the machines without upgrading hardware.  Most of our machines are Windows 2000 Pro.  Some are XP Pro.
0
Comment
Question by:Cam_Man595
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:dovcamp
dovcamp earned 100 total points
ID: 16969193
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:puter_geek
ID: 16972363
click on Start, Run, and type in msconfig and it brings up the startup programs.  Uncheck all that are not needed.  That will help immensly
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:puter_geek
ID: 16985355
For the Win2k machines, copy msconfig from one of the XP machines and put it into the system folder and run it the same way as XP
0
Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:puter_geek
puter_geek earned 200 total points
ID: 16995022
You can also turn off unneccessary Services.

http://www.jasonn.com/turning_off_unnecessary_services_on_windows_xp
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Cam_Man595
ID: 16995266
That looks very promising.  Can you turn services off in Win 2000 Pro?
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
_ earned 200 total points
ID: 16998339
Yes. Another link to go with puter_geeks:
http://sis.berkeley.edu/SIS/sis-training/computing/services.htm
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Cam_Man595
ID: 16999958
How can I turn them off in Win 2000 Pro?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Cam_Man595
ID: 17000668
Never mind, I figured it out.  I turned off many of the services that were suggested and my computer does appear to run faster.  Thanks.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 17006685
: )
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 17015419
Thank you much.    : )
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
how to find out who did last update on user account in AD 9 229
Windows WEb Server sp2 13 520
IP Addresses List On Network 8 287
Windows 16 347
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Binary Differential Replication, What it is, how it works and how it differs from standard delta file replication
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now