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Windows 2000 & XP performance tweaks

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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.
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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
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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
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You can also turn off unneccessary Services.

http://www.jasonn.com/turning_off_unnecessary_services_on_windows_xp
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That looks very promising.  Can you turn services off in Win 2000 Pro?
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Yes. Another link to go with puter_geeks:
http://sis.berkeley.edu/SIS/sis-training/computing/services.htm
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How can I turn them off in Win 2000 Pro?
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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.
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Thank you much.    : )
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