Optimize Tablet PC running XP
Posted on 2006-10-22
I have 30 Motion M1200 Tablet PC that our employees use for one custom application, Internet access to 1 website and daily dialup sync. They have no Office applications installed and no email.
These Tablets have 866 mhz Mobile PIII with 256 meg of ram, running Windows XP Mobile.
I am trying to speed up and optimize these for the best possible performance for these few limited applications including shorter boot up and shut down.
My first thought was to upgrade the memory to 512 and I tried that on one unit without any real difference in performance. Originally we ran these without any virus or spyware protection which helped with performance, but some employees just can't resist using the internet and junking them up.
I have tried all kinds of recommended things like changing the Boot.ini timeout from 30 sec to 3 second, which did not change the bootup time at all.
All the standard Disk cleanup, defrag does not really help. Still too slow even with fresh install of Windows.
Anyone have any ideas that may really help? I know an 866 mhz processor is not state of the art, but I am trying to get another year or two out of these.