Streamlining a Win XP Installation Memory Usage
Posted on 2007-04-05
I've got a system that only has 128 MB of memory and the end user is unwilling to upgrade this amount right now. I'm trying to tweak out the unit right now to run on as little memory as possible while still retaining usual functionality. I've got it down to around 170 MB usage with just some basic apps running like IE7 and such, but I'd like to squeeze a little more out.
Are there any good guides on shaving off the most possible for a Windows XP Home and/or Pro installation?
I had started disabling some svcs but grabbed one (webclient I believe) that stopped windowsupdate from working, so I had to hunt that back down. I also set wallpaper to none and removed visual effects, disabled System Restore, set swap space at a static level, disabled themes, etc.