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Enable/Disable Startup Programs

You can Enable/Disable By following this simple steps.

1. Click the Start button then Click Run.

2. Type msconfig in the blank, and then click OK. MSConfig allows the user to Enable or disable the applications that are launched at startup.

3.Then go to startup tab. From there, un-ticking the check box will disable the startup Items.

4. Click Apply and it will take effect after a reboot.

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Memory Tweak

These Settings will fine tune your systems memory
management -at least 256MB of ram recommended

go to start runregedit -and then to the following key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Session Manager/Memory Management

1.DisablePagingExecutive -double click it and in the decimal put a 1 – this allows XP to keep data in memory now instead of paging sections of ram to harddrive yeilds faster performance.

2.LargeSystemCache- double click it and change the decimal to 1 -this allows XP Kernal to Run in memory improves system performance alot

3.create a new dword and name it IOPageLockLimit – double click it and set the value in hex – 4000, if you have 128MB of ram, or set it to 10000 if you have 256MB,…. or it to 40000 if you have more than 512MB of ram -this tweak will speed up your disckcache

Reboot and You Are done

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Print Directory OptionTo Explorer

Batch file that will print from the context menu (right click) in explorer.

1.Open notepad and copy and paste this:

@echo off
dir %1 /-p /o:gn > “%temp%\Listing”
start /w notepad /p “%temp%\Listing”
del “%temp%\Listing”
exit

2.Save the file as Pdirectory.bat in the Windows directory.
3. Start Explorer, click Tools, and then click Folder Options.
4. Click the File Types tab, and then click File Folder.
5. Click Edit, and then click New.
6. In the Action box, type Print Directory Listing.
7. In Application used to perform action, click Pdirectory.bat, and then click OK.
8. Click OK, click Apply, and then click OK.
Done… Now you will be able to right click on a directory and print out a listing!.

UPDATE: I had a problem with printing sometimes, if you get it just do a quick Reg fix:

Hive: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Key: Directory\Shell
Name: Default
Data Type: REG_SZ
Value: none

Once you set the value of Default to none, at the location above, all is fine.

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