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Make windows XP fast

1. Click on "Start” on the taskbar.

2. Click "Run” located in the start menu.

3. Then in the "Run” panel, type: "regedit” without the quotation 

marks. (that will open up the Windows registry editor)

4. Then click on "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” and expand it.


5. Then click on "SYSTEM” and expand it.

6. Then scroll down, and expand "CurrentControlSet”.

7. Under that, expand "Control”.

8. Then, under that one, locate and click on "ContentIndex”. 

(so when you click on it, it needs to be highlighted and it’s options 

need to show up in the right panel of Windows XP Registry Editor)

So to sum up, here’s where you need to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ ContentIndex


Let’s continue… You have just 6 more steps until the finish line!

9. When you have clicked on "ContentIndex” and it is highlighted

 and you see the options and parameters on the right side of the 

panel… Among those, you need to scroll all the way to the bottom

 and find the Registry key named "StartupDelay”.

10. Double-click on it and a new window panel will pop-up.

12. The new window has a field to enter value (and a default value 

entered already). But before you change the value, you need to change 

the base from Hexadecimal to Decimal. Take a look at the screenshot

 below to see what I am talking about:


Now when you change it to Decimal, it displays a different value (480000 instead of 75300).

13. So now, all you need to do is change the value from "480000” to "40000” (forty thousand)

Many people ask me if they can change it to an even smaller value than 40000, 

but I would not recommend doing that. I tested it and it doesn’t work. I did not 

feel any difference in boot-up time when I change it to value less than 40000

 (and no, you can’t put 0 either).

14. After you’ve completed all the steps above, click "OK” and close the Registry Editor.

And one just one little thing you need to do to finish all this registry tweaking…

15. Restart your computer.

Now you can notice big difference in time that your system takes to boot-up. 

Mine was faster for 10 seconds than usual. How much faster does your

 Windows XP boot now? Share in the comments below!


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2 Timothy 3:16, 17

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.