Monday, January 14, 2008

Optimizing Windows XP on Eee PC

As mentioned in the Eee PC user guide, for the best performance of your Eee PC with Windows XP operating system, follow some quick steps below to make your Eee PC run faster:
  1. Changing Virtual Memory
  2. Turning Off System Restore
  3. Compressing Disk Drive
  4. Relocating Files - My Documents
  5. Relocating Files - IE Temporary Internet Files
  6. Deleting Unnecessary Windows Components
  7. Clearing System Backup Data (sfc /purgecache)
  8. Delete Unnecessary Document Files
I advise doing only steps 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8. There is no need to change virtual memory as there is still sufficient space for virtual memory even for a full install of Windows XP on 4GB SSD. Compressing disk drive will slow down file access and doing more read and write on SSD. This is bad as the lifespan of SSD will be shortened. Relocating IE temporary internet files to a SD card will affect Windows as well in the event something goes wrong with the SD card.

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