XP Optisation For Audio Question.

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Hypomixolydian
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XP Optisation For Audio Question.

Post by Hypomixolydian » Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:55 pm

Hello,

Hope you don't mind me asking, but what sort of "crap" do you get rid of in XP Pro to make things run "better"? I have a standard install of XP Pro and have to say that everything runs smoothly, efficiently and without problems, but if there is a way to make things run "even better" it would be interesting to know.
So when I have a clean install of XP ( I can do an image restore to get back to a virgin state), what do I get rid of? I should say that I don't want to reinstall windows again and have to get a new serial number and then new serials for all my programs. So basically, what can I do with XP already installed?

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Re: XP Optisation For Audio Question.

Post by d-plate » Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:58 pm

Astral Fridge Magnet wrote:I should say that I don't want to reinstall windows again and have to get a new serial number and then new serials for all my programs.

you don't need new serial numbers :roll: you need new activations (usually painless and done online)

advice: do a clean install (or restore the machine to a "virgin" state using a disk image), then follow this guide...

http://www.musicxp.net/

If it's connected to the internet, use a good antivirus/firewall.

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Post by donnydonny » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:49 pm

the previously mentioned MusicXP is a GREAT resource, as well as www.theeldergeek.com

the general tips help so much to get that extra juice out of your cpu and maximize your RAM usage. The Elder Geek really helps you figure out what services you do and don't need. after optimizing my system, i shaved off about 120mb worth of unnecessary RAM usage.
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Post by nebulae » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:53 am

d-plate wrote:
Astral Fridge Magnet wrote:I should say that I don't want to reinstall windows again and have to get a new serial number and then new serials for all my programs.

you don't need new serial numbers :roll: you need new activations (usually painless and done online)

advice: do a clean install (or restore the machine to a "virgin" state using a disk image), then follow this guide...

http://www.musicxp.net/

If it's connected to the internet, use a good antivirus/firewall.
MusicXP.net is good, but not as indepth as I'd like. I use Tarekith's guide, and I disable all the unnecessary services. You can find it here:

http://www.tarekith.com/assets/XPTweaks.htm

I stick to XP SP1, and my RAM usage at boot is about 120mb.

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Post by Hypomixolydian » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:45 am

Thank you all for your useful help!! Very kind of you!!

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Post by frisbeedisk » Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:49 am

Blackviper site is pretty good too.

http://web.archive.org/web/200411280841 ... icecfg.htm

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Post by nebulae » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:32 pm

Yup, BlackViper is very good. I think Tarekith has most of his options.

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