How to speedup WinXP on old laptop

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I have an old Toshiba Satellite laptop with the following specs:

  • Processor: Intel Celeron 400
  • Memory: 128 MB

I installed Windows XP but I'm afraid the 128MB memory is not enough to run many programs.  I use it only for web browsing, chat, Skype calls.

How do I maximize the memory?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111932

How to speedup WinXP on old laptop

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Here's what I suggest for running Windows XP on low-spec computers:

1. Right-click on My Computer -> click Properties. On System Properties window, click the Advanced tab -> Performance – Settings. From the Performance Options window, click on the Visual Effects tab and enable "Adjust for best performance". Like the screenshot shows below:

All effects will be disabled which will lessen the resources used by Windows XP.

2. Use Cacheman XP (http://www.outertech.com/en/how-to-make-your-computer-faster). This tool will automatically free up your RAM to make it available for other applications. It also has some options that will optimize Windows XP. When running, it will sit on your system tray and the icon will animate to indicate when it is optimizing your RAM.

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #111933

How to speedup WinXP on old laptop

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You can maximize your computer memory as well as computer performance by doing the following:

  1. First you must free up your computer hard drive. Your hard drive has a big part when your computer runs out of memory it uses your hard drive space as a virtual memory. Freeing up your hard drive with junks and temporary files may be a good help.
  2. End unnecessary processes running in background of your computer. These processes are just wasting your processor speed. You can check unwanted programs that runs on start up by typing “msconfig “ on the search box. Under start up tab, uncheck processes that you do not wish to run when your computer starts.
  3.  Run the Disk Defragmenter to speed up your computer performance by merging fragmented parts of the HD.

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