Speed up your Windows XP Computer!

If you’re like me, you get frustrated on a daily basis with your XP box. I hate to see people slow themselves down with spyware, adware, and virus’ so I have decided to share my secrets to speeding up your Windows XP Computer!

  1. Boot into Windows XP
  2. Hit F8 every 2 seconds until you’re given the option to boot into ‘Safe Mode with Networking’
  3. Now your computer should be blazing because none of that nasty spyware is running.

Now that you are able to finally operate your computer, let’s speed it up even more.

  1. Download This File (note: it may take quite some time based on your connection speed)
  2. Once the download is finished, get This Program, and install it.
  3. Using the program you installed from #2, burn the file downloaded from #1 to CD.
  4. After burning is finished, put the disc back in your CD tray and reboot the computer

Now you’re halfway done! Soon your Windows XP computer will be operating very fast with zero virus’ and absolutely NO spyware!

  1. After reboot, enter into your BIOS…if you don’t know how, there is a list on this page that contains which key to hit to get into your BIOS.
  2. Set your computer’s boot order to: 1. CD 2. Hard drive 3. Whatever else you may have.
  3. Exit and Save the BIOS.

Allow your computer to boot. If you’re presented with the opportunity to enter text onto a line, just hit enter. You should see much text flying across the screen. Rest assured, this is part of the remedy of a slow XP computer. Soon, you’ll come to a screen that looks like this:

  1. Click the guest icon and enter the password ‘guest’
  2. Allow the login to take place.
  3. YOUR improved Windows XP Computer is complete! It will now operate without virus’, spyware, adware, and will be extremely fast and efficient! Enjoy your new and improved speedier desktop!

Disclaimer: The above instructions allow you to use the PCLinuxOS LiveCD and is intended for educational purposes only. These directions are provided to you ‘as-is’ and since they are for educational purposes only, they should be attempted only by those that desire to be educated. Do not try this at home unless you feel really really ticked off about Virus laden, spyware riddled, adware inundated Windows computers. I am not responsible for how you use the above information, use it at your own risk. If you’d like to install this operating system onto your hard drive, please see this link for more information. Please rest assured, this article is for entertainment and exposure purposes only.

Author: devnet

devnet has been a project manager for a Fortune 500 company, a Unix and Linux administrator, a Technical Writer, a System Analyst, and a Systems Engineer during his 20+ years working with Technology.

7 thoughts on “Speed up your Windows XP Computer!”

  1. Alex,

    It really is a superb distribution. Try it once and you’ll fall in love with it. Everything ‘just works’ even more so than Ubuntu. It truly is an enriching, full desktop.


  2. I agree.

    I followed your instructions. Only had one problem with the nVidia drivers, though. If you are running an nVidia card and get junk when the gui loads reboot the computer and at the kernel prompt type: pclinuxos xdrv=fbdev xres=800×600

    I actually send Texstar money, $50. It’s a great distribution. I’ve now installed PCLinuxOS on two of my computers, my Dad’s computer, and my neighbor’s computer. No one has had ANY useability issues at all.

    PCLinuxOS rocks.

  3. Well that was a complete waste of time and download quota. I downloaded the .iso image & burned it using the ISO Recorder tool. Rebooted, waited an age for the CD to unload, finally got to ‘Install PCLinux’. Another long wait for the install window. the bars rolled down just showing (xx) and no way of making any choices, clicked on next. A popup saying that partition (or something like that) must be chosen. Back to beginning to try expert mode. Looking a little more hopeful, it actually recognised my Windows partitions. Selected mount point and various combinations. No success. Linux seems like self-flagellation. The guides aren’t helpful. I don’t think I’ll be wasting any more time for such dubious benefits. So back to XP

  4. I’m sorry you feel that way. I also had a bit of trouble getting my partitions formatted but I went on the PCLinuxOS forums and asked for help. I got it. I got it installed and I’ve never looked back.

    I also got a few of my old Windows programs running through Wine, like FlashFXP and others.

    Mess around with the LiveCD first. Once you find you like the LiveCD you’ll desperately want to get it installed 🙂

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