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How to Optimize Windows XP

Jul 26, 2008
Windows XP is one of the most current operating systems, and as such it is one of the most popular operating systems available. Millions of users around the world use Windows XP every day, and this operating system is one of the best and most powerful you can find. There are some errors that can occur, however, and there are some things you can do to prevent errors and optimize the performance and speed of your system. By following these steps you can keep your Windows XP system running great and error free.

Install an anti virus program on your PC to detect and remove any harmful programs which can cause problems. This step is important because some viruses not only harm your files and data but can actually cause physical damage to your hardware, causing it to need replacement which can be expensive. Make sure the program you choose offers updates, so your definitions stay current and you are protected against the latest PC threats. It is recommended that you scan your PC daily, or at least three to five times weekly.

Use a good anti spyware program, as well as an anti virus program, because spyware is one of the biggest causes of Windows XP errors and system problems. These programs run quietly in the background, so that you are not even aware that they are there. Spyware usually installs without the user's knowledge or consent, and can cause serious problems and risks. Some of these programs can even record any keystrokes you make, giving others access to private and confidential information such as account passwords and sites visited.

Only keep one window or application open at a time, and this will optimize your system performance. When you have more than one thing open at a time, it can create errors and system slowdown. It is also advisable to remove any unnecessary or unwanted programs from your PC, so that these resources can be used somewhere else. This will help to increase the Windows XP system speed and performance as well as stop some of the errors.

Windows XP and Registry Cleaners

Keeping your registry clean will take care of any Windows XP errors that occur. This step is recommended by the computer experts to stop error messages and optimize your system performance and efficiency. You could manually edit the registry by hand, but this is not a good idea because there are serious risks involved and it can take an extensive time to do, not to mention a massive amount of effort. Instead use a registry cleaner, so that you can clean your registry quickly and efficiently without any of the risks.

A registry cleaner comes with a simple interface that is easy to use, and only requires a minimum of effort to start. You simply download and install the program, and then run it. The software knows which entries to remove and which entries are needed by the operating system and installed programs, so there is no risk of any mistakes being made. Using a Registry Cleaner will help optimize Windows XP and keep things running great.
About the Author
Brian Williams is a self-confessed PC fiddler dedicated to 'spreading the word' when it comes to fixing PC errors and helping people make the most use of their PCs. For FREE ACCESS to more PC tips n' tricks, just visit Optimize-Your-PC.com.
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