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Windows 7: Trying to Improve XP's Performance

10 Jan 2010   #11
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
System Specs:
Dell Inspiron 8200
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
Intel Pentium 4 Mobile 1.70 GHz
512 MB RAM
I don't think I need to go into the graphics card and wireless card and stuff like that.

Also, there's a new problem. Microsoft Office XP Word keeps telling me "Compile error in hidden module: WinFaxPrintAndMerge." I Googled around and I manged to figure out that it's a template issue because running this ("C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE" /a) brought up no error. However, in this website (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316033), I went to the section that says "Remove templates from the Startup Folder" and did all the steps there. The Startup folders are completely empty (which doesn't make sense because something is obviously trying to start when Word starts up) and fixing the Normal.dot file didn't help. Does anyone know how to fix this?

EDIT: And doing a reinstall is not a viable option.
1: Pound for pound for performance the old saying is true, double your memory.
512 - that's like, a starter kit.

2: Uninstall Office completely, (presuming office was not preloaded) reinstall and select only what the system needs.

3: Reinstalling is always an option, unless you don't have the recovery - install disks.
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10 Jan 2010   #12
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I managed to find figure out how to fix Office myself. All the pages on Google kept telling me the wrong folder, so I had to go searching around manually to find the right Startup folder.

Startup seems a bit faster thanks to msconfig. Thanks a lot for that!

Now the only question that remains unanswered is: Will WMP 11 with the K-Lite Codec Pack be able to play DVDs? If so, then I want to uninstall RealPlayer and InterVideo WinDVD.
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10 Jan 2010   #13
Cato

 

My wife is now using the XP machine that I used to use and the main video program I used was Media Player Classic, and it will play DVD's.

I won't necessarily recommend it, but you may want to Google it and see what you think of it.
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11 Jan 2010   #14
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
I managed to find figure out how to fix Office myself. All the pages on Google kept telling me the wrong folder, so I had to go searching around manually to find the right Startup folder.

Startup seems a bit faster thanks to msconfig. Thanks a lot for that!

Now the only question that remains unanswered is: Will WMP 11 with the K-Lite Codec Pack be able to play DVDs? If so, then I want to uninstall RealPlayer and InterVideo WinDVD.
Uninstall both, and try VLC VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player
Its VERY lightweight, and will hardly drain any processing power, or RAM. It has all the features you could wish for, but no pretty interface, so its very lightweight. Hope you like it
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11 Jan 2010   #15
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks, I'll keep the VLC Player in mind. As for everything else, I think I've done all that is possible short of increasing the RAM. Thanks for all your help!
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12 Jan 2010   #16
smackheadz

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Thanks, I'll keep the VLC Player in mind. As for everything else, I think I've done all that is possible short of increasing the RAM. Thanks for all your help!
I didn't ask what security was being used as some are a real drain on resources,when i was short of ram when using my xp desktop i used avira free which i've found to be about as light as they come.In the paid for security i found eset was pretty light aswell
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12 Jan 2010   #17
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

I think you've done alot but I'd like to see the startup list from msconfig as well as the task manager list for just the user. (uncheck lower left corner to turn off)

Also I just lloved a great MS program called BOOTVIS which was for WinXp and looked at our startup sequence and adjusted programs in quickest order and relocated them to the fastest part of the HD. It was a great tool for me.

LINK
Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times - Softpedia
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13 Jan 2010   #18
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
I think you've done alot but I'd like to see the startup list from msconfig as well as the task manager list for just the user. (uncheck lower left corner to turn off)

Also I just lloved a great MS program called BOOTVIS which was for WinXp and looked at our startup sequence and adjusted programs in quickest order and relocated them to the fastest part of the HD. It was a great tool for me.

LINK
Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times - Softpedia
Wow! Does it work on seven? If so, Wow! Rep+ m8
Why havent i been informed of this program...?
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13 Jan 2010   #19
IggyAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
I think you've done alot but I'd like to see the startup list from msconfig as well as the task manager list for just the user. (uncheck lower left corner to turn off)

Also I just lloved a great MS program called BOOTVIS which was for WinXp and looked at our startup sequence and adjusted programs in quickest order and relocated them to the fastest part of the HD. It was a great tool for me.

LINK
Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times - Softpedia
Wow! Does it work on seven? If so, Wow! Rep+ m8
Why havent i been informed of this program...?
Sorry to say it doesn't work on Win7. I think Win7 has a whole different design to inprove startup. It seems that it delays some services from startup at bootup and waits a minute or two then starts unimportant ones later. Anyway that's the way I see it.

But I made a lot of friends very happy when I used Bootvis on their WinXP machines. They thought I was a magician.
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13 Jan 2010   #20
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IggyAZ View Post
I think you've done alot but I'd like to see the startup list from msconfig as well as the task manager list for just the user. (uncheck lower left corner to turn off)

Also I just lloved a great MS program called BOOTVIS which was for WinXp and looked at our startup sequence and adjusted programs in quickest order and relocated them to the fastest part of the HD. It was a great tool for me.

LINK
Download BootVis 1.3.37.0 - BootVis - Microsoft tool to provide faster XP boot and resume times - Softpedia
Wow! Does it work on seven? If so, Wow! Rep+ m8
Why havent i been informed of this program...?
Sorry to say it doesn't work on Win7. I think Win7 has a whole different design to inprove startup. It seems that it delays some services from startup at bootup and waits a minute or two then starts unimportant ones later. Anyway that's the way I see it.

But I made a lot of friends very happy when I used Bootvis on their WinXP machines. They thought I was a magician.
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