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Speeding up computer
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Cindi    Posted 08-31-2003 at 06:46:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few days ago(I think) I posted some directions for windows to speed up my system. I copied it to the desktop but have since switched out computers. This one used to be the fast one, now it is slower than the old one. The old one is no longer hooked up and now I can't find those directions. Did anybody copy them, or know where to find them?

Ladyhawk    Posted 08-31-2003 at 14:57:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Don't forget to get rid of your "cookies" they really slow you down.

Cindi    Posted 08-31-2003 at 15:49:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know, I know....I hate to do that because then I have to (da da da duuuum....)


to all my fav forums, but I guess I'll just have to bite the bullet and do it.

PaulJohnson    Posted 08-31-2003 at 21:32:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know what you mean about removing all your cookies and then having to logon on to websites again. May I suggest just manually deleting the cookies you don't need, keeping the ones you do. Or better yet, just go to your IE Privacy under the Tools menu and then choose Internet Options, then the Privacy tab, then click the Advanced tab. Turn on Prompting for cookies. This way you get prompted everytime for a cookie request. Websites and even advertisements will prompt for this. When that happens, just decide if you want it and either Allow or Deny the request. When all is said and done, you only end up with the cookies youwant and blow off the rest..there will be lots of prompts but at least nobody you don't want can track your movements...

Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 08-31-2003 at 08:01:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Cindi,I got it

Cindi    Posted 08-31-2003 at 09:01:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, I have that one darlin'. The one I'm talking about involves going into your start menu and then control panel....there's a few steps.I think it's about how your settings are set in windows or something.....but thanks for trying. I did the ad aware and it did help some.

Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 08-31-2003 at 09:40:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh that one. hit start then hit control panel then hit performance and maintaince then hit free up space on your hard disc.then pick out what you want to delete and also empty out your recycle bin.You now owe me two coons and one possum for all of this hiteck information you have just recieved

Cindi    Posted 08-31-2003 at 10:51:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well your two coons and possum are going to have to wait until I can find that path. I don't have a performance option in my control panel. Now what coon man? :)

walt    Posted 08-31-2003 at 14:50:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Click on "my computer". Right click on your primary drive(usually C). Select properties. Click disk cleanup. Then the tool tab, fix errors, and defrag. Post back if you have any problems.

Thanks Walt....    Posted 08-31-2003 at 15:47:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll try that when I sign off.

This is the one...    Posted 08-31-2003 at 16:04:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
My daughter still had it in her e mail. I made the changes and am now restarting....I'll let you know what happens. Cindi

1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel
2. Double click the System listing
3. Click Performance tab.
4. Click File System button.
Look for typical role of this computer under settings and you'll probably find your system is set up as a DESKTOP computer.
Change the settings to Network server and reboot your system.
This change dedicates more RAM memory to your disk cache,
instead of accessing your hard drive as often..

worked like a champ!    Posted 08-31-2003 at 17:48:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Websites are popping open and loading with lightnin' speed. Just in case you wanted to know.


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