Official How to Make Your Computer Fast, Efficient, and Clean Thread

October 06, 2008 @ 16:01:06
Are Yahoo Widgets any good for XP?


And does anybody have any good desktop icons for XP? All I find are Mac and Vista-only icons.


And do you recommend a dock (ObjectDock/RocketDock) for XP users?


I think it'll kill my RAM. It's already only 512MB to start with.


Example: http://bradwjensen.deviantart.com/art/Windows-XP-Professional-62158884
October 06, 2008 @ 17:24:53
dude can you link me to that Gimp Photoshop thing?^^

i'd google it but i'm scared what i'll find when i google "Gimp" blinkyeyes

edit*

nevermind, i found it. i thought other people might want it too instead of pirating so here's the link

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/


GIMP is a free program and you can get it off download.com

and what does c cleaner do?

hung 10 never surfed

October 06, 2008 @ 17:26:25
Are Yahoo Widgets any good for XP?

And does anybody have any good desktop icons for XP? All I find are Mac and Vista-only icons.

And do you recommend a dock (ObjectDock/RocketDock) for XP users?

I think it'll kill my RAM. It's already only 512MB to start with.

Example: http://bradwjensen.deviantart.com/art/Windows-XP-Professional-62158884


Sidenote - I found AOL on my Add/Remove Programs, and I fucked up by deleting the AOL folder (C disk) a long time ago. Now AOL won't uninstall. It's pissing me off. Can TuneUp fix this? Or is there another way?
October 06, 2008 @ 19:18:21
Word, I tried doing that, but it didn't work.


AOL is like a fucking virus that stays forever on your computer. I can't reformat, though I want to, because I have no clue how to do re-connect my Netgear internet adapter to my uncle's (I share my internet with him).
October 07, 2008 @ 00:44:53
Well, if you can't post up a whole tutorial, maybe you should throw out some tips/advice.


I just got Yahoo! Widgets, and didn't really notice any significant slowness or anything.
October 08, 2008 @ 19:30:08
So I just did a whole bunch of deleting/removing shit files clogging up my computer.


Now I have the bare essential programs, and for the first time in 5 years, it takes only 5-10 seconds to start up my computer to the main desktop screen.


And I finally upgraded to IE7. Some of my programs rely on it (TuneUp, etc.). CCleaner is pretty dope too. It cleared 400MB of BS.
October 12, 2008 @ 21:13:43
Alright, I got rid of AOL permanently (I'm hoping).


I think I've tweaked out everything I can. Back to getting a theme, do you recommend it, with my current computer stats:

Originally posted by Inactive User
Info:

Windows XP; Home Edition 2002; Service Pack 2
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.79GHz, 512MB of RAM
October 13, 2008 @ 18:07:11
shouldn't be an issue but if your computer does run slow, i would upgrade the ram to at least 1gig. ram is pretty cheap now for desktops too
October 13, 2008 @ 18:14:56
I'll try it out. Thanks for the tip, unknown force.


You use StyleXP? Which themes/sites where you can get themes do you recommend?
October 14, 2008 @ 21:28:22
i don't even know i haven't been on my desktop in so long since i don't have a monitor for it atm lol.
October 16, 2008 @ 06:57:55
Word.


I just tried out StyleXP with ObjectDock/Bar, and that shit was not popping. The ObjectDock/Bar made my computer slower, but StyleXP actually didn't. Kinda strange.


I also have Limewire. Is that shit inferior to torrents? I have to go try out torrents. I'm on that late shit.
October 16, 2008 @ 09:33:10
limewire is pretty much outdated and too dangerous with the amount of viruses and trojans on that shit. i would only use that if you absolutely HAVE to have something and can't wait a while for it or if you can't find it. i haven't used a p2p program like that in a long time
October 16, 2008 @ 17:56:47
Coolness. I'd still like it if Ronnel put some tips here and there.


I'll download utorrent like shinesolo recommended. Must get at that.
October 17, 2008 @ 19:34:22
stop downloading shit, every page your're downloading new crap. Widgets?! what the fuck are you gonna do w/ widgets dude??

get in the habit and just remove everything you do not need by going through your start menu. Skinning jut makes your system look tacky, i still haven't come across any theme that actually looks good and clean.

+ defrag

+ delete cache/temp in your docs & settings

+ remove everything unneccessary

deja vu, i dont know why im bothering to be really honest because i was ignored before, but wanting an efficient system then clogging it w/.. well.. shit?? nah man. get rid of aaaall that crap now.
October 18, 2008 @ 12:54:40
I didn't do follow-up posts, but I deleted everything that was going for more appearance than performance (ie widgets, themes, etc.).


Right now, I have a pretty basic computer, but the only thing is the (still) slowness of internet (something I can't fix because I share with my uncle).


But seriously, torrents or not? I know you use them, Mag.
October 18, 2008 @ 13:16:57
I didn't do follow-up posts, but I deleted everything that was going for more appearance than performance (ie widgets, themes, etc.).

Right now, I have a pretty basic computer, but the only thing is the (still) slowness of internet (something I can't fix because I share with my uncle).

But seriously, torrents or not? I know you use them, Mag.

Edit: Here's shots I took of my programs/start menu:





October 19, 2008 @ 16:56:34
recently my laptop has been taking forever to shutdown, any ways to speed this process up?

runnin' vista btw

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October 21, 2008 @ 02:01:17
lol, that's a really clean desktop.
October 21, 2008 @ 16:52:27
Word, Hel.


Which version of NOD32 do you have? I have a warez site and they have up at least 5 different types of NOD32 (for example: some shit like Business that lasts 67 years or something like that. lol).
October 23, 2008 @ 18:11:23


just built this ol' girl....please notice the grill on the front...smokeyface
October 25, 2008 @ 15:02:36
That's dope. Info on the stuff you used?
October 27, 2008 @ 13:32:21
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October 27, 2008 @ 16:45:20
fuck just crashed my comp

im going to get a mac though
Macs: worth the price?

hung 10 never surfed

October 27, 2008 @ 17:10:08
not even close
October 29, 2008 @ 23:07:55
URGENT SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP:


This keeps popping up. Somehow, my computer just restarted for no reason.





It wants to install AntiSpywareXP 2009? Do I let it download? I can't even access CCleaner/AVG Anti-Spyware (clicking on it wont work).
October 29, 2008 @ 23:16:41
URGENT SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP:


This keeps popping up. Somehow, my computer just restarted for no reason.





It wants to install AntiSpywareXP 2009? Do I let it download? I can't even access CCleaner/AVG Anti-Spyware (clicking on it wont work).
October 29, 2008 @ 23:23:23
just use ksharps
October 29, 2008 @ 23:53:11
Alright, I got that annoying pop-up message^ gone by using this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-antispywarexp-2009


But I've noticed my computer/internet got much slower. Fuck. I probably got the damn malware from trying to download Harold & Kumar.

Gotta hit up Helgen on that nod32 advice.
October 30, 2008 @ 08:51:13
most of the time when you get a virus or something, and THEN try to install a virus scanner, it won't install correctly. just a lil btw
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