Make Minor Adjustments to Improve the Performance of Your Windows XP System

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There is no denying the fact that there have been many advanced operating systems so far, but there are users who are still comfortable with Windows XP. 

We have come up with certain techniques, which could be helpful for optimizing the disk performance of your Windows XP systems. 

Few simple tweaks and you can have your system running smoothly as before. Read on, to find the tips to optimize your system.

Switch to NTFS

While installing your operating system, you would have come across file system like FAT, FAT 32 and NTFS. Which file system did you choose? If you would have chosen FAT or FAT 32, then we would say that you did not make a wise choice. NTFS is the latest and advanced file system, which is faster than FAT or FAT 32 and can manage the files in a better manner. 

However, it is never too late. You can change the format of file system to NTFS, to have better performance of your PC.


Files do not store themselves as such. Wherever the files find place in hard disk, they store themselves byte by byte. So, it is important to run a utility called ‘defragment’. Running this utility will keep your hard disk free of clutter and it will be easy for the user to fetch the files faster. 

We would recommend you to defragment the hard disk on a weekly basis.

Switch off ‘hibernation’ mode

If you want to improve the performance of your hard disk, then it is advised that you switch off the hibernation mode of your hard disk. Steps to switch this mode off are:

Click on ‘Start’go to Control PanelPower Option Propertiesclick ‘Hibernate’ tabuncheck ‘Enable Hibernation’ box.

Disk errors

For the better performance of your hard disk, it is important to make sure that your hard disk is free of errors. This can be done by checking on the properties of the hard drive, there you will see a ‘Tools’ tab, under which you can find the tool for checking disk error. Run this tool and make your disk free of error.

These are the simple tweaks that you can perform, even if you are not technically strong. These tips will optimize the performance level of your hard disk and you can have a great experience with your PC. 

Authored by Sarah Bruce

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