Jun 18, 2009

Resolving Inability to Add or Remove Programs

Free computer tip for resolving inability to add or remove programs

If a particular user cannot add or remove programs, there might be a simple registry edit need.

click at start button then select RUN and type Regedit

Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pol icies\Uninstall
Change the DWORD NoAddRemovePrograms to 0 disable it.

Increasing File System Caching

Free computer tip for Increasing File System Caching

To increase the amount of memory Windows will locked for I/O operations:

click start and then click RUN then type Regedit

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Edit the key IoPageLockLimit

This will improve you system speed and performance

Increasing System Performance

Free computer tip for Increasing System Performance

If you have 512 megs or more of memory, you can increase system performance
by having the core system kept in memory.
It will disable the memory used by paging execution and eventually your memory will rise.

click at start button then select RUN and type Regedit

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\DisablePagingExecutive

Set the value to be 1
Reboot the computer

how to Increasing Graphics Performance

Free computer tip for Increasing Graphics Performance

By default, Windows XP turns on a lot of shadows, fades, slides etc to menu items.
Most simply slow down their display.

To turn these off selectively:

Follow these steps to Increasing Graphics Performance

  • Right click on the My Computer icon
  • Select Properties
  • Click on the Advanced tab
  • Under Performance, click on the Settings button
  • To turn them all off, select Adjust for best performance
  • For best performance leave them all off except for "show shadows under mouse pointer and Show window contents while dragging"