The best reader-submitted WinXP tips!

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mrwalt

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ronaldfparis

Article submitted by J.R. Bowers......

Could not get XP to acknowledge " gpedit" in the run box. Is there an error or an I not following his instructions correctly ?? Would you please
respond to my e-mail box, this looks like a great little fix. thank you

ronaldfparis@hotmail.com

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concernedITpro

You just have to append the Microsoft Console extension, .msc to the command:

In the run box you'd type gpedit.msc and hit enter/click ok.

One word of note is that this command won't fly in the Home version of XP.

 

The Concerned IT Professional

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Mastertech

XP Myths
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Windows automatically removing unneeded DLL’s from cache memory AKA AlwaysUnloadDLLS Tweak = Myth in Windows XP this does not exist and does nothing.
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Forcing Windows to give up default 20% bandwidth reservation AKA QOS Tweak = Myth in Windows XP the full bandwidth is always available and not "reserved" unless a QOS enabled application is using it.
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Preventing Windows from sending user/kernel mode drivers and code to page file AKA DisablePagingExecutive Tweak = Myth in Windows XP this can reduce performance on low end systems and is only recommended for Servers.

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morlock812

I just did the Qos tweak and got a bump. Not to mention while doing it the INFO screen on the left acknowleges that XP and Server 2003 both reserve 20% by default and that by enabling Qos and following the above directions would solve it. So Myth? I think not.

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