Five essential steps in XP Maintenance

Check the disk space for a successful defragmentation. If the system disk has less than 10% free space then install the tools in the next steps on another partition. If no other partition is available, then uninstall unused software first.

1) Cleanup the XP hotfixes and reclaim disk space (see related post)

2) Cleanup the temporary and unused files and the registry (use a cleanup tool like ‘ccleaner‘)

3) Defragment the system disk (use a tool like MyDefrag)

4) Defragment the registry (use a tool like Auslogics registry defrag)

5) Defragment the Pagefile (use a tool like Windows Sysinternals PageDefrag)

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Tuning the Windows environment – Five essential steps in XP Maintenance
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