Tuning the XP and Vista environment
The Registry plays a crucial part of the operating system and may become fragmented and cluttered with obsolete and invalid data. Essential system and application configuration settings are stored in ‘ini’ files. Here are some techniques (for advanced users only) to improve the performance of a Windows XP system.
Windows System Configuration Utility (Msconfig)
‘MSCONFIG’ is a system tool that allows you to temporarily change, enable or disable startup programs and services.