Changing Settings in Windows® XP
What are system settings? How can you change the settings in Windows XP?
Windows XP is a very efficient Operating System released by Microsoft. It can be used in personal computers, including home and business laptops, desktops, and media centers. Windows XP was initially released in August 2001 and it is the most popular version among the Windows Operating Systems. Windows XP is very reliable, easy to use, and stable and it supports lots of programs. It provides a streamlined interface and better performance on many systems; it also has an easier and more capable networking. In order to run the Windows XP operating system, users need to properly arrange or change the system settings. Bad or faulty system settings would result in bad system performance.
Methods to change the settings in Windows XP Operating System:
- Changing the settings to improve system performance
- Changing the settings for search function
- Settings for turning on 'System Restore'
Changing the settings to improve system performance
By disabling many visual effects, you can easily improve the system performance. To disable visual effects, you need to right click on the 'My Computer' icon and select 'Properties'. Under the 'Advanced' tab, you need to select the 'Settings' button. From the given window, you need to select the 'Visual Effects' tab. Then you need to select 'Adjust' for best performance and open and enable 'Use common tasks' in folders, 'Use drop shadows' for icon labels on the desktop, and 'Use visual styles' on windows and buttons options. By disabling all other options, you can improve the system performance.
Changing the settings for search function
In order to change the preferences of search functions, you need to open 'Search Functions' and select 'Change preferences'. In order to remove the annoying dog, you need to select the option to open without an animated screen character. In change files and folders search behavior, select 'Advanced' to enter the search function with one click.
In order to turn on the 'System Restore' feature, you need to open 'Control Panel' (in order to open 'Control Panel', you need to press the 'Start' button and select 'Run'. In the Run text box, you need to type control and press 'Ok'.) and select the 'System' option. From the given 'System Properties' window, you need to select the 'System Restore' tab. Here, you could see the option to turn on or turn off the 'system restore' feature for your Operating System.
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