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RE: Tweaking xp
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To speed up bootup times with Windoze create a batch file to clear the temp and history folders every time you shutdown.
Your PC won't waste time checking these folders the next time it boots.

1. Open Notepad and create a new file with the following entries:

RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName without quotes"\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\History"
RD /S /q "D:\Temp\" <--"Deletes temp folder, type in the location of your temp folder"


2. Save the new file as a '.bat' file e.g. fastboot.bat or deltemp.bat
3. Click 'Start' then 'Run'
4. Type in 'gpedit.msc' and hit 'ok'
5. Click on 'Computer Configuration' then 'Windows Settings'
6. Double-click on 'Scripts' and then on 'Shutdown'
7. Click 'Add' and find your batch file that you created and then press 'Ok'

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Security Update KB912919
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/


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WMF vulnerability
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The unofficial patch for the latest Windows Metafiles (WMF) vulnerability.

No patch from Microsoft exists at this time , the latest release date is January 10th, and the exploit is arranged in such a manner that it cannot be detected by most intrusion detection systems nor filtered by packet-inspecting firewalls.

Firefox users may want to add the Adblock extension, add filter, *.wmf, to stop some of the vulnerability.

Download it now before you get caught out.
http://handlers.sans.org/tliston/WMFHotfix-1.1.14.msi
WMFHotfix-1.1.14.msi
Source
(MD5 of 0dd56dac6b932ee7abf2d65ec34c5bec)

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Vista look
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Change your XP operating system to look and feel like Vista.
Download and run.

Download (31.66Mb)

I would recommend you turn off the transparency, as it looks quite confusing.

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Optimiser XP
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A small utility to optimise your operating system.
Very simple to use.

Download (563kb zip file)

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Here is a very simple setting change that will make Icons appear quicker in Windows.
Windows XP default is to automatically search for network files and printers. This causes a delay in displaying icons.

You can disable this feature by doing the following:
Click Start, then Run.
Type control.exe folders, then click OK
Click `View tab`, then uncheck `Automatically Search For Network Folders and Printers`, then click `Apply`

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Just a quick link to my XP tweaking page :smile:

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