Everyone using XP/W2K should visit Black Viper You don't have to agree with his opinions, but his sections on which services to close down, for security and/or speed, are a goldmine. Download them as this is a mirror of his site and the original is "down".
I have lots more, just got to dig them out.
-------------------- "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, Then you have totally misunderstood the severity of the situation....." Posts: 2935 | From: Greece | Registered: Jun 2003
When installing Windows XP, Home or Professional, there are a few options that Microsoft allows that they do not let you know about. First, when upgrading to Windows XP, a Windows 95 CD-ROM will work just fine. You can use a Windows 3.1X CD-ROM, but if they were actually made is unknown to me. Secondly when you are prompted to for third-party drivers for raid controllers, insted of pressing F5, you can press F6 for more driver options. Because of this, you can force Windows XP to be installed on a computer that does not support the ACPI power management standard. It can now be possible for you to install Windows XP with ACPI/APM set for your power management in the BIOS. I have not explored the all the stuff you can do, but you might be able to install it on a system that doesn't meet the minimal requirements.
-------------------- Asus TUA266 P-III Tualatin system Toshiba Satelite X205-S9810(needs new mobo) Toshiba NB205-312/BL Netbook(WinXP Home on one HDD, Ubuntu on a seperate one) Posts: 1636 | From: In a dark room with only monitor for light | Registered: Mar 2004