Need of Customizing Windows® XP®
Get to know more about customizing Windows XP OS installed in your system
Windows XP is light on system resources and simple to use. There are millions of Windows XP compatible applications that can be installed to improve the overall functioning of the OS. Windows XP can be also customized to suit user requirements and needs. Windows XP can be customized in different ways. There are plenty of Windows XP customization packages that can be installed which would change the entire overview of the OS. Users can also customize aspects of Windows XP such as appearance and performance by changing individual working components. Software such as WinMartix can be used without any issues. It is recommended that users customize Windows XP with packaged software rather than doing it themselves as in the former case, the customization can be reverted by uninstalling the software. Windows XP users must also ensure that a recovery disk of the operating system as well as restore point is created along with backup of all important data before customizing the OS so that even if some major issues do come up, system can be recovered and that data can be accessed using a secondary system.
The following gives users more information regarding need and benefits of customizing Windows XP:
- Improves Visual Appeal
- Better Performance
- Enhanced Usability
Improves Visual Appeal
Customizing Windows XP OS installed in your system improves the visual appeal of the system. For regular computer users, looking into the same visual theme and appearance of Windows XP can become boring and customizing the look of Windows XP either with different themes or with software such as Windows Blinds makes the system more attractive.
There are plenty of performance based customizations that can be done on Windows XP. Removing unwanted services from startup and manually managing process scheduling, system memory greatly enhance the performance of the system. Users can also download and install Extensible Performance Counter List software to improve performance of the system.
Customizing Windows XP with easy access tools such as sidebars and gadgets enhances the usability of the system. Software such as RocketDock, XP Syspad etc. can be installed to provide users with shortcut access to applications and programs just like in the newer versions of Windows based operating systems. Options of such applications can be changed and also the application itself can be removed if required.