Windows® XP Tips and Tricks
Tips and tricks to use Windows® XP more efficiently
Windows® XP is said to be one of the most stable and powerful operating systems available. There are basically 2 major editions of Windows® XP that are Windows® XP Home edition and Windows® XP Professional. The former is designed mainly for home users while the later is for more advanced users and for office use. Regardless of the version of Windows® XP, you will be able to boost the performance of the operating system through some simple means.
Below are some common and easy to perform tricks to make the most of Windows® XP:
- Registry cleaner
- Performance logs and errors
- Windows® Diagnostics
Many computer users find that using a registry cleaner on a regular basis is the best maintenance they can perform on their computers. Cleaning of the computer is done through the help of this registry cleaner software, which will scan through your computer thoroughly. The cleaner will check all files and folders and ensure that any problems detected are removed before they can wreck havoc if they haven’t already done so. With continued use of the computer, it will inevitably collect clutter and contain errors. Therefore, regular cleaning will help prevent these problems from reoccurring in the future. Regular cleaning will ensure that the operating system is maintained at optimal quality.
Performance logs and errors
When you use Windows® XP, you will have a tool called the Windows® performance logs and errors reporting tool. This helps you log information to a file and also trigger alerts which are usually are based on configured events. You will be able to collect performance data from the local computer or from remote computers. There are basically three logs. One is the counter logs log activity used for selected counters at regular intervals, the other is the trace logs log activity used for selected counters whenever a particular event occurs and the final one is the alerts log activity which notifies the user if any counter exceeds a certain threshold. This tool should be used to constantly monitor the performance of your Windows® XP computer so that you know instantly if something needs to be done or improved.
Windows® XP diagnostics can be used to fix commonly occurring system errors which range from the much dreaded blue screen stop error to freezing and reboot. These show that there is a problem with the computer configuration settings. With the Windows® XP Diagnostics, you will be able to fix those errors and use Windows® XP to its best ability. It is useful to use Windows® XP Diagnostics to detect and remove any harmful software. You should also run and install updates as and when available. This will ensure that the operating system is performing to the best of its capability.