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#1 Rell


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Posted 16 March 2004 - 15:34

XP Tips, Tutorials, and useful Websites...
Windows XP Tutor
Best of the XP Websites
CNET: Windows XP Superguide
TechTV: Windows XP Guide
Windows XP A to Z
TipsDr.com: Windows XP Tips
Windows XP Developer Center
Windows XP Technical Overview
Paul Thurrots XP Tips
Microsoft XP Tips - ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 )
ActiveWin Tips
Kelly's Corner XP

#2 scoobydoobie


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Posted 16 March 2004 - 15:37


Edited by scoobydoobie, 16 March 2004 - 15:45.

#3 HipHopaholic



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Posted 16 March 2004 - 21:03

:D I have a question about one of the tweak listed on neoseeker.


Its about turning off indexing.

Indexing helps you search through files quicker but you pay the price of some slowdowns right, im right so far?

Well when they mean search are they talking about the search feature that comes with every computer, the one that reside in yuor start menu. Cuase i dont use that feature at all, i just go through each folder manually searching with my eyes.

So if i disable indexing by the method in the link above, Im gaining some slight speed? Its a win win situation right.

im just confuse becuase i disable indexing services through services.msc in regedit.
then i disable indexing in add/remove windows component, and now i come across this indexing tweak.

Just to be shure im asking what kind of searching are they talking about. Searching program where the comp automatclly search for what you want it to search, or the kind of searching where i browse around the c drive looking for crap.

Oh and since i turn off indexing will it effect spybot and ad-aware search speed

Ty in advance

Edited by NextaKer, 16 March 2004 - 21:14.

#4 vetdreamz


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Posted 16 March 2004 - 21:28

i think it's the search function. i don't think you'll notice much of an increase, but i disabled mine anyways since i never search.

most people turn it off through the drive properties. i've done that and disabled the indexing service in services.msc.

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#5 HipHopaholic



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Posted 16 March 2004 - 21:39

Oh ok thanks alot

#6 mrvc


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Posted 18 March 2004 - 16:43

The Elder Geek

That's the place where I found out why my slipstreamed win xp sp1 which was burnt by nero didn't work. :P

#7 laisilie



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Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:10

This is one of my favorites : windows tips

#8 Slimy


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Posted 25 November 2004 - 03:39

stickie plz, lol
great thx

#9 Slimy


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Posted 26 November 2004 - 03:51

ok i'm actually gonna contact a mod bout this thread, one sec

#10 Bold_Fortune



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Posted 04 December 2004 - 00:35

This is really nice of the NeoWin staff to allow this kind of thread...and "pinned" to boot. Oh, and thanks to slimy for suggesting the pin.

So, here's a site I like to go to. Jan makes her site a playful adventure...and we learn stuff too.


And, being that she's such a sweet gal, I posted my complete Slimming Down XP Guide there for her...


#11 Bold_Fortune



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Posted 08 January 2005 - 08:54

A very nice gal in England created and is hosting a forum for Bold_Fortune. (That's me.) Why, I have know idea.

I wasn't that interested at first, and thanked her for the kind thought. But then I thought, what if I could create a place where people could go to learn and have fun?

The Bold_Fortune Forum isn't going to have a lot of rules. There aren't going to be armed guards with badges at the doors censoring your posts. I'm not there to supervise, nor to baby sit. I'm there to have fun, to learn, and maybe help a few people with their computer questions.

I'll be putting up my complete Slimming Down XP Guide, where you can reference it in it's entirety.

Anyway, take a look. Join in if you like. You have a question, don't be afraid to ask. It's just getting started, so don't expect a lot right now. But, just wait...it's going to be a fun place...without a lot of rules...but with some good information...and some good people.


#12 Slimy


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Posted 25 January 2005 - 21:29

no prob. bold


#13 Slimy


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Posted 29 January 2005 - 01:22

sorry can't edit,
thx to zedaxax for mentioning this one:

#14 j.r.l.


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Posted 29 January 2005 - 03:58

Tweak XP

#15 McLaren_F1


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Posted 12 February 2005 - 20:52