Follow these tips and you
will definitely have a much faster and more reliable PC!
Turn Off Animations: Go to Display Settings
from the Control Panel and switch to the Effects Tab. Now turn off
Show Windows Content While Dragging and Smooth Edges on Screen
Fonts. This tip is also helpful with Windows XP because of the
various fade/scroll effects.
Faster Start-Menu Access: Go to the Start menu and select
Run. Now type Regedit and hit Enter. The Registry Editor
will appear on the screen. Now, open the folder
Panel\Desktop. You should see a MenuShowDelay value. If you
don't then do the following: right click on a blank space in the right
pane and select New\String. Change the name in the new value to
MenuShowDelay. Now that we have the MenuShowDelay value,
double click on it and enter 0 in the value data field. This sets
the start menu delay to 0 milliseconds.
Resolutions: If you are willing to do anything for faster
performance from your PC, then try lowering your display resolution. The
lower it is, the faster your PC.
Turn off Active Desktop: Go to your Display
Properties and switch to the Web tab. Uncheck View My
Active Desktop As a Web Page. Since the Active Desktop option under
Windows 98 uses a lot of system resources, this option can have a dramatic
effect on the speed of the whole system.
Defragment Often: Windows 98's Defrag tool uses
Application Acceleration from Intel which means that when you
defragment your drive, data is physically arranged on the drive so that
applications will load faster.
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