Hi - just want to let you guys know that I've written a comprehensive <A HREF="http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=review&dId=..." target="_new">WinXP Guide</A> at Tweaktown.com. It's a walkthrough guide and fairly easy to follow. I've brought together all the known XP Performance tweaks in one guide.
Give it a try and post here if you have any questions/problems and I'll see what I can do
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I think you did a great job ... thank you very much for all the hard work!
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Hey, just a side question for you Toejam31...I was checking out you Duron rig's specs, and noticed you have Logtech's dual optical mouse...How do you like it? I've been looking to get a new mouse and debating between this, or a standard optical. How do YOU like it?
I'm very satisfied with the mouse, and it is the best I've ever used. And since I like to play games <i>and</i> work in Photoshop at high resolutions, (correcting defects in images), I need comfort and high accuracy. This mouse has it all.
I went through quite a few different pointing devices until I finally tried the dual-optical. I knew that I didn't want yet another ball mouse, because I kept wearing them out, and I wanted to get away from the PS/2 port. I really wanted a cordless mouse, but I hated having to replace the batteries every couple of weeks. The lag with the cordless device was definitely <i>not</i> a good thing, even on a USB port. And keeping the cordless mouse synchronized with the radio receiver could sometimes be a real pain.
Then I found this dual-optical mouse, and I liked it so much that I bought two of them, one for each system. Of course, it still has a cord, but it's flexible enough (and long enough) that it's easy to arrange out-of-the-way. It's more comfortable than the cordless Logitech mouse with the single optical ... and it's beyond a doubt the most accurate mouse that I've ever used. Absolutely no lag, whatsoever.
With a regular optical mouse, or a cordless optical mouse, I could move the cursor back and forth in a small area with a rapid movement, and watch the pointer stall in the middle. With the dual-optical, even if I move the mouse as fast as possible, this doesn't happen.
The dual-optical and the Logitech drivers work just great in WinXP, (even with the Service Pack), if you were curious.
If I was in the market for a new mouse right now, I'd want to compare these three, and make a choice between them.
1.) The Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0,
2.) The Logitech dual-optical,
3.) Or the brand new Logitech MX500 and MX700 mice. The MX700 has the same specifications as the MX500, except that it is cordless, and comes with a recharging station/receiver, instead of running on regular alkaline batteries.
I don't know why, but I was getting memory error screens non stop upon reboot and could not get any further into windows xp pro after adjusting the memory options. I had to reformat and install, repair would not correct memory disfunctions, other than that I used everything else, and worked out pretty good, especially the "timetodelaymenu" and "waittokillapps" option. Now things seem to be smoother and faster, it was noticable to the eye;)
<font color=red><b>We all love disassembling things to see how it works,
but who wants to put it back together again?