XP Speed Secret 3

Optimize Display Settings

Windows XP can look sexy but displaying all the visual items can waste system resources.

To optimize:

1. Click the Start button
2. Select Control Panel
3. Double-click the System icon
4. Click the Advanced tab
5. In the Performance box click Settings
6. Leave only the following ticked:
    a. Show shadows under menus
    b. Show shadows under mouse pointer
    c. Show translucent selection rectangle
    d. Use drop shadows for icons labels on the desktop
    e. Use visual styles on windows and buttons
7. Finally, click Apply and OK