View Full Version : Windows XP tweakin' tips?

02 February 2003, 11:42 PM
Hello everyone!

Since I bought my new computer with WinXP, does anyone know of anything good WinXp website for tweaking it?

A good example of the tweaks I am searching for is how to make the start bar of Windows semi-transparent, change it's color, etc.


02 February 2003, 01:57 AM

great site for tips n tricks to speed up system and add some snazzy features

02 February 2003, 05:19 AM
Yeah, but I'm much more talking about a way to make the start bar semi-transparent...!

02 February 2003, 01:56 AM -- has a list of appz under Library - styleXP - my favorite but still sucks like the rest of them

Their list:

02 February 2003, 03:38 AM

02 February 2003, 11:13 AM or .com or something they have a few good articles on this.

02 February 2003, 01:59 PM
Turn off all effects other then cleartype font.

Switch the performance rollout to maximum (all features disabled).

Use the win2k service guides to stop any services you don't need. (You can kill around 12-18 pretty easily).

Use widely available tweak utilities to stop various XP crap features.

Turn off autorestore/backup.

You can actually get Windows XP down to around 50ish megs of ram at bootup...but by the time you get it there, its just windows 2000 with hyperthreading support. :) Er..I mean "Better" hyperthreading support.

02 February 2003, 02:44 PM

02 February 2003, 02:54 PM
i wouldnt pay for something like tweakXP for instance. its all possible through mmc, just dont f*uck up your computer in it :)

02 February 2003, 05:50 AM
Thanks everyone!

Now all I have to do is search these websites. Thanks alot!

I wonder, before I begin to surf these websites, if it's possible to change the Start button in something else... Like in an image? And change the green/blue color to suit my desktop better?

I'll have some fun!

Thanks again!

Edit: By the way, where do I find this Win2k service guide?

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