How to speed up the browsing in Windows XP

In this article you will learn that how to speed up the browsing in the Windows XP. You will get optimized performance in your Windows XP by implementing the following tips.

1. Folder Browsing
You may have noticed that sometimes computers response is very slow when you open up a folder.  This is because that Windows XP searches for the network files and folders every time to try to open the folders through the Windows explorer.  In order to increase the folder’s browsing speed follow the following steps.

Open my Computer > Tools menu > Folder Options > View Tab
Uncheck the Checkbox “Search for network folders and printers”
Click Apply > Okay and reboot the computer.


2. How to speed up Network Browsing in Windows XP
The following section will help you to speed up the network response time in the Windows XP computer.  Due to the default behavior of the Windows XP operating system the network browsing can be delayed up to few seconds.  Here you will learn that how to overcome this delay.  Some of the tips need to edit the Windows registry.  Editing the Windows registry is a very sensitive task and one way process so you have to be very careful when editing the registry.

Disable Network Scheduler Task.
Applying this tip, you will be able to disable the scheduled tasks search for the networked computers.
Go to Start > Run > Regedit and search for the following value.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > RemoteComputer > NameSpace

After finding it just delete the following value.

This method will turn off the scheduled tasks before browsing and speed up the network browsing speed dramatically.

Delete Unused Network Mapped drives and Shared folders.
Another method to speed up the network browsing speed is to delete the unused network shared folders, mapped drives and network shortcuts.  This is very helpful in avoiding the network delays.  In Windows XP Professional you can do it by the following method.
Start > Run > Type GPEDIT.MSC
Group policy editor will open
Go to User configurations > Administration > Templates > Desktop
In the right panel enable this option “Do not add shares of recently opened documents to my Network places”.


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