“Windows XP is much more than flash and color. Turn it into a stone cold performance machine with these tweaks and tricks.” An in-depth ExtremeTech article on how to optimize your WindowsXP. If you are interested in such tweaks for your system, the ultimate web site for this kind of job is of course TweakXP.And to add another little tip, as found on XP-erience.org: “According to Microsoft, ‘Advanced file permissions’ is only available in XP Pro, however it is available in XP Home as well. All you have to do is boot into Safe Mode, rt-click any file or folder, goto properties and now you will have the ‘Security tab’ – just as in XP Pro/2K/NT! You now have full control over all file permissions – ie., Read, Write, Execute, deny, allow, full control, etc, etc. Make your changes and reboot and there you have it. Remember that NTFS must be your file system.
You can also do this in XP Home without booting into Safe mode, however it is all command prompt. Go to your cmmd prompt and type ‘calcs’ – without the quotes. Remember that when applying permissions in this manner to pay attention to your context!”