Video Gaming on XP with a clean boot

Sun, 09/24/2006 - 02:14

The following was provided by Microsoft as a way to disable extra services from loading on your PC if your interest is only in playing games.

The entire article is available here . It includes the how to for ME and Win98 although I am not sure how many of you are interested in gaming in Win98.

Games: How to perform a clean boot to prevent background programs from interfering with play

  1. Click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. On the General tab, click Selective Startup.
  3. Under Selective Startup, click to clear the following check boxes:
    • Process SYSTEM.INI File
    • Process WIN.INI File
    • Load Startup Items
  4. On the Services tab, click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box, and then click Disable All.
  5. Click OK, and then click Restart.


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