Windows XP


Configuration tips:      The following may assist you in creating a more stable environment for Windows XP.


Tuning:

    Swap file settings should be 1.5 to 2.0 times the size of installed RAM.  In addition, set the initial and max sizes
    to the same "fixed" size:  Example - 1024 Meg of RAM (1Gig).  swap should be set to 1.5 - 2.0 Gig.

    This will do 2 things:
        1. Startup will be faster.
        2. You won't incur fragmentation of the swap file.

Profile:

    NEVER store ANYTHING within your personal profile.  Create a "Documents" directory off of the root, or
    a hierarchy (C:\USER_NAME\Documents).  Do the same for "Music", "Pictures", etc.  If your profile is
    damaged, ALL DATA STORED WITHIN YOUR PROFILE MAY BE LOST!

Accounts:

    Always create a backup Administrator account.  Create a password scheme that uses the workstation/server
    name as part of the password.  Example: change the vowels to numbers  A=8, E=3, I = 1, O=0, U=2, Y=4
    So if the workstation name is workstation01:  password = w0rkst8t10n01

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